“Club Championship (Sept 29-Oct 29): The annual Portland Chess Club Championship, which is open to all PCC members, takes place in October (sometimes starting in late September as was the case this year) in place of the Tuesday Quads. Mike Morris, PCC life member and longtime board member, won with 4.5/5, gaining around 70 rating points and winning $50. He beat defending champion FM Nick Raptis, who finished 2nd with 4/5, on the last round to take the title. Brian Elser finished 3rd with 3.5/5. Roland Eagles won the $25 U1800 prize with 3/5 and gained around 65 rating points.”
Mike was also the TD. CLICK HERE for the US Chess Crosstable.
Michael Lilly of Portland, Oregon is on vacation in Europe. He took this photo. He says “We were out for an evening stroll, and Jackie convinced me to walk though an old cemetery. Look who we found! — at Montparnasse Cemetery.”
There are online blitz tournaments and Nick Raptis of Portland, Oregon plays quite often. He won the one played Sept 28, 2015 with a 6-1 score. The time control is G/3 +2.
Events are played on Internet Chess Club website and rated by US Chess. There were 39 players in the event. Will try to get Nick to write something for NORTHWEST CHESS about this type of tournament play.