Rebecca Holt

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


Yuletide Tournament at LaSalle (Milwaukie) on Dec. 12

Beaverton Friday Night Quads on Nov. 20

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 ( as they become available.

The entry fee is $20.  Friday Night Quads are OSCF rated, and qualifiers for the 2016 OSCF Championships in Seaside.

You can register online for the November Quads here.  You can find additional information about Friday Night Quads, and our other programs at

Pete Prochaska, Chess Master
President, Chess Odyssey, Inc.

3rd Annual Pacific Crest Tournament in Portland on Nov. 14

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 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
Phone: 503-702-8299
Location Details
Pacific Crest Community School
116 NE 29th Avenue
Portland OR


3rd Annual KFE Benefit Tourney K-12 Open on Nov. 7

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 REGISTERREGISTER ONLINE HERE. For questions, contact Penny Harper by e-mail at Include the chess player’s name, grade, school, and NWSRS rating (if known).

Welcoming New OSCF Board Member from Eugene

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.


Door prizes exceed $3,000 for the 4th Annual Clackamas K-12 Open on October 17


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 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.