Upcoming Events

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Casual Chess: Every Wednesday from 7-10pm

there will be no casual chess on November 21, the day before Thanksgiving

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 Start 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.

3rd Annual Neil Dale Memorial Open: January 5-6

Neil volunteered countless hours to chess, including running hundreds of tournaments over many decades. See more information about Neil here and here. Neil started and ran the Gresham Open on the first weekend in January many times. We now run a tournament on the first weekend in January each year at the PCC in a format similar to the Gresham Open in his honor. 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.

January Tuesday Quads Start January 8

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

Unrated Rapid: January 12


Sunday Quads: January 20


Game in 60: January 26

Starting in December the Game in 60 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 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.

Portland Chess Club Annual Membership Meeting: January 26