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Portland Chess Club

Address 8205 SW 24th Ave
City Portland, OR 97219
Contact Mike Morris (Secretary/Treasurer),
Phone 503-246-2978
Meeting Times Tuesday (Quads), Wednesday (Casual Chess), starting at 7:00 PM.
Weekend events as announced.
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Notes Portland CC Casual Days – Wednesday Evenings at the Portland Chess Club are when club members get together for casual chess and a bit of socializing. Visitors are welcome and are encouraged to visit. If you are curious about our organization, on Wednesday evenings there is always a volunteer available to answer any questions you may have about the club and our activities. You don't need to bring your own board or pieces, the club has all the equipment you need. Learn about the club and the other activities we do. This is a great way to get started with the Portland Chess Club. Doors open @ 7pm.
Officers December 2010 officer photo by Rusty Miller.
Seated: Mike Morris, Alex Grom.
Standing Mike Janniro, Ted Lundin, Neil Dale and Grisha Alpernas. (Click on photo to enlarge.)
See the club's website for current officers.
2012 Annual Meeting Report Reported by Russell Miller. The results of the election at the sparsely attended Portland Chess Club annual meeting: Gregory Alpernas of Lake Oswego, Oregon was elected President for 2012. He replaces Mike Janniro of Portland who will continue on the board. Neil Dale of Portland continues as Vice-President. Longtime Sec./Treas. Mike Morris of Portland will continue in that post. Barb Fortune of Tualatin will also continue on the board of officers. The Treas. report showed better revenue in 2011 than in 2010, and tournament attendance was up. An Internet 6-board match against San Francisco was discussed. In a drawing for those attending, Mike Lilly gave away some gift certificates to Starbucks and Powells, while Russell Miller donated some 1/2-year sets of Inside Chess to the drawing. Click here for some of Rusty's photos.
2013 Annual Meeting Report Reported by Barbie Fortune. The annual meeting of the Portland Chess Club was held Jan. 26 at the clubhouse. The newly elected officers and board members are: Mike Janniro, President; Neil Dale, VP; Mike Morris, Secretary; Treasurer Post 1 Barbie Fortune and Post 2 Sean Tobin. Effective March 26, Jason Cigan replaces Sean Tobin, who resigned due to other chess club activity.
2014 Update Reported by Micah Smith: We thank Neil Dale, Barbara Fortune and Yuriy Kamsha for their time on the PCC board. Lennart Bjorksten and I have joined the board so the new PCC board is now Mike Janniro (President), Lennart Bjorksten (Vice President), Michael J. Morris (Secretary/Treasurer), Jason Cigan (Post 1) and Micah Smith (Post 2).
2016 Update Reported by Russell Miller. The annual meeting of the membership and election of officers of Portland Chess Club took take place on Saturday, January 16. The new officers are: Lennart Bjorksten, President and Director; Micah Smith, Vice President and Director; Mike Morris, Secretary-Treasurer and Director; Mike Janniro, Director and Danny Phipps, Director.
2017 Update & Misc. The 2017 PCC Board of Directors are as follows: President: Lennart Bjorksten, Vice President: Micah Smith, Treasurer, Secretary: Mike Morris, Post 1: Mike Janniro, Post 2: Danny Phipps. IM John Donaldson visited the club on Thursday, Feb. 23, on his way to Spokane. His lecture topic was “How the U.S. team won gold at the 2016 Chess Olympiad.” See photos taken by Russell Miller of John and various items on the walls at the Portland Chess Club.