“There be dragons in Coquille!” Prizes are dragon figurines and this tournament is a great way to “roar” in the 2017-2018 chess season.
Registration 9 to 9:30 a.m. at the Coquille High School Library
Feel free to preregister at firstname.lastname@example.org and then pay at the door.
Prizes: Fantasy Figurines
All ages invited. Adults encouraged to play!
Divisions to be determined by attendence, roughly U600, U1000, Advanced (but will be broken down further if larger numbers).
For Advanced section time control: G/35 D/5
Snacks available on site
Bring your lunch!
Card games and other board games available in skittles room
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.
We’ve “sold out” this event! We look forward to seeing you at another tournament this fall.
Join experienced OSCF tournament directors Todd Anderson, Kathryn Schuff, and Rebecca Holt for a FREE training. Volunteer with us at the Oregon Open Scholastic Tournament on September 2 held at the Lloyd Center Doubletree in Portland on Labor Day weekend. We’ll show you how to run a tournament and serve as a “chess referee” during rounds. This training is appropriate for club coaches who would like to walk through a tournament day from start to finish and also for chess parents who would like to volunteer as “assistant tournament directors” at tournaments throughout the year.
Registration is full, but you’re still welcome to come hang with the “TDs” for a free training. For more information and to sign up, contact Rebecca Holt at email@example.com.
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.
Saturday, July 29
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Type: 4 Round Swiss. G/25 d5. OSCF State Qualifiers. Please bring boards, sets, and clocks.
: FREE! Register on-site from 10AM – 10:15 PM
. 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 contact method (phone/e-mail). You may pre-register by sending an e-mail with the above information to “firstname.lastname@example.org
“. If you pre-register you must still check in by 10:15 AM. Those who pre-register get precedence over walk-ins should there be a lack of equipment.
Prizes: Chess book to top three winners. Tie Breaker: Cumulative, average opposition.
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.
Location: Midway Library. 805 SE 122nd Ave, Portland OR 97233.
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.
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!
T-Shirt Design Contest
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
Come play in the Metzger Winter Classic!
All K-12 players are invited to play in the 6th Annual Metzger Winter Classic in Tigard on April 8. This tournament is an OSCF qualifier and will be NWSRS rated. The Metzger Winter Classic was rescheduled from January 14 due to snow and ice. REGISTER NOW!
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).
Come play in the Carden Cascade Academy Tournament in Hillsboro on March 25. This tournament is open to all K-12 players and is an OSCF State Championship qualifier. REGISTER HERE. For more information, contact Todd Anderson at 503-531-9772 or email@example.com.