Upcoming Events

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Casual Chess: Every Wednesday from 7pm-10pm

Stop by for casual chess and a bit of socializing. This is a great way to get introduced to the club. A volunteer is always available to answer any questions you have about the club and our activities. There is no charge.

5th Annual Oregon Senior Open: August 1-2

Sponsored by the Oregon Chess Federation. Open to all players at least 50 years old on August 1 (including out of state players). The tournament will be held at the Portland Chess Club this year. Qualifier for the new Oregon Invitational Tournament.

August Tuesday Quads Start August 4

Monthly tournament with one round each Tuesday night. Individual games may be rescheduled for a different day and time.

Quad 45: August 15

Monthly tournament that usually takes place on the third Saturday of each month. Great way for new adult players and up and coming scholastic players to get introduced to the club and open (“adult”) tournaments. Also a great way for experienced players to battle against similarly rated opponents. The entry fee is waived for those who have never played in a USCF rated tournament (must still pay the USCF fee). Note-the tournament is now using 10 second delay.

Saturday Blitz: August 15

Follows the “Quad 45” tournament each month. Is USCF Blitz rated, has multiple sections, and a G/3;d2 time control.


Vancouver Open: August 22-23

Sponsored by the Washington Chess Federation. You save $10 on the entry fee if you pre-register by August 19.

Game in 60: August 29

Monthly tournament that usually takes place on the last Saturday of each month. Note-starting with the May 2015 Game in 60, we have a new policy whenever 30 or more player register. Click on the event title for details.

Semptember Tuesday Quads Start September 1

Monthly tournament with one round each Tuesday night. Individual games may be rescheduled for a different day and time.

Oregon Open Scholastic: September 5

Must pre-register here by September 3. You save $10 on the entry fee if you register by August 28. There are a limited number of spots so register early. May be split into multiple sections based on rating and/or grade. The tournament will be NWSRS rated. Any section with all USCF members may be USCF rated as well. Medals and NW Chess memberships will be awarded as prizes. Players who want to play in both the scholastic and open tournament can play in the scholastic on Saturday morning/afternoon and take a half point bye for round 1 of the open tournament and then join the open tournament for round 2 on Saturday evening.

65th Annual Oregon Open: September 5-7

Sponsored by the Oregon Chess Federation and Portland Chess Club. The last two Oregon Opens have had two of the largest turnouts ever so let’s keep it up with a good turnout this year. You save $10 on the entry fee if you register by September 2. Players under 19 in the reserve section may play for free (but are not eligible for prizes) if they have purchased USCF and OCF/WCF/ICA memberships through September, 2016. The tournament is a Qualifier for the Oregon State Championship, Oregon Invitational Tournament, and OSCF State Championship. Since the open section is FIDE rated, it must follow FIDE rules. See the differences between USCF and FIDE rules here.

Quad 45: September 19

Monthly tournament played at G/45;d10 that usually takes place on the third Saturday of each month. Great way for new adult players and up and coming scholastic players to get introduced to the club and open (“adult”) tournaments. Also a great way for experienced players to battle against similarly rated opponents. The entry fee is waived for those who have never played in a USCF rated tournament (must still pay the USCF fee).

Saturday Blitz: September 19

Follows the “Quad 45” tournament each month. Is USCF Blitz rated, has multiple sections, and a G/3;d2 time control.


Game in 60: September 26

Monthly tournament that usually takes place on the last Saturday of each month. Note-starting with the May 2015 Game in 60, we have a new policy whenever 30 or more player register. Click on the event title for details.