The Corvallis/Albany Open, Dec 10-11 is modeled on the seasonal opens at the Portland Chess club but with double the prize fund ($1350). Awards in the Open section: $300-200-100 for 1st-3rd, $75 for top U2000 player. Awards in the Reserve section (U1800): $300-150-75 for 1st-3rd, $75 for top U1600 and $75 for top U1400. Tournament site is just off the freeway in Albany, 40 minutes from Eugene and about an hour from Portland. Entry fee: $40. USCF membership required. The Corvallis/Albany Open is an OSCF qualifier. Participation is limited to the first 50 registered; spaces are filling fast. Contact Dan Dalthorp at email@example.com to register. Send your name, USCF ID number, and indicate which section you’d like to play in. For more info, click here.