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.

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.