Come play in the new Carden Cascade Academy Tournament in Hillsboro on January 30. This tournament is open to all K-12 players and is an OSCF State Championship qualifier. REGISTER HERE. For more information, contact Todd Anderson at 503-531-9772 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nancy Keller is at it again…organizing a fun chess tournament in Coquille this coming Saturday, December 19. Join Nancy at the Coquille High School Library for this OSCF qualifier. For more information, contact Nancy Keller at 541 290-8479, 541 396-3855 or email@example.com
Friday Night Quads at Evergreen Presbyterian Church (7275 SW Hall Blvd., Beaverton, OR 97008). The church is located at the corner of Hall Blvd. and Hart Rd. in Beaverton, just up the hill from Washington Square. Starting in December, we expect to alternate Quads between Evergreen and one or two sites north of Highway 26. Details will be on our website (www.chessodyssey.com) as they become available.
The entry fee is $20. Friday Night Quads are OSCF rated, and qualifiers for the 2016 OSCF Championships in Seaside.
Come play chess with your friends at the third annual Pacific Crest Chess Tournament! This is an OSCF State Qualifier. Fun competition, hanging with friends, and of course trophies will be awarded! We’ll play 5 games, with a new pairing each round. There can be time where you’re waiting for the next round, so bring things to keep yourself busy. We’ll have board games to play between rounds and snacks for sale. We’ll bring in pizza for sale for lunch.
Registration: To register – email firstname.lastname@example.org with your player’s name, grade and rating (if any). Space is limited, so all registrations need to be received by midnight of Wednesday 11/11. Fee is $20 and payment will be collected at the event.
Date/Time: Saturday, November 14, 2015, from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm (est)
Contact: Kathy Stevens
Pacific Crest Community School
116 NE 29th Avenue
An NWSRS-rated qualifying tournament for the 2016 OSCF State Championship. Five rounds and G/35 time controls for U900 and unrated K-8, four rounds and G/45 time controls for 900+ and unrated 9-12.
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.
TO REGISTER: REGISTER ONLINE HERE. For questions, contact Penny Harper by e-mail at email@example.com. Include the chess player’s name, grade, school, and NWSRS rating (if known).
As OSCF moves into its second decade, we continue to expand our mission of “More Chess, More Kids, More Fun.” In particular, we plan to increase the number of qualifying tournaments held throughout the year (More Chess). While we welcome more tournaments in the Portland metro area, we offer training, assistance and equipment to chess parents and coaches throughout the state to enable them to hold more tournaments for their local students (More Kids). We look forward to opportunities to partner with volunteers in Southern, Central, and Eastern Oregon in the coming year (yes…More Fun!).
Sarah Mendonca McCoy of Eugene has graciously agreed to join the OSCF Board. She will focus on increasing connections among the Southern/Central/Eastern Oregon chess families, including using social media on FaceBook. Stay tuned for a “Friend Request” from Sarah! This officer election will be final in two weeks unless objections are registered through the contact form by any volunteer parent or coach who organized an OSCF Qualifying Tournament between October 19, 2014 and the present.
With the addition of Sarah, the OSCF Board is now comprised of 4 members from Southern/Central/Eastern Oregon and 9 members from NW Oregon. To learn more about serving on the OSCF Board, please contact Rebecca Holt, OSCF President.
REGISTER ONLINE NOW for the 4th Annual Clackamas K-12 Open on October 17,
Discounted early bird registration fee has been extended until Wednesday, October 14, so don’t wait! Last chance to register is Thursday, October 15.
For more information, send an e-mail to Ed Addis at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
North Clackamas Open–2 FREE tournaments
Clackamas OR 97015
Contact: Ed Addis, 503-658-7809, email email@example.com
Every year, our players walk away from Seaside with fantastic t-shirts produced on-site by our vendor, Northwest Designs. Each year, the great art on the t-shirt is designed by one of our players. We’re looking for the T-shirt design that will be featured on this year’s shirts. If you have the selected design, you will win a free entry to the tournament ($35 value), a free T-shirt ($20-25 value), and $75! If you’re the first runner up, your design will be featured on the front of the State Championship Program. The deadline is coming quickly, though, so get your pencils, pens, and crayons sharpened, and your creative energies flowing!
Parents or adults affiliated with tournament attendees may submit designs, but preference for designs will be given to NSWRS-rated players and their siblings (and the award remains the same)! All entries will become property of OSCF and will not be returned. The design must contain three phrases: 1) “10th Annual OSCF State Chess Championship” or (if the chess theme is obvious) “10th Annual OSCF State Championship”, 2) “April 24-25, 2015”, and 3) “Seaside, Oregon”.
There is no limit on colors for submissions, although the final t-shirt design may be limited in production and altered as necessary for t-shirt production. Shirts will be produced on demand, on site, and on the customer’s choice of shirt color. All submissions must be submitted either by dropping them with an OSCF representative at an OSCF qualifying tournament (watch for the fliers this weekend and next), or electronically as an email attachment, along with this application, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline: Noon on March 10, 2015.