Monthly Archives: June 2017

2017 Spring All Stars posted.

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!

Corvallis Chess Riot! on June 18

Corvallis Chess Riot! Amini 3-game, quad-style chess tournament on Sunday, June 18.
Corvallis High School
12:00 – 3:30 PM
$10.  All ages.  All levels of experience.

Father’s Day – Dads get in free.
G25 or G35 as agreed upon by each quad.  Clocks provided.
Notation required for players rated 900+

RSVP by June 17th to phil.schapker@corvallis.k12.or.us
2018 OSCF Championship Qualifier
NWSRS rated
NWSRS and USCF dual rated if all players in quad are USCF members

FREE tournament! Happy Valley Open. Friday June 23.

Ed Addis is at it again…join him over the summer for a series of free chess tournaments!  The next one is the Happy Valley Open.

Friday, June 23 
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Type:  4 Round Swiss. G/25 d5.  OSCF State Qualifiers.  Please bring boards, sets, and clocks.
Registration: FREE!  Register on-site from 10AM – 10:15 AM. I will need the following information for registration: Your Name, the school you attended, your grade in school (I actually need what grade you were just in, not the one you will be going to in September), and a contact method (phone/e-mail). You may pre-register by sending an e-mail with the above information to “chessalot@aol.com“. If you pre-register you must still check in by 10:15 AM.  Those who pre-register get precedence over walk-ins should there be a lack of equipment.
Prizes: Chess book to top three winners.  Tie Breaker: Cumulative, average opposition.
Equipment: Bring a chess set, board, and chess clock if you have them as none will be supplied. Also bring a pen/pencil and scoresheets to record the moves of your games.
Location: Happy Valley Park 13770 Se Ridgecrest Road, Happy Valley OR 97086
TD / Contact: Ed Addis, 503-658-7809, email chessalot@aol.com
Upcoming Tournaments in the Series:
  • North Portland Open: Sunday, July 16. 12 pm to 5 pm. North Portland Library. 512 N. Killingswroth
    Portland OR 97217.
  • Midland Open: Saturday, July 29. 10 am to 4 pm. Midway Library. 805 SE 122nd Ave
    Portland OR 97233.

Coquille’s LaVerne County Park Tournament on June 27

LaVerne Park

LaVerne Park

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.

Rose City Sectionals on July 8-9 in Portland

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.