Chess Odyssey Friday Night Quads in Portland on July 26, August 9 & 23

Qualifier for the OSCF State Championship
Eligibility: All scholastic players, K-12. The tournament is limited to the first 36 players (9 quads) who register. 

Entry fee: $20.00

Registration: Register online at the Chess Odyssey website. Registrations are also accepted by phone call or text, or at the door, before 6:30 pm, if space is available. No registrations will be accepted after 6:30 pm.

Contact: Mike Terrill

Email: mterrill@chessodyssey.com
Phone: (503) 913-9643
More Info: http://chessodyssey.com/Friday-Night-Quads.html

Portland Chess Club Game in 60 on July 27

Are you a mature scholastic player looking for a serious challenge and longer time controls? Come play in the Game in 60 at the Portland Chess Club.

On-site registration runs from 9-9:45am. The rounds are scheduled for 10am, 12:30pm, 2:45pm, and 5pm. Players who have a game go around the full time can request extra time off before the next round. Entry fee is $20 and this is an OSCF State Championship Qualifier.

US Chess dual rated and NWSRS rated. US Chess membership is required and can be purchased during registration. US Chess membership rates/information/benefits

*While this tournament is open to scholastic players, it’s only recommended for mature scholastic players who are capable of playing in a serious tournament and against adults.*

Click here for more info and to register.

*FREE* Midland Open in Portland on August 11

Sun, Aug 11, 2019 10:00am – 4:00pm

This tournament is a Qualifier for the 2020 OSCF Tournament.

This chess tournament is open to all and will be submitted for rating to the Northwest Scholastic Rating Service.

TYPE; 4 Round Swiss

TIME CONTROL: Game in 25; 5 second delay

ENTRY FEE: FREE

AWARDS: Chess Book to the top three Finishers

TIE BREAKER: CUMULATIVE, Average Opposition

EQUIPMENT: YOU MUST BRING A CHESS SET AND BOARD.  If you do not bring a chess set and board —- I may not be able accept your registration.  In other words you may not play if you don’t bring equipment as I only will have a few extra sets and boards.  Also bring a chess clock if you have one.  Also bring a pen/pencil and scoresheets to record the moves of your games.

REGISTRATION: On-site from 10AM – 10:15 AM. I will need the following information for registration: Your Name, the school you attended, your grade in school (I actually need what grade you were just in, not the one you will be going to in September), and a contact method (phone/e=mail). You may also pre-register by send an e-mail with the above information to “chessalot@aol.com“. If you pre-register you must still check in by 10:15 AM.  Those that register by e-mail will be given preference if I need to reduce those registered due to a lack of equipment or space.

Location Details
Midway Library
805 SE 122nd Ave
Portland OR 97233 

Location Phone: (503) 988-5392

Sunday Quads at Portland Chess Club on August 18

Are you a mature scholastic player looking for a serious challenge? Come play in the Sunday Chess Quads at the Portland Chess Club. Sunday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Entry fee is $15 and this is an OSCF State Championship Qualifier.

US Chess dual rated and NWSRS rated. US Chess membership is required and can be purchased during registration. US Chess membership rates/information/benefits

*While this tournament is open to scholastic players, it’s only recommended for mature scholastic players who are capable of playing in a serious tournament and against adults.*

Click here for more info and to register.

*FREE* Gresham Open on August 24

This tournament is a Qualifier for the 2020 OSCF Championship Tournament. This chess tournament is open to all and will be submitted for rating to the Northwest Scholastic Rating Service.

TYPE; 4 Round Swiss

TIME CONTROL: Game in 25; 5 second delay

ENTRY FEE: FREE

AWARDS: Chess Book to the top three Finishers

TIE BREAKER: CUMULATIVE, Average Opposition

EQUIPMENT: YOU MUST BRING A CHESS SET AND BOARD.  If you do not bring a chess set and board —- I may not be able to accept your registration.  In other words you may not be able to play if you don’t bring equipment as I only will have a few extra sets and boards.  Also bring a chess clock if you have one.  Also bring a pen/pencil and scoresheets to record the moves of your games.

