ECCC Tournaments


The 2nd Annual 

Emerald City Chess Tournament

Saturday, October 21st, 2017

10:00 AM-8:00 PM

Crater Lake Rooms, Erb Memorial Union, University of Oregon


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There are ATMs on site. There are several food options available in the EMU. A small market, a Falling Sky pizzeria, a Panda Express, a Subway, a Joe's Burgers, a Red Wagon Creamery, a Townshend's, and a Starbucks are all options for lunch and/or dinner for chess players and those who accompany them. There are also other food options within a 5-10 minute walk of the EMU. 

The Umpqua and Rogue Rooms will be used as Skittles Rooms. 

Cash prizes based on 40 total entrants. If significantly fewer than 40 people attend, then the prizes will be decreased accordingly.  The Emerald City Chess Club has the right to change the timing and number of rounds in each section based on attendance. 

By University of Oregon rule, non-UO students will need to provide their name, address, and social security number to the University in order to collect prize funds. UO students can provide their UO ID instead.

Parents, please note that unless your child is in the Topaz Section, your child may play chess against an adult. If this is a problem, please contact us and we will try and see if we can set up special circumstances, but we cannot guarantee that your child will play someone their own age for the entire tournament. 

USCF membership is required for those in the top two sections. Players must have a USCF membership before the first round of their section. If a player does not have a USCF membership by the time the tournament starts, they will either be moved to a non-USCF section or asked to leave.

Those who want to leave a tournament before the final round must notify the tournament director before doing so. If you leave before a round starts and do not notify the tournament director before the round starts, you risk being barred from entering future ECCC events. 


Eugene Chess Tournaments


Bethel Quads

Willamette High School

September 10th

October 8th

November 19th

December 17th

A monthly quad with no age or experience restrictions. The quads take place in the media center of Willamette High School in Eugene. Cost is $10 with all proceeds going to the Willamette High School Chess Club.

Players are divided into four player quads based on the higher of either USCF or NWSRS rating and play a round-robin style tournament with the other three players in the group. The tournament will be NWSRS rated for all quads and USCF rated if all members of a quad are USCF members. 

Registration is from 12:30-1:15 PM with games starting at 1:30. Games will range from G25/5 to G40/5 depending on the preference of the players in the quad. The winner of each quad gets $10 plus free entry into the next quad.

For more information or to register in advance, contact Mike Myers at

The 2017 Fall Classic

South Eugene High School

November 18th

This is a scholastic tournament. Those not in K-12 cannot participate.

To register, email name, school, grade, address, phone, and indicate which section you wish to play to, call Jerry Ramey at 541-232-0328, or register online at Southside Chess

Elite Eight Section: 

March Madness Advanced and Elite Winners, plus the 6 top rated Advanced Section entries. 4 rounds of G/60. USCF rated. Winner gets free entry into Elite Eight section of 2018 Winter Carnival.

Prizes: 1st: $125 and a trophy, 2nd: $75, 3rd: $50.


Advanced Section:

Open to all. USCF rated. 4 rounds of G/60. Winner gets free entry into Elite Eight section of 2018 Winter Carnival. 

Prizes: Trophies for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place, as well as outstanding performance. 


Intermediate Section:

For those rated less than 1000 NWSRS or unrated. NWSRS rated. 5 rounds of G/35.

Prizes: Trophies for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place, as well as outstanding performance.


Novice Section:

Rated less than 700 or unrated and in 9th grade or lower. 5 rounds of G/25. May be divided into 2 sections by grade.

Prizes: Trophies for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place, as well as outstanding performance and medals. All novices will recieve awards. 

More information:

Entry fees: $30 for USCF sections, $20 for Novice and Intermediate. $10 service charge for on-site registration.

Check in and late registration 8:30 AM. Elite and Advanced sections start at 9:00 AM. Meeting for lower players 9AM, and Games start 9:30AM. Sets supplied. Latecomers: half point bye for Round #1. Up to 2 half point byes allowed, if requested before round #2.

Blitz tie-breaks for 1st Place only. Computer tie-breaks for other places. All players who tie for a trophy place receive an award. Money prizes divided evenly in case of ties. USCF rules apply, with some exceptions non-USCF sections.


Oregon Chess Tournaments


Portland Chess Club Events

Quad 45: September 16, October 21, November 11, December 16.

Game in 60: September 30, October 28, November 18, December 30. 

National Chess Day- Portland Fall Open: October 14-15

Oregon Class Championships: November 4-5

Portland Winter Open: December 9-10

Go to to find more information for the multitude of events that they run. 


If you are hosting a tournament or know of a tournament that is not listed here and you would like to have it listed, please contact us at with the name of the tournament, the date(s), time(s), and location of the tournament, and any other relevant information that you would like us to put on our website. 


(Updated 9/7/2017)


Meeting Location and Time

Emerald City Chess Club currently meets Tuesdays from 6-9 PM at The EMU Fishbowl on the University of Oregon campus!

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