Oregon High School Chess Team Association State Championships

For any High School or Middle School coaches out there looking for the pinnacle of High School team competition in the state, the OHSCTA has been holding its state tournament for the last 50+ years, and it’s coming once again — this year to Hillsboro High School on March 3-4.  For any teams who have not already registered, the final deadline to do so is Wednesday, March 1 (and early registration fees are available through then).  Contact Executive Director Nancy Keller to register or for more information, drnancykeller@yahoo.com.

Sunday Feb. 26: 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. 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/

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

“How the US team won gold at the 2016 Chess Olympiad”-a talk by team captain John Donaldson *FREE*

International Master of chess

International Master of chess

On Thursday, February 23 from 7:30-9:30pm at the Portland Chess Club, IM John Donaldson, captain of the 2016 US Olympiad team, will provide an inside look at how the US team won the 2016 Chess Olympiad in Baku by giving a talk and going over several games that were important to the US team’s victory. The event is free and open to everyone!

John has served as captain of the US Olympiad team twelve times since 1986. He is the author of over thirty chess books and has been director of San Francisco’s Mechanics’ Institute Chess Club since the 90’s.

Portland Chess Club:

 

The Huffington Post article

NY Times article

The Washington Times article

 

Hops Chess Fiesta in Monmouth on March 4

Join the Independence Public Library Chess Club’s Second Annual Hops Chess Fiesta Chess Tournament.

This tournament is a qualifier for the OSCF State Championship.
FREE catered Mexican food lunch for all players and families, donated by San Antonio Restaurant.

100% Pre-Registered Event. No on-site registrations accepted.  REGISTER ONLINE HERE.
Entry deadline is 11:59 pm PST, Thursday, 3/2/17. No extensions will be given.

Ash Creek Elementary
1360 16th St.
Monmouth, Oregon 97361
(1 hour, 20 minute drive from Portland metro area)
Contact: Nancy Albritton
hopschessfiesta@gmail.com

Presidents’ Weekend Tournament in Portland on Feb. 18

"I Want You For The US Army"REGISTER HERE for the Presidents’ Weekend Tournament!  Registration closes Thursday 2/13 at Midnight.

We want you for the FIFTH ANNUAL Presidents’ Weekend Tournament!  Last year, over 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; rules are here, and a tentative schedule is here.  We look forward to seeing you at Robert Gray Middle School in SW Portland!  REGISTER HERE.

 

 

For the Love of Chess Tournament on Feb. 12 in Klamath Falls–Register TODAY!

Open to all levels of chess players, young to the young-at -heart! A Sunday afternoon, NWSRS-rated chess tournament. If players are not ranked, they will  be grouped based upon ability. Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 1pm. ( Registration begins at 12pm) at Roosevelt Elementary School, 1125 North Eldorado Ave.

Register with Holly Stork: Phone 541-281-4577 or by email: hstork@getsmartoregon.org. (Name, Grade, school, and contact information of email and phone number are required)

$10 per player if registered by Thursday, February 9, 2017 by 8pm. Cost is $15 is registered after this date/time.

2017 Winter All Stars Posted!

NCG3572The Winter 2017 All-Stars List has been posted! This list consists of the players in each grade who had the highest ten established ratings, and who played rated games between September 1, 2016, and December 31, 2016.  Please carefully read the qualification rules, but if you think that you see something incorrect in the list, let us know, 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 2017 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 9/1/16 and 8/31/17 — will be eligible to participate in the 2017 10th Annual Oregon All-Stars Invitational, which we plan to hold in October 2017 (details to come next September). Congratulations to everyone on the list!

Carden Cascade Academy Tournament in Hillsboro on March 25

Come play in the Carden Cascade Academy Tournament in Hillsboro on March 25. This tournament is open to all K-12 players and is an OSCF State Championship qualifier. REGISTER HERE. For more information, contact Todd Anderson at 503-531-9772 or drtodd13@comcast.net.

Emerald City Winter Open in Eugene on Jan. 28

Emerald City Chess Club Presents the 2017 Winter Open on January 28th from 10 AM – 6 PM at the Erb Memorial Union: Room 023 at the University of Oregon.This tournament is open to anyone, regardless of age, ability or experience!  All sections are OSCF State Championship Qualifiers.

Registration:  Pre-register by emailing us at uochess@uoregon.edu with your name and section you would like to register for. If you are a K-12 student, please list your grade and school as well. 
Entry fees:
Preregistered: $25 for the USCF Section and $20 for the Northwest Sections if pre-registered by January 26th. Entry fees will increase $10 if not pre-registered by that date. Entry fees will be paid at the door.