REGISTRATION: On-site from 10AM – 10:15 AM. I will need the following information for registration: Your Name, the school you attended, your grade in school (I actually need what grade you were just in, not the one you will be going to in September), and a contact method (phone/email). You may also pre-register by send an e-mail with the above information to “chessalot@aol.com”. If you pre-register you must still check in by 10:15 AM.  Those that register by e-mail will be given preference if I need to reduce those registered due to a lack of equipment.
Location Details
Gresham Library
385 NW Miller Avenue
Gresham OR 97030 US

Location Contact: Reference Desk Staff at Gresham Library
Location Phone: 503-988-5387

For more information, email Ed Addis at chessalot@aol.com

Oregon Open Scholastic Tournament in Portland on August 31

800px-Flag-map_of_Oregon.svgRegistration is OPEN! We have room for only 48 players, so register today!

In connection with the Oregon Chess Federation & Portland Chess Club’s annual Oregon Open, held each year over Labor Day Weekend, we will be holding the Oregon Open Scholastic Tournament at the Lloyd Center Doubletree in Portland.  While the full three-day Oregon Open tournament will be great for those of you who want the challenge of playing very long time controls against adult players (they play two games a day for three days; see here for more details), the shorter time controls of the scholastic section will be a great warmup for the new academic year of chess.

The event is a 4-round Swiss-paired event (time control G/45 d5) and will be held on Saturday, September 1, with the first round at 10am, so starting about an hour before the first round of the Oregon Open main event.  Rounds will be held at 10, 11:45 (or ASAP), 1:45 and 3:30 (or ASAP), and should be done by 5:30pm.  Depending on how many register, we may divide the group into two or three sections based on highest established USCF or NWSRS rating.  The event will be NWSRS rated, though if a section consists of all USCF members, we may dual-rate the section as well.  This is an 2020 OSCF State Championship Qualifier.  We will have medals for even/plus scores and trophies for 1st-3rd places. We will also award one year (for 4.0 and 3.5 point winners) and 6-month (for 3.0 and 2.5 point winners) memberships to NW Chess, which includes a monthly subscription to the NW Chess magazine.

Tournament Director Training on August 31

referee 2Join experienced OSCF tournament directors Todd Anderson, Kathryn Schuff, and Rebecca Holt for a FREE training. Volunteer with us at the Oregon Open Scholastic Tournament on August 31 held at the Lloyd Center Doubletree in Portland on Labor Day weekend. We’ll show you how to run a tournament and serve as a “chess referee” during rounds. This training is appropriate for club coaches who would like to walk through a tournament day from start to finish and also for chess parents who would like to volunteer as “assistant tournament directors” at tournaments throughout the year.

For more information and to sign up, contact Rebecca Holt at oscf@oscf.org.

Coquille’s LaVerne County Park Tournament on June 29

LaVerne Park

LaVerne Park

Chess Tournament at LaVerne County Park, Saturday, June 29 (OSCF Qualifier).  All ages, especially adults are invited to play.  No Bobby Fishers allowed as lighting, temperature and weather cannot be controlled.  Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. at the Green Shelter.  Fee is $5.00.  There will be a potluck lunch where hot dogs will be provided.  Play five rounds, no elimination with prizes being outdoor toys.

Potluck so bring a dish, Dr. Nancy will supply the hot dogs. Bring the family and have fun in the river, play badminton, horseshoes and bring squirt guns for wet fun between rounds.  Will be held rain or shine.  Feel free to camp at the nearby campground for extra fun. For more information or to register, contact Nancy Keller at drnancykeller[at]yahoo.com.

Rose City Sectionals on July 6-7 in Portland

On July 6-7, the Portland Chess Club is running the 5th Annual Rose City Sectionals tournament. This is a great way for up and coming scholastic players to get some experience with longer time controls and to compete for good cash prizes and trophies by playing in a section with similarly rated players. The tournament is a OSCF State qualifier and is dual rated in US Chess and NWSRS. Find more information about the event at pdxchess.org.