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  • Oregon Chess News: Monday, January 09, 2006

    Monday, January 09, 2006

    California's Central Coast a Hotbed for Chess

    California's Central Coast is a hotbed for chess. This small community has come alive in recent months with many new chess clubs and players. One key factor is the free online chess playing site ChessManiac.com. This site was started by Dennis Steele as a way to connect chess players from the California's Central Coast to other chess players in the local community. However, it did much more than this. The website has connected Central Coast chess players to the world chess community through its free internet chess server.

    Here is a listing of the current chess clubs in this area:

    Morro Bay Chess Club
    Paso Robles Chess Club
    San Luis Obispo Chess Club
    2 Dogs Chess Club
    Cambria Chess Club
    Cal Poly Chess Club

    Oregon Chess Club Listings

    ASHLAND. SOU CHESS CLUB. Contact: C/O ANDREW VAUGHN.

    BEND. JUNIPER ELEMENTARY CC. Contact: JOE GREEN. (541) 383 - 6165.

    BEND. J BAR J YOUTH RANCH. Scholastic. FRIDAYS 9-10:30 AM. RANCH . Contact: DANTE BIANCUCCI. (541) 389 - 1409.

    CLATSKANIE. CLATSKANIE CHESS CLUB. MON/WED 3:30-4:30. CLATSKANIE COMMUNITY CENTER , 520 SW TICHENOR , CLATSKANIE, OR 97016 . Contact: KATHRYN & MICHAEL TAYLOR. (503) 728 - 3754. email: clatskaniechessclub@yahoo.com. http://clatskaniechessclub.tripod.com.

    CORVALLIS. LION PRIDE CHESS CLUB. THURSDAY 4-6 PM. LINCOLN ELEM SCHOOL , 110 SW ALEXANDER AVE , CORVALLIS, OR 97333 . Contact: C/O PAUL WILLIAM BRADLEY. (541) 929 - 4637.

    EUGENE. YOUTH ENRICHMENT/. College. Contact: TAG PROGRAM.

    EUGENE. SOUTH EUGENE CHESS CLUB. Contact: DIANE THURLOW. (541) 343 - 4977.

    EUGENE. CHESSWAYS. MON-THURS AFTNOON/EVE; SAT AFT. 1626 WILLAMETTE ST , EUGENE, OR . Contact: C/O JERRY RAMEY. (541) 232 - 0328.

    GRANTS PASS. GRANTS PASS CHESS CLUB. WED 6:30-10:30 PM. ROYAL GARDENS , 2075 HIGHLAND AVE , GRANTS PASS OR 97526 . Contact: WRAY MAXWELL. (541) 476 - 5000.

    HILLSBORO. JACKSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. Scholastic. FRI 2-3PM. JACKSON ELEM , 675 NE ESTATE DR . Contact: MARY HALL. (503) 648 - 9496.

    KLAMATH FALLS. SHASTA CHESS CLUB. T-W-H 7AM-7:55AM. SHASTA ELEM . Contact: MALCOLM AQUINAS. (541) 883 - 5060. email: aquinasm@kcsd.k12.or.us.

    KLAMATH FALLS. KLAMATH FALLS CHESS CLUB. Contact: C/O PAUL ROMERO.

    KLAMATH FALLS. PELICAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. Scholastic. Contact: CHESS CLUB.

    LAKE OSWEGO. TOURCHSTONE SCHOOL. Scholastic. Contact: C/O KEVIN BOGATIN.

    LINCOLN CITY. TAFT HS CHESS CLUB. Scholastic. Contact: C/O PAUL LENZ.

    LINCOLN CITY. TAFT MIDDLE SCHOOL CC. Scholastic. TUES 3:10-4:30. TAFT MIDDLE SCHOOL , 4040 HIGH SCHOOL DR , LINCOLN CITY, OR . Contact: KAY DOMBROWSKI. (541) 765 - 2551.

    NEHALEM. NEHALEM ELEM SCH CHESS CLUB. Scholastic. WED 7:30AM. SCHOOL LIBRARY . Contact: STEWART MARTIN. (503) 368 - 7474.

    PORTLAND. PORTLAND STATE UNIV CHESS CLUB. College. Contact: C/O JUSTIN MYERS. (503) 699 - 6165.

    PORTLAND. CHESSFAMILIES. Contact: AMY BOYETT. (503) 849 - 0938.

    PORTLAND. CHESS FOR SUCCESS. Contact: JULIE YOUNG. (503) 520 - 8960.

    PORTLAND. CHESS ODYSSEY. VARIOUS LOCATIONS & TIMES. GREATER PORTLAND AREA . Contact: PETE PROCHASKA. (503) 504-5756. email: info@chessodyssey.com. www.chessodyssey.com. Additional Information: Scholastic programs/camps etc.

    PORTLAND. WESTVIEW HIGH SCHOOL. Scholastic. WED & FRI 2:45-4:30. WESTVIEW HS . Contact: JACK PATRICK. (503) 648 - 4771.

    PORTLAND. RIDGEWOOD CHESS CLUB. Scholastic. Contact: DOUGLAS BAYERN. (503) 643 - 5643.

    PORTLAND. TERRA LINDA SCHOOL. Scholastic. Contact: CHESS CLUB.

    PORTLAND. JACOB WISMER CHESS CLUB. Scholastic. MONDAY 6:30 PM. JACOB WISMER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL , 5477 NW SKYCREST PARKWAY , PORTLAND, OR 97229 . Contact: ZHUNQUIN WANG. (503) 533 - 1950.

