Rebecca Holt

Magical South Coast Chess Tournament on December 2

“There be dragons in Coquille!” Prizes are fantasy figurines!

Registration 9 to 9:30 a.m. at the Coquille High School Library
Feel free to preregister at drnancykeller@yahoo.com and then pay at the door.
Fee:  $5.00
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).
Five rounds.
For Advanced section time control: G/35 D/5Snacks available on site
Bring your lunch!
Card games and other board games available in skittles room
Need a place to stay?
Contact: Nancy Keller
Email: drnancykeller@yahoo.com
Phone: 5412908479

¡Chess Riot! in Corvallis on Dec. 3

Corvallis ¡Chess Riot! –A mini 3-game, quad-style chess tournament on Sunday, December 3.

2018 OSCF Championship Qualifier – NWSRS rated

Corvallis High School
12:00 – 3:30 PM
$10.  All ages.  All levels of experience.

Cash prizes!  Winner of each quad gets their money back and free entry to next quad.

G25 youth, G25-40 for adults by mutual agreement of the quad.  Clocks provided.
Notation required for players rated 900+

RSVP by December 2 to phil.schapker@gmail.com

Medieval chess riot by Renaut de Montauban (circa 1462-70) “Partie d’échecs dégénérant en assassinat”

Portland Area League High School Team Chess NEEDS PLAYERS!

Portland Area League High School Team Chess is starting this week and NEEDS YOU!!
There are several teams competing in the Portland Area League High School Team Chess Competition that are looking for 1-2 players to fill their roster.  If you are a High School or Middle School chess player interested in trying team competition, and your school doesn’t have a team, let us know, and we will hook you up with a team!
How is Team Chess different?  First of all, it’s a lot of fun!  (Not that individual chess isn’t…)  You play on a team of 5, your team’s 5 players against another school’s 5 players, in order of rating.  If your team wins 3 or more of their 5 games, your team wins!  Great camaraderie while improving your own game.  Play once a week, at Lincoln High School, G60d5 from 4-6 PM from now until the end of February, culminating in a party of fun blitz games and a pizza party.  NWSRS rated and participation counts as one OSCF qualifier!
Contact Ed Addis at chessalot@aol.com or April Lutz at alutz@pps.net with your name, grade, school and NWSRS rating, if known, and we’ll place you on a team.

Chess Night with International Master John Donaldson in Eugene on Nov. 17

International Master John Donaldson will give a one hour lecture on his recent experience at the 2016 Baku Olympiad from 6:00-7:00 PM, and following that he will play up to 30 simultaneous games.

REGISTER HERE FOR THE SIMUL. Sign up soon before all the boards are accounted for!

To help support the chess club, please consider donating at the door.

Friday, November 17th
Room 107 (Miller Room), Erb Memorial Union
Lecture: 6:00-7:00 PM
Simul: 7:00-10:00 PM

Click here for more information, or contact us at uochess@uoregon.edu.

Fall Classic in Eugene on Nov. 18

THE 2017 FALL CLASSIC! (QUALIFIER FOR 2018 OSCF STATE FINALS)

 

When: Saturday, November 18, 2017
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, phon e, 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.
REGISTER AT SOUTHSIDECHESS.COM

5th Annual KFE Benefit Tournament on Nov. 11

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.

Concessions, coffee shop open. Sorry, no on-site registration this year.

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.

REGISTER ONLINE HERE. For more information, KFE Chess Tournament flyer. 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).

Emerald City Fall Open in Eugene on October 21

Emerald City Chess Club Presents:  2017 Fall Open, October 21, 10 AM – 8 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 uoregon.orgsync.com/org/eccc/Tournaments 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 October 18th.
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 9:00 AM-9:50 AM. More information can be found under the Tournaments section of the Emerald City Chess Club website.

Contact us at uochess@uoregon.edu for more information.

Registration is Full! Oregon Open Scholastic Tournament in Portland on September 2

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 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. 

Tournament Director Training on September 2

referee 2Join 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 oscf@oscf.org.