Monthly Archives: October 2015

Yuletide Tournament at LaSalle (Milwaukie) on Dec. 12

Beaverton Friday Night Quads on Nov. 20

Friday Night Quads at Evergreen Presbyterian Church (7275 SW Hall Blvd., Beaverton, OR 97008).  The church is located at the corner of Hall Blvd. and Hart Rd. in Beaverton, just up the hill from Washington Square. Starting in December, we expect to alternate Quads between Evergreen and one or two sites north of Highway 26.  Details will be on our website ( as they become available.

The entry fee is $20.  Friday Night Quads are OSCF rated, and qualifiers for the 2016 OSCF Championships in Seaside.

You can register online for the November Quads here.  You can find additional information about Friday Night Quads, and our other programs at

Pete Prochaska, Chess Master
President, Chess Odyssey, Inc.

3rd Annual Pacific Crest Tournament in Portland on Nov. 14

Come play chess with your friends at the third annual Pacific Crest Chess Tournament! This is an OSCF State Qualifier. Fun competition, hanging with friends, and of course trophies will be awarded! We’ll play 5 games, with a new pairing each round. There can be time where you’re waiting for the next round, so bring things to keep yourself busy. We’ll have board games to play between rounds and snacks for sale. We’ll bring in pizza for sale for lunch.

Registration: To register – email with your player’s name, grade and rating (if any). Space is limited, so all registrations need to be received by midnight of Wednesday 11/11. Fee is $20 and payment will be collected at the event.

Date/Time: Saturday, November 14, 2015, from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm (est)

Contact: Kathy Stevens
Phone: 503-702-8299
Location Details
Pacific Crest Community School
116 NE 29th Avenue
Portland OR


3rd Annual KFE Benefit Tourney K-12 Open on Nov. 7

An NWSRS-rated qualifying tournament for the 2016 OSCF State Championship. Five rounds and G/35 time controls for U900 and unrated K-8, four rounds and G/45 time controls for 900+ and unrated 9-12.

FIDE World Chess Federation Master CHUCK SCHULIEN will play multiple players simultaneously in the skittles room in the afternoon! Chuck is a favorite local coach and player, come play him or watch the fun.

TO REGISTERREGISTER ONLINE HERE. For questions, contact Penny Harper by e-mail at Include the chess player’s name, grade, school, and NWSRS rating (if known).

Welcoming New OSCF Board Member from Eugene

As OSCF moves into its second decade, we continue to expand our mission of “More Chess, More Kids, More Fun.” In particular, we plan to increase the number of qualifying tournaments held throughout the year (More Chess). While we welcome more tournaments in the Portland metro area, we offer training, assistance and equipment to chess parents and coaches throughout the state to enable them to hold more tournaments for their local students (More Kids). We look forward to opportunities to partner with volunteers in Southern, Central, and Eastern Oregon in the coming year (yes…More Fun!).

Sarah Mendonca McCoy of Eugene has graciously agreed to join the OSCF Board. She will focus on increasing connections among the Southern/Central/Eastern Oregon chess families, including using social media on FaceBook. Stay tuned for a “Friend Request” from Sarah! This officer election will be final in two weeks unless objections are registered through the contact form by any volunteer parent or coach who organized an OSCF Qualifying Tournament between October 19, 2014 and the present.

With the addition of Sarah, the OSCF Board is now comprised of 4 members from Southern/Central/Eastern Oregon and 9 members from NW Oregon. To learn more about serving on the OSCF Board, please contact Rebecca Holt, OSCF President.


Door prizes exceed $3,000 for the 4th Annual Clackamas K-12 Open on October 17


REGISTER ONLINE NOW for the 4th Annual Clackamas K-12 Open on October 17,

Discounted early bird registration fee has been extended until Wednesday, October 14, so don’t wait! Last chance to register is Thursday, October 15.

For more information, send an e-mail to Ed Addis at The Subject line should be titled CHS Chess and include the player(s) name, school, grade, and your phone number in the message. You may also call (503) 658-7809 with the information.

All-Stars Results

Thanks to everyone who came to the 2015 All Stars tournament last Friday.  Photos have been posted from the capitol steps, as well as many photos from the rooms.  Click on “photos” at left to see the 2015 All Stars album.  In addition, the tournament has been rated both in the NWSRS and in the USCF ratings system (click on those links to see the ratings; note that the Golden Pioneers section was not USCF rated).  We hope to see everyone in Seaside at the end of April 2016 for the State Championship, and in October 2016 for the 9th Annual OSCF All Stars Invitational Tournament!

All-Stars 2015 Sections Posted

fireworksThe 8th Annual OSCF All-Stars Invitational Tournament will be our largest ever, with 122 All-Stars coming to the Capitol in Salem to face each other in friendly competition on Friday, October 8.  Please check in at the Capitol no later than 9am!  Anticipated section assignments have been posted here (Alphabetical List) and here (list by rating).  Please email if you have any final questions or concerns, and please email us if you know your player will not be able to attend.  Thank you, and see you in Salem!

Silver Knights Chess Club Quads – An OSCF State Qualifier

Silver Knights Chess Club Quads

Sunday, October 4th and October 25th, 2015 – Silver Knights Chess Club Quads
Prizes: 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 rating.
Time: Sunday, October 4th and 25th, 2015 | 2:15pm – 5:30pm – will start on time and finish on time.
Fee: $17 – Preregistration close Sunday (day of the tournament) at 09:00 AM – no late fee.
Eligibility: All scholastic players, K-12.
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
Contact: Andrei Botez,, (503) 995-2888