Rebecca Holt

North Clackamas Chess Tournaments in May and June

North Clackamas Open–2 FREE tournaments

Saturday, May 23 AND Saturday, June 13
(OSCF State Qualifiers)
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
4 Round Swiss. Please bring boards, sets, and clocks.
Registration: 10 – 10:15 am
Time Control: Game in 30, 5 second delay
Entry Fee: FREE
Prizes: Chess book to top three winners
Tie Breaker: Cumulative
Equipment: Bring a chess set, board, and chess clock if you have them as none will be supplied. Also bring a pen/pencil and scoresheets to record the moves of your games.
REGISTRATION: On-site from 10AM – 10:15 AM. I will need the following information for registration: Your Name, the school you attended, your grade in school (I actually need what grade you were just in, not the one you will be going to in September), and a contract method (phone/e=mail). You may also pre-register by send an e-mail with the above information to “chessalot@aol.com“. If you pre-register you must still check in by 10:15 AM.
Location: Sunnyside Library
13793 SE Sieben Park Way
Clackamas OR 97015
Directions to Park: Turn south at the traffic light onto SE 147th Avenue from SE Sunnyside. The Library is located one block south of this intersection across the street is the Park.
TD: Ed Addis
Contact: Ed Addis, 503-658-7809, email chessalot@aol.com

Last Call for T-shirt Designs for State Championship! Deadline March 10 at noon

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-s2013 T-Shirt Designhirt 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!

The T-Shirt application form is here.

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”.

NF 2014 WinnerThere 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 oscfchess2011@gmail.com.

Deadline: Noon on March 10, 2015.

Lincoln Chess Tournament on January 10–Registration Deadline Extended to January 7!

Don’t miss out on a fun filled day of playing chess at the Lincoln Chess Tournament on Saturday January 10th, 2015 at Lincoln High School.  This is a K-12 chess tournament and is an OSCF qualifier tournament. We have extended the registration deadline to 1/7/2015. Registration closes at midnight on Wednesday, January 7th. No late registration will be available so don’t miss the registration deadline. Register early before the busy holidays.

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. Team trophies will be given to the top 4 teams in each section except Elite section. For Elite section, trophies will be given to the top 2 teams. Bring your chess boards and join us for a fun filled day. Click the “Online Registration” link to the left of the oscf.org website to register for this tournament or Click Here to Register.

To get more detailed information about this tournament, go to oscf.org website, then click “Upcoming Events” link on the left of the page, then go to NWSRS Event Calendar link, and go to January 10th 2015 calendar, click “Lincoln Chess Tournament 2015” link. Or you can Click Here for More Information.

 

 

Register Early before the holiday rush for Lincoln Chess Tournament 2015 Registration deadline January 2, 2015

Don’t miss out on a fun filled day of playing chess at the Lincoln Chess Tournament on Saturday January 10th, 2015 at Lincoln High School.  This is a K-12 chess tournament and is an OSCF qualifier tournament. Registration closes at midnight on Friday, January 2nd. No late registration will be available so don’t miss the registration deadline. Register early before the busy holidays.

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. Team trophies will be given to the top 4 teams in each section except Elite section. For Elite section, trophies will be given to the top 2 teams. Bring your chess boards and join us for a fun filled day. Click the “Online Registration” link to the left of the oscf.org website to register for this tournament or click this direct link to register.

To get more detailed information about this tournament, go to oscf.org website, then click “Upcoming Events” link on the left of the page, then go to NWSRS Event Calendar link, and go to January 10th 2015 calendar, click “Lincoln Chess Tournament 2015” link. Or you can click here for more information.

Lincoln Chess Tournament 2015

Don’t miss out on a fun filled day of playing chess at the Lincoln Chess Tournament on Saturday January 10th, 2015 at Lincoln High School.  This is a K-12 chess tournament and is an OSCF qualifier tournament. Registration closes at midnight on Friday, January 2nd. No late registration will be available so don’t miss the registration deadline.

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 the “Online Registration” link to the left of the oscf.org website to register for this tournament.

Or click here to REGISTER.

To get more detailed information about this tournament, go to oscf.org website, then click “Upcoming Events” link on the left of the page, then go to NWSRS Event Calendar link, and go to January 10th 2015 calendar, click “Lincoln Chess Tournament 2015” link.

Or you can click here for more information about the tournament.

 

 

September 20-21, Coquille Chess Tournaments, OSCF State Qualifiers

  • Saturday, September 20th: Chess players of all ages, beginner to advanced, are invited to play in the Coquille Chess Tournament at the Coquille High School Library.  Registration is 9:30 to 10:00 a.m. for this all day event.  Fee is $10 and trophies will be given out for Elementary, Middle School, High School and Adult divisions.  Players rated over 1200 play in the Elite Division and compete for cash prizes.  Tournament is NWSRS rated.
  • Sunday, September 21st: Chess players of all ages, beginner to advanced, are invited to play in the Coquille Chess Tournament at the Coquille High School Library.  Registration is 1:00 to 1:30 p.m. for this all afternoon event. Fee is $10 and compete for cash prizes.  Tournament is NWSRS rated.
Feel free to play in one or both events!  To register, email Nancy Keller at drnancykeller@yahoo.com

Craving Chess? Who isn’t?

Get your fix at these tournaments!

North Clackamas July Open–FREE tournament

Saturday, July 19, 10 am to 4 pm
4 Round Swiss. Please bring boards, sets, and clocks.
Registration: 10 – 10:15 am
Time Control: Game in 30, 5 second delay
Entry Fee: FREE
Prizes: Chess book to top three winners
Location: Sunnyside Library
13793 SE Sieben Park Way
Clackamas OR 97015
TD: Ed Addis
Contact: Ed Addis, 503-658-7809, email chessalot@aol.com

Saturday Quad Tournaments in NW Portland 

July 26 and August 9, 1-5 pm.
Three round quads. Please bring clocks.
If an odd number of players make up the last group, it will be a three round swiss.
Registration:12:15-12:45pm, Limited to first 24 players.
Time Control: Game in 25 with 5 sec delay.
Entry Fee: $20
Prizes: Trophy to winner and medals to all.
Location: Christ United Methodist Church,
    12755 NW Dogwood St., Portland, OR 97229
    Use second driveway.
TD: Alex Grom
Contact: Larry Ball, 503-287-3642, email larryball48@yahoo.com

Greatest Ratings Increases in 2013-14

Congratulations to players who dramatically Increased their Ratings during the 2013-14 chess season!  One player increased his rating by a whopping 725!

Wondering how you can improve your game? Play a lot of chess! The more you play, the more you’ll learn and the more fun you’ll have. Learn More About Ratings and see Your Current Rating.

Then check out Upcoming Events to sign up for OSCF Qualifier games throughout the year!

OSCF Board meeting on April 27

The OSCF Board will hold a meeting on April 27, 2014 from 3pm-6pm to discuss the State Tournament held in Seaside on April 11-12, the All Star Tournament in October, By-Law changes discussed at Seaside and other business related topics.

If members of our community are interested in attending, working with the board throughout the year or interested in learning more about OSCF, you are invited to attend.  Our space is limited and therefore, we kindly request an RSVP.

OSCF Board meeting
Sunday, April 27 from 3pm – 6pm
Fire Station 16
1715 SW Skyline Blvd.
Portland, OR  97221

If you have questions, comments, or would like to attend, please email April Lutz at aprillutz6@gmail.com