Chess Odyssey Friday Night Quads in Portland on Nov. 24

Qualifier for the 2018 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

Sunday Nov. 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.

NEW:  Cash prizes quad: 1st place – $40 / 2nd place – chess book + play for free in your next quad (valid for any of the following 5 quads organized by SKCC). Split prize in case of a tie. Quad can have a mix of cash and trophy players.  Dual rated OSCF and USCF (Regular or Quick).

Format: Players will be divided into 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, the highest number of games played with black pieces, younger age, a 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

Magical South Coast Chess Tournament on December 2

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

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/5Snacks 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: 5412908479

¡Chess Riot! in Corvallis on Dec. 3

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

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 December 2 to phil.schapker@gmail.com

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

Yuletide Tournament in Milwaukie on Dec. 9

Come play in a festive, five-round chess tournament for all chess players in grades K-12. Held at LaSalle College Prep School in Milwaukie, this fun tournament offers wonderful prizes for plus scores and trophies for top three places. King’s Gift: Bonus award for middle school with most participants. Tiebreakers will be in favor of school with the best combined score. This tournament has been designated as an OSCF qualifier, and will be NWSRS rated; G30. REGISTER HERE!

Corvallis Fall Open on Dec. 16

Corvallis Fall Open!
K-12 Team Chess Tournament and 2018 OSCF State Championship Qualifier
An NWSRS rated tournament sponsored by the Corvallis High School Spartan Chess Club
Location: Corvallis High School, 1400 NW Buchanan Avenue, Corvallis, OR  97330
Sections: High School, Middle School and Elementary Sections.  Players can play in higher sections based on skill level.
Rules: 5 rounds Swiss pairing.  Game in 25 mins.  Clocks and notation required.
Prizes:
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Trophies for top 3 teams in each section (Team score = sum of top 4 players in a section)
– Medals for top finishers in each section
– Top 3 finishers in each section get a free artistic rendering of one game by artist Beth Markovic (immortalgames.us)
– All participants receive an Immortal Games sticker
Contact: Phil Schapker
Phone: 913-314-2460

Portland Area League High School Team Chess NEEDS PLAYERS!

Portland Area League High School Team Chess is starting this week and NEEDS YOU!!
There are several teams competing in the Portland Area League High School Team Chess Competition that are looking for 1-2 players to fill their roster.  If you are a High School or Middle School chess player interested in trying team competition, and your school doesn’t have a team, let us know, and we will hook you up with a team!
How is Team Chess different?  First of all, it’s a lot of fun!  (Not that individual chess isn’t…)  You play on a team of 5, your team’s 5 players against another school’s 5 players, in order of rating.  If your team wins 3 or more of their 5 games, your team wins!  Great camaraderie while improving your own game.  Play once a week, at Lincoln High School, G60d5 from 4-6 PM from now until the end of February, culminating in a party of fun blitz games and a pizza party.  NWSRS rated and participation counts as one OSCF qualifier!
Contact Ed Addis at chessalot@aol.com or April Lutz at alutz@pps.net with your name, grade, school and NWSRS rating, if known, and we’ll place you on a team.

Chess Night with International Master John Donaldson in Eugene on Nov. 17

International Master John Donaldson will give a one hour lecture on his recent experience at the 2016 Baku Olympiad from 6:00-7:00 PM, and following that he will play up to 30 simultaneous games.

REGISTER HERE FOR THE SIMUL. Sign up soon before all the boards are accounted for!

To help support the chess club, please consider donating at the door.

Friday, November 17th
Room 107 (Miller Room), Erb Memorial Union
Lecture: 6:00-7:00 PM
Simul: 7:00-10:00 PM

Click here for more information, or contact us at uochess@uoregon.edu.

Fall Classic in Eugene on Nov. 18

THE 2017 FALL CLASSIC! (QUALIFIER FOR 2018 OSCF STATE FINALS)

 

When: Saturday, November 18, 2017
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, phon e, and indicate which section you wish to play. You can pay at the door (no late fee).

J-ADOUBE@EFN.ORG OR, call Jerry Ramey at 541-232-0328.
REGISTER AT SOUTHSIDECHESS.COM

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.

The following players qualified and also accepted the invitation:

……..Name                         USCF    FIDE

  1. Grabinsky Joshua       2124     1899
  2. McCoy Owen              2154     2060
  3. Wu Ethan                   1977      N/A
  4. Zhang Gavin              1939     1848
  5. Botez Andrea             1899     1747
  6. Moore Michael           1847     1815

Andrei Botez

Oregon Chess Federation Scholastic Coordinator