Upcoming Events

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67th Annual Oregon Open: September 2-4, $10,000 guaranteed!

Online registration for the main event, information about the scholastic side event, and the list of tournament sponsors coming soon. Since the Open section is FIDE rated, it must use FIDE rules (the first three rounds of the Open section 2-day schedule will also be using FIDE rules, even though those games aren’t FIDE ratable at this tournament). See the differences between US Chess and FIDE rules here.

Casual Chess

The club is looking for additional people to host the casual chess. Contact the club if you are interested.

3rd Annual Rose City Sectionals: July 8-9

Check out some exciting changes/additions made to this year’s edition, highlighted by use of the G/90;inc30 time control, addition of a 3rd place prize in each section, addition of a perfect score bonus prize, and use of the most current (“live”) US Chess regular ratings, in general, for section eligibility, pairings, and prize eligibility. Click here to see the clock rules specific for this tournament and how to set the popular digital clocks for this time control (including some important notes on some of the clocks). Due to space at the club facility, the tournament is limited to the first fifty players. Reserve a spot here. However, you must still arrive at the tournament on July 8 by 9:30am to keep your spot and be paired for round 1. See the list of players who have currently reserved spots here.

July Tuesday Quads Start July 11

this month’s Tuesday Quads start a week later than usual

Quad 45: July 15

The time control has changed from G/45 with a fifteen second delay to G/45 with a fifteen second increment. Click here to see the clock rules specific for this tournament and how to set the popular digital clocks for this time control (including some important notes on some of the clocks). Due to expanding the time control, the round times are now scheduled at 10am, 12:30pm, and 3pm.

Portland Rapid and Blitz Championships: July 22

These tournaments will now be using increment instead of delay. Click here to see the clock rules specific for these tournaments and how to set the popular digital clocks for the time controls used at these events (including some important notes on some of the clocks). Also, the highest of a player’s most current (“live”) US Chess regular, quick, and blitz rating will now usually be used for pairings and prize eligibility and the blitz has been expanded to a nine-round double Swiss.

Game in 60: July 29


August Tuesday Quads Start August 1


Vancouver Open: August 5-6

Sponsored by the Washington Chess Federation. This year’s tournament is at a different hotel and the based on prize fund has been increased to $2500.

7th Annual Oregon Senior Open: August 12-13

Sponsored by the Oregon Chess Federation. Details coming soon.

Sunday Quads: August 20

Starting in August the Quad 45 tournament is moving from Saturday to Sunday and is being renamed Sunday Quads. The main ideas behind moving the tournament to Sunday are so we have a weekend tournament that accommodates players who can’t play on Saturday for whatever reason and players who would like to be able to use Saturday to relax and prepare for a tournament after a long work or school week.

Game in 60: August 26

Starting in August the time control is changing from G/60 with a five second delay to G/60 with a five second increment. Click here to see the clock rules specific for this tournament and how to set the popular digital clocks for this time control (including some important notes on some of the clocks). Also starting in August, the prize distribution when there are two sections is changing so more players have a better chance of winning a prize.

67th Annual Oregon Open: September 2-4, $10,000 guaranteed!

Online registration and the list of tournament sponsors coming soon. Since the Open section is FIDE rated, it must use FIDE rules (the first three rounds of the Open section 2-day schedule will also be using FIDE rules, even though those games aren’t FIDE ratable at this tournament). See the differences between US Chess and FIDE rules here.

Oregon Open Scholastic: September 2

information coming soon

Oregon Open Blitz: September 3


September Tuesday Quads Start September 5


Sunday Quads: September 17

Starting in August the Quad 45 tournament is moving from Saturday to Sunday and is being renamed Sunday Quads. The main ideas behind moving the tournament to Sunday are so we have a weekend tournament that accommodates players who can’t play on Saturday for whatever reason and players who would like to be able to use Saturday to relax and prepare for a tournament after a long work or school week.

Portland Chess Club Championship Starts September 26

information coming soon

Game in 60: September 30

Starting in August the time control is changing from G/60 with a five second delay to G/60 with a five second increment. Click here to see the clock rules specific for this tournament and how to set the popular digital clocks for this time control (including some important notes on some of the clocks). Also starting in August, the prize distribution when there are two sections is changing so more players have a better chance of winning a prize.