2017 Oregon Junior Closed Invitational will take place in November

The Oregon Chess Federation, Oregon’s primary U.S. Chess Federation affiliate, hosts the Oregon Junior Closed Championship each year.  The top six junior players in the state are invited to participate in a 5-round round robin event at the end of the year, with the winning player invited to the Oregon Closed Championship in early 2017 (as long as they meet certain rating requirements).  For more information, see the OCF bylaws here.

Historically, the six invitations to the Junior Closed are extended to (1) chess players under the age of 19 as of the date of the tournament, (2) who have played at least 15 USCF rated games over the last year (so 10/01/2016 to 10/01/2017), and (3) are based on the highest post-tournament rating during that period, averaged with the player’s October 2017 rating (as published in the USCF October).

This year the tournament will be triple rated: NW Scholastic – US Chess and FIDE.

I will email the invitations after October 1st.

Andrei Botez

Oregon Chess Federation Scholastic Coordinator

 

All-Stars Invitations Coming Soon!

Summer calculations are complete, meaning that invitations for the All-Stars Invitational in Salem on Friday, October 13, will be coming soon. Want to know if you’ll be invited? Check the master list of invited players, and then watch your inbox. Other lists of interest:

Congratulations to all of these exceptional Oregon chess players!

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Sunday Sept. 24: Silver Knights Chess Club Quads in Portland

Prizes: First place trophy, second & third place medal, fourth place small chess gift – for each TROPHYSilverKnights-225x300section.

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.SilverKtr

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.

Registration: Pre-registration ONLY. See details at Silver Knights Chess Club website: Silver Knights Quads Registration

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

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

¡Chess Riot! in Corvallis on October 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Corvallis ¡Chess Riot! –A mini 3-game, quad-style chess tournament on Sunday, October 1.

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 September 30 to phil.schapker@gmail.com

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

Hayhurst Halloween K-12 Tournament in Portland on Sunday, Oct. 29

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Please join us for the first 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 toournament NWSRS Rated and is a qualifier for the 2018 OSCF State Championship.

Get your Halloween gear on! Special prizes for best costumes! REGISTER HERE NOW!

5th Annual KFE Benefit Tournament on Nov. 11

This OSCF Qualifier tournament is a benefit for the food pantry at Bethlehem House of Bread, a local community center  that provides food, community garden, school supplies, and a clothing closet for hundreds of families every year. Please help out the BHOB Food Pantry by bringing toilet tissue and/or nonperishable food items. All proceeds from snacks and pizza concessions will go directly to BHOB. This tournamhouse-of-breadent honors chess queen Kris Field-Eaton (KFE), a long-time leader for chess in the Sherwood school district.

Concessions, coffee shop open. Sorry, no on-site registration this year.

FIDE World Chess Federation Master CHUCK SCHULIEN will play multiple players simultaneously in the skittles room in the afternoon! Chuck is a favorite local coach and player, come play him or watch the fun.

REGISTER ONLINE HERE. For questions, contact Paula Brown by e-mail at paula@mypizzaparty.net . Include the chess player’s name, grade, school, and NWSRS rating (if known).

Registration is Full! Oregon Open Scholastic Tournament in Portland on September 2

800px-Flag-map_of_Oregon.svgIn connection with the Oregon Chess Federation & Portland Chess Club’s annual Oregon Open, held each year over Labor Day Weekend, we will be holding the Oregon Open Scholastic Tournament at the Lloyd Center Doubletree in Portland.  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.

The event is a 4-round Swiss-paired event (time control G/45 d5) and will be held on Saturday, September 2, with the first round at 10am, so starting about an hour before the first round of the Oregon Open main event.  Rounds will be held at 10, 11:45 (or ASAP), 1:45 and 3:30 (or ASAP), and should be done by 5:30pm.  Depending on how many register, we may divide the group into two or three sections based on highest established USCF or NWSRS rating.  The event will be NWSRS rated, though if a section consists of all USCF members, we may dual-rate the section as well.  This is an 2018 OSCF State Championship Qualifier.  We will have medals for even/plus scores and trophies for 1st-3rd places. We will also award one year (for 4.0 and 3.5 point winners) and 6-month (for 3.0 and 2.5 point winners) memberships to NW Chess, which includes a monthly subscription to the NW Chess magazine.

We’ve “sold out” this event! We look forward to seeing you at another tournament this fall. 

Tournament Director Training on September 2

referee 2Join experienced OSCF tournament directors Todd Anderson, Kathryn Schuff, and Rebecca Holt for a FREE training. Volunteer with us at the Oregon Open Scholastic Tournament on September 2 held at the Lloyd Center Doubletree in Portland on Labor Day weekend. We’ll show you how to run a tournament and serve as a “chess referee” during rounds. This training is appropriate for club coaches who would like to walk through a tournament day from start to finish and also for chess parents who would like to volunteer as “assistant tournament directors” at tournaments throughout the year.

Registration is full, but you’re still welcome to come hang with the “TDs” for a free training. For more information and to sign up, contact Rebecca Holt at oscf@oscf.org.

Roshen Nair won the 2017 National Chess championship for U11 section at 2017 US Junior Open

Roshen Nair won the 2017 National Chess championship for U11 section (under age 11) by competing in the 2017 US Junior Open in Minnesota. There were four sections – U8, U11, U15 & U21. After 24 hrs of grueling chess (over 3 days and 6 rounds), Roshen and two other players tied for first place with 5 points. After coming ahead in the tiebreaker, Roshen has been awarded the national chess champion title for U11.

 

Roshen’s other big achievements in the last 18 months are below :

  • Won 1st place at the 12th Annual OSCF (Oregon Scholastic Chess Federation) State Chess Championship (Elementary Platinum section) on May 6th, 2017.
  • Won 1st place at the 2017 Oregon State Chess Championship (Grade – 5 section) organized by “Chess for Success” by having a perfect score(5-0) on March 11th, 2017.
  • Won 1st place at the 2016 Oregon State Chess Championship (K-4 section) organized by “Chess for Success” by having a perfect score(5-0) in April 2016.
  • Won the 2nd place at the 11th Annual OSCF (Oregon Scholastic Chess Federation) State Chess Championship (Elementary Platinum section) in April 2016.
  • Won 1st place at the 2016 OREGON OPEN (U1600 – section)
  • Won the 2nd place at the 2017 President’s day weekend tournament (in the top section).

2017 US Junior Open results can be viewed using the following links.

http://www.uschess.org/msa/XtblMain.php?201707238792.3-15403672

http://www.chessweekend.com/2017/2017-u-s-junior-open-individual-standings/