Chess4Girls All-Girls Monthly Swiss Tournament June 12 (online and FREE)

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Location: Online via Zoom and Lichess.org.

Dates

Sunday, June 12th

Sunday, July 24th

Sunday, August 21th

The free, monthly, USCF/NWSRS rated Chess4Girls (online) Swiss tournaments are to help encourage and bring together more female players in Chess. I hope that these frequent events will create the much-needed space and recognition for fellow girls who love the sport.

Details:– Format: Swiss tournament with 4 Rounds, G/25 mins inc 5. 

Location: Online, via Zoom and Lichess.org. (visit website for in-person details if applicable)

Cost: No registration fees!

Ratings: NWSRS, USCF, and Lichess Classical Rated. Free USCF memberships provided if necessary!

Equipment: Laptop with a working camera + microphone, Zoom, and a free account on Lichess.org.

Sections: Depending on the number of girls who register, the sections will vary. Typically U800 and an Open section.

Awards: Powell’s gift cards/locally handmade Chessboard earrings for section winners!! 

Post-Tournament Game Analysis: After rounds finish, with NM Zoey Tang!

Registration:– To register for free, please visit the following page and fill out the form:sites.google.com/view/chess4girls/register
– Registration closes [DATE] (2 days prior to the event).

Website/More Info:
– For more information, visit the Chess4Girls PDX website:sites.google.com/view/chess4girls/home

Contact: Nesara Shree (TD)
Email:chess4grls@gmail.com

Rose City Chess Summer Tournament Schedule June 10, 13, 24, 25

Rose City Chess has released its schedule of USCF rated summer tournaments, with several options to play both in-person and online. Events are open to all ages and abilities, with prizes both for beginner and advanced players. There will be online quads every other Friday along with in-person events twice a month.

Be sure to check out Pridelandia, Rose City Chess’s celebration of LGBTQ chess players!

Quadlandia S5 E1 (online), Friday June 10

Rose City Chess Tournament at Nordic Northwest (in-person), Monday June 13

Quadlandia S5 E2 (online), Friday June 24

Pridelandia (in-person and online), Saturday June 25

Quadlandia S5 E3 (online), Friday July 8

Rose City Chess Tournament at Nordic Northwest (in-person), Monday July 11

Quadlandia S5 E4 (online), Friday July 22

Swisslandia (in-person and online), July TBA

Quadlandia S5 E5 (online), Friday August 8

Swisslandia (in-person and online), August TBA

Quadlandia S5 E6 (online), Friday August 22

Contact: Chad Lykins (chad@rosecitychess.com)

Portland Chess Club Announces Tournament Scholarships for Female Chess Players

Portland Chess Club is waving entry fees for the next twelve months for all female chess players at their monthly Sunday Quads, Tuesday Quads, and Game in 60. The pledge amounts to $900 in tournament scholarships for every female chess player in the state of Oregon. This support will run from June 1, 2022 through May 31, 2023.

Oregon Scholastic Chess Federation is supporting PCC’s historic commitment by paying the costs of USCF memberships for new and renewing female players entering events at Portland Chess Club.

For a complete list of tournament dates, please visit https://www.pdxchess.org/.

OSCF and PCC are official partners in the Oregon Chess Project, a collaborative initiative between Oregon’s chess organizers aimed at growing and diversifying the chess community. If you would like to become a partner organization and/or make a financial contribution to support these efforts, please contact OSCF President Chad Lykins (chad@rosecitychess.com) or Portland Chess Club President Mike Janniro (email@pdxchess.org).

Corvallis Chess Quad June 5

When: Sunday, June 5th. 12:45 – 3:30pm. Check-in from 12 – 12:40. 

Where: Corvallis High School Library. (Enter through the SW corner door of HS off of 16th street by football stadium.) 

What: 3 games against players of similar skill. All ages, all levels of experience welcome. NWSRS rated. Game in 25 minutes with 5 second delay. 

Details: Entry fee $5. Quad winners get their money back and free entry to next quad. Free donuts and other snacks are provided by the Kiwanis Club of Corvallis Sunrisers.

