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Announcement from the Oregon Chess Federation: The qualifying rules for the second section of the 2020 Oregon Closed, renamed from the Invitational to the Challengers, have been changed to make the qualifying tournaments more meaningful!


Casual Chess: Every Wednesday from 7-10pm


Portland Spring Open: March 23-24


Game in 60: March 30

State membership is no longer required to play in the Game in 60. Also, the format has 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.

April Tuesday Quads Start April 2


Free Game Review and Analysis Class: Thursday, April 4


13th Annual Clark Harmon Memorial Open: April 6-7

Clark was one of Oregon and Washington’s premier players and ambassadors of the game for many decades. See more information about Clark here and here. We now run a tournament each year in April, the month Clark passed away, in his honor. The tournament currently rotates between Oregon and Washington every other year and is in Oregon this year. 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.

Game in 60: April 20

State membership is no longer required to play in the Game in 60. Also, the format has 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. Also note that this month’s edition is a week earlier than usual.

Unrated Rapid: April 27


Sunday Quads: April 28

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

Penguin Extravaganza: May 4-5

the tournament now has an increased prize fund and is a qualifier for the Challengers section of the Oregon Closed

May Tuesday Quads Start May 7


Game in 60: May 11

State membership is no longer required to play in the Game in 60. Also, the format has 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. Also note that this month’s edition is two weeks earlier than usual.

Unrated Rapid: May 18


Sunday Quads: May 19


June Tuesday Quads Start June 4


Portland Summer Open: June 8-9


Unrated Rapid: June 15


Sunday Quads: June 23

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

Game in 60: June 29

state membership is no longer required to play in the Game in 60

July Tuesday Quads Start July 2


5th Annual Rose City Sectionals: July 6-7


Portland Rapid and Blitz Championships: July 13


Sunday Quads: July 21


Game in 60: July 27

state membership is no longer required to play in the Game in 60