Format: One section, 5-round Swiss with one round each Tuesday at 7:30pm on October 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30. By agreement rounds 2-5 can be started as early as 6pm. All games must be played on Tuesday and start no earlier than 6pm. A TD will be on site each Tuesday from 6pm until the last game is finished. The official US Chess regular ratings are generally used. One half point bye is available if requested before round one.
Time Control: 40/90,SD/30;d10 (forty moves in ninety minutes followed by sudden death in thirty minutes, with a ten second delay each move starting from move one). Clocks without delay capability use 40/90,SD/30;d0. BRING A DIGITAL CLOCK. A few 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).
Registration: On-site registration runs from 6:30-7:15pm
Entry Fee and Memberships: $10 and US Chess and PCC memberships through October are required and can be paid for during registration with cash or check payable to Portland Chess Club. 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. PCC membership rates/information/benefits.
Rated: US Chess regular rated
Prizes: 1st-$50 and name inscribed on club champions plaque, 1st U1800/unrated-$25. Cash prizes are combined and split if there is a tie and all those who tie for first are co-champions and get their name inscribed on champions plaque.
Qualifiers: This tournament is a qualifier for the OSCF State Championship
Location: Portland Chess Club, 8205 SW 24th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
Notes: 1) This tournament uses the rules from the 7th edition of the US Chess rulebook. The pairings may be adjusted to accommodate player availability. 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) OCF/WCF/ICA state membership is not required. 4) This tournament is not a Northwest Chess Grand Prix event.