Rebecca Holt

Sunday Quads at Portland Chess Club on Feb. 6

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.

President’s Weekend Tournament on Feb. 19 (online)

REGISTRATION COMING SOON

We want you for the TENTH ANNUAL Presidents’ Weekend Tournament! The Commanders-in-Chief have ordered up another excellent set of trophies and Presidential prizes for Saturday, February 19th, and we hope you will join us for a great day.

Details coming soon. We look forward to seeing you online this year! 

Bethel Chess Quads in Eugene on Feb. 20

Bethel Chess Quads

Who: All ages,  no previous tournament experience required. As per Bethel School District requirements, all players will wear masks while indoors.

When:
Feb 20
March 27
April 24
May 22
June 12

These quads are OSCF State qualifiers.

Format:  All players (K-12 and adults) will be divided into quads (4 player sections) based on the higher of their USCF or NWSRS ratings. USCF rules will be followed and all games will be NWSRS rated.  Any quad with all USCF members will be dual rated.

Schedule:  Registration 12:30-1:15 with play beginning at 1:30 pm sharp! Preregister by email to guarantee a spot: mike.myers@bethel.k12.or.us

Time Control:  Each quad chooses time control from G25/5 to G40/5.  Lower rated quads likely to finish earlier than 4:30. G40/5 quads may go until 6:00.  Please bring your clock if you have one.

Prizes:  Winner of each quad will receive $10 plus free admission to the next Bethel Chess Quad event.

Entry Fee:  $10 ­- all proceeds will go to the Willamette High Chess Club.

Directions:  Park in the main parking lot on Echo Hollow Rd and follow signs to the Media Center.

Contact: Mike Myers

Email: mike.myers@bethel.k12.or.us

USCF Memberships available (at a discount!)

OSCF has purchased a large number of memberships “in bulk,” which allows us to offer these to Oregon and Washington scholastic chess players (who will play in Oregon events) at a discount. Normally, a scholastic membership costs $17-26, depending on the age of the player. We are happy to offer individual memberships for just $15 each for any player residing in Oregon or Washington and age 20 or under at the time of redemption.

Simply click here to our purchase page. Fill in the name of the person who is purchasing the membership(s). After purchasing the quantity of memberships you need, you will receive an eVoucher within 2 business days from our treasurer, Renee Chang. Once you receive the eVoucher number, you’re not done yet! Renee will include instructions for you to enter the eVoucher number on the USCF site to complete the membership registration.

Please be patient in this process. We are an ALL VOLUNTEER organization! Questions? Email us at oscf@oscf.org.

Portland Chess Club Game in 60 on Jan. 22 (online)

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

Description

JANUARY GAME IN 60
SATURDAY, JANUARY 22, 2022
CASH PRIZE FUND!
US CHESS REGULAR ONLINE RATED!

Format: 4 round Swiss in two sections: Open and U1650. US Chess Online
rated. Sections may be combined if too few are in one section. One half-point bye is available if requested before round 1. Regular online US Chess ratings will be used for pairings and prizes. Games will be monitored through Zoom.com.

Requirements: US Chess membership is required. Players must have a
Chess.com account (free) and Zoom account (free).

Entry fee: $40; $30 for Portland Chess Club members. Prior to the deadline pay
by check payable to Portland Chess Club and sent to Mike Morris, 2344 NE 27th Ave., Portland, OR 97212 or by PayPal, email@pdxchess.org.

Registration: Pre-registration only, by email to mikejmorris@earthlink.net.
The deadline is 7:00 pm, Friday, January 21. The TD will send out special instructions, the list of players, their Chess.com user names and first round pairings Friday evening.

Prizes: Thanks to an anonymous donation we can offer a generous prize fund.
80% of entries in each section will be returned as cash prizes. If a section has 10 or more players the prize fund for that section will be divided 60% to first place and 40% to second place. In the event of ties, no tiebreakers will be used for payment of prizes. Prizes will be paid following game review through the Chess.com algorithm.

