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 mutual agreement players may schedule their game at another day and/or time generally as long as it’s scheduled after the previous Tuesday night and before the following Tuesday night. The official US Chess regular ratings are generally used.
Time Control: 40/90,SD/30;d5 (forty moves in ninety minutes followed by sudden death in thirty minutes, with a five second delay each move starting from move one). Clocks without delay capability use 40/90,SD/30;d0. A few digital clocks are provided for this tournament but bring one if you have one (boards, pieces, notation sheets, and pens/pencils are provided).
Schedule: On-site registration runs from 7:15-7:30pm. Rounds begin each Tuesday at approximately 7:30pm.
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
Prizes: Winner of each section receives a $10 discount on the entry fee to one of the next three Tuesday or Sunday Quads tournaments. 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 Club, 8205 SW 24th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
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 6th edition of the US Chess rulebook and updates to the rulebook. The pairings may be adjusted to accommodate player availability. 3) OCF/WCF/ICA state membership is encouraged but not required. The membership helps support and expand chess in the Northwest and includes a monthly subscription to the award-winning Northwest Chess magazine. Link to online payment 4) This tournament is not a Northwest Chess Grand Prix event or OSCF state qualifier.