All-Stars Invitational Tournament in Salem on Friday, October 11

REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

Summer calculations are complete, meaning that invitations for the 2098 All-Stars Invitational in Salem on Friday, October 11, will be coming soon. Want to know if you’ll be invited? Check the master list of invited players. If your name is on the list, you may register here to play at the 2019 All Stars Tournament.

Note: All players registering for the 2019 All Stars Tournament will need active USCF memberships (the event is dual rated USCF/NWSRS). You can purchase a discounted USCF membership as part of your registration!

Other lists of interest:

Congratulations to all of these exceptional Oregon chess players!

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 (who will play in Oregon events) 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.

Chess Odyssey Friday Night Quads in Portland on Sept. 27

Qualifier for the OSCF State Championship
Eligibility: All scholastic players, K-12. The tournament is limited to the first 36 players (9 quads) who register. 

Entry fee: $20.00

Registration: Register online at the Chess Odyssey website. Registrations are also accepted by phone call or text, or at the door, before 6:30 pm, if space is available. No registrations will be accepted after 6:30 pm.

Contact: Mike Terrill

Email: mterrill@chessodyssey.com
Phone: (503) 913-9643
More Info: http://chessodyssey.com/Friday-Night-Quads.html

Portland Chess Club Game in 60 on Sept. 28

Are you a mature scholastic player looking for a serious challenge and longer time controls? Come play in the Game in 60 at the Portland Chess Club.

On-site registration runs from 9-9:45am. The rounds are scheduled for 10am, 12:30pm, 2:45pm, and 5pm. Players who have a game go around the full time can request extra time off before the next round. Entry fee is $20 and this is an OSCF State Championship Qualifier.

US Chess dual rated and NWSRS rated. US Chess membership is required and can be purchased during registration. US Chess membership rates/information/benefits

*While this tournament is open to scholastic players, it’s only recommended for mature scholastic players who are capable of playing in a serious tournament and against adults.*

Click here for more info and to register.

Roshen’s Chess Academy Quads in Hillsboro on Sept. 28

Registration closes on the day of the tournament at 10:00 AM. ABSOLUTELY NO ONSITE REGISTRATION.
Register online here.

Location: 3551 NW John Olsen Pl, Hillsboro, OR 97124

Format:  Players are divided into 4 player sections (quads) by NWSRS rating; the last section may end up with  4-7 players. In that case, we will use Swiss pairing (for that section only).

Time Control: 25/5 for time delay clocks. We will provide chess boards, pieces, and clocks for the tournament. But please bring your clock, if you have one.

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

Prizes:  First place trophy, second place medal in each section.

All proceeds from the tournaments (minus operating expenses for trophies, medals, etc) will go to the following nonprofit organizations:
• CORD USA
• Boy Scouts of America (until September 2019)
• Oregon Scholastic Chess Federation (starting October 2019)

Tiebreakers: Tied players play a two 5 minute blitz games (for each player, one game with black pieces and one game with white pieces). If they are still tied, then the players play an Armageddon Blitz game (White has 6 mins and must win the game and black has 4 mins and must not lose the game. A draw will make Black the winner of the Tiebreaker) No delay/increment.

Roshen’s Chess Academy offers free chess lessons and tournaments to Portland area kids

Oregon Scholastic Player Roshen Nair started a new organization called Roshen’s Chess Academy to run the chess clubs at two non-profit organization’s locations (Chinmaya Mission Portland and HECSA). The Nair family is in the process of making Roshen’s Chess Academy a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit organization. The goal of the organization is to promote chess among kids in the Portland area. Roshen is trying to achieve this by providing “free” teaching lessons, “free” game analysis and “free” practice games. The club is also organizing NWSRS rated tournaments to prepare kids for the 2020 Oregon Scholastic Chess Federation (OSCF) state championship.

In little over a month, the club grew to 20 kids. There are another 6 kids currently in the waiting list. Roshen limited the size of the club to 20 so that the quality of the program is not compromised.

Roshen is extremely thankful for OSCF’s generous contribution of ten high-quality tournament graded chess sets. That was a huge encouragement and moral support to Roshen. Roshen used his tournament-winning money to fund the rest of the club needs (additional chess sets, chess clocks, demonstration boards, books, Chess training software, SwissSys tournament software, etc)

Free Chess classes and fundraising for the non-profit organizations

Roshen is doing three teaching sessions a month. Each session runs around 2 hours. Even though Roshen is not taking any fees, the students are encouraged to pay $5 donation per session to any of the following non-profit organizations (of their choice).

  • Boy Scouts of America (Troop 208 – Roshen is a member of this troop).
  • Chinmaya Mission, Portland (They let them use their facility to run the club activities).
  • HECSA (the backup facility to run the club activities).
  • CORD – USA.

In 3 months, Roshen’s Chess Academy raised over $1100 for those non-profit organizations.

