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.

July Tuesday Quads Start July 7



Summer Open: July 11-12

The annual Summer Open at the Portland Chess Club. Two half point byes are now available for any round instead of just rounds 1-4 to accommodate those who can’t play the last round. The tournament is a qualifier for the new OCF Invitational Tournament.

Quad 45: July 18

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: July 18

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


Game in 60: July 25

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.

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 OCF Invitational Tournament.

August Tuesday Quads Start August 4



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.