*FREE* OSCF Qualifier Chess Quads during Spring Break in Happy Valley (Mar. 25-29)

This event is open to all and is FREE.  Participants do need to be familiar with the rules of chess and chess notation.  Bring chess set and chess board with you.  We will be using the Community Room which is located at the back of this New Seasons store.

Each class will be about thirty minutes long and will cover the following Semi-Open Chess Openings:
Monday – March 25th – noon to 4 pm 1. e4 d5 – Center Counter
Tuesday – March 26th – 5:30 pm – 9 pm  1. e4 Nf6 – Alekhine
Wednesday – March 27th – noon to 4 pm  1. e4 c6 – Caro Kann
Thursday – March 28th – 9 am to 12:45 pm 1. e4 e6 – French
Friday – March 29th – noon to 4 pm  1. e4 c5 – Sicilian

After each class, there will be a rated quad. Quad make-up will be by the TD’s discretion.  Time control game in 25 minutes with a 5 second delay.  Top five scores for the five quads and attending the Friday class will be awarded a chess book.  Tie breaks used:  Number of games played, lowest rating, and youngest age.

Each NWSRS rated game will count toward qualifying for the 2019 OSCF State Championship.

Registration:  No on-site registration.  All must register by e-mail.  To register send Ed Addis an e-mail at “chessalot@aol.com”.  Include your first and last name, grade in school, and school you attend.  For adults I need your first and last name and which state you live in.  I also need to know which dates each of you plan to attend.
Space is limited so register early.

New Seasons at Happy Valley has a very nice area for those that have brought chess players to enjoy coffee or food and of course you can always shop.  No outside food or drink can be brought into the New Seasons Market.

Contact: Edward Addis II
Email: chessalot@aol.com
Phone: 503-467-6242

Location Details
New Season – Happy Valley
15861 SE Happy Valley Town Center Drive
Happy Valley OR 97086 US

Location Contact: Ed Addis
Location Phone: 503-467-6242

*NEW!* OSCF K-12 TEAM Championship in Portland on March 23

First Annual OSCF K-12 School Team Championship on March 23, 2019
Registration Opens February 1, 2019

The OSCF K-12 School Team Championship provides an opportunity for Oregon schools to compete in a rated, match format. The inaugural edition will take place on March 23, 2019, at Hayhurst Elementary School in Portland, Oregon. The purpose of the OSCF K-12 School Team Chess Championship is to encourage and celebrate not just the development of strong chess players, but strong chess programs within Oregon schools.

School Teams will compete in three divisions: Grades K-5 (Elementary School Team Championship), K-8 (Middle School Team Championship), and K-12 (High School Team Championship). For more information, read the OSCF K-12 School Team Championship flier.

Generously Sponsored by ChessKid and Chess.com. First place teams in each Division receive one-year Gold memberships from ChessKid (K-5, Mixed) or Platinum memberships from Chess.com (K-8, K-12).

Since the inaugural edition is hosted at a small elementary school, registration is limited to approximately 40 teams. In future editions, larger schools are encouraged to host the event so that more teams can participate. For questions, email Tournament Host Chad Lykins at oscf@oscf.org

 

Vangie Shaw Memorial Girls Play Chess Tournament in Portland on March 23

CHESS FOR SUCCESS presents the Vangie Shaw Memorial Girls Play Chess Tournament–an open tournament for all K-8 aged girls. There will be sections formed if the number of entries are sufficient. Participants play five rounds that are roughly one hour each. The end time depends on how quickly the rounds go. Dress up and receive a chess necklace! T-shirts are available for purchase.

Note: this tournament is NOT rated with NWSRS and therefore is NOT a OSCF State Championship qualifier–but it is a fun chess tournament for K-8 girls!

WHERE
Brookwood Elementary School
3960 SE Cedar St, Hillsboro, OR 97123

WHEN
Saturday, March 23, 2019
Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m., announcements begin at 9:00 a.m., play will begin right after.

