Upcoming Tournaments

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Casual Chess: Every Wednesday from 7pm-10pm

Stop by for casual chess and a bit of socializing. A volunteer is always available to answer any questions you have about the club and our activities. This is a great way to get introduced to the club.

Game in 60: May 30

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.

June Tuesday Quads Start June 2



Newport June Open: June 13-14

Sponsored by H.G. Pitre, Bill Barrese, and the Central Coast Chess Club of Newport, OR. We encourage players from the greater Portland area and elsewhere to play in this tournament. A four round Swiss played with the increasingly popular time control of G/90+30 (learn how to set many popular digital clocks for this time control here). Some digital clocks with increment capability will be provided. Qualifier for the new OCF Invitational Tournament and OSCF State Championship. No on-site registration is planned so make sure you pre-register.

Quad 45: June 20

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: June 20

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


Game in 60: June 27

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.

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.