Roshen’s Chess Academy Scholastic K-12 Chess Tournament October 16th

A fundraiser for the Oregon Chess Federation and the Portland Chess Club

100% of proceeds will go to Oregon Chess Federation and Portland Chess Club. Roshen’s Chess Academy will absorb all tournament operating expenses (trophies, medals, etc).

Entry fee: $30. REGISTRATION CLOSES AT 12 PM (NOON) ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15th. No entrees will be accepted after that. Please register using the following link:

Format: 4-round US Chess rated Swiss tournament. Open to all scholastic chess players.

Time control: All games will be G/25; delay 5 (25 minutes per player with a 5 second delay each move). Please bring a chess clock if you have one.

Schedule: Players meeting starts at 9:45 am. Players who do not report by 9:45 am won’t be paired for the first round. First round starts at 10 AM. Subsequent rounds start as soon as the previous round finishes.

Ratings & Section details: Players with current USCF memberships can play in the dual rated sections (USCF + NWSRS rated). Others play in the “NWSRS-ONLY” section.

You can purchase a youth USCF Chess Membership online at ($20 for one year). This is not required in the “NWSRS-ONLY” section. We strongly encourage players to take the USCF Chess Membership and play in the dual rated section. This will help players see their rating at the United States National level (NWSRS is for the Northwest only) and receive many other advantages that come with the USCF membership.

Prizes: Trophies for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each section. Medals for all plus scorers.

Location: Lloyd Center Food Court. Address: 2302 Lloyd Center, Portland, OR 97232.

Parking and Building Access: Parking @ Lloyd center is free. Enter the parking area from 10th Ave & NE Halsey Sts. and drive all the way to the top floor (3rd floor – rooftop). Park close to the “3JJ” section. Walk through the corner entrance. The chess tournament area is about 10 seconds of walk from the entrance. Very important: The other Lloyd Center entrances won’t open until 11 am on Saturdays.

Physical Safety: The playing area will be secured (no non-players will be allowed in the tournament area section) and we will be monitoring the players and their safety while their games are going. However, parents/guardians are responsible for the safety of the kids while they are not playing and when they come out of the playing section (before the tournament, between the rounds, and after the tournament).

Health Safety: The playing tables will be placed in accordance with social distancing. Players are required to wear masks at all times. We will be doing temperature checks of all players before the tournament. Anybody who has a temperature of 100.4 °F or more won’t be allowed to participate and their full tournament registration fees will be refunded. Also if you are sick on the tournament day (or recovering from illness), please do not come. We will refund the full tournament registration fees.

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