Upcoming Events

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67th Annual Oregon Open: September 2-4, $10,000 guaranteed!

Online registration for the main event coming soon. A number of people have helped sponsor this tournament. See the list of sponsors here. Since the Open section is FIDE rated, it must use FIDE rules (the first three rounds of the Open section 2-day schedule will also be using FIDE rules, even though those games aren’t FIDE ratable at this tournament). See the differences between US Chess and FIDE rules here. In March of 2017, the Oregon chess community lost a well-known player, Thomas Kuge, to an untimely death. In his honor and for the benefit of his wife, Kihomi, there will be a sale of his outstanding collection of books and vintage chess sets at this year’s Oregon Open. See more information here.

Casual Chess

The club is looking for additional people to host the casual chess. Contact the club if you are interested.

Game in 60: July 29


August Tuesday Quads Start August 1

The on-site registration time has changed to 6:45-7pm and the round times have changed to 7pm each Tuesday so the games won’t go as late.

Vancouver Open: August 5-6

Sponsored by the Washington Chess Federation. This year’s tournament is at a different hotel and the based on prize fund has been increased to $2500.

7th Annual Oregon Senior Open: August 12-13

sponsored by the Oregon Chess Federation

Sunday Quads: August 20

Starting in August the Quad 45 tournament is moving from Saturday to Sunday and is being renamed Sunday Quads. The main ideas behind moving the tournament to Sunday are so we have a weekend tournament that accommodates players who can’t play on Saturday and players who would like to be able to use Saturday to relax and prepare for a tournament after a long work or school week.

Game in 60: August 26

Starting in August the time control is changing from G/60 with a five second delay to G/60 with a five second increment. Click here to see the clock rules specific for this tournament and how to set the popular digital clocks for this time control (including some important notes on some of the clocks). Also starting in August, the prize distribution when there are two sections is changing so more players have a better chance of winning a prize.

67th Annual Oregon Open: September 2-4, $10,000 guaranteed!

Online registration for the main event coming soon. A number of people have helped sponsor this tournament. See the list of sponsors here. Since the Open section is FIDE rated, it must use FIDE rules (the first three rounds of the Open section 2-day schedule will also be using FIDE rules, even though those games aren’t FIDE ratable at this tournament). See the differences between US Chess and FIDE rules here. In March of 2017, the Oregon chess community lost a well-known player, Thomas Kuge, to an untimely death. In his honor and for the benefit of his wife, Kihomi, there will be a sale of his outstanding collection of books and vintage chess sets at this year’s Oregon Open. See more information here.

Oregon Open Scholastic: September 2

This tournament is being run by the Oregon Scholastic Chess Federation. Players wanting to play in both the scholastic and main event can play in the 2-day schedule of the main event or take half point byes.

Oregon Open Blitz: September 3


September Tuesday Quads Start September 5

The on-site registration time has changed to 6:45-7pm and the round times have changed to 7pm each Tuesday so the games won’t go as late.

Sunday Quads: September 17

Starting in August the Quad 45 tournament is moving from Saturday to Sunday and is being renamed Sunday Quads. The main ideas behind moving the tournament to Sunday are so we have a weekend tournament that accommodates players who can’t play on Saturday and players who would like to be able to use Saturday to relax and prepare for a tournament after a long work or school week.

Portland Chess Club Championship Starts September 26

information coming soon

Game in 60: September 30

Starting in August the time control is changing from G/60 with a five second delay to G/60 with a five second increment. Click here to see the clock rules specific for this tournament and how to set the popular digital clocks for this time control (including some important notes on some of the clocks). Also starting in August, the prize distribution when there are two sections is changing so more players have a better chance of winning a prize.