Yuletide Tournament in Milwaukie on Dec. 10

set-2Come play in a festive, five-round chess tournament for all chess players in grades K-12. Held at LaSalle College Prep School in Milwaukie, this fun tournament offers wonderful prizes for plus scores and trophies for top three places. King’s Gift: Bonus award for middle school with most participants. Tiebreakers will be in favor of school with the best combined score. This tournament has been designated as an OSCF qualifier, and will be NWSRS rated; G30. REGISTER ONLINE HERE.

Oregon Junior Closed Invitations

The Oregon Chess Federation, Oregon’s primary U.S. Chess Federation affiliate, hosts the Oregon Junior Closed Championship each year.  The top six junior players in the state are invited to participate in a 5-round round robin event at the end of the year, with the winning player invited to the Oregon Closed Championship in early 2017 (as long as they meet certain rating requirements).  For more information, see the OCF bylaws here.

Historically, the six invitations to the Junior Closed are extended to (1) chess players under the age of 19 as of the date of the tournament, (2) who have played at least 15 USCF rated games over the last year (so 11/20/2015 to 11/20/2016), and (3) are based on the highest post-tournament rating during that period, averaged with the player’s October 2016 rating (as published in the USCF October supplement).

Based on those criteria, we have the following six players as the primary invitees to the Oregon Junior Closed; we also list several alternates below in case some of the invitees are unable to attend.  Those invitees who are interested in participating should contact Andrei Botez, OCF Scholastic Coordinator, for more information: Email Andrei at silver.knights.chess.club at gmail.com.  Please email him with any corrections you believe should be made to the list as well.  Congratulations to the invitees!

QUALIFYING RATING AVERAGE QUALIFYING PLAYER
2406 GRABINSKY, AARON
2198 TALYANSKY, SETH
2028 MCCOY, OWEN
2003 GRABINSKY, JOSHUA
1889 PERKINS, JOSIAH
1886 PATEL, KIAN
ALTERNATES BELOW ALTERNATES BELOW
1849 ZHANG, GAVIN
1813 WU, ETHAN
1800 BOTEZ, ANDREA CECILIA

Sunday, Nov. 27 – Silver Knights Chess Club Quads – An OSCF State Qualifier

Prizes: First place trophy, second & third place medal, fourth place small chess gift – for each TROPHYSilverKnights-225x300section.

Format: Players will be divided in 4 player sections (quads) by NWSRS/USCF rating. Any section where ALL players have current USCF membership will be dual rated (USCF and NWSRS)

Schedule: Check-In: 14:20-14:25; play will start at 14:30. Each quad will operate on its own schedule; games will be started as soon as possible. Quads involving younger players are expected to finish well in advance of those involving older, more experienced players. Awards for each section will be made as soon as that section is completed.SilverKtr

Notation: Players are encouraged to notate.

Time Control: G25/5 for time delay clocks; G/30 for analog and non-delay digital clocks. Please bring your clock, if you have one.

Tiebreakers: Ties will be broken in this order: direct encounter, lower starting rating, highest number of games played with black pieces, younger age, coin flip.

Entry fee: $20.00 per player/Two or more siblings $17 per player.

Eligibility: All scholastic players, K-12. The tournament is limited to the first 12 players (3 quads) who preregister.

Registration: Pre-registration ONLY. See details at Silver Knights Chess Club website: http://silverknightschessclub.blogspot.com/

Contact:  Andrei Botez
Email: silver.knights.chess.club@gmail.com
Phone: (503) 995-2888

Fall Classic on Nov. 19 in Eugene

THE 2016 FALL CLASSIC!! (QUALIFIER FOR 2017 OSCF STATE FINALS)

When: Saturday, November 19, 2016
Where: South Eugene High School Cafeteria
400 EAST 19th AVE.  EUGENE, OREGON
(Park behind building, use cafeteria entrance.)

TO REGISTER, SIMPLY EMAIL name, school, grade, address, phone, and indicate which section you wish to play. You can pay at the door (no late fee).

