Upcoming Tournaments

Casual Chess Night – Every Wednesday at 7pm

Visitors are welcome and are encouraged to come. Please stop by for casual chess and a bit of socializing. A volunteer is always available to answer any questions you may have about Portland Chess Club and our activities.

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Dec
20
Registration:9:15 AM
Time Control:G/45, d5
Entry Fee:$15 ($10 club members)

Announcing a new monthly tournament to take place on 3rd Saturday of every month. This is a quad-based tournament where all participants will be separate into sections of 4 players with similar ratings and each section will play 3 rounds in round-robin format. Depending on number of participants, some / all sections may run as 3-round Swiss instead.

Prizes: Winner of each section receives a “free entry” (that is, $10 worth of discount toward entry fee) for any Tuesday Quads or Quad 45 tournament during the next 3 months. No cash¬†substitution and no¬†compensation for unused credit. No tiebreakers are used, prize is split between players with the same results. Scholastic Players who win or tie for 1st place in their section will receive a medal.

USCF membership is required and can be purchased / renewed at registration. Entry fee will be waived for visitors who never played in a USCF-rated event before. Round 1 starts at 10:00am, Round 2 starts at noon and Round 3 at 1:45pm or 15 minutes after Round 2 is completed (whichever comes first). Visitors and spectators are welcome.

Dec
27
Registration:9:00 AM
Time Control:G/60, d5
Entry Fee:$20 ($15 club members)

This monthly tournament is the longest running dual-rated tournament in the Portland-Vancouver area as its time control satisfies both USCF quick and regular rating requirements. It takes place on last Saturday of every month and usually runs as 4-round Swiss, but for very large number tournament director may choose to run it as 5-round Swiss with G/45, d5 time control instead.

Prizes: The following amounts are based on 20 entries and will be adjusted proportionally for different number of players. No tiebreakers are used, prizes are split between players with the same results.

  • $60 – 1st Place
  • $40 – 2nd Place
  • $30 – 3rd Place
  • $35 – U1800
  • $35 – U1500
USCF and OCF / WCF memberships are required and can be purchased / renewed at registration. Players from outside of Pacific NW with membership in their states’ federations are accepted. Round 1 starts at 10:00am and the following rounds are at (approximately) 12:30 pm, 2:30 pm and 4:30 pm. Visitors and spectators are welcome.

Portland Chess Club hosts the annual Winter Open this December 13th-14th. Registration takes place at the club from 9:00-9:45 AM on the 13th. 2-day, 5-round Swiss tournament in two sections, Open and Reserve (U1800). Time control: 40/90, SD/30, 5-second delay. Two half-point byes are available for rounds 1-4 if requested before round 1. Entry fee: $35, or $25 for PCC members.