Monthly Archives: November 2016

Oregon Junior Closed Invitations

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 11/20/2015 to 11/20/2016), and (3) are based on the highest post-tournament rating during that period, averaged with the player’s October 2016 rating (as published in the USCF October supplement).

Based on those criteria, we have the following six players as the primary invitees to the Oregon Junior Closed; we also list several alternates below in case some of the invitees are unable to attend.  Those invitees who are interested in participating should contact Andrei Botez, OCF Scholastic Coordinator, for more information: Email Andrei at silver.knights.chess.club at gmail.com.  Please email him with any corrections you believe should be made to the list as well.  Congratulations to the invitees!

QUALIFYING RATING AVERAGE QUALIFYING PLAYER
2406 GRABINSKY, AARON
2198 TALYANSKY, SETH
2028 MCCOY, OWEN
2003 GRABINSKY, JOSHUA
1889 PERKINS, JOSIAH
1886 PATEL, KIAN
ALTERNATES BELOW ALTERNATES BELOW
1849 ZHANG, GAVIN
1813 WU, ETHAN
1800 BOTEZ, ANDREA CECILIA

Fall Classic on Nov. 19 in Eugene

THE 2016 FALL CLASSIC!! (QUALIFIER FOR 2017 OSCF STATE FINALS)

When: Saturday, November 19, 2016
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, phone, 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.
Or, register at our website:  http://www.southsidechess.com/

Titan Tournament on Nov. 19 in Beaverton–last chance to register!

Calling all K-12 grade fans of the royal game of CHESS! Seasoned veterans and absolute beginners alike are invited to participate in the Titan Tournament, November 19. This is a new Qualifying Tournament for the 2017 OSCF State Championship.

$25. Register by 9pm, Thursday, November 17.  Sorry, no on-site registration.

Snack shop on-site will be open all day. Snacks, drinks and pizza will be available for pre-purchase online, or cash purchase on site for select items.

Second and Third place trophies will be given in each section along with plus score medals, All-tournament Sportsmanship trophies, and team trophies (top 4 player scores). Computer determines tiebreaks.

Click Here for more information and to register.