Balki Kodarapu

USCF-rated quads in Beaverton area w/free game analysis

USCF-rated quads on the west side are back again!

Puddletown Chess will be conducting their second quads on Sunday, October 2nd, 2022. They will be focused on scholastic players, but everyone is welcome to play! Based on popular demand from many players & parents, this tournament will be conducted on the westside area, easily accessible from Highway 26.

Checkout more details & pre-register for the tournament here.

  • USCF-Rated Chess Tournament
  • Format: Quads, play players with similar ratings/strength
  • Date: October 02, 2022
  • Time: 2pm-6pm
  • Venue: Godfather’s Pizza (11140 SW Barnes Rd, Portland, OR 97225)
  • Rounds: 3
  • Time Control: G25+5 (each player has 25 minutes with 5-second increment for each move)
  • Prize: 1st place for each quad gets a trophy or Puddletown T-shirt
  • Entry fee: $25,  Paypal: puddletownchess@gmail.com . Please put the player’s FULL name and USCF ID (if any) in the Paypal note
  • Preregistration onlyno on-site registration
  • Free game analysis with WIM Zoey and top Oregon scholastic players Ishaan & Austin
  • Free pizza for players
  • Qualifier for the OSCF State Championship
  • US Chess membership is required, which can be purchased on the US Chess website (www.uschess.org) or during registration: US Chess membership rates/information/benefits

USCF-rated quads in Beaverton area

USCF-rated quads in Beaverton area

USCF-rated quads in Beaverton area

Puddletown Chess will be conducting their first quads next Sunday, September 11th, 2022. They will be focused on scholastic players, but everyone is welcome to play! Based on popular demand from many players & parents, this tournament will be conducted in the westside area, easily accessible from Highway 26.

Checkout more details & pre-register for the tournament here.

  • USCF-Rated Chess Tournament
  • Format: Quads, play players with similar ratings/strength
  • Date: September 11, 2022
  • Time: 2pm-6pm
  • Place: Godfather’s Pizza (11140 SW Barnes Rd, Portland, OR 97225)
  • Rounds: 3
  • Time Control: G25d5 (each player has 25 minutes with 5-second delay for each move)
  • Prize: 1st place for each quad gets a trophy or Puddletown T-shirt
  • Entry fee: $25,  Paypal: puddletownchess@gmail.com . Please put the player’s FULL name and USCF ID (if any) in the Paypal note
  • Preregistration onlyno on-site registration
  • Free game analysis with WIM Zoey and top Oregon scholastic players Ishaan & Austin
  • Free pizza for players
  • Qualifier for the OSCF State Championship
  • US Chess membership is required, which can be purchased on the US Chess website (www.uschess.org) or during registration: US Chess membership rates/information/benefits

A new organization elevating chess in Oregon

Three familiar scholastic players in Oregon, Zoey Tang, Austin Tang, and Ishaan Kodarapu have come together this summer to form a brand new not-for-profit organization called Puddletown Chess. These three players have been active in the Oregon chess community for a very long time and launching this not-for-profit is their way of giving back!

Their mission is to build a fun & collaborative community for chess players of all ages in Oregon and beyond. As a result they want to magnify the values of patience, self-esteem, and intelligence.

Some of their goals for this organization are:

  • Promote friendly competition and team collaboration through chess
  • Inspire all generations through active chess participation
  • Teach the kids how to face failure, build self-confidence and enhance decision making skills
  • Make chess accessible to everyone (young kids, women, elderly, low-income)

The trio have a lot of plans for the future including rated tournaments, mentoring sessions, game reviews and more.

They are excited for their very first event in the form of a FREE Q&A online webinar.

Austin, Zoey, Ishaan
Zoey, Ishaan & Austin – the founding team of Puddletown Chess

During this online seminar, the founding team will be addressing some of the interesting questions that already came in from the participants including:

  • What motivates you to dive into chess playing from a beginner/intermediate player?
  • How often do you practice chess every day?
  • How do you plan your chess study time?
  • What to do when my rating does not go up?

The event is free online, next Sunday August 07th at 06:00pm PT
Register for the event at https://bit.ly/ptc-first-event