Ten!

trophiesOn April 24-25, 2015, the Oregon Scholastic Chess Federation will hold its TENTH annual Oregon State Chess Championship in Seaside, Oregon.  We had 362 players last year — the most ever!  Will we break a record again?  What special anniversary events and commemorative gifts will participants receive?  Will you wear a winning crazy hat at the Bughouse competition on Friday, or will you and your partner walk away with the coveted bug trophies?  Will you break through the crowd to stand victorious in Blitz?  Will you buckle down and fight through the day on Saturday to hoist a golden taffy-filled trophy in one of the 16 grade- and ratings-based playing sections?  Will you have a great time with your chess friends and competitors in a fun location?

You can learn the answer to all these questions ONLY if you are planning ahead to be sure that you qualify to compete.  What’s the secret?  There are only two (more details here):

1) Participate in at least two OSCF qualifying tournaments during the 2014-2015 season.  These events are (and have been) listed in Green on the NWSRS calendar.  They need to be playedOSCF (31 of 350) prior to April 14, 2015.

2) By April 14, have an ESTABLISHED NWSRS or USCF rating, which means that you have played at least 15 NWSRS rated games in your entire chess career.  Note that these do not need to be played at tournaments, but they need to be rated.  You can check your current rating and total games played here.

We will be publishing our first list of qualified players sometime in the next couple of weeks.  Keep an eye on this space for that listing, and for other information about the event, including registration (which we plan to open on the week of February 16) and details about our T-shirt contest.

If you are interested in helping to organize or staff this event, the all-volunteer board would truly welcome your assistance.  Email us with questions, comments, and suggestions at oscf@oscf.org!

Presidents’ Weekend Tournament 2015

"I Want You For The US Army"We want you for the Presidents’ Weekend Tournament!  Last year, nearly 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 14th — just four weeks away — and we hope you will join us for a great day.  More details are available hererules are here; a tentative schedule is here; and you can register online here.  We look forward to seeing you at Robert Gray Middle School in SW Portland!

 

 

Sunday, January 18th, 2015 – Silver Knights Chess Club Quads

TROPHYSilverKnights-225x300Prizes: First place trophy, second & third place medal, fourth place small chess gift – for each section.
   Format: Players will be divided in 4 player sections (quads) by NWSRS/USCF rating.
   New: Any section where ALL players have current USCF membership will be dual rated (USCF and NWSRS).
  Time: Sunday, January 18th 2015 | 2:15pm – 5:30pm – will start on time and finish on time.
   Fee: $17 (Registration closes on Saturday at 21:00 pm) – no late fee.
   Eligibility: All scholastic players, K-12. (If numbers allow, parents can play too)
   Location: Petite Patisserie in Happy Valley.  Free parking. Parents and accompanying persons can wait while enjoying coffee and the finest handcraft European pastries from “Petite Patisserie.”
   Registration: Pre-registration ONLY. See details at Silver Knights Chess Club website http://silverknightschessclub.blogspot.com/
   Contact: Andrei Botez, silver.knights.chess.club@gmail.com, (503) 995-2888

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Winter 2015 All-Stars!

StarsThe Winter 2015 All-Stars List has been compiled for rated events between September 1, 2014 and January 1, 2015.  Find the full list here.  To be considered for the All-Stars, you must have been an active, Oregon-based, scholastic chess player in grades K-12 in good standing for the current trimester (in this case, September 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014) and have achieved an established rating. Players must have played at least one regular rated game (NWSRS or USCF) in the trimester. Rankings for those students are based on the highest established rating attained in the trimester, as determined by the maximum of the highest established NWSRS rating held during the trimester and the highest established USCF published monthly rating from the supplements published October 2014 through January 2015.  Do let us know if you think that you see something incorrect in the list, 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 2015 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 9/1/14 to 8/31/15 — is eligible to participate in the 2015 8th Annual Oregon All-Stars Invitational, which we plan to hold in Salem in October 2015 (details to come in September). Congratulations to everyone on the list!

Important Logistics for Lincoln High Chess Tournament

Thank you for those who registered for the upcoming Lincoln High Chess Tournament. Please be sure to read the following important check-in logistics and parking instruction for the tournament.

Parking (free parking):

Going west on SW Jefferson Street, and turn right onto SW 17th Street and this dead ends at the grandstands parking lot. You go through the double gate and just park anywhere. From there you walk East, up the stairs and the Lincoln High School Cafeteria is ahead and to the left.

