Chad Lykins

OSCF Launches Oregon Chess Project

Oregon Chess Project is a ten-year collaborative initiative to increase Oregon’s representation at every level in the scholastic chess community, from those who are learning the rules for the first time to those competing for a world championship. OCP began with a white paper drafted from March-June 2022 that chronicled how scholastic chess in Oregon…

Record Number of Oregon Girls in USCF Top 100 Lists

OSCF began in March 2022 tracking the number of Oregon players appearing in the USCF List of Top 100 Players by Age.  This month the girls set a new record with eight listed in the USCF Top 100 List of Girls by age: Jocelyn Cattone, Age 8, #42 Laasya Sreevalli Lanka, Age 9, #27 Prisha Aswal, Age…

Rose City Chess Halloween Tournament October 29

👻👻👻 OSCF 2023 State Championship Qualifier 👻👻👻 Free USCF membership to new and renewing scholastic players! The Sixth Annual Rose City Chess Halloween Tournament is in-person for the first time since 2019! This popular event event has old out in past years, so please register early. Participants receive Check or Treat Prizes after every round. Examples of…

Quadlandia and Swisslandia Fall Tournaments

USCF scholastic memberships are FREE for all new and renewing players at Rose City Chess’s Fall Tournaments. Generous prizes for top finishers. All events are in-person, with additional online options for Quadlandia and Swisslandia. All tournaments are USCF rated. For more details, see https://www.rosecitychess.com/shop/tournaments. Fall Schedule Quadlandia October 2 (In-person at Portland Chess Club, online…

Roshen’s Chess Academy K-12 Chess Tournament September 17

Roshen’s Chess Academy invites you to a tournament that benefits Oregon Chess Federation (OCF), Portland Chess Club (PCC), and the local businesses at Lloyd Center. 100% of all proceeds (minus operating expenses) go to Oregon Chess Federation and Portland Chess Club. Entry fee: $30. REGISTRATION CLOSES AT 12 PM (NOON) ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16th. No entrees will be…

Chessable Seeks Applicants for Research Awards

Chessable has a series of small grants available for university-based researchers. OSCF is eager to support grant applications aligned with the goals of the Oregon Chess Project, specifically in the areas of (1) teaching and learning and (2) equity and inclusion. Interested parties should contact OSCF President Chad Lykins (chad@rosecitychess.com). From the press release: The…

Swisslandia Chess Tournament August 27

Rose City Chess invites you to the special Summer Edition of Swisslandia on August 27, 2022. Swisslandia is a beginner-friendly series of chess tournaments for players of all ages, with special emphasis on making sure scholastic players have fun. Players are divided into sections based on strength. Winners receive generous prizes and award letters. Chalk…

Oregon Open September 3-5

Don’t miss the biggest Open tournament of the year in Oregon, co-sponsored by the Oregon Chess Federation and Portland Chess Club. See all the information about the tournament by clicking here. Note that you must register by September 1. No on-site registration on the day of the tournament. You can book a room at the hotel here.

Rose City Chess Summer Tournament Schedule

Rose City Chess has released its schedule of USCF rated summer tournaments, with several options to play both in-person and online. Events are open to all ages and abilities, with prizes both for beginner and advanced players. There will be online quads every other Friday along with in-person events twice a month. Be sure to…