Ed Addis Memorial Service

Edward Addis II, Oregon’s most active scholastic tournament director, passed away on Friday August 20, 2021. Ed began as a scholastic chess player in Oregon in the 1960s. He earned a peak USCF rating close to 2000. Ed later became a coach, organizer, and tournament director for the Oregon High School Chess Team Association and Oregon Scholastic Chess Federation. He founded and directed many of the largest scholastic events in the state, including the Clackamas K12 Open, Hayhurst Halloween Tournament, and the OSCF K12 School Team Championship. In addition to large events, he ran several smaller tournaments and lessons each year in libraries and parks, making rated chess events more accessible to low-income students and those living on the outskirts of the Portland Metro Area.

There will be a service for Ed on Thursday August 26 at 1:00pm at Lincoln Memorial, Park and Funeral Home, 11801 SE Scott Blvd, Portland OR 96086. Chess organizers and players welcome.