The Catlin Upper School Chess Club is sponsoring a five-round, Swiss-style chess tournament for all ages and skill levels to promote chess in the Portland area. Pizza, snacks, and drinks will be available for purchase. Trophies and/or medals will be awarded to 1st and 2nd place in all sections. Guaranteed cash prizes for the Open Section. All participants will receive a prize. Earlybird registration fee is $20 before January 10. Click here to Register Online. For more information, contact Avi Gupta (email@example.com).
Don’t miss out on a fun filled day of playing chess at the Lincoln Chess Tournament on Saturday January 28th, 2017 at Lincoln High School. This is a K-12 chess tournament and is a 2017 OSCF qualifier tournament. REGISTER NOW!
Cash prizes will be awarded in the Elite section. In the Advanced, Intermediate and Novice sections, there will be individual awards for the top 3 players and Plus scorers as well as first and second place for teams. Team award will be given in each sections to top teams. Bring your chess boards and join us for a fun filled day.
Click here for more information and to REGISTER.
Prizes: 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. 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.
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
Phone: (503) 995-2888
This tournament is open to all K-8 players of all skill levels and is a OSCF State Championship qualifier. It will have multiple grade based sections which will reward individual performance as well as team performance. The purpose of this tournament is to raise funds for the chess clubs of Happy Valley Elementary and Middle Schools. This tournament is NWSRS rated. REGISTER ONLINE HERE. For more information, contact Ed Addis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 18th, and we hope you will join us for a great day. More details are available here and a tentative schedule is here. We look forward to seeing you at Robert Gray Middle School in SW Portland!
The Metzger Winter Classic cancelled.
Due to snow and ice, the 6th Annual Metzger Winter Classic in Tigard, is cancelled on January 14. This OSCF State Championship qualifying event will be RESCHEDULED later this year.
Conger Elementary School will be the location for the annual “I Have a Dream” Chess Tournament in honor of Martin Luther King JR. Again this year, this event will be open to any age and will be NWSRS rated. Early registration is by January 13, 2017 by 8:00pm: please send the name, grade, school and contact information of the person’s phone number or e-mail address to Tournament Director Ciara Dykstra at email@example.com. Click here for more information.
Congratulation to Joshua Grabinsky – 8th grade student from Coquille – our new Oregon Junior Champion!
He won the invitational, 6 players, round robin tournament, undefeated, with 3 victories and 2 draws. For the next 4 years he will be for sure one of the candidates for this title. Also, as current Oregon Junior Champion, he will be invited to play in the Oregon Closed aka Oregon Championship!
I would also like to mention the other five top Oregon juniors chess players who where invited to play in this year junior championship tournament:
- Seth Talyansky – grade 10 from Catlin Gable HS
- Owen McCoy – grade 8 from Eugene
- Josiah Perkins – grade 11 from Coquille HS (first time participant)
- Gavin Zhang – grade 8 from Access Academy MS
- Kian Patel – grade 12 from Lincoln HS (first time participant)
Next year’s invitational will take place in October/November so keep playing and you might get an invitation!
Oregon Chess Federation Scholastic Coordinator