Dan Dalthorp

Important Logistics for Lincoln High Chess Tournament

Thank you for those who registered for the upcoming Lincoln High Chess Tournament. Please be sure to read the following important check-in logistics and parking instruction for the tournament.

Parking (free parking):

Going west on SW Jefferson Street, and turn right onto SW 17th Street and this dead ends at the grandstands parking lot. You go through the double gate and just park anywhere. From there you walk East, up the stairs and the Lincoln High School Cafeteria is ahead and to the left.

There are also about 15-20 parking spot next to and around the Lincoln track field that’s free. The parking lot is accessed by going West on SW Jefferson Street and turn Right onto SW 16th Street and it dead ends at the Lincoln track field.

Check-in:

Check-in will be at Lincoln High School cafeteria (bottom floor facing the school track field). Address is 1600 SW Salmon St, Portland, OR 97205. Please have the following ready for check-in:

  1. If you haven’t mailed your registration fee check, please have a check ready with “Lincoln Chess Club” and player first and last name in legible writing on memo portion of the check. If you want to pay cash, please be prepared to give exact change in advance. Registration amount is $25 per player.This will help speed up the check-in process and stay on schedule.

 

  1. Bring chess clock and chess set to the tournament if you have clocks and sets.

 

  1. Parents: please bring folding chairs if you have any.

 

  1. Make every effort to arrive on time. Be prepared to arrive at least 30 minutes before your section 1st round start time for check-in.

 

  1. If there is any change on the tournament due to incremental weather condition such as snow/icy road on Saturday morning, please check your email Saturday morning and/or look for announcement news on oscf.org website. If you have any questions, please call 971-217-5161 or 503-297-1697.

If you have any questions on registration or on this tournament, please or email cdng33@yahoo.com.

 

Last day to register for Lincoln Chess Tournament, registration deadline is mid-night 1/7/2015

Today is the last day to register for the Lincoln Chess Tournament. Registration deadline is mid-night today. There will be no late registration this year so don’t miss the registration deadline. Register now and don’t be regret to miss this fun tournament!

Please click the following link to register now:

http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=jnudmqlab&oeidk=a07ea42oawv7c5f4291

To get more detailed information about this tournament, click the link below.

http://www.calendarwiz.com/calendars/popup.php?op=view&id=82327899&crd=nwsrsevents&

Only less than 2 days left before registration deadline for Lincoln Chess Tournament, register now

There is only less than 2 days left before the registration deadline of Lincoln Chess Tournament. Registration deadline is this coming Wednesday 1/7/2015. There will be no late registration this year so don’t miss the registration deadline. Register today and don’t be regret to miss this fun tournament!

Please click the following link to register now:

http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=jnudmqlab&oeidk=a07ea42oawv7c5f4291

To get more detailed information about this tournament, click the link below.

http://www.calendarwiz.com/calendars/popup.php?op=view&id=82327899&crd=nwsrsevents&

Only 3 days left before registration deadline for Lincoln Chess Tournament, register now

There is only 3 days left before the registration deadline of Lincoln Chess Tournament. Registration deadline is this coming Wednesday 1/7/2015. There will be no late registration this year so don’t miss the registration deadline. Register today.

Don’t miss out on this fun filled day of playing chess at the Lincoln Chess Tournament on Saturday January 10th, 2015 at Lincoln High School.  This is a K-12 chess tournament and is an OSCF qualifier tournament. Many prizes will be awarded. Click the following link to register now:

http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=jnudmqlab&oeidk=a07ea42oawv7c5f4291

To get more detailed information about this tournament, click the link below.

http://www.calendarwiz.com/calendars/popup.php?op=view&id=82327899&crd=nwsrsevents&

Only less than 1 week left before registration deadline for Lincoln Chess Tournament, register now

There is only less than 1 week left before the registration deadline of Lincoln Chess Tournament. Registration deadline is 1/7/2015. There will be no late registration this year so don’t miss the registration deadline. Register today.

Don’t miss out on a fun filled day of playing chess at the Lincoln Chess Tournament on Saturday January 10th, 2015 at Lincoln High School.  This is a K-12 chess tournament and is an OSCF qualifier tournament.

Many prizes will be awarded. Cash prizes will be awarded in the Elite section. In the Advanced, Intermediate and Novice sections, there will be individual awards for the top 3 players and Plus scorers. Team trophies will be given to the top 4 teams in each section except Elite section. For Elite section, trophies will be given to the top 2 teams. Bring your chess boards and join us for a fun filled day. Click the “Online Registration” link to the left of the oscf.org website to register for this tournament or click the direct link below to register.

http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=jnudmqlab&oeidk=a07ea42oawv7c5f4291

To get more detailed information about this tournament, go to oscf.org website, then click “Upcoming Events” link on the left of the page, then go to NWSRS Event Calendar link, and go to January 10th 2015 calendar, click “Lincoln Chess Tournament 2015” link. Or you can click the direct link below for more information.

http://www.calendarwiz.com/calendars/popup.php?op=view&id=82327899&crd=nwsrsevents&

Top Oregon Scholastic Players

The Top 25 list at the end of this school year is impressive. Topping the list at 2248 is Aaron Grabinsky, who just finished his sophomore year in Coquille. Rounding out the top 25 list is Ethan Wu at 1624. The strength of the top 25 players has been increasing markedly every year. Both the top rating and the #25 rating are 200-300 points higher than #1 and #25 would have been on a similar list in 2006. Congratulations to the players (and also the parents, coaches, and organizers).

Almost all the players on the list are high school students, but only three are graduating seniors (Andy Trattner, Matt Dalthorp, and Patrick Butenhoff), so the top 25 will continue to get stronger and stronger for at least several more years.

The highest-rated middle school player is Seth Talyansky, who just won the Summer Open in Portland after beating the strongest player in the state, Nick Raptis. Seth is 5th on the list at 1995. Two players who just finished elementary school (Joshua Grabinsky and Owen McCoy) are already above 1600 and promise to be scary strong by the time they finish high school.

The Portland metropolitan area is home to over half the state’s population and has an enormous advantage over the rest of the state in hosting strong chess tournaments. And yet…only three of the top 10 players hale from Portland, while four are from relatively tiny Corvallis.  (On the other hand, only 4 of the #11-25 players are NOT from the Portland metro area).

OHSCTA High School Team Championships

Yogi Saputra holds the first place trophy, while Matt Dalthorp, Thomas Kneeland, David Wen, and Ian Dickson are all smiles.

The annual Oregon high school team championships is one of the largest and most energetic and fun chess tournaments in Oregon. This year, the 51st rendition was held in the pleasant town of Myrtle Creek, Oregon, south of Roseburg and attracted 39 five-player teams representing schools from across the state.

The event had drama in spades (or perhaps in knights), capped by a decisive final game, in a decisive final match, under significant time pressure, that led to the overall championship for Crescent Valley High School.  But it wasn’t easy getting there. Read more about the entire event after the break.

Reminder: Late Registeration Is Still Open this Thursday Only for Lincoln K-12 Tournament

There is still time to register for the Lincoln High K-12 Chess Tournament. Late registration is open on Thursday December 5th only for $35 per player. Here is the registration link. You can find out who already registered in Who’s Coming link here.

You can find more details about this tournament in here. If you have any questions, please call (503)297-1697 or email cdng33@yahoo.com.