In 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 1, 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 2019 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.
Join 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 1 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.
For more information and to sign up, contact Rebecca Holt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please join us for the second 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 2019 OSCF State Championship.
Get your Halloween gear on! Special prizes for best costumes! Registration will open in late September.
These Chess Classes and Rated Games are 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 chess openings:
Monday – July 30th – Center Game 1.e4 e5 2. d4
Tuesday – July 31st – Petrov Defense 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6
Wednesday – August 1st – Four Knights 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6
Thursday – August 2nd – Giuoco Piano 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5
Friday – August 3rd – Kings Gambit 1. e5 e5 2. f4
After each class, there will be a rated chess game. Time control of game in 25 minutes with a 5 second delay. Pairings will be by the Swiss system. Players not in attendance for a round will be issued 1/2 point byes. Top three scores for the five rounds and attending the Friday class will be award a chess book. Tie breaks used: Number of games played, cumulative, and youngest age. Each NWSRS rated game will count toward qualifying for the 2019 OSCF State Championship.
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.
Contact: Edward Addis II
Ed Addis is at it again…hosting *FREE* OSCF State Qualifier tournaments in the greater Portland area this summer!
July 22: North Portland Open in Portland (FREE)
Clink on the links above for more details and to register.
Contact: Ed Addis
Phone: (503) 658-7809
On July 7-8, the Portland Chess Club is running the 4th Annual Rose City Sectionals tournament. This is a great way for up and coming scholastic players to get some experience with longer time controls and to compete for good cash prizes and trophies by playing in a section with similarly rated players. The tournament is a 2019 OSCF State qualifier and is dual rated in US Chess and NWSRS. Find more information about the event at pdxchess.org.
is hosting *FREE* summer chess classes and rated games on the Saturdays of June. The class is thirty minutes long and will teach about multiple aspects of chess. Afterwards, there will be a one hour long rated game. Players who attend should know the basic rules of chess. Playing ALL 4 rated games will count as one OSCF State Championship qualifier.
Dates: June 2, 9, 16, 23
Time: Saturday nights, 7:00 -8:30 PM
All ages are welcome to play in the Bethel Chess Quads in Eugene at the Willamette High School Media Center on June 10. This is a 2019 OSCF State Championship qualifier.
Contact: Mike Myers