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Port Townsend

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Chess Night Port Townsend

Every Tuesday 6 - 8 pm
Aldrich’s Market (upstairs)

940 Lawrence St, Port Townsend, WA 98368


We play chess.  Do you?  Do you want to?


A few hours of chess, community, and various degrees of competition.Open to all ages, skill levels, and interests. Women and younger players are encouraged.

New to chess or just getting back into it? Help, guidance, tips, and, and advice are always available. Experienced players will find a good game here.

Bring a chess board and set if you can (but we always have a few extra)

Blue Heron Middle School Chess Club

Blue Heron Miiddle School has a chess club for 6 - 8th grades. They recently finished 3rd in the Southwest Washington Scholastic Chess Championships despite many on the team having only started playing at the beginning of the school year. 

Port Townsend Spring Classic
Open Swiss Tournament

Date:   Saturday, June 3, 2023

Check-in:  8:00 am - 9:00 am      

Rounds: Swiss:  9:30 am; 10:45 am; 1:00 pm; 2:15 pm

Location:  Blue Heron Middle School

                 3939 San Juan Ave, Port Townsend, WA 98368

Participation:   All ages / Skill levels.  Informal/Unrated

Entry Fee:  General = $20;  Student Discount = $10 

Registration:  at ChessRegister.  Registration deadline is Wednesday, May 31.  No onsite registration.

Time Control:   G/30 +0 from first move; Notation not required.

Points:  Win = 1; Loss = 0;  Draw = ½;  Bye = ½ if odd number of players requires byes.  Will use pairing and tie-break system.

Prizes:  Overall Champion = $80; Second Overall = $65;

Best High School and Best Middle School = $35 each

Equipment:   Players are requested to bring a chess set and clock (smartphone apps are OK).  We will have a few extra available at the event but not enough for everyone. 


Contact / Questions:   David Kerr;  206-234-5819;


Hosted by: Chess Night Port Townsend; Blue Heron Middle School Chess Club and Skillmation

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