Rebecca Holt

Lincoln Tournament in Portland on Feb. 3

Don’t miss out on a fun filled day of playing chess at the Lincoln Chess Tournament on Saturday February 3, 2018 at Lincoln High School.  This is a K-12 chess tournament and is a 2018 OSCF qualifier tournament.

Registration closes midnight January 31.

REGISTER NOW!

 

 

Portland Area League High School Team Chess NEEDS PLAYERS!

Portland Area League High School Team Chess is starting this week and NEEDS YOU!!
There are several teams competing in the Portland Area League High School Team Chess Competition that are looking for 1-2 players to fill their roster.  If you are a High School or Middle School chess player interested in trying team competition, and your school doesn’t have a team, let us know, and we will hook you up with a team!
How is Team Chess different?  First of all, it’s a lot of fun!  (Not that individual chess isn’t…)  You play on a team of 5, your team’s 5 players against another school’s 5 players, in order of rating.  If your team wins 3 or more of their 5 games, your team wins!  Great camaraderie while improving your own game.  Play once a week, at Lincoln High School, G60d5 from 4-6 PM from now until the end of February, culminating in a party of fun blitz games and a pizza party.  NWSRS rated and participation counts as one OSCF qualifier!
Contact Ed Addis at chessalot@aol.com or April Lutz at alutz@pps.net with your name, grade, school and NWSRS rating, if known, and we’ll place you on a team.

Chess Night with International Master John Donaldson in Eugene on Nov. 17

International Master John Donaldson will give a one hour lecture on his recent experience at the 2016 Baku Olympiad from 6:00-7:00 PM, and following that he will play up to 30 simultaneous games.

REGISTER HERE FOR THE SIMUL. Sign up soon before all the boards are accounted for!

To help support the chess club, please consider donating at the door.

Friday, November 17th
Room 107 (Miller Room), Erb Memorial Union
Lecture: 6:00-7:00 PM
Simul: 7:00-10:00 PM

Click here for more information, or contact us at uochess@uoregon.edu.

FREE Tournament! Midway Open in Portland on July 29

Ed Addis is at it again…join him over the summer for a series of free chess tournaments!  The next one is the Midway Open.

Saturday, July 29 
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Type:  4 Round Swiss. G/25 d5.  OSCF State Qualifiers.  Please bring boards, sets, and clocks.
Registration: FREE!  Register on-site from 10AM – 10:15 PM. 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 contact method (phone/e-mail). You may pre-register by sending an e-mail with the above information to “chessalot@aol.com“. If you pre-register you must still check in by 10:15 AM.  Those who pre-register get precedence over walk-ins should there be a lack of equipment.
Prizes: Chess book to top three winners.  Tie Breaker: Cumulative, average opposition.
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.
Location: Midway Library. 805 SE 122nd Ave, Portland OR 97233.
TD / Contact: Ed Addis, (503) 467-6242, email chessalot@aol.com

Emerald City Winter Open in Eugene on Jan. 28

Emerald City Chess Club Presents the 2017 Winter Open on January 28th from 10 AM – 6 PM at the Erb Memorial Union: Room 023 at the University of Oregon.This tournament is open to anyone, regardless of age, ability or experience!  All sections are OSCF State Championship Qualifiers.

Registration:  Pre-register by emailing us at uochess@uoregon.edu with your name and section you would like to register for. If you are a K-12 student, please list your grade and school as well. 
Entry fees:
Preregistered: $25 for the USCF Section and $20 for the Northwest Sections if pre-registered by January 26th. Entry fees will increase $10 if not pre-registered by that date. Entry fees will be paid at the door.

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.