J-ADOUBE@EFN.ORG OR, call Jerry Ramey at 541-232-0328.
Or, register at our website:  http://www.southsidechess.com/

Titan Tournament on Nov. 19 in Beaverton–last chance to register!

Calling all K-12 grade fans of the royal game of CHESS! Seasoned veterans and absolute beginners alike are invited to participate in the Titan Tournament, November 19. This is a new Qualifying Tournament for the 2017 OSCF State Championship.

$25. Register by 9pm, Thursday, November 17.  Sorry, no on-site registration.

Snack shop on-site will be open all day. Snacks, drinks and pizza will be available for pre-purchase online, or cash purchase on site for select items.

Second and Third place trophies will be given in each section along with plus score medals, All-tournament Sportsmanship trophies, and team trophies (top 4 player scores). Computer determines tiebreaks.

Click Here for more information and to register.

4th Annual KFE Benefit Tournament on Nov. 12 – Registration Deadline Extended!

This OSCF Qualifier tournament is a benefit for the food pantry at Bethlehem House of Bread, a local community center  that provides food, community garden, school supplies, and a clothing closet for hundreds of families every year. Please help out the BHOB Food Pantry by bringing toilet tissue and/or nonperishable food items. All proceeds from snacks and pizza concessions will go directly to BHOB. This tournamhouse-of-breadent honors chess queen Kris Field-Eaton (KFE), a long-time leader for chess in the Sherwood school district.

FIDE World Chess Federation Master CHUCK SCHULIEN will play multiple players simultaneously in the skittles room in the afternoon! Chuck is a favorite local coach and player, come play him or watch the fun.

Concessions, coffee shop open. Registration Deadline Extended to Friday, November 11 at 5 p.m. Sorry, no on-site registration this year.

REGISTER ONLINE HERE. For questions, contact Paula Brown by e-mail at paula@mypizzaparty.net . Include the chess player’s name, grade, school, and NWSRS rating (if known).

5th Annual Clackamas K-12 Open on October 29

OSCF 2017 State Qualifier!

This event will feature generous awards for place and plus score finishers. The tournament is also a team event with Trophies to the top three Elementary, Middle, and High Schools.  The number of players from one school is not limited but only the top four scorers will be counted toward the team total. DSC_1288The tournament will award $4,200 in door prizes!

Food and drink items will be provided by one of Clackamas’s student clubs, and will be open during most of the tournament for your refreshment. Check in from 8:15-8:45 am. First round at 9 am.

REGISTER ONLINE NOW

…or send an e-mail to Ed Addis at chessalot@aol.com. The Subject line should be titled CHS Chess and include the player(s) name, school, grade, and your phone number in the message. You may also call (503) 658-7809 with the information.

All-Stars Tournament October 14; Register by Tuesday at midnight

Oregon State Capitol

Oregon State Capitol

Registration Deadline is Tuesday, October 11 at midnight for the 9th Annual OSCF All-Stars Invitational Tournament, taking place at the Oregon State Capitol on Friday, October 14, a statewide Inservice Day (for most schools — do check!).  You can see if you are invited by reviewing the master alphabetical list of invitees here.  You can REGISTER HERE by clicking this link, reading the referenced material, and the completing the information at the relevant registration page.

Further details about the event, including rules and a tentative schedule, can be found at this link.  We hope to see you in Salem on Friday!

Summer All-Stars, Lifetime Achievement (2016) Posted

Heart_of_M13_Hercules_Globular_ClusterWelcome to Fall and a new year of Chess!  We have posted our Summer 2016 All-Stars list, which sets out the top 10 active players by grade (based on highest established rating during the relevant period), as well as the 2016 Lifetime Achievement List, which lists the top 25 most active current scholastic players in the NWSRS ratings system over their lifetime.  All these players, as well as those listed on the Winter 2016 and Spring All Stars lists, and active members of the Order of the Knight, are invited to participate in the 9th Annual OSCF All-Stars Tournament, taking place in Salem on October 14, 2016 (an inservice Friday for most Oregon schools).  REGISTER HERE FOR THE ALL-STARS TOURNAMENT. Congratulations to everyone, and we hope to see you in Salem!