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Portland Chess Club Centennial Open
August 12th, 13th, and 14th
Lloyd Center Doubletree Hotel, Portland, Oregon
  • TYPE: 6-round Swiss in 2 sections.
  • TC: 40/120; SD 60
  • 5-GAME SCHEDULE: Players rated 2200 and above may enter 2nd round with 1 point.
    All others: one irrevocable half-point bye
    available for any rounds 1-6 if requested
    before round 2.
  • ROUND TIMES: Friday 11 & 7; Saturday 9 & 7; Sunday 10 & 5
  • REGISTRATION: Friday, 9:00am-10:45 am.
  • ENTRIES: $110; Pre-registration received by August 8 deduct $10. Payable to Portland Chess Club; mail to Mike Morris, 2344 NE 27th Ave., Portland, OR 97212. Free entry to GM’s and IM’s ($100 deducted from any prizes);
  • Refund of $20 to guests registered at hotel for at least 2 nights, payable at end of tournament (one refund per room).
  • USCF & OCF/WCF membership required;
    OSA or out-of-Northwest pay $5 OCF tournament fee. USCF August list used to determine ratings. FIDE ratings used for foreign players without USCF ratings.
FIDE RATED CHAMPIONSHIP SECTION: Open to all; total prize fund $4500
PRIZES: $2000-1000-500; U2200: $500-300-200
AMATEUR SECTION: Open to all under 2000; total prize fund $5500:

PRIZES: $1000-600-400
U 1800: $500-300-200
U1600: $500-300-200
U 1400: $500-300-200
U 1200/unr: $300-200

SIDE EVENT: Saturday Afternoon Blitz start 3:30 pm; 8 double-round Swiss $20 entry fee; 80% of entries returned as prizes: 1st 50%; 2nd 25%; U2000 25%
Special Guest – GM Susan Polgar:
Saturday afternoon: 10-board clocked simul;
Sunday morning breakfast topic: “The Bobby Fischer I knew”.
Hotel Discount: Lloyd Center Doubletree special chess rate (mention tournament); single occupancy $99; double occupancy $109; plus tax. For hotel reservations call 1-800-996-0510.

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