USCF Southern Oregon Tournament on Feb. 24 in Medford

Come play in a USCF rated Southern tournament in Medford on Saturday February 24.

This is a OSCF State Championship qualifier…

Entry Fee: $25 if received in advance; $35 if registered on site (must register at least 10 minutes prior to round 1)
Prizes: 1st: $50-$100 and 2d $25-$75; under 1800 $25-$50 (prize winnings based on the number of players)
Schedule and Time Control: 3 Rounds/Game in 60 (5 second delay) 9:30am12pm2:30pm
Please bring your own clock and board.

Tournament Location: Diamond Medical Maintenance, 1020 Knutson, Medford, Oregon

Registration: US Chess Membership Required

Send entrance fees, USCF ID, rating, full name to: Ed Battistella PO Box 1081, Ashland, OR 97520

For more information contact Ed Battistella at 541-552-0743 and edbattistella@gmail.com

¡Chess Riot! in Corvallis on Feb. 25

Corvallis ¡Chess Riot! –A mini 3-game, quad-style chess tournament on Sunday, February 25.

2018 OSCF Championship Qualifier – NWSRS rated

Corvallis High School
12:00 – 3:30 PM
$10.  All ages.  All levels of experience.

Cash prizes!  Winner of each quad gets their money back and free entry to next quad.

G25 youth, G25-40 for adults by mutual agreement of the quad.  Clocks provided.
Notation required for players rated 900+

RSVP by December 2 to phil.schapker@gmail.com

Medieval chess riot by Renaut de Montauban (circa 1462-70) “Partie d’échecs dégénérant en assassinat”

Magical South Coast Chess Tournament on Feb. 24 in Coquille

“There be dragons in Coquille!” Prizes are fantasy figurines!

Join us for the Magical South Coast Chess Tournament on Saturday, February 24 in Coquille.

Registration 9 to 9:30 a.m. at the Coquille High School Library
Feel free to preregister at drnancykeller@yahoo.com and then pay at the door.
Fee:  $5.00
Prizes:  Fantasy Figurines
All ages invited.  Adults encouraged to play!
Divisions to be determined by attendence, roughly U600, U1000, Advanced (but will be broken down further if larger numbers).
Five rounds.
For Advanced section time control: G/35 D/5Snacks available on site
Bring your lunch!
Card games and other board games available in skittles room
Need a place to stay?
Contact: Nancy Keller
Email: drnancykeller@yahoo.com
Phone: 5412908479

OHSCTA State Championship March 2-3 (REGISTER NOW!)

The Oregon High School Chess Team Association has been sponsoring local team chess leagues and holding state championship tournaments for over 50 years.  This year’s edition of this longstanding team-based competition takes place at Willamette High School in Eugene, Oregon, on March 2-3.  Teams are made up of five players (high school players from a single school can play in the Varsity Division; high school or middle school players can play in the JV division for their high school, and; high school or middle school players from any combination of schools can play in the Open Division) who compete in five rounds of high stakes chess (two on Friday evening, three on Saturday).  For more about the tournament itself, see details here.  In order to register teams, or if you are an individual HS or MS player who wants to compete in the individual division, register online at this link before February 28 (Feb. 16th for early bird registration).  Get your teams together and register in order to become recognized as the top high school chess team in Oregon.  There are 1A-6A class division trophies as well in order to establish bragging rights for particular OSAA classifications.  If you have questions, contact OHSCTA leadership at OHSCTA -at- OHSCTA.org.  See you in Eugene!

*FREE* Hops Chess Fiesta in Monmouth on March 3

Join the Independence Public Library Chess Club’s Third Annual Hops Chess Fiesta Chess Tournament.

This *FREE* tournament is a qualifier for the OSCF State Championship.
FREE catered Mexican food lunch for all players and families, donated by San Antonio Restaurant.

100% Pre-Registered Event. No on-site registrations accepted.  REGISTER ONLINE HERE.
Entry deadline is 11:59 pm PST, Thursday, 3/1/18. No extensions will be given.

Ash Creek Elementary
1360 16th St.
Monmouth, Oregon 97361
(1 hour, 20 minute drive from Portland metro area)
Contact: Nancy Albritton
hopschessfiesta@gmail.com

Titan Tournament on March 10 in Beaverton

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, March 10. This is a Qualifying Tournament for the 2018 OSCF State Championship.

Early bird by March 4, $20 per player, $25 regular. Register by 9pm, Thursday, March 8.  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.

First, 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.

REGISTER NOW!

 

2018 Oregon State Girls Championship on Sunday, April 8 in Portland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oregon Chess Federation together with Oregon Scholastic Chess Federation would like to invite all the girls to the 2018 Oregon State Girls Championship on Sunday, April 8 at the Portland Chess Club.

This event will determine Oregon’s nominees the most prestigious national girls scholastic events:

The SPFGI (Susan Polgar Foundation Girls Invitational) and the NGTOC (National Girls Tournament of Champions).

Time control

A 4 round G/55 + 5 seconds increment Swiss for Championship section.

A 4 rounds G/40 + 5 seconds delay Swiss for Reserve section

Eligibility 

Championship section open to all junior girls in Oregon State, Reserve section open Oregon residents and out of state players.

Players must be under 19 as of Jun 14, 2018.

Rating s and membership requirment

Championship section: USCF and OCF membership required.  Dual rated, both USCF and NWSRS.

Reserve section: NWSRS rated (no membership required).

Equipment

Clocks and notation required – clocks and score sheets will be provided.

Round times:

Championship: 9:00am11:15pm1:30pm, and 3:45pm.

Reserve: 8:45am10:30am12:45pm2:15pm

Prizes

Championship section:

  • Equally divided bursary for the first two places who will represent Oregon State in 2018 US Chess National Girls Tournament of Champions and 2018 Susan Polgar Foundation Girls Invitational.

  • The final amount of those bursaries will result by subtracting the expenses from the total amount of the entrée fees of this tournament.

  • In case of a tie for 1st and/or 2nd a playoff round with G/15 white, G/12 black with draw odds will determine winner.

  • Plaques for 1st-5th Places (3rd to 5th place tiebreak will be used)

  • Champion will have the 1st choice to pick the tournament.

Reserve section:

  • Trophies for 1st-5th Places

  • Reserve Champion will also receive one year USCF Membership (Young adult, Youth or Scholastic – depending on the age of the player). Same tiebreaker as in the top section.

Entry fee: pre-payment $25 before March 15th, $30 after or paying at the door.

Online registration at 2018 Oregon State Girls Chess Championship

Must pre-register. Registration deadline is April 6th at 5:00 PM (no registrations accepted after the deadline).

Questions?  Email Andrei at Silver.Knights.Chess.Club@gmail.com

President’s Weekend Tournament on Feb. 17 in Portland

REGISTER HERE for the Presidents’ Weekend Tournament!

We want you for the SIXTH ANNUAL Presidents’ Weekend Tournament!  Last year, over 200 players came to Gray Middle School in SW Portland for a great day of chess and fabulous prizes.  The Commanders-in-Chief have ordered up another excellent set of trophies and Presidential prizes for Saturday, February 17th, and we hope you will join us for a great day.

More details are available here.  We look forward to seeing you at Robert Gray Middle School in SW Portland!