Ed Addis is at it again…join him over the summer for a series of free chess tournaments! The next one is the Midway Open.
In connection with the Oregon Chess Federation & Portland Chess Club’s annual Oregon Open, held each year over Labor Day Weekend, we will be holding the Oregon Open Scholastic Tournament at the Lloyd Center Doubletree in Portland. While the full three-day Oregon Open tournament will be great for those of you who want the challenge of playing very long time controls against adult players (they play two games a day for three days; see here for more details), the shorter time controls of the scholastic section will be a great warmup for the new academic year of chess.
The event is a 4-round Swiss-paired event (time control G/45 d5) and will be held on Saturday, September 2, with the first round at 10am, so starting about an hour before the first round of the Oregon Open main event. Rounds will be held at 10, 11:45 (or ASAP), 1:45 and 3:30 (or ASAP), and should be done by 5:30pm. Depending on how many register, we may divide the group into two or three sections based on highest established USCF or NWSRS rating. The event will be NWSRS rated, though if a section consists of all USCF members, we may dual-rate the section as well. This is an 2018 OSCF State Championship Qualifier. We will have medals for even/plus scores and trophies for 1st-3rd places. We will also award one year (for 4.0 and 3.5 point winners) and 6-month (for 3.0 and 2.5 point winners) memberships to NW Chess, which includes a monthly subscription to the NW Chess magazine.
REGISTER HERE! Registration fee is $20; all registrations must be in by 11:59 p.m. on August 31.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
2018 OSCF Championship Qualifier
NWSRS and USCF dual rated if all players in quad are USCF members
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.
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-shirt 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!
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”.
There 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 email@example.com.
Deadline: Noon on Tuesday, April 11, 2017
The 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 Online. For more information, contact Seth Talyansky (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.
(1 hour, 20 minute drive from Portland metro area)