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:
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.