Contact: phil.schapker@albany.k12.or.us

Summer Camps by Rose City Chess

Rose City Chess presents a series of week-long training camps led by Oregon’s top players and coaches, including 3X Oregon Champion and USCF National Master Matt Zavortink, National Master Wilson Gibbins, and Rose City Chess Founder Chad Lykins, with support from Oregon Chess Project Summer Fellows. Each camp will be led by at least one Senior Coach and one Summer Fellow.

All camps will be 100% in-person at the Portland Chess Club. Students will be grouped according to playing strength. Students receive a free Chess Steps workbook suitable for their level.

Each day includes dedicated time for USCF rated games, instruction, tactical puzzles, positional studies, and analysis of games. We typically schedule a less strenuous (and more silly) activity to give us a break in the afternoon, like chess movies, chess variants (such as blitz, bughouse, blindfold, Chess960, and lucky chess). And maybe ice skating! Our beginner students usually need this break. Our older students can use this time to get extra rated games or more personalized feedback from one of the coaches.

Registration: https://www.rosecitychess.com/shop/p/summer-camp-2022

Location: Portland Chess Club, Lloyd Center Mall, 2025 Lloyd Center, Portland, OR 97232

Dates and Times: All camps run from 9am-4pm.

June 20-July 24, June 27-July1, July 25-July 30, August 1-August 5, August 8-August 12, August 15-August 19, August 22-August 26

Enrollment: Minimum 10 students; Maximum 24

Ages: 2nd-8th grade (students should have completed 1st grade prior to camp) (High School and College students are encouraged to apply for paid positions as Oregon Chess Project Summer Fellows.)

Chess4kids Free Online Classes May 24- July 26

Chess4kids will be hosting free online classes from May through July. The teachers will teach students chess strategy and tactics for the first part of class. After that, kids will play with each other online. There will be lots of teachers for people of different skill levels. All teachers are very experienced and are 1500+.

Time: 7:00-8:30PM
Date: All Tuesdays from May 24th to July 31st
Contact: info@chess4kids.net

Students should know basic chess rules.
Please create a zoom account for the lesson, and a chess account on chess.com for playing online. 

Chess4kids online class registration

2022 OSCF Team Championship Results

The Third Annual 2022 OSCF Team Championship brought together 130+ players from 27 different teams in seven different sections. This was the first USCF rated team championship in state history and a major milestone in Oregon’s chess community. With the recent growth of USCF rated scholastic events in Oregon, we have seen more students getting close to the 25 game threshold necessary to appear in national lists of Top 100 Players By Age. Many thanks to the volunteers who gave Oregon’s children the opportunity for this national recognition!

  • K12 School Team Champion: Westview (Jesuit 2nd, Oregon Episcopal 3rd)
  • K8 School Team Champion: Stoller and International School Beaverton (Tie 1st), (ACCESS K8 3rd)
  • K8 Reserve Team Champion: Winterhaven (Stoller B 2nd, Holy Trinity 3rd)
  • K5 School Team Champion: Jacob Wismer (ACCESS K5 2nd, HCCS A 3rd)
  • K5 Reserve Team Champion: Lent (Jacob Wismer B 2nd, HCCS C 3rd)
  • Mixed Open Champion: Rose City Chess A (Hayes 2nd, Patel 3rd)
  • Mixed Reserve Champion: Rose City Chess B (Remedios 2nd, Rosen’s Chess Academy A 3rd)

The top three teams in each section won a team prize as well as medals for each player. In addition to team awards, the following players won gold medals as the top boards for their sections.

K12 School

  • Board 1: Roshen Nair
  • Board 2: Conner Jensen
  • Board 3: Nathan Zhou
  • Board 4: Kyle Liu
  • Board 5: Meet Raval

K8 School

  • Board 1: Ishan Kodarapu
  • Board 2: Levi McClure
  • Board 3: Derek Tseng
  • Board 4: Neha Narendran
  • Board 5: Lazlo McLure

K8 Reserve:

  • Board 1: Sai Siddharth Nalamalpu
  • Board 2: Kudi Ozcanli
  • Board 3: Nate Bock
  • Board 4: Harrison Matheny
  • Board 5: Thanishka Sri Krishna Kale

K5 School:

  • Board 1: Neev Kodarapu
  • Board 2: Eesha Juneja
  • Board 3: Brayden Chong
  • Board 4: Matthew Alappat
  • Board 5: Ivor Williams

