In connection with the Oregon Chess Federation & Portland Chess Club’s annual Oregon Open, held each year over Labor Day Weekend, we will be holding the Oregon Open Scholastic Tournament at the Lloyd Center Doubletree in Portland. While the full three-day Oregon Open tournament will be great for those of you who want the challenge of playing very long time controls against adult players (they play two games a day for three days; see here for more details), the shorter time controls of the scholastic section will be a great warmup for the new academic year of chess.
The event is a 4-round Swiss-paired event (time control G/45 d5) and will be held on Saturday, August 31, with the first round at 10am, so starting about an hour before the first round of the Oregon Open main event. Rounds will be held at 10, 11:45 (or ASAP), 1:45 and 3:30 (or ASAP), and should be done by 5:30pm. Depending on how many register, we may divide the group into multiple sections based on highest established USCF or NWSRS rating. The event will be NWSRS rated, though if a section consists of all USCF members, we may dual-rate the section as well. This is an 2020 OSCF State Championship Qualifier. We will have medals for even/plus scores and trophies for 1st-3rd places.
AND if your kid(s) want to play chess ALL WEEKEND LONG… The Oregon Chess Federation encourages kids to join the big tournament for the 2-day schedule, Sunday and Monday. They can enter the U1200 for $25 and compete only for trophies ($35 after August 29). For more information, contact Mike Morris at firstname.lastname@example.org.