Saturday January 11, 2020 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM PST
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Christ United Methodist Church 
12755 NW Dogwood S
Portland, OR 97229

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Raj Kodityala at Chetana Chess Tournament 

Chetana Foundation Fundraiser Tournament 


Sat Jan 11, 2020 8am-4pm | US/Pacific times

Location: Christ United Methodist Church, 12755 NW Dogwood St, Portland 97229. map (503) 646-1598


Join us for the first ever fundraiser chess tournament for Chetana Foundation, compete for the top cash award and make it a grand success.

Online registration extended, available till Jan 11th Saturday morning 6am. Will also accept onsite registration from 8am to 8:30am on Jan 11th, but with CASH ONLY. No credit card charge facility available.

Total number of participants limited to 150 due to capacity of site.

Onsite registration from 8am to 8:30am on Jan 11th, but with CASH ONLY. No credit card charge facility available.

Cost: $25.00 per player

Check in 8:00-8:30am --- First Round 9:00am --- End 4:00pm


Sections are U600, U1000 and 1000+

TD reserves the right to re-arrange people in different sections, create additional sections based on number of participants.

Players in all sections play G25 delay5, in order to complete 5 games in time allotted.

Excellent tournament for beginners to veterans.


Cash (actually checks) awards for the top 4 ranks in each section and plus score medals.  Award amount based on at least 100 participants. Prize amounts may be adjusted lower if there are fewer than 100 participants

1000+: 1st place: $100, 2nd: $75, 3rd: $50, 4th: $35

U1000: 1st place: $80, 2nd: $60, 3rd: $45, 4th: $30

U600+: 1st place: $80, 2nd: $60, 3rd: $45, 4th: $30

Plus, score medals in all sections for players with score of 3 or more.


Boards and pieces provided.

Please bring chess clocks if you have it. TD may have some but might not be enough.

1000+ section players need to notate, please bring pencils.


Pizza orders will be taken during registration. Soda and water will be available at concessions. Concessions and pizza available for lunch only, and not for breakfast.


Rounds matched with Swiss pairing system. There is no “elimination” for losing early rounds. We will avoid pairing siblings against each other as much as possible. Tournament organizers reserve the right to adjust sections and time controls depending on the number of registrations and schedule constraints. Sections may be subdivided based on rating and/or age.

ALL sections: Five rounds. Game in 25 (each person has 25 minutes for all of their moves) with a 5 second delay per move. Notation optional for U1000 and U600 players, required for 1000+ players. If one player provides a clock and wants to use it, then both players must use the clock. Please bring a clock if you have one. Clocks without delay capability will play Game in 30. Games started without clocks may have clocks placed on them when 40 minutes have elapsed from the start of the round with 10 minutes remaining for each participant. NWSRS rated.


Participants can request in advance up to two Half Point Bye(s) (for instance, to make it to a sporting event). All requests must be sent by e-mail to Raj at ChetanaChess@gmail.com by Thursday, Jan 9th 2020. Please include which round(s) the byes are needed, player’s name, grade, school, and NWSCF ID if they have one.

SCHEDULE FOR ALL sections: U600, U1000, 1000+

TD reserves the right to change sections and rating groups based on the number of participants in each section.

8:00-8:30 Check-in

8:30 Tournament introduction to Chetana Foundation

8:45 Player Meeting, and sections, Round times and break announcements

9:00 Round1

10:20 Round2

11:40 Round3

1:00 Round4

2:20 Round5

3:45 Awards

4:00 Cleanup 



Chetana Foundation Fundraiser Chess Tournament: ChetanaChess@gmail.com

Standings and Pairings online: 


Chetana Foundation: http://chetanaus.org