Dan Dalthorp

Lincoln High K-12 Chess Tournament Registration Deadline 5 Days Away + Important Tournament Logistics

The upcoming Lincoln High K-12 Chess Tournament registration deadline is only less than a week away. To get the early registration discount price, be sure to register before December 4th, 2013. Also this is a 100% pre-registered tournament, there will be no on-site registration. On-line registration must complete by Dec 4th to get early discount price of $25 per player, and on Dec 5th for late registration fee of $35 per player.

More details, as well as registration links, follow after the break…

Lincoln High K-12 Chess Tournament Registration Deadline Is Fast Approaching

Don’t miss out on a fun filled day of playing chess at the Lincoln High Chess Tournament on Saturday December 7th, 2013 at Lincoln High School. This is a K-12 chess tournament and is an OSCF qualifier tournament. Registration deadline is fast approaching. Early registration deadline is midnight on Wednesday, December 4th. Late registration will be available on December 5th. Register early by Dec 4th to avoid late registration fee.
Many prizes will be awarded. Cash prizes will be awarded in the Elite section. In the Advanced, Intermediate and Novice sections, trophies will be awarded to the top 3 individual players and medals will be awarded to plus scorers for each section. Team trophies will be awarded to the first and second place for each section. 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.

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 December 7th 2013 calendar, click “Lincoln High Tournament” link. Or you can click the direct link below for more information.
If you have any questions on registration or want more information on this tournament, please call (503)264-6662 or email cdng33@yahoo.com.

Happy Valley Quads This Sunday

Silver Knight Chess Club Quads

Sunday, November 24, 2013 | 2:00pm – 5:30pm

Format: Players will be divided in 4 player sections (quads) by NWSRS rating.

Schedule: Check-In: 14:00-14:15; play will start at 14:30. Each quad will operate on its own schedule; games will be started as soon as possible. Quads involving younger players are expected to finish well in advance of those involving older, more experienced players. Awards for each section will be made as soon as that section is completed.

Notation: Players are encouraged to notate;

Time Control: G25/5 for time delay clocks; G/30 for analog and non-delay digital clocks. Please bring your clock, if you have one.

Prizes: First place trophy, second place medal, third place medal, 4th place – small chess gift for each section.

Tiebreakers: Ties will be broken in this order: direct encounter, lower starting rating, highest number of games played with black pieces, younger age, coin flip..

Entry fee: $17.00

Eligibility: All scholastic players, K-12. The tournament is limited to the first 12 players (3 quads) who preregister.

Registration: Pre-registration ONLY. See details at Silver Knights Chess Club website http://silverknightschessclub.blogspot.com/

Contact: Andrei Botez
Email: silver.knights.chess.club@gmail.com
Phone: (503) 995-2888

Location Details
Petite Patisserie
16144 SE Happy Valley T.C. Drive, H 208
Happy Valley, Oregon  97086 US

Oregon Junior Closed Championship

It’s official. Aaron Grabinsky has won the 2013 Oregon Junior Closed Championship (OCF) held at Crescent Valley High School in Corvallis on November 16-17. It was the strongest field on record and was the first time that there were no players from the Portland or Salem metropolitan areas. Coquille’s Aaron Grabinsky won with a final score of 4/5 and pushed his rating up to 2166. When Aaron crosses the 2200 mark (later this year?), he’ll become the only current Oregon junior with the National Master title and only the third Oregon scholastic player to do so in over a decade. With two and a half years of high school left, the sky’s the limit for Aaron.

# Name Town Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Tot
1 Aaron Grabinsky Coquille W5 W2 W4 D3 D6 4
2 Erik Skalnes Eugene W6 L1 W5 W4 D3 3.5
3 Yogi Saputra Corvallis D4 D5 D6 D1 D2 2.5
4 Max Sun Corvallis D3 W6 L1 L2 W5 2.5
5 Matt Dalthorp Corvallis L1 D3 L2 W6 L4 1.5
6 David Wen Corvallis L2 L4 D3 L5 D1 1

Congratulations to all the competitors for their accomplishments — not only qualifying for this great event but also for playing with such creativity and energy and for maintaining good cheer and sportsmanship, win-lose-or-draw.

Lincoln High Chess Tournament

Don’t miss out on a fun filled day of playing chess at the Lincoln High Chess Tournament on Saturday December 7th, 2013 at Lincoln High School.  Early registration closes at midnight on Wednesday, December 4th. Late registration will still be available on December 5th.

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 as well as first and second place for teams. Bring your chess boards and join us for a fun filled day.

You can register for this tournament through the Online Registration link on the left of this page. You can also find more details on the tournament through Upcoming Events => NWSRS Event Celendar link on the left of this page.

Oregon Jr. Closed Championship

The Oregon Junior Closed* will be held in Corvallis on the weekend of Nov 16-17. The top active Jrs** will square off in a round-robin tournament to determine the 2013 Oregon Junior Champion. The winner gets his name engraved on a “perpetual trophy” of junior champions and receives an invitation to the Oregon Championship in February (if his/her rating is at least 1900 by December 1).

With an average USCF rating of 1975, this year’s lineup appears to be the strongest ever:
1. Aaron Grabinsky 2130, Coquille (10th grade)
2. Yogi Saputra 2069, Corvallis (11th grade)
3. Max Sun 2000, Corvallis (8th grade)
4. Erik Skalnes 1894, Eugene (11th grade)
5. David Wen 1886, Corvallis (11th grade)
6. Matt Dalthorp 1872, Corvallis (12th grade)

* Sponsored by the Oregon Chess Federation (OCF).
** To be eligible for selection, players must be Oregon residents under the age of 19, must not have participated in another state’s championship tournament, and must have played at least 15 USCF rated games in the previous 12 months. Invitations were issued to eligible players in USCF rating order based on average of October published rating and the maximum post-tournament rating during the year.

Oregon Top 25 Scholastic List Updated

The latest and greatest Top 25 list is updated through events rated through 9/3/2013, including Oregon Open. Several players have picked up hundreds of ratings points over the past few months, leaping from “not on the list” to “pretty high up on the list” virtually over night. Staying active during the summer pays off!

Oregon Open Scholastic Tournament Announced

Oregon Open Scholastic Tournament

Saturday, August 31, 2013 | 8:00am – 9:00pm

Location: Lloyd Center DoubleTree, 1000 NW Multnomah, Portland, OR

4 round Swiss; Game in 45, 5 second delay.

Entry: $20; $5 discount for all that register and pay by August 28

Every player with a plus score will win prizes — USCF or Oregon or Washington Chess Federation memberships.  No memberships are required for the tournament, so it will not be USCF rated, but it will be submitted for NWSRS rating.

See www.pdxchess.org for further details, or contact: Mike Morris (mikejmorris@earthlink.net).

Summer Chess Clinic and Tournament

Learn to Play Chess in a week!

Chess Clinic

Monday, July 8 through Friday, July 12 from 1 PM to 2 PM join Clackamas High School Chess Team coaches Ed Addis and David Castles at the the Village Green Park for a week long chess clinic. Click here for more information. or contact Ed at (503) 658-7809; chessalot@aol.com

 North Clackamas July Open

Then on Saturday put your new skills to the test in a 4-round Swiss Chess Tournament.  The tournament is from 10 AM to 4 PM and is open to everyone.  Click her for more information, or visit the NWSRS Calendar.

Both events are free!