Rebecca Holt

Chess Odyssey Friday Night Quads in Portland on June 28, July 12 & 26

Qualifier for the OSCF State Championship
Eligibility: All scholastic players, K-12. The tournament is limited to the first 36 players (9 quads) who register. 

Entry fee: $20.00

Registration: Register online at the Chess Odyssey website. Registrations are also accepted by phone call or text, or at the door, before 6:30 pm, if space is available. No registrations will be accepted after 6:30 pm.

Contact: Mike Terrill

Email: mterrill@chessodyssey.com
Phone: (503) 913-9643
More Info: http://chessodyssey.com/Friday-Night-Quads.html

Coquille’s LaVerne County Park Tournament on June 29

LaVerne Park

LaVerne Park

Chess Tournament at LaVerne County Park, Saturday, June 29 (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.

Potluck so bring a dish, Dr. Nancy will supply the hot dogs. Bring the family and 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.

Portland Chess Club Game in 60 on June 29

Are you a mature scholastic player looking for a serious challenge and longer time controls? Come play in the Game in 60 at the Portland Chess Club.

On-site registration runs from 9-9:45am. The rounds are scheduled for 10am, 12:30pm, 2:45pm, and 5pm. Players who have a game go around the full time can request extra time off before the next round. Entry fee is $20 and this is an OSCF State Championship Qualifier.

US Chess dual rated and NWSRS rated. US Chess membership is required and can be purchased during registration. US Chess membership rates/information/benefits

*While this tournament is open to scholastic players, it’s only recommended for mature scholastic players who are capable of playing in a serious tournament and against adults.*

Click here for more info and to register.

Rose City Sectionals on July 6-7 in Portland

On July 6-7, the Portland Chess Club is running the 5th Annual Rose City Sectionals tournament. This is 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 OSCF State qualifier and is dual rated in US Chess and NWSRS. Find more information about the event at pdxchess.org.

Sunday Quads at Portland Chess Club on July 21

Are you a mature scholastic player looking for a serious challenge? Come play in the Sunday Chess Quads at the Portland Chess Club. Sunday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Entry fee is $15 and this is an OSCF State Championship Qualifier.

US Chess dual rated and NWSRS rated. US Chess membership is required and can be purchased during registration. US Chess membership rates/information/benefits

*While this tournament is open to scholastic players, it’s only recommended for mature scholastic players who are capable of playing in a serious tournament and against adults.*

Click here for more info and to register.

Chess Camp with Matt Zavortink in Portland June 24-28, 9am – 12pm)

SUMMER CHESS CAMP
Taught by USCF National Master and Two-Time Oregon State Chess Champion Matt Zavortink

Sponsored and Hosted by Portland Chess Club
8205 SW 24th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97219

June 24-28
9:00am-12:00pm
Drop-off 8:45am; Pickup by 12:15pm

Cost: $150

Registration: Email Matt Zavortink (zavortink@gmail.com)

USCF National Master Matt Zavortink and Hayhurst Elementary Chess Coach Chad Lykins are offering a full week of chess instruction plus five NWSRS rated games.

Open to students at all experience levels from Grade 2nd to 8th. Students will be grouped based on strength both for instruction and rated games. All groups receive instruction aimed at helping them reach the next rating class.

Schedule Topics
8:45-9:00: Drop-off Monday: Calculating Accurately
9:00-9:30: First group lesson Tuesday: Opening Strategy
9:30-10:15: Supervised play and Game Analysis Wednesday: Attacking the King
10:15-10:45: Second group lesson Thursday: Endgame Techniques
10:45-11:45: Rated game (G25d5) Friday: Famous Games
11:45-12:00: Post-game analysis
12:00-12:15: Pick-up

About Us
Matt Zavortink is a USCF National Master and two-time Oregon State Champion. His students recently won top individual awards at the OSCF Team Championship in both the elementary and middle-school
divisions. He offers private lessons as well as group lessons. He currently coaches at ACCESS Academy,Hayhurst Elementary, and Robert Gray Middle School.

Chad Lykins is a tournament director, coach, and father of three scholastic chess players. He has coached at Hayhurst Elementary for the last three years, during which time the team finished in a tie for first at the OSCF Team Championship and twice finished in a tie for 2nd at the CFS Team Championship.

The Portland Chess Club, located in Southwest Portland, offers both NWSRS and USCF rated tournaments as well as weekly casual chess.
Contact: Matt Zavortink
Email:zavortink@gmail.com

*FREE* Chess4Kids classes and rated games in Portland (June 1, 9, 15, and 22, 7-8:30 pm)

Chess4kids will be hosting free summer classes. The class is thirty minutes long, and teachers will teach students chess strategy and tactics. At the very end, kids will be able to play an one hour long rated game with classmates. All teachers have a rating of 1600 or above.
Dates:       June 1st, 9th, 15th and 22nd
Time:         7:00 – 8:30 PM
Location:   13545 NW Evergreen st , Portland, OR 97229
Contact:     info@chess4kids.net

*FREE* Summer is Here Class and Quads in Happy Valley (June 10, 14, 18, 20, 21 from 5:30-9 pm)

This event is open to all and is FREE.  Participants do need to be familiar with the rules of chess and chess notation.  Bring chess set and chess board with you.  We will be using the Community Room which is located at the back of this New Seasons store.Each class will be about thirty minutes long where we will analyze and notate a game played by America’s first Great Chess Player – Paul Morphy.After each class, there will be a rated quad (3 chess games). Quad’s will be made up by the TD’s discretion.  Time control game in 25 minutes with a 5 second delay.  Top five scorers for the five quads and attending the Friday June 21st class will be awarded a chess book.  Tie breaks used:  Number of games played, lowest rating, and youngest age.

Each NWSRS rated quad will count as one qualifying tournament for  the 2020 OSCF State Championship.

Registration:  No on-site registration.  All must register by e-mail.  To register send Ed Addis an e-mail at “chessalot@aol.com”.  Include your first and last name, grade in school (the grade you just completed — not the one you will be in after your summer vacation), and school you attend.  For adults I need your first and last name and which state you live in.  I also need to know which dates each of you plan to attend.
Space is limited so register early.

New Seasons at Happy Valley has a very nice area for those that have brought chess players to enjoy coffee or food and of course you can always shop.  No outside food or drink can be brought into the New Seasons Market.

Contact: Edward Addis II
Email: chessalot@aol.com
Phone: 503-467-6242

Location Details
New Season – Happy Valley
15861 SE Happy Valley Town Center Drive
Happy Valley OR 97086 US

2019 Spring All Stars posted!

The Spring 2019 All-Stars List has been posted! This list consists of the players in each grade who had the highest ten established ratings, and who played rated games between January 1, 2019 and May 1, 2019.  Please carefully read the qualification rules, but if you think that you see something incorrect in the list, let us know, and we’ll check and add you if necessary.

All-Stars lists are published each trimester of the year. Any player on one or more of the winter, spring or summer lists — or on the 2019 Lifetime Achievement list (to be published next fall), or any member of the Order of the Knight who has played a NWSRS rated game between 9/1/18 and 8/31/19 — will be eligible to participate in the 2019 12th Annual Oregon All-Stars Invitational, which we plan to hold in October 2019 (details to come next September). Congratulations to everyone on the list!