Rose City Chess Tournament May 9

Rose City Chess presents a summer series of monthly, beginner-friendly chess tournaments sponsored by Nordic Northwest. Open to players of all ages. Participants are placed in groups of four according to playing strength. Each person plays three rounds of chess, regardless of whether they win, lose, or draw their games. Winner of each group gets $20 cash or gift-card and a typewritten award letter!

USCF membership is required and can be purchased at a discount during checkout. 

Registration: Click here to register. 100% preregistered by 12:00pm the day of the event. No on-site registration.

Dates: May 9, June 13, July 11

Entry: $20 (Open to all. Nordic Northwest Members get $5 discount.)

Location: Nordic Northwest, 8800 SW Oleson Road, Portland, OR 97223

Ratings: USCF rated (USCF memberships required for all participants.

Equipment: Chess sets, clocks, notation sheets, and pencils all provided.

Format: Players are grouped in quads according to playing strength. Tournament Director may make slight adjustments to separate siblings, etc. Each person plays three rounds of G/25 +5 (each player gets 25 minutes of thinking time, plus a 5 second bonus after every move).

Awards: 1st place in each Quad receives $20 cash or gift-card and a typewritten award letter


  • 6:00pm: Check In
  • 6:15pm: Round 1
  • 7:15pm or ASAP: Round 2
  • 8:15pm or ASAP: Round 3
  • 9:15pm Event Complete

Email with questions.