Portland CC Championship

Sign on a street near the Portland Chess Club. Photo Credit: Russell Miller
Sign on a street near the Portland Chess Club. Photo Credit: Russell Miller

From the website of the chess club.

“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.

Oregon All Stars Results

On Oct 9, 2015 there was a many sections scholastic event held in Salem. Jeff Dobbins was the chief TD.

Chess Ratings Northwest Crosstable, CLICK HERE.

The US Chess Crosstables for 16 sections can be found, CLICK HERE.

More info can be found on the Oregon Scholastic Chess Federation website, CLICK HERE.

16 kids Played in their first US Chess event. 121 took part in US Chess rated sections.

Portland Fall Open Results

National Chess Day was Oct 10, 2015. For the 2nd year in a row the Portland Chess Club held their annual Fall Open on this weekend. Last year 44 player took part and this year 30 did.

Mike Janniro of Portland was the TD and played an extra game. All the event winners were from Portland.

Nick Raptis and Seth Talyansky tired for 1st place in the upper section with 4-1. Seth topped Nick in round 4. Roland Eagles and Eric Erard also scored 4-1 to win the lower section of the event.

US Chess crosstable CLICK HERE.

TD Janniro on left with Upper Section co winner Seth Talyansky. Photo Credit: Brian Berger
‘TD Janniro on left with Upper Section co winner Seth Talyansky. Photo Credit: Brian Berger

Nick Raptis of Portland and OnLine BLITZ

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.

CLICK HERE for US Chess crosstable.