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.
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. 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).
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. The OSCF is currently offering discounted regular memberships (no printed magazine) 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 one of the next three Tuesday or Sunday Quads. 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) 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 or OSCF state qualifier.