    REEDSPORT. PDS CHESS. OCCASIONAL TNMT & CLASSES. MIDWAY CITY COMM CTR , 14900 PARK LANE , MIDWAY CITY LA 92655 . Contact: PAUL SHANNON. (541) 271 - 4010.

    WESTFIR. OAKRIDGE CHESS CLUB. Scholastic. SAME . Contact: ATTN DAVID GORDON. (541) 782 - 2731.

    New Chess History Site!

    There is a new chess history site. ChessHistory.net

    This site is going to chronicle the most interesting world chess history events. So far it looks pretty good.

    Oregon Chess Club Listings

    ASHLAND. SOU CHESS CLUB. Contact: C/O ANDREW VAUGHN.

    BEND. JUNIPER ELEMENTARY CC. Contact: JOE GREEN. (541) 383 - 6165.

    BEND. J BAR J YOUTH RANCH. Scholastic. FRIDAYS 9-10:30 AM. RANCH . Contact: DANTE BIANCUCCI. (541) 389 - 1409.

    CLATSKANIE. CLATSKANIE CHESS CLUB. MON/WED 3:30-4:30. CLATSKANIE COMMUNITY CENTER , 520 SW TICHENOR , CLATSKANIE, OR 97016 . Contact: KATHRYN & MICHAEL TAYLOR. (503) 728 - 3754. email: clatskaniechessclub@yahoo.com. http://clatskaniechessclub.tripod.com.

    CORVALLIS. LION PRIDE CHESS CLUB. THURSDAY 4-6 PM. LINCOLN ELEM SCHOOL , 110 SW ALEXANDER AVE , CORVALLIS, OR 97333 . Contact: C/O PAUL WILLIAM BRADLEY. (541) 929 - 4637.

    EUGENE. YOUTH ENRICHMENT/. College. Contact: TAG PROGRAM.

    EUGENE. SOUTH EUGENE CHESS CLUB. Contact: DIANE THURLOW. (541) 343 - 4977.

    EUGENE. CHESSWAYS. MON-THURS AFTNOON/EVE; SAT AFT. 1626 WILLAMETTE ST , EUGENE, OR . Contact: C/O JERRY RAMEY. (541) 232 - 0328.

    GRANTS PASS. GRANTS PASS CHESS CLUB. WED 6:30-10:30 PM. ROYAL GARDENS , 2075 HIGHLAND AVE , GRANTS PASS OR 97526 . Contact: WRAY MAXWELL. (541) 476 - 5000.

    HILLSBORO. JACKSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. Scholastic. FRI 2-3PM. JACKSON ELEM , 675 NE ESTATE DR . Contact: MARY HALL. (503) 648 - 9496.

    KLAMATH FALLS. SHASTA CHESS CLUB. T-W-H 7AM-7:55AM. SHASTA ELEM . Contact: MALCOLM AQUINAS. (541) 883 - 5060. email: aquinasm@kcsd.k12.or.us.

    KLAMATH FALLS. KLAMATH FALLS CHESS CLUB. Contact: C/O PAUL ROMERO.

    KLAMATH FALLS. PELICAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. Scholastic. Contact: CHESS CLUB.

    LAKE OSWEGO. TOURCHSTONE SCHOOL. Scholastic. Contact: C/O KEVIN BOGATIN.

    LINCOLN CITY. TAFT HS CHESS CLUB. Scholastic. Contact: C/O PAUL LENZ.

    LINCOLN CITY. TAFT MIDDLE SCHOOL CC. Scholastic. TUES 3:10-4:30. TAFT MIDDLE SCHOOL , 4040 HIGH SCHOOL DR , LINCOLN CITY, OR . Contact: KAY DOMBROWSKI. (541) 765 - 2551.

    NEHALEM. NEHALEM ELEM SCH CHESS CLUB. Scholastic. WED 7:30AM. SCHOOL LIBRARY . Contact: STEWART MARTIN. (503) 368 - 7474.

    PORTLAND. PORTLAND STATE UNIV CHESS CLUB. College. Contact: C/O JUSTIN MYERS. (503) 699 - 6165.

    PORTLAND. CHESSFAMILIES. Contact: AMY BOYETT. (503) 849 - 0938.

    PORTLAND. CHESS FOR SUCCESS. Contact: JULIE YOUNG. (503) 520 - 8960.

    PORTLAND. CHESS ODYSSEY. VARIOUS LOCATIONS & TIMES. GREATER PORTLAND AREA . Contact: PETE PROCHASKA. (503) 504-5756. email: info@chessodyssey.com. www.chessodyssey.com. Additional Information: Scholastic programs/camps etc.

    PORTLAND. WESTVIEW HIGH SCHOOL. Scholastic. WED & FRI 2:45-4:30. WESTVIEW HS . Contact: JACK PATRICK. (503) 648 - 4771.

    PORTLAND. RIDGEWOOD CHESS CLUB. Scholastic. Contact: DOUGLAS BAYERN. (503) 643 - 5643.

    PORTLAND. TERRA LINDA SCHOOL. Scholastic. Contact: CHESS CLUB.

    PORTLAND. JACOB WISMER CHESS CLUB. Scholastic. MONDAY 6:30 PM. JACOB WISMER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL , 5477 NW SKYCREST PARKWAY , PORTLAND, OR 97229 . Contact: ZHUNQUIN WANG. (503) 533 - 1950.

    REEDSPORT. PDS CHESS. OCCASIONAL TNMT & CLASSES. MIDWAY CITY COMM CTR , 14900 PARK LANE , MIDWAY CITY LA 92655 . Contact: PAUL SHANNON. (541) 271 - 4010.

    WESTFIR. OAKRIDGE CHESS CLUB. Scholastic. SAME . Contact: ATTN DAVID GORDON. (541) 782 - 2731.