Upcoming Events

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Casual Chess: Every Wednesday from 7-10pm

there will be no casual chess on October 31 (Halloween)

Sunday Quads: October 21


Game in 60: October 27

the scheduled round times for rounds three and four have been changed to 2:45pm and 5pm to better reflect the time these rounds generally start at

Oregon Class Championships: November 3-4

Sponsored by the Oregon Chess Federation. The format has changed to a 4-round Swiss at 40/90,SD/30;inc30 (the time control currently used at most elite events but not currently used at any local tournament) with rounds at 10am and 3:45pm each day (remember to set your clock back an hour on Sunday for the end of daylight savings time). This makes the tournament not as grueling, uses a time control most players prefer, gives players more time for the games on Saturday, and generally give players more time off in-between the rounds on Saturday. Click here to see some of the clock rules for this tournament and how to set the popular digital clocks for this time control (including some important notes on some of the clocks). The prize fund has also been increased to $2000 and bonus prizes of free entry and trophies have been added. Due to space at the club facility, the tournament is limited to the first fifty players who register. PLEASE PRE-REGISTER. To do so, we must receive your registration information at nwchess.com/onlineregistration and your entry fee and any membership fees either online or through the mail by the end of the day on Thursday, November 1.

November Tuesday Quads Starts November 6


Unrated Rapid: November 10


2018 World Chess Championship Discussions: Mondays-November 12, 19, 26, and December 3 from 7-9pm


Sunday Quads: November 18


Game in 60: November 24

the scheduled round times for rounds three and four have been changed to 2:45pm and 5pm to better reflect the time these rounds generally start at

Unrated Rapid: December 1


December Tuesday Quads Starts December 4


Portland Winter Open: December 8-9

The format for our four seasonal tournaments has changed to a 4-round Swiss at G/90;inc30 with rounds at 10am and 2:45pm each day and one half-point bye allowed. This makes these tournament not as grueling, uses a time control most players prefer, gives players more time for most games, and generally give players more time off in-between the rounds. Click here to see some of the clock rules for this tournament and how to set the popular digital clocks for this time control (including some important notes on some of the clocks).

Sunday Quads: December 16


Game in 60: December 29

Starting in December, the Game in 60 will always have 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 will be 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.