Format: 3-round quads, usually with one round on each of the first three Tuesdays in the month. Some or all of the sections may run as a Swiss or round robin with more than three rounds and/or four players depending on circumstances (number of players, number of Tuesdays in a month, etc.). By agreement players may schedule their game at another day and/or time generally if it’s scheduled after the previous Tuesday night and before the following Tuesday night. The official US Chess regular ratings are generally used for section placement. 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/90;inc30 (Ninety minutes per player with a thirty second increment added for each move. Notating is required for every move with this time control.). Click here to see how to set the popular digital clocks for this time control (including some important notes on some of the clocks). 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 6:45-7pm. Rounds begin each Tuesday at approximately 7pm. (Important Note: The Lloyd Center mall is currently closing at 7pm so make sure you get there before 7pm)
Entry Fee: $15, $10 for PCC members. Pay during registration with cash or check payable to Portland Chess Club.
Rated: US Chess regular rated. 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: The winner of each section receives a $10 discount on the entry fee to a future Tuesday or Sunday Quad, valid for three months. If there is a six or seven player section, the runner-up receives a $5 discount. Prizes are combined and split if there is a tie.
Location: Portland Chess Center, 2025 Lloyd Center, Portland, OR 97232
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) State membership is not required. 4) This tournament is not an OSCF state qualifier.