Hopefully everyone is settled into their summer routine. Although the summer tournament schedule is a little thinner than during the high winter and early spring season, there are still many opportunities to fit chess into your student’s busy summer. Here are some upcoming options — remember you can always check the NWSRS calendar for updated information (and for details on the below events).
July 6: Tigard Grange Quads, 5:30pm. Easy-to-reach quads sponsored by OSCF Treasurer Steve Cousineau.
July 7: Laverne Park (Coquille) Summer Fun. 10am. If you live on the South / Central Coast, or want to go visit for a while, stop by for this Saturday outdoor event!
July 13: Chess Odyssey Friday Night Quads. 6:15pm. The Friday night standby is here for the summer months.
July 14-15: Summer Open at the Portland Chess Club. A two-day tournament with long time controls for advanced scholastic and adult players. Great prep for the US Open!
July 27: Chess Odyssey Friday Night Quads. 6:15pm. Come brush up before the US Open!
July 28: Laverne Park (Coquille) Summer Fun. 10am. One more time!
July 28: G/60 at the Portland Chess Club. PCC’s monthly one-day tournament for advanced scholastic and adult players.
August 3: Tigard Grange Quads, 5:30pm AND Chess Odyssey Friday Night Quads. 6:15pm.
August 4-12: U.S. Open, Vancouver, WA. The US Chess Federation’s premiere event comes to the local area. In addition to the “big event” — the nine-round tournament with three different schedule options — there are many different side events, including bughouse, blitz, and scholastic tournaments. Check the USCF website for more information.
August 24: Chess Odyssey Friday Night Quads. 6:15pm.