JULY 3 & 4, 2021

2025 Lloyd Center, Portland, OR

Format: 4 round Swiss in three sections: Open, U1750 and U1350. One half-point bye is available if requested before round 1.

Requirements/rating: US Chess membership and NW Chess subscription are required. Oregon residents may purchase a Basic NW Chess subscription at site for online magazine only ($17.50 adult; $10.00 junior) or Premium subscription with print and online magazine ($30 adult; $24 junior). Regular US Chess and NWSRS rated.

Entry fee: $40; $30 for Portland Chess Club members. Prior to the deadline pay by check payable to Portland Chess Club and sent to Mike Morris, 2344 NE 27th Ave., Portland, OR 97212 or by PayPal, email@pdxchess.org. After the deadline add $10. At-site registration Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.

Registration: Pre-registration deadline is noon, Friday July 2. Email Mike Morris at mikejmorris@earthlink.net.

Prizes: 50% of entries in each section will be returned as cash prizes. The prize fund for each section will be divided 60% to first place and 40% to second place. In the event of ties, no tiebreakers will be used for payment of prizes.

Time control: Game in 90; 30 second increment. If an increment clock is not available the time control will be Game in 90; 30 second delay.

Round times: 9:30 am and 2:00 pm each day.

Safety protocols: Masks will be optional for fully vaccinated players and spectators (bring your vaccination cards.) Masks will be mandatory for children and unvaccinated players. Players will be able to sanitize boards and pieces before each game. Hand sanitizers will also be provided.

Tournament Directors: Mike Janniro (Saturday); Lennart Bjorksten (Sunday)