Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Silver Knight Chess Club Quads

Silver Knight Chess Club Quads -  Saturday, January 13th 2018. 
2:15 PM - 5:30 PM 

Portland Chess Club8205 SW 24th Ave, Portland, OR 97219

NEWCash prizes quad: 1st place - $40 (36$ for siblings) / 2nd place - chess book . Split prize in case of a tie. Quad can have a mix of cash and trophy players.  Dual rated OSCF and USCF (Regular or Quick). 

OR-OSCF Champ. Qualifiers

You must pre-register and pre-pay to attend. I will email back confirmation to everyone who is already registered. 
To preregister email the following information to

- Last name, First name
- Date of the tournament when you will play

If the player does not have  NWSRS ID, please email the following information:
-  State
-  School
-  Grade
-  Date of birth

For payment click "Pay Now":

Number of players
Pre-registration close Sunday ( day of the tournament) at 10:00 AM
Tournament details:

Format: Players will be divided in 4 player sections (quads) by NWSRS rating;
Rating system: NWSRS and USCF if all the players in the same quad have up to date US Chess membership will be dual rated by default (just those quads).
Schedule: Check-In: 14:20-14:25; play will start at 14:30. Each quad will operate on its own schedule; games will be started as soon as possible. Quads involving younger players are expected to finish well in advance of those involving older, more experienced players. Awards for each section will be made as soon as that section is completed.

Notation: Players are encouraged to notate; players rated over 1000 are required to notate.

Time Control: G25/5 for time delay clocks; G/30 for analog and non-delay digital clocks. Please bring your clock, if you have one.

Prizes: First place trophy, second place medal, third place medal, 4th place - small chess accessories for each section.

Tiebreakers: Ties will be broken in this order: direct encounter, lower starting rating, highest number of games played with black pieces, younger age, coin flip..

Entry fee: $20.00 per player. Two or more siblings $17 per player. . 
Eligibility: All scholastic players, K-12.  

Contact: Andrei Botez
Phone: (503) 995-2888 

8205 SW 24th Ave

Portland, OR 97219

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Practice Bishop and Knight checkmate online

Click in this  LINK You have to be able to do it under 50 moves!