Coaches and Instruction

Carl Haessler – Life Master

USCF Life Master since 1989 and 5-time Oregon Champion. Onsite coaching in Portland Metro Area. Private and group lessons available. Email:

Chess Odyssey

Located in Beaverton/Hillsboro area West of Portland. Camps, onsite and online instruction, individual and group lessons, and tournaments.

Chuck Schulien – FIDE Master

FIDE Master and full time chess coach for 10 years. Works with students of all ages, individually or in groups. Available for lessons, exhibitions, or consultation. Email:

Jerry Sherrard – Candidate Master

Candidate Master Jerry Sherrard has coached in the Portland Metro Area since 2012. All skill levels are welcome. Flexible scheduling, affordable rates. Email:

Rose City Chess

Chad Lykins, along with Oregon State Champions USCF NM Matt Zavortink and USCF NM Owen McCoy, offer group and individual lessons, after-school clubs, camps, and tournaments. Online and in-person. All skill levels. Website:

Southside Chess

After-school clubs, weekend lessons, summer camps, and regular tournaments in Eugene and surrounding areas. Online and in-person.