Format: 4-round Swiss in two sections, Open and U1650. The official US Chess OTB regular ratings are generally used. One half-point bye is available if requested before round one.
Time Control: G/60;inc5 (sixty minutes per player with a five second increment added for each move). Bring an increment capable 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 9-9:45am. The rounds are at 10am, 12:30pm, 2:45pm, and 5pm. Players who have a game go around the full time can request extra time off before the next round.
Entry Fee: $25, $20 for Portland Chess Club members. Pay during registration with cash or check payable to the Portland Chess Club.
Rated: US Chess dual rated (regular and quick). US Chess membership is required and can be purchased during registration. US Chess membership rates/information/benefits. The OSCF is currently offering discounted memberships for any player under age 21 at the time of redemption here.
Prizes: $340 based on 30 paid entries (the prize fund is adjusted proportionally if there are a different number of players). Open section: 1st-$75, 2nd-$50, 1st U2050-$35, 1st U1850-$30; U1650 section: 1st-$55, 2nd-$40, 1st U1450-$30, 1st U1250-$25. Unrated players are eligible for all of the prizes. Prizes are combined and split if there is a tie.
Qualifiers: This tournament is a qualifier for the Oregon Scholastic Chess Federation State Championship (unless the tournament falls on or up to ten days prior to the final day of the championship)
Location: Portland Chess Center, 2025 Lloyd Center, Portland, OR 97232. For driving directions to the club, parking information, and important information on how to get to the club facility in the morning before the mall is open, click here.
Notes: 1) 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. 2) This tournament uses the rules from the 7th edition of the US Chess rulebook. 3) State membership is not required.