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 10/01/2016 to 10/01/2017), and (3) are based on the highest post-tournament rating during that period, averaged with the player’s October 2017 rating (as published in the USCF October).
This year the tournament will be triple rated: NW Scholastic – US Chess and FIDE.
I will email the invitations after October 1st.
Oregon Chess Federation Scholastic Coordinator
Summer calculations are complete, meaning that invitations for the All-Stars Invitational in Salem on Friday, October 13, will be coming soon. Want to know if you’ll be invited? Check the master list of invited players, and then watch your inbox. Other lists of interest:
Congratulations to all of these exceptional Oregon chess players!
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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/USCF rating. Any section where ALL players have current USCF membership will be dual rated (USCF and NWSRS)
Schedule: Check-In: 14:20-14:25; play will start at 14:30. Each quad will operate on its own schedule; games will be started as soon as possible. Quads involving younger players are expected to finish well in advance of those involving older, more experienced players. Awards for each section will be made as soon as that section is completed.
Notation: Players are encouraged to notate.
Time Control: G25/5 for time delay clocks; G/30 for analog and non-delay digital clocks. Please bring your clock, if you have one.
Tiebreakers: Ties will be broken in this order: direct encounter, lower starting rating, highest number of games played with black pieces, younger age, coin flip.
Entry fee: $20.00 per player/Two or more siblings $17 per player.
Eligibility: All scholastic players, K-12.
Registration: Pre-registration ONLY. See details at Silver Knights Chess Club website: Silver Knights Quads Registration
Location: Portland Chess Club 8205 SW 24th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
Contact: Andrei Botez
Phone: (503) 995-2888
Corvallis ¡Chess Riot! –A mini 3-game, quad-style chess tournament on Sunday, October 1.
2018 OSCF Championship Qualifier – NWSRS rated
Corvallis High School
12:00 – 3:30 PM
$10. All ages. All levels of experience.
Cash prizes! Winner of each quad gets their money back and free entry to next quad.
G25 youth, G25-40 for adults by mutual agreement of the quad. Clocks provided.
Notation required for players rated 900+
RSVP by September 30 to email@example.com
Medieval chess riot by Renaut de Montauban (circa 1462-70) “Partie d’échecs dégénérant en assassinat”
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Please join us for the first Hayhurst Halloween K-12 Chess Tournament! This event is open to individuals of all abilities and is a great first tournament for beginning chess players. This toournament NWSRS Rated and is a qualifier for the 2018 OSCF State Championship.
Get your Halloween gear on! Special prizes for best costumes! REGISTER HERE NOW!
This OSCF Qualifier tournament is a benefit for the food pantry at Bethlehem House of Bread, a local community center that provides food, community garden, school supplies, and a clothing closet for hundreds of families every year. Please help out the BHOB Food Pantry by bringing toilet tissue and/or nonperishable food items. All proceeds from snacks and pizza concessions will go directly to BHOB. This tournament honors chess queen Kris Field-Eaton (KFE), a long-time leader for chess in the Sherwood school district.
Concessions, coffee shop open. Sorry, no on-site registration this year.
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.
REGISTER ONLINE HERE. For questions, contact Paula Brown by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org . Include the chess player’s name, grade, school, and NWSRS rating (if known).