Format: 3-round quads. At least some of the sections may run as a 3-round Swiss with more than four players depending on circumstances. The official US Chess OTB regular ratings are generally used.
Time Control: G/50;inc15 (fifty minutes per player with a fifteen second increment 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, and 3pm. Rounds 2 and 3 can be started earlier if both players agree. Players who have a game go long can request extra time off before the next round.
Entry Fee: $20, $15 for Portland Chess Club members. Pay during registration with cash or check payable to the Portland Chess Club.
Rated: US Chess dual 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: $40 to the winner of each section. In a six or seven player Swiss, the runner-up receives $20. 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 up to ten days prior to the final day of the state 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.