Rebecca Holt

Hops Chess Fiesta in Monmouth on March 4

Join the Independence Public Library Chess Club’s Second 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, 3/2/17. No extensions will be given.

Ash Creek Elementary
1360 16th St.
Monmouth, Oregon 97361
(1 hour, 20 minute drive from Portland metro area)
Contact: Nancy Albritton
hopschessfiesta@gmail.com

For the Love of Chess Tournament on Feb. 12 in Klamath Falls–Register TODAY!

Open to all levels of chess players, young to the young-at -heart! A Sunday afternoon, NWSRS-rated chess tournament. If players are not ranked, they will  be grouped based upon ability. Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 1pm. ( Registration begins at 12pm) at Roosevelt Elementary School, 1125 North Eldorado Ave.

Register with Holly Stork: Phone 541-281-4577 or by email: hstork@getsmartoregon.org. (Name, Grade, school, and contact information of email and phone number are required)

$10 per player if registered by Thursday, February 9, 2017 by 8pm. Cost is $15 is registered after this date/time.

Emerald City Winter Open in Eugene on Jan. 28

Emerald City Chess Club Presents the 2017 Winter Open on January 28th from 10 AM – 6 PM at the Erb Memorial Union: Room 023 at the University of Oregon.This tournament is open to anyone, regardless of age, ability or experience!  All sections are OSCF State Championship Qualifiers.

Registration:  Pre-register by emailing us at uochess@uoregon.edu with your name and section you would like to register for. If you are a K-12 student, please list your grade and school as well. 
Entry fees:
Preregistered: $25 for the USCF Section and $20 for the Northwest Sections if pre-registered by January 26th. Entry fees will increase $10 if not pre-registered by that date. Entry fees will be paid at the door.

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.

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.

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.

Tournament Director Training Opportunity at State on April 29

Calling all new tournament directors! You have been sitting in these tournaments, watching your kids play for years.  You wish you could host one at your school, but you don’t know where to start.  You can do it, and the OSCF board wants to help get you started!referee 2

Join Kathy Stevens on Friday night (April 29) during the Bughouse tournament to learn the basics of running your own tournament.  Then, stop by on Saturday to see those concepts in action as she runs the Friends & Family tournament.  You’ll get real-life examples, discover all the resources that the OSCF offers to support tournaments, and have your questions answered by OSCF qualifier Tournament Directors.

This event is free and open to all who would like to attend! While walk-ins are welcome, if you know you’d like to attend, please RSVP to Kathy at oscf@oscf.org.