HOW MUCH
An entry fee is applicable for students who are not part of Chess for Success clubs.
Deadline for registration fees:
March 9 – $21
March 16 – $29
March 21 – $42
No registrations will be accepted after March 21.

HOW
To register, www.chessforsuccess.org/play/registration

WHY
Vangie Shaw was a beloved teacher and Chess for Success coach at Sabin K8 School in NE Portland. She passed away from complications from pancreatic cancer on Aug. 21, 2017, at the age of 57. This tournament is a memorial to Vangie and her legacy of sharing her love for the game with so many students. She gave so much of herself to so many at Sabin K8 school and beyond.

OSCF State 2019: Registration is OPEN!

Congratulations to the 398 players who have qualified to play in the 14th annual OSCF State Championship on April 12-13 in Seaside, Oregon.  See Details Here.  Here’s the near final list of QUALIFIED PLAYERS!

REGISTER NOW!

Early Registration – $35 until 11:59 p.m. April 6.

Regular Registration – $45 until 11:59 p.m. April 8

Late Registration – $75 until 11:59 p.m. April 10

Players who are on the list of qualifying players have met the requirements for qualifying:

  1. Having played at least 1 qualifying tournament during 9/3/18 to 4/3/19.
  2. Having an established NWSRS rating (at least 15 lifetime NWSRS rated games) or USCF rating (at least 26 USCF rated games).
  3. Have played at least 8 rated games during 9/3/18 to 4/3/19.

If you are not on the list, but think that you have qualified, send us the details on what tournaments/games you have played and we will check on it for you!  (Note: Not all tournaments are qualifiers – only tournaments shown in green on the NWSRS calendar are qualifiers, and not all games are rated in the NWSRS system – for example, Chess for Success does not rate their games/tournaments.)

If you have played one qualifying tournament and just need more games to establish your rating, you can still qualify if you play the additional rated games before April 3, 2019.  See our instructions on how to do this and notify us at oscf@oscf.org if you plan to do this.

For more detailed explanations, see this post on how to get to play at Seaside, or the specific qualification rules posted here.  (See green tournaments on the NWSRS calendar.)

2019 Oregon State Girls Championship in Portland on May 26

Oregon Chess Federation together with Oregon Scholastic Chess Federation would like to invite all the girls to the 2019 Oregon State Girls Championship on May 26 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, 2019.
Ratings and membership requirment

Championship section: USCF 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 2019 US Chess National Girls Tournament of Champions and 2019 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 $30 before May 20, $35 after or paying at the door.

Must pre-register. Registration deadline is March 15 at 5:00 PM (no registrations accepted after the deadline).

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

Silver Knights Chess Club Quads in Portland on May 26

Silver Knights Chess Club Quads in Portland on May 26

Format: Players will be divided in 4 player sections (quads) by NWSRS rating;

Rating system: NWSRS and US Chess if all the players in the same quad have up to date US Chess membership will be dual rated by default (just those quads).

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.

Notation: Players are encouraged to notate; players rated over 1000 are required to notate.

Time Control: G25/5 for time delay clocks. Please bring your clock, if you have one.

Prizes: First place trophy (or chess book), second place medal, third place medal, 4th place – small chess accessories for each section.

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: Open to everyone –  scholastic players  strongly encouraged!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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

Location Details
Portland Chess Club
8205 SW 24th Ave
Portland, OR 97219

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 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.

OES Aardvark Tournament in Portland on March 16

OES logoThe fifth annual OES Aardvark Chess Tournament will be on Saturday, March 16, at Oregon Episcopal School in SW Portland. This is an OSCF State qualifier tournament. Cash prizes for the top section, cool awards and plus score medals, little prizes for first-time tournament players, raffles, and more. There is only space for about 140 players, so register before it’s too late!

REGISTER NOW!

Sorry, NO ON-SITE REGISTRATION.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Children’s Book Bank and OSCF; children’s book donations are welcome.

Contact: Dennis Chang
Email: dchang44@gmail.com
Phone: 503-686-1922