Upcoming Events

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Casual Chess

the club is looking for additional people to host the casual chess, contact the club if you are interested

Game in 60: April 28


May Tuesday Quads start May 1

starting in February the on-site registration time went back to 7:15-7:30pm and the round times went back to 7:30pm to accommodate those who can’t get to the club earlier

Penguin Extravaganza: May 5-6

Don’t miss this exciting new event!

Game in 60: May 12

note that this month’s edition is two weeks earlier than usual

Unrated Rapid: May 19


Sunday Quads: May 20

starting in February the time control changed from G/45;inc15 to G/50;inc15 so each player will get around sixty minutes total for most games, making it very similar to the overall amount of time a player gets for a game at the Game in 60 which has proven very popular for a faster time control tournament

June Tuesday Quads start June 5

starting in February the on-site registration time went back to 7:15-7:30pm and the round times went back to 7:30pm to accommodate those who can’t get to the club earlier

Portland Summer Open: June 9-10

The format for our four seasonal tournaments has changed to a 4-round Swiss at G/90;inc30 with rounds at 10am and 2:45pm each day and one half-point bye allowed. This makes the tournament not as grueling, gives players more time for most games, and generally give players more time off in-between the rounds. Click here to see the clock rules for this tournament and how to set the popular digital clocks for this time control (including some important notes on some of the clocks).

Unrated Rapid: June 16


Sunday Quads: June 24

Starting in February the time control changed from G/45;inc15 to G/50;inc15 so each player will get around sixty minutes total for most games, making it very similar to the overall amount of time a player gets for a game at the Game in 60 which has proven very popular for a faster time control tournament. Also note that this month’s edition is a week later than usual.

Game in 60: June 30


July Tuesday Quads start July 3

starting in February the on-site registration time went back to 7:15-7:30pm and the round times went back to 7:30pm to accommodate those who can’t get to the club earlier

4th Annual Rose City Sectionals: July 7-8

the tournament will now have four sections at Open, U1900, U1600, and U1300

Sunday Quads: July 15

Starting in February the time control changed from G/45;inc15 to G/50;inc15 so each player will get around sixty minutes total for most games, making it very similar to the overall amount of time a player gets for a game at the Game in 60 which has proven very popular for a faster time control tournament.

Portland Rapid and Blitz Championships: July 21

These tournaments will no longer be rated (very few people care about their US Chess quick and blitz ratings) and the money saved on the rating fees will be used to increase the prize funds. Also, the rapid will now be six rounds, matching the format of the Unrated Rapid, and the blitz will be eight double rounds.

Game in 60: July 28


Unrated Rapid: August 4


August Tuesday Quads start August 7


Vancouver Open: August 11-12

Sponsored by the Washington Chess Federation. The prize distribution has been redone so more players have a better shot at winning a prize.

Sunday Quads: August 19


Game in 60: August 25