On July 8-9, the Portland Chess Club is running the 3rd Annual Rose City Sectionals tournament. This tournament is similar to a class championship with 200 point sections. It’s a great way 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 2018 OSCF State qualifier and is dual rated in US Chess and NWSRS. Due to space at the club facility, the tournament is limited to the first fifty players. Reserve a spot online and find more information about the event at pdxchess.org.
Ed Addis is at it again…join him over the summer for a series of free chess tournaments! The next one is the North Portland Open.
- Midland Open: Saturday, July 29. 10 am to 4 pm. Midway Library. 805 SE 122nd Ave, Portland OR 97233.
The Spring 2017 All-Stars List has been posted! This list consists of the players in each grade who had the highest ten established ratings, and who played rated games between January 1, 2017 and May 7, 2017. Please carefully read the qualification rules, but if you think that you see something incorrect in the list, let us know, and we’ll check and add you if necessary.
All-Stars lists are published each trimester of the year. Any player on one or more of the winter, spring or summer lists — or on the 2017 Lifetime Achievement list (to be published next fall), or any member of the Order of the Knight who has played a NWSRS rated game between 9/1/16 and 8/31/17 — will be eligible to participate in the 2017 10th Annual Oregon All-Stars Invitational, which we plan to hold in October 2017 (details to come next September). Congratulations to everyone on the list!
Chess Tournament at LaVerne County Park, Saturday, June 24th (OSCF Qualifier). All ages, especially adults are invited to play. No Bobby Fishers allowed as lighting, temperature and weather cannot be controlled. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. at the Green Shelter. Fee is $5.00. There will be a potluck lunch where hot dogs will be provided. Play five rounds, no elimination with prizes being outdoor toys. Have fun in the river, play badminton, horseshoes and bring squirt guns for wet fun between rounds. Will be held rain or shine. Feel free to camp at the nearby campground for extra fun. For more information or to register, contact Nancy Keller at drnancykeller[at]yahoo.com.