Rebecca Holt

3rd Annual Neil Dale Memorial Open in Portland on January 5-6

On January 5-6, the Portland Chess Club is hosting the 3rd Annual Neil Dale Memorial Open. Neil volunteered countless hours to chess, including running hundreds of tournaments over many decades. See more information about Neil here and here. Neil started and ran the Gresham Open on the first weekend in January many times. We now run a tournament on the first weekend in January each year at the PCC in a format similar to the Gresham Open in his honor.

This tournament is a way for advanced scholastic players to get experience with a longer time control and to compete for cash prizes. The tournament is an OSCF Championship qualifier. Due to space at the club facility, the tournament is limited to the first fifty players who register in person at the Portland Chess Club on January 5 from 9 am to 9:45 am. See for more information about the event at pdxchess.org.

Corvallis Fall Open on Dec. 15

Corvallis Fall Open!
K-12 Team Chess Tournament and 2019 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
Cost: $15 per player
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:
– 
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. 8

Come play in a festive, five-round chess tournament for all chess players in grades K-12. Saturday, December 8, 2018, at La Salle Catholic College Preparatory.  Cost is only $25 if you register by the early bird deadline of December 4.  There is a $5 discount for co-registered siblings.  This tournament has been designated as an OSCF qualifier, and will be NWSRS rated; G30. REGISTER HERE!

 

 

Salem Scholastic Chess Tournament on Nov. 17

Come play in the new *FREE* Salem Scholastic Tournament!

When: November 17th, 2018, 10:00am – 5:00pm
Check-In: 10:00am – 10:15am.
Entry Fee: FREE!

Where: Salem Public Library
Anderson Room
585 Liberty St SE
Salem Oregon, 97301

Type: 4 rounds Swiss system tournament.
Awards: Prizes will be awarded.
Time Control: Game in 25 with a 5 second delay. (Game in 30 for clocks with no delay.)

Who: Open to anyone 12th grade or younger, beginners and veterans alike. The tournament is
limited to the first 32 players. If there are more than 16 players, we will split the tournament into
sections of at most 16 players.

Registration: To pre-register, please email your name, grade, school, NWSRS ID (if applicable),
and email address to Geordyn Allyn at 660042@salemkeizer.org. You may register on site
during check-in. Pre-register to assure place in the tournament.

Details: This will be a Northwest Scholastic Rating System (NWSRS) rated chess tournament
following the United States Chess Federation (USCF) rules. Clocks will not be required unless
both players agree. Notation will be encouraged but not required.
Please bring chess sets and chess clocks if you have them.

6th Annual KFE Benefit Tournament on Nov. 10

The KFE BENEFIT TOURNAMENT IS BACK!

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 tournament 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.

REGISTRATION IS OPEN NOW!. 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).

Hayhurst Halloween K-12 Tournament in Portland on Sunday, Oct. 28

Please join us for the second Hayhurst Halloween K-12 Chess Tournament! This event is open to individuals of all abilities and is a great first tournament for beginning chess players. This tournament NWSRS Rated and is a qualifier for the 2019 OSCF State Championship.

Registration Deadline is Friday, October 26, 2018 at 11:59pm or when tournament is full.

Get your Halloween gear on! Special prizes for best costumes! REGISTER NOW!

Oregon Class Championships in Portland on November 3-4

On November 3-4, the Oregon Chess Federation is running the Oregon Class Championships at the Portland Chess Club. This tournament is a great way for up and coming scholastic players to get experience with a longer time control and to compete for good cash and trophy prizes while playing against similarly rated players. The tournament is an OSCF Championship qualifier. Due to space at the club facility, the tournament is limited to the first fifty players who register. Pre-register online at nwchess.com/onlineregistration by submitting your registration information and paying by the end of the day on Thursday, November 1. See for more information about the event at pdxchess.org.

*FREE* Chess Classes with Rated Games July 30-August 3

These Chess Classes and Rated Games are open to all and is FREE.

Participants do need to be familiar with the rules of chess and chess notation.
Bring chess set and chess board with you. 
We will be using the Community Room which is located at the back of this New Seasons store.
Each class will be about thirty minutes long and will cover the following chess openings:

Monday –        July 30th – Center Game  1.e4 e5 2. d4
Tuesday –       July 31st – Petrov Defense 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6
Wednesday –  August 1st – Four Knights 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6
Thursday –    August 2nd – Giuoco Piano 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5
Friday –         August 3rd – Kings Gambit  1. e5 e5 2. f4

After each class, there will be a rated chess game. Time control of game in 25 minutes with a 5 second delay.  Pairings will be by the Swiss system.  Players not in attendance for a round will be issued 1/2 point byes.  Top three scores for the five rounds and attending the Friday class will be award a chess book.  Tie breaks used:  Number of games played, cumulative, and youngest age. Each NWSRS rated game will count toward qualifying for the 2019 OSCF State Championship.

New Seasons at Happy Valley has a very nice area for those that have brought chess players to enjoy coffee or food and of course you can always shop.

Contact: Edward Addis II
Email: chessalot@aol.com
Phone: 503-467-6242