Rebecca Holt

Corvallis Chess Riot! on June 18

Corvallis Chess Riot! Amini 3-game, quad-style chess tournament on Sunday, June 18.
Corvallis High School
12:00 – 3:30 PM
$10.  All ages.  All levels of experience.

Father’s Day – Dads get in free.
G25 or G35 as agreed upon by each quad.  Clocks provided.
Notation required for players rated 900+

RSVP by June 17th to phil.schapker@corvallis.k12.or.us
2018 OSCF Championship Qualifier
NWSRS rated
NWSRS and USCF dual rated if all players in quad are USCF members

Coquille’s LaVerne County Park Tournament on June 27

LaVerne Park

LaVerne Park

Chess Tournament at LaVerne County Park, Saturday, June 24th (OSCF Qualifier).  All ages, especially adults are invited to play.  No Bobby Fishers allowed as lighting, temperature and weather cannot be controlled.  Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. at the Green Shelter.  Fee is $5.00.  There will be a potluck lunch where hot dogs will be provided.  Play five rounds, no elimination with prizes being outdoor toys.  Have fun in the river, play badminton, horseshoes and bring squirt guns for wet fun between rounds.  Will be held rain or shine.  Feel free to camp at the nearby campground for extra fun. For more information or to register, contact Nancy Keller at drnancykeller[at]yahoo.com.

Rose City Sectionals on July 8-9 in Portland

On July 8-9, the Portland Chess Club is running the 3rd Annual Rose City Sectionals tournament. This tournament is similar to a class championship with 200 point sections. It’s a great way for up and coming scholastic players to get some experience with longer time controls and to compete for good cash prizes and trophies by playing in a section with similarly rated players. The tournament is a 2018 OSCF State qualifier and is dual rated in US Chess and NWSRS. Due to space at the club facility, the tournament is limited to the first fifty players. Reserve a spot online and find more information about the event at pdxchess.org.

Championship T-shirt Designs Wanted!

Every year, our players walk away from Seaside with fantastic t-shirts produced on-site by our vendor, Northwest Designs.  Each year, the great art on the t-s2013 T-Shirt Designhirt is designed by one of our players.  We’re looking for the T-shirt design that will be featured on this year’s shirts.  If you have the selected design, you will win a free entry to the tournament ($35 value), a free T-shirt ($20-25 value), and $75!  If you’re the first runner up, your design will be featured on the front of the State Championship Program.  The deadline is coming quickly, though, so get your pencils, pens, and crayons sharpened, and your creative energies flowing!

T-Shirt Design Contest

Parents or adults affiliated with tournament attendees may submit designs, but preference for designs will be given to NSWRS-rated players and their siblings (and the award remains the same)!  All entries will become property of OSCF and will not be returned.  The design must contain three phrases:  1) “12th Annual OSCF State Chess Championship” or (if the chess theme is obvious) “12th Annual OSCF State Championship”,  2) “May 5-6, 2017”, and 3) “Seaside, Oregon”.

NF 2014 WinnerThere is no limit on colors for submissions, although the final t-shirt design may be limited in production and altered as necessary for t-shirt production.  Shirts will be produced on demand, on site, and on the customer’s choice of shirt color.  All submissions must be submitted either by dropping them with an OSCF representative at an OSCF qualifying tournament or electronically as an email attachment, along with a T-shirt Design Contest Application Form, to oscfchess2011@gmail.com.

Deadline: Noon on Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Catlin Chess Festival in Portland on April 15

catlin-chessThe Catlin Upper School Chess Club is sponsoring a five-round, Swiss-style chess tournament for all ages and skill levels to promote chess in the Portland area. Pizza, snacks, and drinks will be available for purchase. We will award trophies to the top five finishers in each section, plus-score medals, and participation prizes. Earlybird registration fee is $15 before April 7.  Click here to Register OnlineFor more information, contact Seth Talyansky (talyansky@catlin.edu).

Hops Chess Fiesta in Monmouth on March 4

Join the Independence Public Library Chess Club’s Second Annual Hops Chess Fiesta Chess Tournament.

This tournament is a qualifier for the OSCF State Championship.
FREE catered Mexican food lunch for all players and families, donated by San Antonio Restaurant.

100% Pre-Registered Event. No on-site registrations accepted.  REGISTER ONLINE HERE.
Entry deadline is 11:59 pm PST, Thursday, 3/2/17. No extensions will be given.

Ash Creek Elementary
1360 16th St.
Monmouth, Oregon 97361
(1 hour, 20 minute drive from Portland metro area)
Contact: Nancy Albritton
hopschessfiesta@gmail.com

For the Love of Chess Tournament on Feb. 12 in Klamath Falls–Register TODAY!

Open to all levels of chess players, young to the young-at -heart! A Sunday afternoon, NWSRS-rated chess tournament. If players are not ranked, they will  be grouped based upon ability. Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 1pm. ( Registration begins at 12pm) at Roosevelt Elementary School, 1125 North Eldorado Ave.

Register with Holly Stork: Phone 541-281-4577 or by email: hstork@getsmartoregon.org. (Name, Grade, school, and contact information of email and phone number are required)

$10 per player if registered by Thursday, February 9, 2017 by 8pm. Cost is $15 is registered after this date/time.

Emerald City Winter Open in Eugene on Jan. 28

Emerald City Chess Club Presents the 2017 Winter Open on January 28th from 10 AM – 6 PM at the Erb Memorial Union: Room 023 at the University of Oregon.This tournament is open to anyone, regardless of age, ability or experience!  All sections are OSCF State Championship Qualifiers.

Registration:  Pre-register by emailing us at uochess@uoregon.edu with your name and section you would like to register for. If you are a K-12 student, please list your grade and school as well. 
Entry fees:
Preregistered: $25 for the USCF Section and $20 for the Northwest Sections if pre-registered by January 26th. Entry fees will increase $10 if not pre-registered by that date. Entry fees will be paid at the door.