The Sections have been posted for the 218 players currently registered for the 2017 Presidents’ Weekend Chess Tournament at Robert Gray Middle School. Alphabetical list here; list of players by section here. See you on Saturday!
On Thursday, February 23 from 7:30-9:30pm at the Portland Chess Club, IM John Donaldson, captain of the 2016 US Olympiad team, will provide an inside look at how the US team won the 2016 Chess Olympiad in Baku by giving a talk and going over several games that were important to the US team’s victory. The event is free and open to everyone!
John has served as captain of the US Olympiad team twelve times since 1986. He is the author of over thirty chess books and has been director of San Francisco’s Mechanics’ Institute Chess Club since the 90’s.
The Huffington Post article
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REGISTER HERE for the Presidents’ Weekend Tournament! Registration closes Thursday 2/13 at Midnight.
We want you for the FIFTH ANNUAL Presidents’ Weekend Tournament! Last year, over 200 players came to Gray Middle School in SW Portland for a great day of chess and fabulous prizes. The Commanders-in-Chief have ordered up another excellent set of trophies and Presidential prizes for Saturday, February 18th, and we hope you will join us for a great day. More details are available here; rules are here, and a tentative schedule is here. We look forward to seeing you at Robert Gray Middle School in SW Portland! REGISTER HERE.
Open to all levels of chess players, young to the young-at -heart! A Sunday afternoon, NWSRS-rated chess tournament. If players are not ranked, they will be grouped based upon ability. Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 1pm. ( Registration begins at 12pm) at Roosevelt Elementary School, 1125 North Eldorado Ave.
$10 per player if registered by Thursday, February 9, 2017 by 8pm. Cost is $15 is registered after this date/time.