K5 Reserve

  • Board 1: Levi Hilton
  • Board 2: Manh Bui
  • Board 3: Esteban Hernandez Navarete
  • Board 4: Fernando Hernandez
  • Board 5: Derek Chen

Mixed Open

  • Board 1: Jaden Marx
  • Board 2: Aaron Hayes
  • Board 3: Arthur Yang
  • Board 4: Koyal Krummel
  • Board 5: Jasper Defrain

Mixed Reserve:

  • Board 1: Neil Natarajan
  • Board 2: Naren Deivanayagam and Eshan Aravind (Tie)
  • Board 3: Anshu Mukherjee
  • Board 4: Junlang Xu
  • Board 5: Jin Yamashita

Congratulations to all our champions! Wallcharts with full results are posted here. USCF rating reports can be seen here. Note in both cases that the order listed online may not include tie-break criteria.

Swisslandia by Rose City Chess May 28

Rose City Chess and Portland Chess Club invite you to a very special edition of Swisslandia on May 28, 2022. Swisslandia is a beginner-friendly series of chess tournaments for players of all ages, with special emphasis on making sure scholastic players have fun. Players are divided into sections based on strength. Each person plays four rounds, regardless of whether they win, lose, or draw their games. Winners receive generous prizes and typewritten award letters.

Register here by May 27.

USCF membership is required and can be purchased during checkout. If you need to purchase or renew your USCF membership, you can add one to your cart by clicking here.

What makes this Swisslandia special? Dave Murray is throwing an ICE CREAM PARTY after Round 3! Dave just joined Rose City Chess as a Coach and Tournament Director. Online participants will have to BYOIC (Bring Your Own Ice Cream), but we encourage you to join in the fun and say hello to Dave.

Registration: 100% preregistered by 5:00pm the day before the event. No on-site registration.

Entry: $20

Ratings: USCF rated (USCF memberships required for all participants. Click here to add to cart).

Equipment: Chess sets, clocks, notation sheets, and pencils all provided.

Format: Players are grouped in sections according to playing strength. Tournament Director may make slight adjustments to separate siblings, etc. Each person plays four rounds of G/25 +5 (each player gets 25 minutes of thinking time, plus a 5 second bonus after every move).

PrizesFREE ICE CREAM FOR ALL IN-PERSON PARTICIPANTS

  • 1st = Best Chess Set Ever and Typewritten Award Letter ($39.95 value)
  • 2nd = Rose City Chess T-Shirt ($19.95 value)
  • 3rd = Rose City Chess Mug or Water Bottle ($9.95 value)
  • Plus Score = Notation Book ($2.95 value)

OSCF K12 Team Championship Participant Instructions

We are excited to welcome you to the 2022 OSCF K12 Team Championship on Saturday May 21 at the Oregon Convention Center!

Time: Check-In is mandatory and opens at 7:45am. Players and teams who are not checked in and at their boards by 8:15am may forfeit Round 1.

Location: Meeting Rooms E, Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97232

Here is your to-do list before the event:

We can’t wait to see you on Saturday!

Open Door Christian Academy Chess Open May 14

Registration is now open for the 2022 ODCA Chess Open


FREE DAIRY QUEEN ICE CREAM FOR EVERY PLAYER!

Date: Saturday, May 14

Place: Open Door Christian Academy (27710 SE Strebin Rd. Troutdale, Or.)

Who: All students grades K-12

Cost: $20

Registration Deadline: May 8

Time: 9:00-3:00

Check-in: 8:15-8:45 (Players arriving after 8:45 will receive a first round bye

Five Round USCF Rated Tournament
USCF Membership required. Free USCF membership ($20 value) provided for new or renewing members. If you do not already have a membership, you will be provided a membership.

We will have multiple divisions. Divisions will determined based on number of entries.

Prizes will be given to top three finishers in each division.

Please bring a clock if you have one. If you don’t have one, no problem.

SCHEDULE: Round 1 – 9:00, Round 2 – 10:10, Round 3 – 11:20, Round 4 – 12:30, Round 5 – 1:40, Awards – 2:50

Time Control – G/25; d5

Email Gabe Franklin with any questions – gabefranklin@opendoorchristian.org