On May 14-15, the Portland Chess Club is running the Rose City Sectionals tournament. This tournament is similar to a class championship with 200 point sections. It’s a great tournament for up and coming scholastic players to get some experience with longer time controls and to compete for good cash prizes and trophies by playing in a section with similarly rated players. The tournament is a 2017 OSCF State qualifier and is dual rated in USCF and NWSRS. More information can be found on the Portland Chess Club website, pdxchess.org.
On the heels of the rating reports from the 2016 State Championships, we’ve posted the Spring 2016 All-Stars lists! These lists include the players with the top ten established ratings, by grade, for all active scholastic Oregon players between January 1 and April 30. These players, along with those listed in the Winter list, and those yet to be listed in the Summer and Lifetime Achievement lists (coming in September), and active Order of the Knight participants, are invited to participate in the 2016 All-Stars tournament, which will be held in Salem on Friday, October 14, 2016. More later, but for now, congratulations to everyone on the lists!
It was a beautiful May Day in Seaside as the 356 players who competed in the 2016 OSCF State Championship worked their way back home (or stayed at the beach and enjoyed the weather!). More to come later, including summaries of the winners and more detailed appreciations, but we wanted to post just a quick note of thanks to all of you who brought your players to compete in our 11th annual event, and especially to all of you who volunteered your time before, during, and after the event to make it run as smoothly as it did. So — thank you! We will hope to see you next year!