Friday Scholastic Quads, Open Quads, and Casual Chess: Every Friday

Scholastic Quads

Format: 3-round quads open to all K-12 players. Some or all of the sections may run as a 3-round Swiss with more than four players depending on circumstances. The most current NWSRS ratings are generally used.

Time Control: G/25;d5 (twenty five minutes per player with a five second delay each move). Clocks without delay capability use G/25;d0. Bring a digital clock. Some digital clocks are provided at this tournament but please do not always rely on the club to provide a digital clock (boards, pieces, notation sheets, and pens/pencils are provided).

Schedule: On-site registration runs from 6:30-6:45pm. The first round starts at 7pm and each section will run on an ASAP schedule.

Entry Fee: $20, $15 for PCC members. Pay during registration with cash or check payable to Portland Chess Club.

Rated: NWSRS rated

Prizes: Trophy to the winner(s) of each quad. If there is a six or seven player Swiss, the runner-up receives a medal.

Qualifiers: This tournament is a qualifier for the OSCF State Championship (unless the tournament falls on or ten days prior to the final day of the state championship)

Location: Portland Chess Center, 2025 Lloyd Center, Portland, OR 97232

Notes: 1) No quads on December 25. Any other cancellation of the quads will be posted on the PCC website. 2) This tournament uses the rules from the 7th edition of the US Chess rulebook. Clocks are required and notating is recommended. 3) US Chess and State memberships are not required.

Open Quads

Format: 3-round quads open to everyone. Some or all of the sections may run as a 3-round Swiss with more than four players depending on circumstances. The official US Chess regular ratings are generally used. Unofficial US Chess regular ratings based on at least four games generally used for those with no official US Chess regular rating.

Time Control: G/25;d5 (twenty-five minutes per player with a five second delay each move). Clocks without delay capability use G/25;d0. Bring a digital clock. Some digital clocks are provided at this tournament but please do not always rely on the center to provide a digital clock (boards, pieces, notation sheets, and pens/pencils are provided).

Schedule: On-site registration runs from 6:30-6:45pm. The first round starts at 7pm and each section will run on an ASAP schedule.

Entry Fee: $20, $15 for PCC members. Pay during registration with cash or check payable to Portland Chess Club.

Rated: US Chess dual rated and NWSRS rated. US Chess membership is required and can be purchased during registration. US Chess membership rates/information/benefits. The OSCF is currently offering discounted regular memberships (no printed magazine) for any player under age 21 at the time of redemption here.

Prizes: The winner of each section receives a $15 discount on the entry fee to a future Friday (Open or Scholastic), Sunday or Tuesday Quad, valid for three months. If there is a six or seven player Swiss, the runner-up receives a $7.50 discount. Prizes are combined and split if there is a tie.

Qualifiers: This tournament is a qualifier for the OSCF State Championship (unless the tournament falls on or ten days prior to the final day of the state championship)

Location: Portland Chess Center, 2025 Lloyd Center, Portland, OR 97232

Notes: 1) No quads on December 25. Any other cancellation of the quads will be posted on the PCC website. 2) While this tournament is open to scholastic players, it’s only recommended for mature scholastic players who are capable of playing in a serious tournament and against adults. 3) This tournament uses the rules from the 7th edition of the US Chess rulebook. 4) State membership is not required.

Casual Chess

Casual chess occurs every Friday from 7-10pm at the Portland Chess Center, 2025 Lloyd Center, Portland, OR 97232. You can come anytime and stay for as long as you like during these three hours. There are no fees or memberships required to attend. Boards, pieces, notation sheets, pens/pencils, and some digital clocks are provided. This event is a great way to get introduced to the club. Note: No casual chess on December 25. Any other cancellation of the casual chess will be posted on the PCC website.