Monthly Archives: March 2018

OSCF State 2018: Registration is Open!

Our 13th year of competition takes place on April 13-14 in Seaside, Oregon. See Details Here.  Here’s the list of QUALIFIED PLAYERS so far…if your name is on this list, then REGISTER NOW!

And don’t worry…if you’re not yet qualified, there’s still time! To qualify, you need an established rating (at least 15 career games) and to have played in at least two qualifier tournaments since the last state championship. You can check the lists of players who need one more qualifying tournament to qualify, players needing an established rating to qualify and players needing one more qualifying tournament and more games to establish their rating to qualify.

See the list of Upcoming Qualifying Tournaments here.

For more detailed explanations, see this post on how to get to play at Seaside, or the specific qualification rules posted here.  (See green tournaments on the NWSRS calendar.)

Chess Odyssey Friday Night Quads in Portland on March 23

Qualifier for the 2018 OSCF State Championship
Eligibility: All scholastic players, K-12. The tournament is limited to the first 36 players (9 quads) who register. 

Entry fee: $20.00

Registration: Register online at the Chess Odyssey website. Registrations are also accepted by phone call or text, or at the door, before 6:30 pm, if space is available. No registrations will be accepted after 6:30 pm.

Contact: Mike Terrill
Phone: (503) 913-9643
More Info:

Vangie Shaw Memorial Girls Play Chess Tournament in Portland on April 7

CHESS FOR SUCCESS presents the Vangie Shaw Memorial Girls Play Chess Tournament–an open tournament for all K-8 aged girls. There will be sections formed if the number of entries are sufficient. Participants play five rounds that are roughly one hour each. The end time depends on how quickly the rounds go. Dress up and receive a chess necklace! T-shirts are available for purchase.

Note: this tournament is NOT rated with NWSRS and therefore is NOT a OSCF State Championship qualifier–but it is a fun chess tournament for K-8 girls!

Sabin K-8 School
4013 NE 18th Ave, Portland

Saturday, April 7, 2018
Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m., announcements begin at 9:00 a.m., play will begin right after.

An entry fee is applicable for students who are not part of Chess for Success clubs.
Deadline for registration fees:
March 21 – $21
March 31 – $29
April 4 – $42
No registrations will be accepted after April 4.

To register,

Vangie Shaw was a beloved teacher and Chess for Success coach at Sabin K8 School in NE Portland. She passed away from complications from pancreatic cancer on Aug. 21, 2017, at the age of 57. This tournament is a memorial to Vangie and her legacy of sharing her love for the game with so many students. She gave so much of herself to so many at Sabin K8 school and beyond.

2018 Oregon State Girls Championship in Portland on April 21

Oregon Chess Federation together with Oregon Scholastic Chess Federation would like to invite all the girls to the 2018 Oregon State Girls Championship on April 21 at the Portland Chess Club.
This event will determine Oregon’s nominees the most prestigious national girls scholastic events:
The SPFGI (Susan Polgar Foundation Girls Invitational) and the NGTOC (National Girls Tournament of Champions).
Time Control:

A 4 round G/55 + 5 seconds increment Swiss for Championship section.

A 4 rounds G/40 + 5 seconds delay Swiss for Reserve section

Championship section open to all junior girls in Oregon State, Reserve section open Oregon residents and out of state players.
Players must be under 19 as of Jun 14, 2018.
Ratings and membership requirment

Championship section: USCF and OCF membership required.  Dual rated, both USCF and NWSRS.

Reserve section: NWSRS rated (no membership required).

Clocks and notation required – clocks and score sheets will be provided.

Round times:
Championship: 9:00am11:15pm1:30pm, and 3:45pm.
Reserve: 8:45am10:30am12:45pm2:15pm
Championship section:
  • Equally divided bursary for the first two places who will represent Oregon State in 2018 US Chess National Girls Tournament of Champions and 2018 Susan Polgar Foundation Girls Invitational.

  • The final amount of those bursaries will result by subtracting the expenses from the total amount of the entrée fees of this tournament.

  • In case of a tie for 1st and/or 2nd a playoff round with G/15 white, G/12 black with draw odds will determine winner.

  • Plaques for 1st-5th Places (3rd to 5th place tiebreak will be used)

  • Champion will have the 1st choice to pick the tournament.

Reserve section:

  • Trophies for 1st-5th Places

  • Reserve Champion will also receive one year USCF Membership (Young adult, Youth or Scholastic – depending on the age of the player). Same tiebreaker as in the top section.

Entry fee: pre-payment $25 before April 15th, $30 after or paying at the door.

Must pre-register. Registration deadline is April 20th at 5:00 PM (no registrations accepted after the deadline).

Questions?  Email Andrei at

OES Aardvark Tournament in Portland on March 17

OES logoThe fourth annual OES Aardvark Chess Tournament will be on Saturday, March 17, at Oregon Episcopal School in SW Portland. This is an OSCF State qualifier tournament. Cash prizes for the top section, cool awards and plus score medals, little prizes for first-time tournament players, raffles, and more. There is only space for about 140 players, so register before it’s too late!


Proceeds from the event will benefit the Children’s Book Bank and OSCF; children’s book donations are welcome.

Contact: Dennis Chang
Phone: 503-686-1922


Lucky Leprechaun Tournament in Klamath Falls on March 18

The Mills Elementary Chess Club invites you to the Lucky Leprechaun Tournament, an OSCF State qualifier!

leprechaunEarly registration is due by Saturday, March 17, 2018 by 5:00pm.

To register, send player name, grade, school and contact information for the player or parent (phone number & e-mail address) to Tournament Directors:

Ciara Dykstra:          Phone: 541-891-6486
Devin Landrum:          Phone: 541-891-2908

¡Chess Riot! in Corvallis on March 18

Play some state-qualifying games and have fun at the Corvallis chess Riot! This mini, 3-game, quad-style chess tournament will take place on Sunday, March 18, 2018 and is open to students of all ages and all levels of experience. Registration is only $10, with a refund given to the winner of each quad!

Corvallis High School
(Use SW corner door near football stadium parking lot off 16th Street)
Registration: 11:45 a.m.-12:20 p.m.
Games: 12:30-3:30 p.m.
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.

Contact Phil Schapker with any questions at

2018 OSCF Championship Qualifier – NWSRS rated