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.
The following players qualified and also accepted the invitation:
……..Name USCF FIDE
- Grabinsky Joshua 2124 1899
- McCoy Owen 2154 2060
- Wu Ethan 1977 N/A
- Zhang Gavin 1939 1848
- Botez Andrea 1899 1747
- Moore Michael 1847 1815
Oregon Chess Federation Scholastic Coordinator
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 more information, KFE Chess Tournament flyer. 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).
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The 10th Annual Oregon All-Stars Invitational tournament will be held on Friday, October 13 (a statewide inservice day — but check your district to be sure!). Once again, we’re set to take over the State Capitol for a great day of chess and prizes for all the invitees. This is an invitation-only event — see if you’re on the invitation list by checking the master list here, and if you are invited we hope you will come. Details and rules can be found in this document.
REGISTER HERE Registration closes tonight (October 10) at midnight. We hope you can make it!