Oregon Junior Open (Portland) on Dec. 5

Join us at the Oregon Junior Open held at Portland Community College on Saturday, December 5. This tournament is an OSCF Championship qualifier and is NWSRS rated. Cash, trophies, and medals, for top places and additional prizes for top female player and youngest players in advanced and novice sections.
NEW: players and parents will have the chance to play blitz against Stanford University first female chess club president and participant to the last 2 chess Olympiads: Women FIDE Master Alexandra Botez!
For more details, click the link below!

Portland Community College – Sylvania Campus: 12000 SW 49th AvePortlandOR 97219

Registration:      :  Email name, school, grade, address, phone, NWS/USCF IDs (if  known) and indicate which section you wish to play (Please mention if  you are available to help during the tournament):  silver.knights.chess.club@gmail.com 

Pre-payment only!

Entry Fees:

$25 before November 30th,

$30 December 1st to December 4th.

Registration closes on December 4th at 9PM. No onsite registration.

Sets supplied. 
Latecomers: half point bye for Round #1. 
Computer ties. 
Money prizes divided evenly in case of ties.USCF rules apply, with some exceptions non-USCF sections.

OPEN SECTION (Dual rated: USCF and NWSRS) :

Check-in for Open section 8:45AM. 

Open to all – (USCF membership required):

  • 1stPlace: $100 plus Trophy + the right to play in Oregon Invitational”  a 10 player RR to be conducted at the same time as “Oregon Closed”
  • Trophies 2nd TO 5th,
  • Medals for positive scores (3 points minimum)
  • Ribbons for everyone else

 4 Rounds, G/60 d5. Round times: 9.00AM – 11.15AM – 1.45PM – ASAP


Check-in for Advanced and Novice  9.00AM. 

Game in 25 minutes with a 5 second delay. Games started without clocks may have chess clocks placed on them when 40 minutes has elapsed from the start of the round with 10 minutes remaining for each contestant.

5 Rounds. Round times: 9.15AM – 10.15AM – 11.15PM – 12.45 – ASAP

ADVANCED SECTION – 900 to 1400 (NWSRS rated)

  • Trophies 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th  
  • Medals for positive scores (3 points minimum)
  • Ribbons for everyone else


  • Trophies 1st, 2nd, 3rd,  also
  • Trophies for 1st, 2nd Unrated outside top 3,
  • Medals for positive and par scores (2.5 points minimum)
  • Ribbons for everyone else


  • Top girl and youngest player in Advance section.
  • Top girl and youngest player in Novice section.
  • Top 5 schools teams representing any High School, Middle School, and Elementary/Primary School (will not separate by type of school). The number of entries from any one school is not limited, but only the top four individual scores from any section will be used to determine the team’s total. Pairing system will not avoid pairing players from the same school in any of the rounds.

The Tournament Director interpretation of all rules shall be final and binding.  The Tournament Director reserves the right to decide on all matters pertaining to the tournament including matters not covered explicitly by the rules.