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2017 Tournament Calendar

Dates Event City
February 25 – 26 Dave Collyer Memorial Spokane
March 11 – 12 Greater Great Falls Open Great Falls
April 1 – 2 82nd Montana Open Missoula


Event details are in the Upcoming Events posts.

January 2017 Montana Chess News

The January 2017 MCN Newsletter is available for members’ viewing.

2017 January Drakes’ Thaw – Jan 28 – 29

Nineteen players attended the 2017 January Drakes’ Thaw, in Helena, the last weekend in January, including four individuals playing in their first rated matches. This tournament is named in honor of Mel and Joyce Drake, long-time players and supporters of Montana Chess. Jim Skovron walked away with top honors, posting 4.5 points, followed by Wilton Strickland and last year’s winner Thomas Mostad, each with 3.5 points.  Frank Miller captured the biggest upset prize, with a win over Jacob Copley and a rating differential of 482 points.

Missoula International School Scholastic

The MIS Scholastic Tournament results are posted in the Tournament Standings page.

2016 Turkey Open was a Great Event

The crosstable for the Turkey Open is in Tournament Standings. The Grant Creek Inn is a very nice venue and thanks to Romie Carpenter for directing a very enjoyable event.