Roshen’s goal for the next year is to prepare these 20 kids for the state championship tournaments and also raise $5000 for these non-profit organizations through donations.

Note: Roshen’s Chess Academy is not collecting any donations directly. They are just collecting the checks payable directly to those non-profit organizations.

Roshen’s Chess Academy quads tournaments:

Roshen’s Chess Academy started running OSCF state qualifier tournaments in August. They just had their first Quad tournament on August 17th with 16 players. All proceeds from the tournaments (minus operating expenses for trophies, medals, etc) will go to the following nonprofit organizations.

  • CORD USA
  • Oregon Scholastic Chess Federation (donations for OSCF will start in October). 

Roshen’s Chess Academy‘s goal for the next year is to raise $4000 ($2000 each for OSCF and CORD USA) from these tournaments.

Magical South Coast Chess Tournament in Coquille on Oct. 5

“There be dragons in Coquille!” Prizes are fantasy figurines!

Join us for the Magical South Coast Chess Tournament on Saturday, Oct 5 in Coquille.

Registration 9 to 9:30 a.m. at the Coquille High School Library
Feel free to preregister at drnancykeller@yahoo.com and then pay at the door.
Fee:  $5.00
Prizes:  Fantasy Figurines
All ages invited.  Adults encouraged to play!
Divisions to be determined by attendence, roughly U600, U1000, Advanced (but will be broken down further if larger numbers).
Five rounds.
For Advanced section time control: G/35 D/5
Snacks available on site
Bring your lunch!
Card games and other board games available in skittles room
Need a place to stay?
Contact: Nancy Keller
Email: drnancykeller@yahoo.com
Phone: 541-290-8479

Sunday Quads at Portland Chess Club on Oct. 20

Are you a mature scholastic player looking for a serious challenge? Come play in the Sunday Chess Quads at the Portland Chess Club. Sunday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Entry fee is $15 and this is an OSCF State Championship Qualifier.

US Chess dual rated and NWSRS rated. US Chess membership is required and can be purchased during registration. US Chess membership rates/information/benefits

*While this tournament is open to scholastic players, it’s only recommended for mature scholastic players who are capable of playing in a serious tournament and against adults.*

Click here for more info and to register.

Ghosts & Goblins in Eugene on Oct. 26

THE 2019 GHOSTS AND GOBLINS

(AN OSCF QUALIFYING SCHOLASTIC CHESS TOURNAMENT)

When: Saturday, October 26th, 2019 

Where: South Eugene High School Cafeteria

400 EAST 19th AVE.  EUGENE, OREGON

(Park behind building, use cafeteria entrance.)

TO REGISTER, SIMPLY EMAIL name, school, grade, address, phone, and indicate which section you wish to play. You can pay at the door (no late fee). 

J-ADOUBE@EFN.ORGOR, call Jerry Ramey at 541-232-0328.  You can also register on-line at http://www.southsidechess.com/.       

ELITE EIGHT SECTION: CASH PRIZES $!$!$Auto Qualifiers, Owen McCoy, Josh Grabinsky, and Liam Priest join the top 5 rated Advanced Players. 1stPlace: $125 plus Trophy; 2nd: $75; 3rd: $50. 4 Round, G/60;d5.

ADVANCED SECTION: (open to all) Trophies 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Outstanding performance.  4 Round, G/60;d5. Advanced and Elite winners get free entry in the Elite 8 in THE 2019 FALL CLASSIC.  USCF RATED.

USCF MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED IN ELITE & ADV. SECTIONS, NOTIN INTERMED. OR NOVICE.

INTERMEDIATE SECTION: (U1000 NWSRS or UNR) Trophies 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th& Outstanding Performance Awards. 5 Round, G/35.  NWSRS RATED.

NOVICE SECTION:(UNR or U700 NWSRS & U9th Grade) Trophies 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Outstanding Performance and medals. ALL NOVICES RECEIVE AWARDS! 5 Round, G/25.May be divided into 2 sections by grade. NWSRS rated.

Entry Fees (Pre-registered): $25 for all sections.  $10 service charge for on-site registration. (If pre-registered, you can pay on site with no late fee.)Check-in and late registration 8:30AM. Elite and Advanced sections start 9:00AM.  Meeting for lower players 9AM, and Games start 9:30AM. Sets supplied. Registered latecomers: half point bye for Round #1. Up to 2 half point byes allowed, if requested before round #2 except Elite. Blitz tie-breaks for 1st Place only. Computer tie-breaks for other places. All players who tie for a trophy place receive an award. Money prizes divided evenly in case of ties. USCF rules apply, with some exceptions in non-USCF sections.

Contact: Jerry Ramey 541-232-0328; j-adoube@efn.org, or jerry.ramey@outlook.com
SOUTHSIDE CHESS, PO Box 5293, Eugene, OR 97405
Contact: Jerry Ramey
Email:jerry.ramey@outlook.com
Phone: 541-232-0328

More Info:http://www.southsidechess.com