Rebecca Holt

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.

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.

OSCF Tournaments/Quads in April…last chances to qualify for State!

Don’t miss your chance to join us in Seaside at the OSCF State Championship on April 29-30; REGISTER BY CLICKING HERE!

Here’s a quick list of upcoming tournaments in April if you’re not already qualified (check the list, which has been revised for events played through March 29!):

April 15: Chess Odyssey Friday Night Quads in Beaverton

April 16: Last Chance OSCF Qualifier Tournament in Eugene

April 16: Coquille Scholastic and Adult Tournament in Coquille

April 16: Portland Chess Club Quad 45 in Portland

April 17: Silver Knights Chess Club Quads in Happy Valley

Note: “Tournaments” will usually add 5 qualifying games to your total…and “Quads” will usually add 3 qualifying games. (If you get a bye, or an opponent doesn’t show, ask your TD to play an extra game).

 

Hops Chess Fiesta on March 5 in Independence

HopsJoin the Independence Public Library Chess Club’s First 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, 3/3/16. No extensions will be given.

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