Time control: Game in 60; 5 second increment.
Round times: 10:00 am; 12:15 am; 2:30 pm; 4:45 pm
Mandatory Players’ Meeting: 9:45 am on Zoom. Non-attending players will be
given first round byes.
Tournament Director: Mike Morris mikejmorris@earthlink.net
503-282-4805; cell 971-409-4841
Assistant Director: David Murray david.e.murray.80@gmail.com
919-475-6529

Midwestern Chess League (Eugene) on Jan. 12

This event is a TEAM EVENT, open to ALL students in grades 9 to 12. Per Bethel School District guidelines, everyone will be required to wear a mask indoors.

The Midwestern Chess League will meet on Wednesdays from 4-6 PM when schools are in session starting January 12 through February 16, 2020. The final meeting will be the League’s party when trophies will be presented.

Matches will be played at Willamette High School in the Cafeteria.

TEAM REGISTRATION: Register by January 5, 2022.

SEE MORE INFORMATION AND REGISTER HERE

Oregon Scholastic Player, Shunkai Peng, wins 2021 Pan American Youth Championship

Congratulations to Oregon Scholastic player Shunkai Peng on winning the 2021 Pan American Youth Championship in Houston. As the official U.S. representative of Open18, he won the championship played during September 4-10, 2021. See the final results here.

We are proud of all of Oregon players’ hard work to improve their chess skills. Congratulations to Shunkai on this success!

Play In-person Chess Again (outdoors)! FREE class and quad on July 31-Aug 1

On Saturday and Sunday, July 31 and August 1 from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Location:Village Green Park

This event is open to all and is FREE.  Participants do need to be familiar with the rules of chess and chess notation.  You will also need a chess set and chess board.  If you have a Chess Clock bring that also.  You also need to bring notation paper and a pen or a pencil as you will be expected to keep a score of the games you play.

Each class will be about thirty minutes long, with some aspect of the game of Chess presented.

After each class, there will be a NWS rated quad. The make-up of Quad’s will be at the TD’s discretion.  Time control is game in 25 minutes with a 5 second delay.  Winner of each quad will be awarded a chess book.  Tie breaks used: lowest rating, and youngest age.

Registration:  Register by e-mail by July 30.  To register send Ed Addis an e-mail at “chessalot@aol.com“.  Include your first and last name, grade in school, and school you attend.  For adults I need your first and last name and which state you live in.  The park is located across the street from the Happy Valley Library.

Space is limited so register early.
Contact: Edward Addis II
Email:chessalot@aol.com
Phone: 503-467-6242

Location Details
Village Green Park
13700 SE Sieben Park Way
Clackamas, OR

Fundraiser Tournament for REAL: Youth to Youth on July 18 (Online, NWSRS Rated! G/25)

REGISTRATION IS OPEN! See more Tournament Details Here.

Format: 5 round Swiss Tournament through lichess.org in 3 sections: U1000, U1400 and Open. Sections may be modified by tournament director based on number of participants. Contact tournament director to play up a section.

Eligibility: Open to all regardless of skill and location

Rounds: 

  • Rounds in the U1000 and U1400 will start at 10:00. Subsequent rounds will begin 15 minutes after all games are completed.
  • Open section will follow this schedule for rounds: 10:00, 11:15, 12:30, 2:00, 3:15 pm. 
  • Check in at 9:30 via zoom link to be emailed day before event. Games may be forfeited if players have not joined the tournament prior to 10:00. The tournament director will explain how to join the tournament if players have not done so during check-in. Attending check-in is highly recommended for this reason.

Entry Fee: $15 by July 15th. $20 afterwards until July 17th 7 pm PST. All profits will be donated to REAL: Youth To Youth*

Time Control: Game in 25 minutes with a 5 second increment per move

Prizes:  Amazon gift cards to top 3 players in each section.  25% of entry fees will be returned as prizes. The prize fund will be posted after registration closes.

Rating: NWSRS rated. NWSRS ratings will be used to group players into sections but lichess ratings will be used for pairings

Fair Play Policy: All players must follow the following Fair Play Agreement: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zhNk6ESSAB59jm2VdxuEkRKlSoZYL2H1XqYoYGA-g6U/edit

*About Us: REAL:Youth to Youth is a youth led non-profit with a mission of supporting the education and literacy of underprivileged youth in rural India and supporting STEM education efforts in Oregon. All proceeds will be donated to this organization. 

Contact: Please contact nikhil@realyouth.org with any questions