About OSCF State Championship

The OSCF State Championship is the premier scholastic chess tournament in the state — a two-day extravaganza in the beautiful resort town of Seaside, Oregon.

Due to the pandemic, OSCF has cancelled the 2020 State Championship. Please save the date for the 2021 State Championship in Seaside on April 16-17, 2021.

Before the main event on Saturday, the 350 or so participants get a chance to unwind with the chaotic but fun blitz and bughouse tournaments late Friday afternoon. On Saturday morning players are divided into sixteen different playing sections defined by age and skill level to compete for large, heavy trophy cups filled with delicious, fresh salt-water taffy made right in Seaside. [NOTE: The most advanced players in high school and middle school get long time-controls and begin play late Friday morning. All others play all their games on Saturday.]

Qualifying for State

Eligible players:

  1. are Oregonians in grades K-12
  2. have played in at least one OSCF Championship
    Qualifier tournament in the previous year, and at least 8 rated games between September 1, 2020 to April 7, 2021 and have an established NWSRS or USCF rating

See the list of Upcoming Qualifying Tournaments here.

For more information, visit the following links:

Kathryn Rose Taylor Order of the Knight
OSCF Qualifier Tournaments
2019 Details
2019 Rules
Seaside Hotels
Future State Championship Tournament Dates

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