Quadlandia S1 E6 on November 17

Welcome to Quadlandia!
S1 E6 Tuesday November 17, 2020 5:00PM-8:00PM

REGISTER HERE and see more information.

– Real NWSRS rated tournaments (USCF rated by request only)
– Real medals and typewritten congratulations mailed to winners
– Real cheat detection and video monitoring
– Portion of every entry donated to non-profits

S1 E6 Beneficiary: Maplewood Elementary Chess Club
Maplewood Elementary School has a brand new chess club and will use this donation to prepare for Spring tournaments.

Schedule for Tournament
4:00PM: Registration Closes
4:15PM: Check email for Zoom Link and Section Assignments
4:30PM: Zoom Call Opens
4:45PM: Players must be logged on to Lichess and join the Zoom Call
5:00PM: Round 1
ASAP: Round 2
ASAP: Round 3
8:00: Tournament Complete

Entry Fee:

Tournament Director: Chad Lykins
Contact: chad.r.lykins@gmail.com

Online Chess Clubs

Many scholastic chess clubs are operating online this fall, which means that they can accept players from other parts of the state. If you’d like to join a chess club that is functioning online, here are a few that we know about. (Click on the name of the club to visit their website.) Note that OSCF does not especially endorse any particular program; we are simply sharing information, but we encourage parents to research their options carefully.

COACHES: if you’d like us to share information about your chess club, please contact us at oscf@oscf.org
Hayhurst Elementary (chad.r.lykins@gmail.com)
Chess Odyssey (office@chessodyssey.com)
Southside Chess Club (j-adoube@efn.org)

USCF Memberships available (at a discount!)

OSCF has purchased a large number of memberships “in bulk,” which allows us to offer these to Oregon and Washington scholastic chess players (who will play in Oregon events) at a discount. Normally, a scholastic membership costs $17-26, depending on the age of the player. We are happy to offer individual memberships for just $15 each for any player residing in Oregon or Washington and age 20 or under at the time of redemption.

Simply click here to our purchase page. Fill in the name of the person who is purchasing the membership(s). After purchasing the quantity of memberships you need, you will receive an eVoucher within 2 business days from our treasurer, Renee Chang. Once you receive the eVoucher number, you’re not done yet! Renee will include instructions for you to enter the eVoucher number on the USCF site to complete the membership registration.

Please be patient in this process. We are an ALL VOLUNTEER organization! Questions? Email us at oscf@oscf.org.

NEW: YouTube Channel

Hosted by OSCF Vice President Chad Lykins
Thanks to chess coach and OSCF Vice President Chad Lykins, there is now a brand-new YouTube playlist where you can find videos that explain how to play chess on Lichess.org! Chad will be adding more content to this channel frequently, so keep checking back! (We’ll also post to our Facebook group each time a new video is available for viewing.)
Click here to see the YouTube playlist!

Speaking of our Facebook group…

Did you know that Oregon Scholastic Chess Federation has a Facebook group? We post news, resources, and updates there. Almost all of the information we post on Facebook can also be found on our website, but if you’re on Facebook anyway, you might as well join our group!

Hayhurst Halloween K-12 Tournament in Portland on Sunday, Oct. 25

REGISTER NOW! Please join us ONLINE for the Hayhurst Halloween K-12 Chess Tournament! This event is open to individuals of all abilities and is a great first tournament for beginning chess players. This tournament NWSRS Rated and is a qualifier for the 2021 OSCF State Championship.

Trophies for Top Five in Each Section. Medals for Plus Scores. Best Costume Awards. Check or Treat Prizes Every Round

REGISTRATION IS OPEN! Registration Deadline is Friday, October 23, 2020 at 8 pm.

Fair Play: Players must read and agree to the OSCF Fair Play Agreement. Games will be monitored by video and reviewed after the tournament for irregularities. Players who break the agreement may face forfeiture of games, expulsion from the tournament, and sanctions by OSCF, lichess.org, and US Chess.

Tournament Directors: Chad Lykins (chad.r.lykins@gmail.com) and Ed Addis 

2020 Spring All Stars posted!

The Spring 2020 All-Stars List has been posted! This list consists of the players in each grade who had the highest ten established ratings, and who played rated games between January 1, 2020 and May 1, 2020.  Please carefully read the qualification rules, but if you think that you see something incorrect in the list, let us know, and we’ll check and add you if necessary.

All-Stars lists are published each trimester of the year. Any player on one or more of the winter, spring or summer lists — or on the 2020 Lifetime Achievement list (to be published next fall), or any member of the Order of the Knight who has played a NWSRS rated game between 9/1/19 and 8/31/20 — will be eligible to participate in the 2020 13th Annual Oregon All-Stars Invitational, which we plan to hold online in November 2020 (details coming soon). Congratulations to everyone on the list!

