Upcoming Events

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Casual Chess: Every Wednesday from 7-10pm


Game in 60: September 29

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

Portland Chess Club Championship Starts October 2

the tournament is now using ten second delay on the time control

Unrated Rapid: October 6


National Chess Day-Portland Fall Open: October 13-14

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: 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


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