The next PCC Quad 45 is coming up on Saturday, February 21st, 2015 at the Portland Chess Club, 8205 SW 24th Ave., Portland, OR 97219. We hope you will come.
This event is a great way for new players to get introduced to the Portland Chess Club (PCC) and tournament chess as well as for experienced players to battle against similarly rated opponents. It’s also a great way for many up and coming scholastic players to get introduced to the PCC and to transition from playing solely in scholastic tournaments to also playing in open (“adult”) tournaments.
Quad Format: Players are grouped into sections of four, usually based on the most current USCF regular ratings, and play one game against each of the other three players in their section. Each section is ranked by rating and rounds are played as follows: round 1: 1-4, 2-3; round 2: 3-1, 4-2; round 3: 1-2, 3-4 (colors random in this round). Some/all sections may run as a 3-round Swiss with more than 4 players depending on circumstances.
Time Control: G/45;d5 (45 minutes per player with a 5 second delay each move). Bring a digital clock with delay capability if you have one (boards, pieces, notation sheets, and pens/pencils provided).
Schedule: On-site registration runs from 9:15-9:50am on tournament day. Rounds start at approximately 10am, 12pm, and 15 minutes after each section finishes round 2. Rounds 2 and 3 can be started earlier if both players agree.
Entry Fee: $15, PCC members $10, free entry for players who are unrated USCF (must still pay for USCF membership). Pay during on-site registration with cash or check payable to Portland Chess Club (PCC membership can also be purchased during on-site registration).
Rated: NWSRS and USCF dual rated (it will affect player’s regular and quick USCF ratings). USCF membership is required and can be purchased during on-site registration. Many of the current benefits of joining the United States Chess Federation, the official national chess organization in the US, can be found at uschess.org/membership.
Prizes: Winner of each section receives $10 discount toward entry fee into one of the next 3 PCC Quad 45 or Tuesday Quad tournaments. If there is a six or seven player Swiss, the runner-up receives $5 discount. Prizes split in case of tie. Any scholastic player who wins/ties for first will also receive a medal.
OSCF State Qualifier: This tournament counts towards the activity requirement for the annual Oregon Scholastic Chess Federation State Championship (oscf.org)