Rebecca Holt

President’s Weekend Tournament on Feb. 17 in Portland

REGISTER HERE for the Presidents’ Weekend Tournament!

We want you for the SIXTH ANNUAL Presidents’ Weekend Tournament!  Last year, over 200 players came to Gray Middle School in SW Portland for a great day of chess and fabulous prizes.  The Commanders-in-Chief have ordered up another excellent set of trophies and Presidential prizes for Saturday, February 17th, and we hope you will join us for a great day.

More details are available here.  We look forward to seeing you at Robert Gray Middle School in SW Portland!

For the Love of Chess Tournament on Feb. 13 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. Tuesday afternoon, February 13 at 4pm. (Check-in begins at 3:30 pm) at Roosevelt Elementary School, 1125 North Eldorado Ave.

$10 per player if registered by Monday, February 12 at 5 pm. Cost is $15 is registered after this date/time.

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)

 

Lincoln Tournament in Portland on Feb. 3

Don’t miss out on a fun filled day of playing chess at the Lincoln Chess Tournament on Saturday February 3, 2018 at Lincoln High School.  This is a K-12 chess tournament and is a 2018 OSCF qualifier tournament.

Registration closes midnight January 31.

REGISTER NOW!

 

 

Catlin Chess Festival in Portland on January 6

catlin-chessThe 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 $20 through December 31.  Click here to Register Online. For more information, contact Seth Talyansky (talyansky@catlin.edu) or Avi Gupta (guptaa@catlin.edu).

Corvallis Fall Open on Dec. 16

Corvallis Fall Open!
K-12 Team Chess Tournament and 2018 OSCF State Championship Qualifier
An NWSRS rated tournament sponsored by the Corvallis High School Spartan Chess Club
Location: Corvallis High School, 1400 NW Buchanan Avenue, Corvallis, OR  97330
Sections: High School, Middle School and Elementary Sections.  Players can play in higher sections based on skill level.
Rules: 5 rounds Swiss pairing.  Game in 25 mins.  Bring a clock if you have one.
Prizes:
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Trophies for top 3 teams in each section (Team score = sum of top 4 players in a section)
– Medals for top finishers in each section
– Top 3 finishers in each section get a free artistic rendering of one game by artist Beth Markovic (immortalgames.us)
– All participants receive an Immortal Games sticker
Contact: Phil Schapker
Phone: 913-314-2460

Yuletide Tournament in Milwaukie on Dec. 9

Come 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 HERE!

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.