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The US Team at the 2018 Chess Olympiad–a discussion by team captain John Donaldson: Friday, December 21


Game in 60: December 29

Starting in December the Game in 60 will always have two sections at Open and U1650 since most players prefer two sections, players will know what the format is beforehand, and it allows players to play up (for a $5 play-up fee). The prize fund will be as follows: $300 based on 30 entries (any play-up fees are added to the prize fund and the prize fund is adjusted proportionally if there are a different number of players). Open section: 1st-$60, 2nd-$40, 1st U1850/unrated-$35; U1650 section: 1st-$60, 2nd-$40, 1st U1450/unrated-$35, 1st U1250/unrated-$30.

3rd Annual Neil Dale Memorial Open: January 5-6

Neil volunteered countless hours to chess, including running hundreds of tournaments over many decades. See more information about Neil here and here. Neil started and ran the Gresham Open on the first weekend in January many times. We now run a tournament on the first weekend in January each year at the PCC in a format similar to the Gresham Open in his honor. We hope everyone can stop by before the start of round one to pay their respects and share some memories for those who knew him. Note that round one will now be played at G/60;d10 so the first day won’t be as grueling. The round are now scheduled for 10am, 12:45pm, and 5:30pm on Saturday and 10am and 2:45pm on Sunday.

January Tuesday Quads Start January 8

note that this month’s edition starts a week later than usual

Unrated Rapid: January 12


Sunday Quads: January 20


Game in 60: January 26

Starting in December the Game in 60 changed to having two sections at Open and U1650 since most players prefer two sections, players will know what the format is beforehand, and it allows players to play up (for a $5 play-up fee). The prize fund is as follows: $300 based on 30 entries (any play-up fees are added to the prize fund and the prize fund is adjusted proportionally if there are a different number of players). Open section: 1st-$60, 2nd-$40, 1st U1850/unrated-$35; U1650 section: 1st-$60, 2nd-$40, 1st U1450/unrated-$35, 1st U1250/unrated-$30.

Portland Chess Club Annual Membership Meeting: January 26


Unrated Rapid: February 2


February Tuesday Quads Start February 5


Oregon State Championship & Invitational: February 9-10; 16-18

Sponsored by the Oregon Chess Federation. More information coming soon.

Game in 60: February 23

Starting in December the Game in 60 changed to having two sections at Open and U1650 since most players prefer two sections, players will know what the format is beforehand, and it allows players to play up (for a $5 play-up fee). The prize fund is as follows: $300 based on 30 entries (any play-up fees are added to the prize fund and the prize fund is adjusted proportionally if there are a different number of players). Open section: 1st-$60, 2nd-$40, 1st U1850/unrated-$35; U1650 section: 1st-$60, 2nd-$40, 1st U1450/unrated-$35, 1st U1250/unrated-$30.

Sunday Quads: February 24

note that this month’s edition is a week later than usual

Unrated Rapid: March 2


March Tuesday Quads Start March 5


9th Annual Oregon Senior Open: March 8-10

Sponsored by the Oregon Chess Federation. There is now a choice between a 3-day or 2-day schedule. The time control is now G/90;inc30 (except round one of the 2-day schedule is G/30;inc30). The prize fund allocation has also been improved.

Sunday Quads: March 17


Portland Spring Open: March 23-24


Game in 60: March 30

Starting in December the Game in 60 changed to having two sections at Open and U1650 since most players prefer two sections, players will know what the format is beforehand, and it allows players to play up (for a $5 play-up fee). The prize fund is as follows: $300 based on 30 entries (any play-up fees are added to the prize fund and the prize fund is adjusted proportionally if there are a different number of players). Open section: 1st-$60, 2nd-$40, 1st U1850/unrated-$35; U1650 section: 1st-$60, 2nd-$40, 1st U1450/unrated-$35, 1st U1250/unrated-$30.