Rebecca Holt

Hops Chess Fiesta on March 5 in Independence

HopsJoin the Independence Public Library Chess Club’s First 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, 3/3/16. No extensions will be given.

*Note* Location Change:
Ash Creek Elementary
1360 16th St.
Monmouth, Oregon 97361
(1 hour, 20 minute drive from Portland metro area)
Contact: Nancy Albritton


Beaverton Friday Night Quads on Nov. 20

Friday Night Quads at Evergreen Presbyterian Church (7275 SW Hall Blvd., Beaverton, OR 97008).  The church is located at the corner of Hall Blvd. and Hart Rd. in Beaverton, just up the hill from Washington Square. Starting in December, we expect to alternate Quads between Evergreen and one or two sites north of Highway 26.  Details will be on our website ( as they become available.

The entry fee is $20.  Friday Night Quads are OSCF rated, and qualifiers for the 2016 OSCF Championships in Seaside.

You can register online for the November Quads here.  You can find additional information about Friday Night Quads, and our other programs at

Pete Prochaska, Chess Master
President, Chess Odyssey, Inc.

3rd Annual Pacific Crest Tournament in Portland on Nov. 14

Come play chess with your friends at the third annual Pacific Crest Chess Tournament! This is an OSCF State Qualifier. Fun competition, hanging with friends, and of course trophies will be awarded! We’ll play 5 games, with a new pairing each round. There can be time where you’re waiting for the next round, so bring things to keep yourself busy. We’ll have board games to play between rounds and snacks for sale. We’ll bring in pizza for sale for lunch.

Registration: To register – email with your player’s name, grade and rating (if any). Space is limited, so all registrations need to be received by midnight of Wednesday 11/11. Fee is $20 and payment will be collected at the event.

Date/Time: Saturday, November 14, 2015, from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm (est)

Contact: Kathy Stevens
Phone: 503-702-8299
Location Details
Pacific Crest Community School
116 NE 29th Avenue
Portland OR


3rd Annual KFE Benefit Tourney K-12 Open on Nov. 7

An NWSRS-rated qualifying tournament for the 2016 OSCF State Championship. Five rounds and G/35 time controls for U900 and unrated K-8, four rounds and G/45 time controls for 900+ and unrated 9-12.

FIDE World Chess Federation Master CHUCK SCHULIEN will play multiple players simultaneously in the skittles room in the afternoon! Chuck is a favorite local coach and player, come play him or watch the fun.

TO REGISTERREGISTER ONLINE HERE. For questions, contact Penny Harper by e-mail at Include the chess player’s name, grade, school, and NWSRS rating (if known).

Welcoming New OSCF Board Member from Eugene

As OSCF moves into its second decade, we continue to expand our mission of “More Chess, More Kids, More Fun.” In particular, we plan to increase the number of qualifying tournaments held throughout the year (More Chess). While we welcome more tournaments in the Portland metro area, we offer training, assistance and equipment to chess parents and coaches throughout the state to enable them to hold more tournaments for their local students (More Kids). We look forward to opportunities to partner with volunteers in Southern, Central, and Eastern Oregon in the coming year (yes…More Fun!).

Sarah Mendonca McCoy of Eugene has graciously agreed to join the OSCF Board. She will focus on increasing connections among the Southern/Central/Eastern Oregon chess families, including using social media on FaceBook. Stay tuned for a “Friend Request” from Sarah! This officer election will be final in two weeks unless objections are registered through the contact form by any volunteer parent or coach who organized an OSCF Qualifying Tournament between October 19, 2014 and the present.

With the addition of Sarah, the OSCF Board is now comprised of 4 members from Southern/Central/Eastern Oregon and 9 members from NW Oregon. To learn more about serving on the OSCF Board, please contact Rebecca Holt, OSCF President.


Door prizes exceed $3,000 for the 4th Annual Clackamas K-12 Open on October 17


REGISTER ONLINE NOW for the 4th Annual Clackamas K-12 Open on October 17,

Discounted early bird registration fee has been extended until Wednesday, October 14, so don’t wait! Last chance to register is Thursday, October 15.

For more information, send an e-mail to Ed Addis at The Subject line should be titled CHS Chess and include the player(s) name, school, grade, and your phone number in the message. You may also call (503) 658-7809 with the information.

North Clackamas Chess Tournaments in May and June

North Clackamas Open–2 FREE tournaments

Saturday, May 23 AND Saturday, June 13
(OSCF State Qualifiers)
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
4 Round Swiss. Please bring boards, sets, and clocks.
Registration: 10 – 10:15 am
Time Control: Game in 30, 5 second delay
Entry Fee: FREE
Prizes: Chess book to top three winners
Tie Breaker: Cumulative
Equipment: Bring a chess set, board, and chess clock if you have them as none will be supplied. Also bring a pen/pencil and scoresheets to record the moves of your games.
REGISTRATION: On-site from 10AM – 10:15 AM. I will need the following information for registration: Your Name, the school you attended, your grade in school (I actually need what grade you were just in, not the one you will be going to in September), and a contract method (phone/e=mail). You may also pre-register by send an e-mail with the above information to ““. If you pre-register you must still check in by 10:15 AM.
Location: Sunnyside Library
13793 SE Sieben Park Way
Clackamas OR 97015
Directions to Park: Turn south at the traffic light onto SE 147th Avenue from SE Sunnyside. The Library is located one block south of this intersection across the street is the Park.
TD: Ed Addis
Contact: Ed Addis, 503-658-7809, email

Last Call for T-shirt Designs for State Championship! Deadline March 10 at noon

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!

The T-Shirt application form is here.

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) “10th Annual OSCF State Chess Championship” or (if the chess theme is obvious) “10th Annual OSCF State Championship”,  2) “April 24-25, 2015”, 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 (watch for the fliers this weekend and next), or electronically as an email attachment, along with this application, to

Deadline: Noon on March 10, 2015.