Monthly Archives: February 2015

State 2015 Qualified Players: Updated List

Based on rated games and tournaments played through 2-18-2015, 308 players have qualified for the 2015 10th Annual OSCF State Championship in Seaside, Oregon, to take place on Friday and Saturday, April 24-25, 2015.  These players have an established rating (>15 career NWSRS games) and have played in at least two OSCF qualifying tournaments between April 13, 2014 and the date noted above (or have otherwise met qualification requirements).

One IMPORTANT Caveat for those who seek to qualify with USCF-rated events:  This list does not yet take into account USCF-rated-only games or tournaments.  It will do so later next week.  However, even once it takes those events into account, it will only do so automatically IF the player has also played in at least one NWSRS rated qualifier during the year and IF the player’s USCF ID is in the NWSRS database.  If those things aren’t true, but you’ve played qualifying USCF rated events and would like them included in our listing, you can still qualify, but it takes a few extra steps; please contact us to let us know.

For those of you who need more details on qualifying, see here.  If you don’t yet see your name on the list, and played a tournament in the last week, be patient!  You’ll likely show up soon.  This list will be updated next week, and in March we will also post a list of those who are approaching — but not yet quite qualified for — State.  If you have reviewed the qualification rules (as well as the caveat) and think you should be on the list but are not, please contact us and let us know.

We hope to see you in Seaside.  Registration Opens March 1!

Oregon High School Team Championship Feb. 27-28!

Since the 1960s, the Oregon High School Chess Team Association has encouraged Oregon high schools to form leagues to play competitive chess.  At the end of each chess season, the OHSCTA sponsors the Oregon High School Chess Team Association Championship, where all teams in Oregon gather together to determine the best of the best!  In the association’s unique competition format, five-player teams from high schools of all sizes compete together in a single section to determine both overall state champions and champions from each of the OSAA classifications–1A, 2A, 3A, 4A, 5A and 6A. In a separate section, five-player junior varsity teams from schools of all sizes — as well as, for the first time in 2015, Middle Schools — compete together for overall state and OSAA classification junior varsity honors.  Finally, those who do not have school affiliations — or those from out of state — are invited to participate in either the Open Team section or the individual competition.

This year’s OHSCTA Championship will be held on February 27-28 at the Sylvania Campus of Portland Community College in SW Portland.  Your registration can be completed on line through the OHSCTA web site noted above, but your registration must be complete by February 25, so gather your teams now!

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015 – Silver Knights Chess Club Quads

SilverKnightsPrizes: First place trophy, second & third place medal, fourth place small chess gift – for each section.
   Format: Players will be divided in 4 player sections (quads) by NWSRS/USCF rating.
   New: Any section where ALL players have current USCF membership will be dual rated (USCF and NWSRS).
  Time: Sunday, February 22nd 2015 | 2:15pm – 5:30pm – will start on time and finish on time.
   Fee: $17 (Registration closes on Sunday at 9:00 AM) – no late fee.
   Eligibility: All scholastic players, K-12. (If numbers allow, parents can play too)
   Location: Petite Patisserie in Happy Valley.  Free parking. Parents and accompanying persons can wait while enjoying coffee and the finest handcraft European pastries from “Petite Patisserie.”
   Registration: Pre-registration ONLY. See details at Silver Knights Chess Club website http://silverknightschessclub.blogspot.com/
   Contact: Andrei Botez, silver.knights.chess.club@gmail.com, (503) 995-2888

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Presidents’ Weekend Who’s Coming & Last Chance to Register

MountrushmoreWe’re at five days and counting before the Presidents’ Weekend Tournament, to be held on Saturday, February 14, at Gray Middle School in SW Portland.  As of Monday night, 223 players are registered for this event — look here to see who is coming!  We’re anticipating a fantastic day of chess.  Early registration is over, but you can still squeeze in (by paying a late fee) through this week (the sooner, the better!).  You can register online through noon on 2/13.

More details are available hererules are here; a tentative schedule is here.  We look forward to seeing you at Robert Gray Middle School in SW Portland!

State 2015 Qualified Players: First List!

Based on rated games and tournaments played through 1-28-2015, 216 players have qualified for the 2015 10th Annual OSCF State Championship in Seaside, Oregon, to take place on Friday and Saturday, April 24-25, 2015.  These players have an established rating (>15 career NWSRS games) and have played in at least two OSCF qualifying tournaments between April 13, 2014 and the date noted above (or have otherwise met qualification requirements).

One IMPORTANT Caveat for those who seek to qualify with USCF-rated events:  This list does not yet take into account USCF-rated-only games or tournaments.  It will do so later in February.  However, even once it takes those events into account, it will only do so IF the player has also played in at least one NWSRS rated qualifier during the year.  If you haven’t, please do.  Or contact us to let us know that you haven’t.

For those of you who need more details on qualifying, see here.  If you don’t yet see your name on the list, and played a tournament in the last week, be patient!  You’ll likely show up soon.  This list will be updated later in February, and we will also post a list of those who are approaching — but not yet quite qualified for — State.  If you have reviewed the qualification rules (as well as the caveat) and think you should be on the list but are not, please contact us and let us know.

We hope to see you in Seaside – but note that registration won’t open until sometime after February 15.