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:


Student-run All-Girls Chess Club aiming to empower and encourage more girls in a predominantly-male sport.



Student-run non-profit that provides free online lessons and tournaments.


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. 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

Group lessons, after-school clubs, summer camps, and USCF rated tournaments. Coaches include Chad Lykins (USCF Tournament Director, OSCF President), Matt Zavortink ( USCF NM and 3X Oregon State Champion), Owen McCoy (USCF NM and Oregon State Champion), and GM Axel Bachmann. Online and in-person. All skill levels welcome.


Roshen’s Chess Academy

USCF Expert and high-school student Roshen Nair offers classes and tournaments with a substantial amount of fees being used to support local non-profits.


Southside Chess

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