Portland Chess Club Game in 60 on July 25 (NWSRS Rated!)

Are you a mature scholastic player looking for a serious challenge and longer time controls? Come play in the Game in 60 online through Portland Chess Club.


Format: 4 round Swiss in two sections: Open and U1650. US Chess Online
rated. Sections may be combined if too few are in one section. One half-point bye is available if requested before round 1. Regular US Chess ratings will be used for pairings and prizes. Games will be monitored through Zoom.com.

Requirements: US Chess membership is required. Players must have a
Chess.com account (free) and Zoom account (free).

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.

Registration: Pre-registration only, by email to mikejmorris@earthlink.net.
The deadline is 7:00 pm, Friday, July 24. The TD will send out special instructions, the list of players, their Chess.com user names and first round pairings Friday evening.

Prizes: Thanks to an anonymous donation we can offer a generous prize fund. 80% of entries in each section will be returned as cash prizes. If a section has 10 or more players the prize fund for that 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. Prizes will be paid following game review through the Chess.com algorithm.

Time control: Game in 60; 5 second increment.

Round times: 10:00 am; 12:15 am; 2:30 pm; 4:45 pm

Mandatory Players’ Meeting: 9:45 am on Zoom. Non-attending players will be given first round byes.

Tournament Director: Mike Morris mikejmorris@earthlink.net
503-282-4805; cell 971-409-4841
Assistant Director: David Murray david.e.murray.80@gmail.com