Mike Sheehan Memorial Tournament in Scappoose on Feb. 29

Join us for the Mike Sheehan Memorial Tournament! The Scappoose community is organizing this tournament to honor the memory of Mike Sheehan, a beloved chess enthusiast and community member. This is a OSCF State Championship qualifier, 5-game individual and team chess tournament for players of all ages. Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced sections. G25. Trophies and medals for top individuals, and trophies for teams (score is sum of top 4 players). Check-in is from 8:30-9:00 am with Round 1 starting at 9:30. (Registration coming soon!)

OES Aardvark Tournament in Portland on March 7

OES logoThe sixth annual OES Aardvark Chess Tournament will be on Saturday, March 7, at Oregon Episcopal School in SW Portland. This is an OSCF State qualifier tournament. Cash prizes for the top section, cool awards and plus score medals, little prizes for first-time tournament players, raffles, and more. There is only space for about 140 players, so register before it’s too late!

REGISTRATION COMING SOON!

Sorry, NO ON-SITE REGISTRATION.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Children’s Book Bank and OSCF; children’s book donations are welcome.

Contact: Dennis Chang
Email: dchang44@gmail.com
Phone: 503-686-1922

Hope Chinese Charter School MLK Tournament in Beaverton on Jan. 20

A fun, festive chess tournament for all chess players in grades K-12. This holiday tournament has been designated as a qualifier for the OSCF 2020 State Seaside championship, and will be NWSRS rated. In addition to final awards, prizes will be given after each round. National Master Carl Haessler will be on site to provide FREE game analysis.

REGISTER NOW! Play chess on your day off from school!

“I Have a Dream” Tournament in Klamath Falls on Jan. 20

Klamath Union High 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 19, 2020 by 5:00pm: please send the name, grade, school and contact information of the person’s phone number or e-mail address to: Tournament Director Ciara Dykstra cecedee224@gmail.com
Phone #541-331-5220. Click here for more information.

Corvallis Winter Open on Jan. 18

K-12 team chess tournament + adult open + OSU vs. UO Civil War!

An NWSRS-rated tournament and 2020 OSCF State Championship Qualifier sponsored by the CHS Chess Club, Immortal Games, and the Kiwanis Club of Corvallis Sunrisers.

Location: Corvallis High School, 1400 NW Buchanan Avenue, Corvallis, OR  97330

Cost: $15 per player.

– $5 discounts for siblings or teams with 3+ players.

Sections: Open/Collegiate, K-5, K-8, and K-12.

– Players can play in higher sections based on skill level.

Rules: 5 rounds Swiss pairing.  Game in 25 mins.

– Individuals can play without a team.

Scholastic Prizes:

Trophies for top 3 teams in each section (Team score = sum of top 4 players in a section)
Medals for top finishers in each section
– 3 players in each scholastic section will receive a beautiful framed artistic rendering of a famous chess game by Portland artist Beth Markovic (immortalgames.us). 

Open/Collegiate Prizes:  Cash prizes for TBA based on number of participants.

REGISTRATION:  Click here or go to OSCF.org to preregister.   Deadline: Jan. 15.

Check-in on Saturday morning from 8:00 – 9:00 am, with Game 1 starting at 9:30 am.  $5 pizza lunch + concessions available during the tournament.

Contact: Phil Schapker
Email: phil.schapker@gmail.com
Phone: 913-314-2460

Aaron Grabinsky is the newest International Master

After beating GM Andrew Tang in round 2 at Charlotte Open, Webster University senior Aaron Grabinsky has crossed 2400 FIDE and becomes America’s newest International Master! Aaron is from a small town of 4000 on the southwest Oregon coast.  Aaron dominated the top spot on the Oregon juniors list for three years straight before moving to St. Louis to study chess at Webster University. From all your chess friends in Oregon, congratulations, Aaron!

Portland Chess Club Game in 60 on Dec. 28

Are you a mature scholastic player looking for a serious challenge and longer time controls? Come play in the Game in 60 at the Portland Chess Club.

On-site registration runs from 9-9:45am. The rounds are scheduled for 10am, 12:30pm, 2:45pm, and 5pm. Players who have a game go around the full time can request extra time off before the next round. Entry fee is $20 and this is an OSCF State Championship Qualifier.

US Chess rated. US Chess membership is required and can be purchased during registration. US Chess membership rates/information/benefits

*While this tournament is open to scholastic players, it’s only recommended for mature scholastic players who are capable of playing in a serious tournament and against adults.*

Click here for more information.