PNWCC FIDE Masters - WOW (Winter of Washington)
Organized By Pacific Northwest Chess Center | Sunday, December 26, 2021 19:00 (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) | Active

Event Info
Organizer : Pacific Northwest Chess Center
Flyer Link : https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1_8QtprW6snHIbAGsLl5PVAteW71VhmEUiJf8iGWjIKI/edit?usp=sharing
FIDE Registration Link : https://ratings.fide.com/tournament_information.phtml?event=263486
Hotel Reservation Link : https://www.pnwchesscenter.org/
Google Calendar Link : Click here for the event calendar
Live Game Link : https://www.pnwchesscenter.org/
Pairing & Results Link : https://www.pnwchesscenter.org/
Event Address : 2771 152nd Ave NE,Redmond,WA 98052
Prize Fund : $0
Status : Active
Event Type : Open
Rating Type : FIDE
Time Control : Classical [G/90;+30]
Pairing Rule : Swiss
Rounds : 0 [Each sections may have differen number of rounds]
Norm Event :
Require Check In :
Charity Event :
Total Seats : 61
Event Time Zone : (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Dates : Sunday, December 26, 2021 7:00 PM ~ Thursday, December 30, 2021 12:00 AM
Schedule Info : R1 - 12/26 07:00 PM | R2 - 12/27 11:00 AM | R3 - 12/27 06:00 PM | R4 - 12/28 11:00 AM | R5 - 12/28 06:00 PM | R6 - 12/29 11:00 AM PST (one game) | R7 - 12/30 11:00 AM PST | R8 - 12/30 06:00 PM | R9 - 12/31 10:00 AM
Registration : Register by Monday, December 6, 2021 12:00 AM
Entry Fee : Due on registration
USCF Membership : Must not expire before event ends
Member Discount :
Mebmership Type Discount
PNWCC 6-Month Membership (Gold) 15%
Fair Play Rules : By registering for a PNWCC chess event, players agree to follow the fair play agreement terms in accordance with maintaining the highest possible standards of ethics and fair play during my online chess games.
Players who break the agreement will face forfeiture of their games, expulsion from the tournament, and sanctions by PNWCC, chess.com, lichess.org, and US Chess.

  • I promise to follow the US Chess rules while playing my games (no communication with other players, etc)
  • I promise to not use a cell phone, chess engine, or seek any kind of outside assistance during my games.
  • I will use the program ZOOM in order to be monitored via webcam.
  • I understand that my games may be checked by Chess.com and lichess.org’s Fair Play team for signs of fair play violations.
  • The games of all prize winners will be certified by PNWCC's Fair Play Committee and/or Chess.com's Fair Play Review Team.
  • PNWCC has the sole right to interpret the results of the online tournament games.
  • If my online account(s) get closed due to fair-play violations, I will have to return all the prize money I earned from PNWCC events, regardless if I violated the fair-play rules in the PNWCC events or not. If I do not return the prize money, PNWCC can publicly announce that my account gets closed for fair-play violation.
Description : Two sections OTB event after Xmas -
1. WOW - Play in Aloft Hotel meeting room
This event will run over a period of 6 days from 12/26 - 12/31. GM norms earned from this event will be able to satisfy GM norm regulation 1.13a .
In the application for the GM title based on norms, at least one norm shall be achieved in a tournament with only one round per day for a minimum of 3 days.
A PNWCC Over-the-Board FIDE rated 9-round Swiss tournament with time control G/90;+30 for players with FIDE 2300+ rating. It gives a very realistic chance for IM/GM norms. Play up is very limited. We offer conditions for foreign GM's. Check flyer for detail.

Schedule :
R1 - 12/26 07:00 PM PST (one game day)
R2 - 12/27 11:00 AM PSDT
R3 - 12/27 06:00 PM PSDT
R4 - 12/28 11:00 AM PST
R5 - 12/28 06:00 PM PST
R6 - 12/29 11:00 AM PST (one game Jackpot Blitz Day)
Side Event - 12/29 - 06:00 PM - Jackpot OTB Blitz R7 - 12/30 11:00 AM PST
R8 - 12/30 06:00 PM PST
R9 - 12/31 10:00 AM PST (one game day)

Prizes are nominal and awarded to top 6 finishers - $300 - $300 - $300 - $300 - $300 - $300

1. USCF Expert Plus - Same schedule as WOW except play in PNWCC instead of the Aloft Hotel
A USCF Rated 9-round tournament for USCF 2000+ players. Play up is only allowed for volunteers. Prizes -
$600 - $500 - $400 - $200 -$180 based on 20 paid entries

Zoom and Skype Links
Only registered & paid players can see the links. Please Login or Register to see the ZOOM and Skype Info

Sections and Entry Fees
Name Details
0 Rounds | 0 Byes | Classical Time Control | USCF+FIDE Rated | RR Pairing | 1 Seats
Entry Fees
$0.00 [ & Must be a TD ]
0 Rounds | 0 Byes | Classical Time Control | USCF Rated | Swiss Pairing | 20 Seats
USCF Rated for USCF 2000+ Players. Play up possible only for volunteers TD's.
$600 - $500 - $400 - $200 -$180 based on 20 paid entries
Entry Fees
$180.00 [ & USCF Regular Rating 2000 - 9999 ]
0 Rounds | 0 Byes | Classical Time Control | FIDE Rated | RR Pairing
Our tournament is limited to 30 players with 8 play up seats. If we have huge interest in this event by 8/2, we will negotiate with the hotel to get their conference room so we can accommodate more players
Entry Fees
$50.00 [ ]
9 Rounds | 2 Byes | Classical Time Control | FIDE Rated | Swiss Pairing | 40 Seats
Prizes are nominal and award to the top 6 finishers $300 - $300 - $300 - $300 - $300 - $300
Entry Fees
$0.00 [ Before 12/2/2021 12:00:00 AM & FIDE Title = GM ]
$0.00 [ & FIDE Standard Rating 2400 - 9999 & FIDE Title = IM & Is Foreign Player ]
$400.00 [ & FIDE Standard Rating 2300 - 9999 ]
Play Up : 4 - U2100 Play up | 1 Seats
Entry Fees
$625.00 [ Before 12/2/2021 12:00:00 AM & FIDE Standard Rating 0 - 2099 ]
$675.00 [ & FIDE Standard Rating 0 - 2299 ]
Play Up : 3 - FIDE 2100 Play Up | 3 Seats
Entry Fees
$525.00 [ Before 12/12/2021 12:00:00 AM & FIDE Standard Rating 2100 - 2299 ]
$575.00 [ & FIDE Standard Rating 2100 - 2299 ]
Play Up : 2 - FIDE 2200 Play Up | 4 Seats
Entry Fees
$475.00 [ Before 12/12/2021 12:00:00 AM & FIDE Standard Rating 2200 - 2299 ]
$525.00 [ & FIDE Standard Rating 2200 - 2249 ]