Rebecca Holt

Lincoln Tournament in Portland on Jan. 28

Don’t miss out on a fun filled day of playing chess at the Lincoln Chess Tournament on Saturday January 28th, 2017 at Lincoln High School.  This is a K-12 chess tournament and is a 2017 OSCF qualifier tournament. REGISTER NOW!

Cash prizes will be awarded in the Elite section. In the Advanced, Intermediate and Novice sections, there will be individual awards for the top 3 players and Plus scorers as well as first and second place for teams. Team award will be given in each sections to top teams. Bring your chess boards and join us for a fun filled day.

Click here for more information and to REGISTER.

 

Clackamas County Scholastic Tournament on Friday, Feb. 3 (postponed)

[NOTE:  Due to schedule changes, this tournament has been postponed.]  This tournament is open to all K-8 players of all skill levels and is a OSCF State Championship qualifier. It will have multiple grade based sections which will reward individual performance as well as team performance. The purpose of this tournament is to raise funds for the chess clubs of Happy Valley Elementary and Middle Schools. This tournament is NWSRS rated. REGISTER ONLINE HERE. For more information, contact Ed Addis at chessalot@aol.com.

“I Have a Dream” Tournament in Klamath Falls on Jan. 16

Conger Elementary School will be the location for the annual “I Have a Dream” Chess Tournament in honor of Martin Luther King JR. Again this year, this event will be open to any age and will be NWSRS rated. Early registration is by January 13, 2017 by 8:00pm: please send the name, grade, school and contact information of the person’s phone number or e-mail address to Tournament Director Ciara Dykstra at cecedee224@gmail.com. Click here for more information.

Yuletide Tournament in Milwaukie on Dec. 10

set-2Come play in a festive, five-round chess tournament for all chess players in grades K-12. Held at LaSalle College Prep School in Milwaukie, this fun tournament offers wonderful prizes for plus scores and trophies for top three places. King’s Gift: Bonus award for middle school with most participants. Tiebreakers will be in favor of school with the best combined score. This tournament has been designated as an OSCF qualifier, and will be NWSRS rated; G30. REGISTER ONLINE HERE.

Fall Classic on Nov. 19 in Eugene

THE 2016 FALL CLASSIC!! (QUALIFIER FOR 2017 OSCF STATE FINALS)

When: Saturday, November 19, 2016
Where: South Eugene High School Cafeteria
400 EAST 19th AVE.  EUGENE, OREGON
(Park behind building, use cafeteria entrance.)

TO REGISTER, SIMPLY EMAIL name, school, grade, address, phone, and indicate which section you wish to play. You can pay at the door (no late fee).

J-ADOUBE@EFN.ORG OR, call Jerry Ramey at 541-232-0328.
Or, register at our website:  http://www.southsidechess.com/

Titan Tournament on Nov. 19 in Beaverton–last chance to register!

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, November 19. This is a new Qualifying Tournament for the 2017 OSCF State Championship.

$25. Register by 9pm, Thursday, November 17.  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.

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.

Click Here for more information and to register.

4th Annual KFE Benefit Tournament on Nov. 12 – Registration Deadline Extended!

This OSCF Qualifier tournament is a benefit for the food pantry at Bethlehem House of Bread, a local community center  that provides food, community garden, school supplies, and a clothing closet for hundreds of families every year. Please help out the BHOB Food Pantry by bringing toilet tissue and/or nonperishable food items. All proceeds from snacks and pizza concessions will go directly to BHOB. This tournamhouse-of-breadent honors chess queen Kris Field-Eaton (KFE), a long-time leader for chess in the Sherwood school district.

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.

Concessions, coffee shop open. Registration Deadline Extended to Friday, November 11 at 5 p.m. Sorry, no on-site registration this year.

REGISTER ONLINE HERE. For questions, contact Paula Brown by e-mail at paula@mypizzaparty.net . Include the chess player’s name, grade, school, and NWSRS rating (if known).

5th Annual Clackamas K-12 Open on October 29

OSCF 2017 State Qualifier!

This event will feature generous awards for place and plus score finishers. The tournament is also a team event with Trophies to the top three Elementary, Middle, and High Schools.  The number of players from one school is not limited but only the top four scorers will be counted toward the team total. DSC_1288The tournament will award $4,200 in door prizes!

Food and drink items will be provided by one of Clackamas’s student clubs, and will be open during most of the tournament for your refreshment. Check in from 8:15-8:45 am. First round at 9 am.

REGISTER ONLINE NOW

…or send an e-mail to Ed Addis at chessalot@aol.com. 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.

Oregon Open Scholastic Tournament in Portland on September 3

800px-Flag-map_of_Oregon.svgIn 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 3, 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 2017 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 ONLINE by clicking here; registration fee is $20; all registrations must be in by September 1.