Monthly Archives: February 2018

¡Chess Riot! in Corvallis on Feb. 25

Corvallis ¡Chess Riot! –A mini 3-game, quad-style chess tournament on Sunday, February 25.

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 December 2 to phil.schapker@gmail.com

Medieval chess riot by Renaut de Montauban (circa 1462-70) “Partie d’échecs dégénérant en assassinat”

USCF Southern Oregon Tournament on Feb. 24 in Medford

Come play in a USCF rated Southern tournament in Medford on Saturday February 24.

This is a OSCF State Championship qualifier…

Entry Fee: $25 if received in advance; $35 if registered on site (must register at least 10 minutes prior to round 1)
Prizes: 1st: $50-$100 and 2d $25-$75; under 1800 $25-$50 (prize winnings based on the number of players)
Schedule and Time Control: 3 Rounds/Game in 60 (5 second delay) 9:30am12pm2:30pm
Please bring your own clock and board.

Tournament Location: Diamond Medical Maintenance, 1020 Knutson, Medford, Oregon

Registration: US Chess Membership Required

Send entrance fees, USCF ID, rating, full name to: Ed Battistella PO Box 1081, Ashland, OR 97520

For more information contact Ed Battistella at 541-552-0743 and edbattistella@gmail.com

*FREE* Hops Chess Fiesta on March 3 in Monmouth

Join the Independence Public Library Chess Club’s Third Annual Hops Chess Fiesta Chess Tournament.

This *FREE* tournament is a qualifier for the OSCF State Championship.
FREE catered Mexican food lunch for all players and families, donated by San Antonio Restaurant.

100% Pre-Registered Event. No on-site registrations accepted.  REGISTER ONLINE HERE.
Entry deadline is 11:59 pm PST, Thursday, 3/1/18. No extensions will be given.

Ash Creek Elementary
1360 16th St.
Monmouth, Oregon 97361
(1 hour, 20 minute drive from Portland metro area)
Contact: Nancy Albritton
hopschessfiesta@gmail.com

OHSCTA State Championship March 2-3 (REGISTER NOW!)

The Oregon High School Chess Team Association has been sponsoring local team chess leagues and holding state championship tournaments for over 50 years.  This year’s edition of this longstanding team-based competition takes place at Willamette High School in Eugene, Oregon, on March 2-3.  Teams are made up of five players (high school players from a single school can play in the Varsity Division; high school or middle school players can play in the JV division for their high school, and; high school or middle school players from any combination of schools can play in the Open Division) who compete in five rounds of high stakes chess (two on Friday evening, three on Saturday).  For more about the tournament itself, see details here.  In order to register teams, or if you are an individual HS or MS player who wants to compete in the individual division, register online at this link before February 28 (Feb. 16th for early bird registration).  Get your teams together and register in order to become recognized as the top high school chess team in Oregon.  There are 1A-6A class division trophies as well in order to establish bragging rights for particular OSAA classifications.  If you have questions, contact OHSCTA leadership at OHSCTA -at- OHSCTA.org.  See you in Eugene!

President’s Weekend Tournament on Feb. 17 in Portland

REGISTER HERE for the Presidents’ Weekend Tournament!

We want you for the SIXTH ANNUAL Presidents’ Weekend Tournament!  Last year, over 200 players came to Gray Middle School in SW Portland for a great day of chess and fabulous prizes.  The Commanders-in-Chief have ordered up another excellent set of trophies and Presidential prizes for Saturday, February 17th, and we hope you will join us for a great day.

More details are available here.  We look forward to seeing you at Robert Gray Middle School in SW Portland!

For the Love of Chess Tournament on Feb. 13 in Klamath Falls–Register TODAY!

Open to all levels of chess players, young to the young-at -heart! A Sunday afternoon, NWSRS-rated chess tournament. If players are not ranked, they will  be grouped based upon ability. Tuesday afternoon, February 13 at 4pm. (Check-in begins at 3:30 pm) at Roosevelt Elementary School, 1125 North Eldorado Ave.

$10 per player if registered by Monday, February 12 at 5 pm. Cost is $15 is registered after this date/time.

Register with Holly Stork: Phone 541-281-4577 or by email: hstork@getsmartoregon.org. (Name, Grade, school, and contact information of email and phone number are required)