There are also about 15-20 parking spot next to and around the Lincoln track field that’s free. The parking lot is accessed by going West on SW Jefferson Street and turn Right onto SW 16th Street and it dead ends at the Lincoln track field.

Check-in:

Check-in will be at Lincoln High School cafeteria (bottom floor facing the school track field). Address is 1600 SW Salmon St, Portland, OR 97205. Please have the following ready for check-in:

  1. If you haven’t mailed your registration fee check, please have a check ready with “Lincoln Chess Club” and player first and last name in legible writing on memo portion of the check. If you want to pay cash, please be prepared to give exact change in advance. Registration amount is $25 per player.This will help speed up the check-in process and stay on schedule.

 

  1. Bring chess clock and chess set to the tournament if you have clocks and sets.

 

  1. Parents: please bring folding chairs if you have any.

 

  1. Make every effort to arrive on time. Be prepared to arrive at least 30 minutes before your section 1st round start time for check-in.

 

  1. If there is any change on the tournament due to incremental weather condition such as snow/icy road on Saturday morning, please check your email Saturday morning and/or look for announcement news on oscf.org website. If you have any questions, please call 971-217-5161 or 503-297-1697.

If you have any questions on registration or on this tournament, please or email cdng33@yahoo.com.

 

Last day to register for Lincoln Chess Tournament, registration deadline is mid-night 1/7/2015

Today is the last day to register for the Lincoln Chess Tournament. Registration deadline is mid-night today. There will be no late registration this year so don’t miss the registration deadline. Register now and don’t be regret to miss this fun tournament!

Please click the following link to register now:

http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=jnudmqlab&oeidk=a07ea42oawv7c5f4291

To get more detailed information about this tournament, click the link below.

http://www.calendarwiz.com/calendars/popup.php?op=view&id=82327899&crd=nwsrsevents&

Only less than 2 days left before registration deadline for Lincoln Chess Tournament, register now

There is only less than 2 days left before the registration deadline of Lincoln Chess Tournament. Registration deadline is this coming Wednesday 1/7/2015. There will be no late registration this year so don’t miss the registration deadline. Register today and don’t be regret to miss this fun tournament!

Please click the following link to register now:

http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=jnudmqlab&oeidk=a07ea42oawv7c5f4291

To get more detailed information about this tournament, click the link below.

http://www.calendarwiz.com/calendars/popup.php?op=view&id=82327899&crd=nwsrsevents&

Only 3 days left before registration deadline for Lincoln Chess Tournament, register now

There is only 3 days left before the registration deadline of Lincoln Chess Tournament. Registration deadline is this coming Wednesday 1/7/2015. There will be no late registration this year so don’t miss the registration deadline. Register today.

Don’t miss out on this fun filled day of playing chess at the Lincoln Chess Tournament on Saturday January 10th, 2015 at Lincoln High School.  This is a K-12 chess tournament and is an OSCF qualifier tournament. Many prizes will be awarded. Click the following link to register now:

http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=jnudmqlab&oeidk=a07ea42oawv7c5f4291

To get more detailed information about this tournament, click the link below.

http://www.calendarwiz.com/calendars/popup.php?op=view&id=82327899&crd=nwsrsevents&

Sunday, January 4th, 2015 – Silver Knights Chess Club Quads

TROPHYSilverKnights-225x300Prizes: First place trophy, second & third place medal, fourth place small chess gift – for each section.
   Format: Players will be divided in 4 player sections (quads) by NWSRS/USCF rating.
   New: Any section where ALL players have current USCF membership will be dual rated (USCF and NWSRS).
  Time: Sunday, January 4th 2015 | 2:15pm – 5:30pm – will start on time and finish on time.
   Fee: $17 (Registration closes on Saturday at 21:00 pm) – no late fee.
   Eligibility: All scholastic players, K-12. (If numbers allow, parents can play too)
   Location: Petite Patisserie in Happy Valley.  Free parking. Parents and accompanying persons can wait while enjoying coffee and the finest handcraft European pastries from “Petite Patisserie.”
   Registration: Pre-registration ONLY. See details at Silver Knights Chess Club website http://silverknightschessclub.blogspot.com/
   Contact: Andrei Botez, silver.knights.chess.club@gmail.com, (503) 995-2888

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