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) | Event state: Completed


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/
Live Game Link : https://www.pnwchesscenter.org/
Pairing & Results Link : https://www.pnwchesscenter.org/
Event Address : 2771 152nd Ave NE, Redmond, WA, USA, 98052
Prize Fund : $0
Status : Completed
Event Type : Open
Rating Type : FIDE
Time Control : Classical [40/90;SD30;+30]
Pairing Rule : Swiss
Rounds : 0 [Each sections may have different number of rounds]
Half-point Byes Available : 0 [Each sections may have different number of half-point byes]
Norm Event :
Require Check In :
Charity Event :
Total Seats : 20
Event Time Zone : (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Dates : Sunday, December 26, 2021 7:00 PM ~ Friday, December 31, 2021 5:00 PM
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 Saturday, December 25, 2021 12:00 AM
Entry Fee : Due on registration
USCF Membership : Must not expire before event ends
Member Discount :
Membership 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.
  • 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 promise to follow the enhanced fair play rules in PNWCC online tournament.
    • 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.
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.
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 40/90;SD30;+ 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 (USD)
$0.00 [ & Must be a TD ]
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 (USD)
$50.00 [ ]
WOW
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 (USD)
$0.00 [ & FIDE Title = GM ]
$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 : 2 - FIDE 2200 Play Up | 1 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 ]
Play Up : 3 - FIDE 2100 Play Up | 1 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 : 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 ]