Oregon Open Scholastic Tournament Online on Sept. 5


REGISTER HERE through the NW Chess online registration site.

Read and sign Washington Chess Federation’s FAIR PLAY AGREEMENT here.

In connection with the Oregon Chess Federation, Washington Chess Federation, Portland Chess Club’s annual Oregon Open, we will be holding the Oregon Open Scholastic Tournament online.  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.

Format: A four-round Swiss system tournament in two sections: Open and U1100.

Rating: NWSRS Rated.  NWSRS ratings will be used to determine pairings and sections.

Time Control: G/45;+5 second increment.

Rounds: 10 AM;  11:45 AM;  1:30 PM;  3:15 PM.

Entry Fee:  $20

Prizes:   Open:  1st, 2nd, 3rd: $30-25-15

U1100: 1st, 2nd, 3rd: $30-25-15

Registration: Register online at: https://nwchess.com/OnlineRegistration/Registration deadline Fri. September 4 @ 7 PM.  No registrations or payments accepted after the deadline.

Procedure:  Pairings will be released prior to the start of each round.  Games will be started automatically by the TD in the Live Chess area.  Players must report their result upon completion of the game.

Fair Play Policy:  All parents are required to sign the WCF Fair Play Agreement prior to the start of the tournament.  All players will be monitored via Zoom during the games.  The Oregon Open Fair Play Committee will review any suspicious games on a case-by-case basis. Cheating of any kind is strictly prohibited.

Information:  Rebecca Holt, oscf@oscf.org

AND if your kid(s) want to play chess ALL WEEKEND LONG… The Oregon Chess Federation encourages kids to join the big tournament for the 2-day schedule, Sunday and Monday.  For more information, contact Mike Morris at mikejmorris@earthlink.net.

Fundraiser Tournament for REAL: Youth to Youth on August 22 (NWSRS Rated! G/25)

NWSRS Rated and 2021 OSCF State Championship Qualifier

REGISTER NOW.  $15 by August 17th. $20 afterwards until August 21st 6 pm PDT. All profits will be donated to REAL: Youth To Youth*

OSCF player Nikhil Samudrala presents a Chess Tournament to raise funds for and REAL: Youth To Youth (Rural Education And Literacy), a non-profit organization with a mission of supporting the education and literacy of underpriviledged youth in rural India and supporting STEM education in Oregon.

Format: 5 round Swiss Tournament through lichess.org in 3 sections: U1000, U1400 and Open Sections may be modified by tournament director based on number of participants. Contact tournament director to play up a section.

Eligibility: Open to all regardless of skill and location


  •  Rounds in the U1000 will start at 9:45. Subsequent rounds will begin 10 minutes after all games are completed in previous round
  • U1400 and Open section will follow this schedule for rounds: 9:45, 11:00, 12:15, 2:00, 3:15 pm. 
  • Check in at 9:00 via zoom link to be emailed day before event. Games may be forfeited if players have not joined the tournament prior to 9:45. The tournament director will explain how to join the tournament if players have not done so during check-in. Attending check-in is highly recommended for this reason.

Entry Fee: $15 by August 17th. $20 afterwards until August 21st 6 pm PDT. All profits will be donated to REAL: Youth To Youth*

Time Control: Game in 25 minutes with a 5 second increment per move

Prizes: Amazon gift cards to top 3 players in each section.  25% of entry fees will be returned as prizes. The prize fund will be posted once all players have signed up. 

Rating: NWSRS rated. NWSRS ratings will be used to group players into sections but lichess ratings will be used for pairings

Fair Play Policy: All players must follow the following Fair Play Agreement: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zhNk6ESSAB59jm2VdxuEkRKlSoZYL2H1XqYoYGA-g6U/edit


  1. Register and pay at: https://tinyurl.com/y42c6qhd by August 17th for lower fee. Registration ends August 21st 6 pm PDT
  2. Request to join the REAL:Youth To Youth Lichess team at: https://lichess.org/team/real-youth-to-youth-fundraiser-tournament-august-22nd
  3. Once accepted into the team, join the appropriate section. Section assignments along with a zoom link (all players will need to enable zoom video during play) will be emailed to the email provided during registration the night before the tournament

Contact: Please contact nikhil@realyouth.org with any questions

*REAL:Youth to Youth is a youth led non-profit with a mission of supporting the education and literacy of underprivileged youth in rural India and supporting STEM education efforts in Oregon