Monthly Archives: February 2013

Forest Park Chess Tournament March 2

Don’t miss out on a fun filled day of playing chess at the Second Annual Forest Park tournament.  Early registration closes at midnight on Wednesday, February 27th. Late registration will still be available. The team competition is looking fierce so far, with teams from Woodstock, Access, Sylvan, Rieke, Fischer’s Landing, Jacob Wismer, Edy Ridge, Findley and Forest Park all vying for trophies.  To see Who’s Coming, click here!

Cash prizes starting at $100 will be awarded in the Elite section. In the Rooks, Knights, Bishops and Pawns sections, there will be individual awards for the top 5 players as well as first and second place for teams. Bring your chess boards, basketballs, soccer balls and join us for a fun filled day. Click here to register online and to get more details.

March 2 Qualifiers Draw Near!

Three qualifiers next weekend provide opportunities for players throughout the NW corner of the state to add another scholastic tournament to their season’s accomplishments.  The mid-Willamette Valley offers the Third Annual Grizzly Classic in Salem.  East Multnomah County has the Chess for Fanconi Anemia fundraiser in Corbett.  And the Forest Park Tournament in NW Portland offers several sections of chess in close-in NW Portland.  The registration for these events closes at various times over the coming week, so check the individual web sites for more information.  To see Who’s Coming to the Forest Park Tournament, click here!

Players Qualified for the OSCF State Tournament

The first list of qualified players for the 2013 OSCF State Tournament in Seaside, to be held April 12-13, 2013, has been posted. Find the list of the hard-working 263 players, as well as players that are close to qualifying, at the links below. To learn more about how to qualify, go to this page.  If you don’t see your name on the following lists and think it should be, or think it’s on the wrong list, please contact us.

We’re hoping to go live with registration by the end of this coming weekend, so keep your eyes sharp and go for that early bird trophy!

The following lists are complete as of midnight, Feb. 20, and will be updated more or less weekly through the first week of April.

Players already qualified for State (263 players)

Players with two qualifiers this year, but who still need an established rating (15 rated games) (72 players)

Players with an established rating and one qualifier (but who need another qualifier) (170 players)

(An additional 243 students have played in one qualifier, but need a second qualifier as well as an established rating.  There are still plenty of opportunities to qualify, even for those that haven’t yet started the process, so get yourself to a qualifier tournament — see the links above!)

Calling all Designers

You know the shirts.  You’ve seen them new on the backs of players as soon as they’re ordered at Seaside, and you’ve seen them worn throughout the year.  Northwest Designs will be back at Seaside on April 11-12 with on-demand t-shirt and sweatshirt designs.  But we need to know what’s on the front.

So here’s your chance:  Submit the winning design for this year’s “Seaside T-Shirt” and win lasting fame, as well as $100.00 and a free OSCF State Championship Shirt.  The runner-up’s design will be used on the cover of the Championship program and they will receive a free basic registration to the State Championship!  Detailed contest rules and an application can be found at this link.  Submissions are due no later than noon on Friday, March 15, so get your design hat on, and send those designs in soon!  (By the way, if you’re looking for registration, it should be up by Feb. 24.)

3rd Annual Grizzly Classic – March 2


Registration is now open for the 3rd Annual 2013 Grizzly Classic – In Salem! on Saturday, March 2. This OSCF Championship qualifier tournament includes three divisions: Cub (<600), Bruin (<1000), and Kodiak (1000+, USCF rated). Cubs and Bruins will be grouped into separate sections as necessary based on rating and grade. Trophies will be awarded to the top five players in each section. You can download a detailed bilingual flyer here — please come! — fun will be had by all!

Presidents’ Weekend Tournament

Over 180 players are registered for the Presidents’ Weekend Tournament taking place on Saturday, Feb. 16th.  Your chance to register ends at midnight Friday, February 15, so if you were thinking about coming, here’s your opportunity!  The sections are almost set, plenty of trophies, medals, and other presidential awards are in hand, and the volunteers are getting prepared.  We hope to see you there.

Forest Park Tournament 3/2

In addition to the Grizzly Classic in Salem and the Chess for Fanconi Anemia fundraiser on March 2, the Forest Park Chess Club will be holding a tournament that day, too.  Online registration is up and running, with regular registration through February 27th, and late registration through Thursday, Feb. 28th.  Cash prizes of up to $100 will be awarded in the Elite section. In the Rooks, Knights, Bishops and Pawns sections, there will be individual awards for the top 5 players as well as first and second place for teams. Bring your chess boards, basketballs, soccer balls and join them for a fun filled day. Click here to register online and to get more details.

Presidents’ Weekend Tournament Draws Near

Early registration for the President’s Weekend Tournament in SW Portland, which takes place on Saturday, Feb. 16th, comes to a close on Tuesday as registration continues to rise (over 145 players have registered).  Come join us for some excellent chess — not to mention presidential swag, trophies and plus-score awards in the lower sections, ca$h prizes in the top sections, three-deep team awards in the U1300, U900, and U600 sections, and BIG sportsmanship trophies for those who demonstrate superb examples of leadership during the day.  Click here to find out who’s coming, and click here to register online and to get more details.

Lincoln High School Dominates Portland Area League

Organizer Ed Addis reports from the Portland Area League team events that the Portland Area League completed play for their initial 9-round robin portion of their tournament. Tournament host Lincoln High School won all of their nine matches, and 34 points out of the 45 games played in the ten team top division. Not to be outdone, Lincoln’s second team also won all nine of their matches and did even better by winning 36 points from their 45 games.

Qualifiers Galore!

We’re deep into chess season, and in anticipation of the OSCF State tournament in Seaside on April 12-13, there are qualifier tournaments galore popping up on the calendar.  In addition to regular Friday Night Quads at the Tigard Grange and Chess Odyssey Quads in the Bethany Area (check the NWSRS calendar for dates), there are several major tournaments planned over the next few Saturdays.  Click through for more details….