Roshen's Chess Academy

Tournament Registration

Tournament dates:

October 16th, 2021.

Time: 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Location: 2302 Lloyd Center, Portland, OR 97232

Eligibility: All scholastic players, K-12. However, parents are allowed to play if your kids are playing in the same tournament. In that case, we will try our best to pair family members in different sections.

Format: 4-round US Chess rated Swiss tournament. Open to all scholastic chess players. There will be multiple sections. For those players who have current UCSF memberships, you can play in the dual rated sections (USCF + NWSRS). For others, you can play in the "NWSRS-ONLY" section.

Time Control: G/25; delay 5 (25 minutes per player with a 5 second delay each move). We will provide chess boards, pieces, and clocks for the tournament. But please bring your clock, if you have one.

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

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

Entry fee: $30 per player

All proceeds from the tournaments (minus operating expenses for trophies, medals, etc) will go to the following nonprofit organizations. You can find more details about our fundraising here.

Portland Chess Club ( raised $750 so far)

Oregon Chess Federation (raised $750 so far)

Parking & Building Access: Parking @ Lloyd center is free. Enter the parking area from 10th Ave & NE Halsey St. 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 (or recovering from illness), please do not come. We will refund the full tournament registration fees.

Contact e-mail:

You can register here for the tournaments.


October 16th, 2021 : (Total players : 54 USCF players)