Rebecca Holt

OSCF State 2018: Registration is Open!

Our 13th year of competition takes place on April 13-14 in Seaside, Oregon. See Details Here.  Here’s the list of QUALIFIED PLAYERS so far…if your name is on this list, then REGISTER NOW!

And don’t worry…if you’re not yet qualified, there’s still time! To qualify, you need an established rating (at least 15 career games) and to have played in at least two qualifier tournaments since the last state championship. You can check the lists of players who need one more qualifying tournament to qualify, players needing an established rating to qualify and players needing one more qualifying tournament and more games to establish their rating to qualify.

See the list of Upcoming Qualifying Tournaments here.

For more detailed explanations, see this post on how to get to play at Seaside, or the specific qualification rules posted here.  (See green tournaments on the NWSRS calendar.)

Chess Odyssey Friday Night Quads in Portland on March 23

Qualifier for the 2018 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
Phone: (503) 913-9643
More Info:

Vangie Shaw Memorial Girls Play Chess Tournament in Portland on April 7

CHESS FOR SUCCESS presents the Vangie Shaw Memorial Girls Play Chess Tournament–an open tournament for all K-8 aged girls. There will be sections formed if the number of entries are sufficient. Participants play five rounds that are roughly one hour each. The end time depends on how quickly the rounds go. Dress up and receive a chess necklace! T-shirts are available for purchase.

Note: this tournament is NOT rated with NWSRS and therefore is NOT a OSCF State Championship qualifier–but it is a fun chess tournament for K-8 girls!

Sabin K-8 School
4013 NE 18th Ave, Portland

Saturday, April 7, 2018
Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m., announcements begin at 9:00 a.m., play will begin right after.

An entry fee is applicable for students who are not part of Chess for Success clubs.
Deadline for registration fees:
March 21 – $21
March 31 – $29
April 4 – $42
No registrations will be accepted after April 4.

To register,

Vangie Shaw was a beloved teacher and Chess for Success coach at Sabin K8 School in NE Portland. She passed away from complications from pancreatic cancer on Aug. 21, 2017, at the age of 57. This tournament is a memorial to Vangie and her legacy of sharing her love for the game with so many students. She gave so much of herself to so many at Sabin K8 school and beyond.

Lucky Leprechaun Tournament in Klamath Falls on March 18

The Mills Elementary Chess Club invites you to the Lucky Leprechaun Tournament, an OSCF State qualifier!

leprechaunEarly registration is due by Saturday, March 17, 2018 by 5:00pm.

To register, send player name, grade, school and contact information for the player or parent (phone number & e-mail address) to Tournament Directors:

Ciara Dykstra:          Phone: 541-891-6486
Devin Landrum:          Phone: 541-891-2908

2018 Eugene Open on March 10

Emerald City Chess Club Presents:  2018 Eugene Open, March 10, 9 AM – 7 PM at
Erb Memorial Union: Crater Lake Rooms, University of Oregon, 1228 University St, Eugene, OR

This tournament is open to anyone, regardless of age, ability, or experience! Register by going to and filling out the registration form.

Entry fees: $25 for the Emerald and Turquoise Sections and $20 for the Sapphire and Topaz Sections if registered by March 8.
Entry fees will increase $10 if not registered by that date. Entry fees will be paid at the door. Registration, check-in, and entry fee payment from 8:00 AM-8:50 AM. More information can be found under the Tournaments section of the Emerald City Chess Club website.

Contact us at for more information.

Titan Tournament on March 10 in Beaverton

Calling all K-12 grade fans of the royal game of CHESS! Seasoned veterans and absolute beginners alike are invited to participate in the Titan Tournament, March 10. This is a Qualifying Tournament for the 2018 OSCF State Championship.

Early bird by March 4, $20 per player, $25 regular. Register by 9pm, Thursday, March 8.  Sorry, no on-site registration.

Snack shop on-site will be open all day. Snacks, drinks and pizza will be available for pre-purchase online, or cash purchase on site for select items.

First, Second and Third place trophies will be given in each section along with plus score medals, All-tournament Sportsmanship trophies, and team trophies (top 4 player scores). Computer determines tiebreaks.