Sunday Quads at Portland Chess Club on Jan. 19

Are you a mature scholastic player looking for a serious challenge? Come play in the Sunday Chess Quads at the Portland Chess Club. Sunday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Entry fee is $15 and this is an OSCF State Championship Qualifier.

US Chess dual rated and NWSRS 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.*

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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!

¡Chess Riot! in Corvallis on Dec. 8

Corvallis Chess Riot + USCF-rated Blitz Tournament 

The Corvallis Chess Riot is back, and this time, in addition to our standard 3-game, 25-minute quad section, we are partnering with the Corvallis Chess Club to offer a USCF-rated blitz tournament as well!

The quad and blitz sections will take place simultaneously on Sunday, December 8th.  Registration for both is from 12:30 – 12:55 PM.

All ages and all levels of experience are welcome!

Location: Corvallis High School
 (Use SW corner door near football stadium parking lot off 16th Street)

Quad Section – NWSRS-rated (no membership required)
Games: 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.
$5 entry fee. Winner of each quad gets their money back and free entry to next quad. G25.  Clocks provided.
– 2020 OSCF Championship Qualifier –

Blitz  Section – USCF-rated (1-year USCF membership available for purchase during registration) 
Games start at 1:00.  Number of rounds to be determined by number of participants.  Likely either Round-Robin or Double Round-Robin.
$15 entry fee.  Prize money to be determined based on number of participants.

Contact Phil Schapker with any questions at

Metzger Fall Classic in Tigard on Nov. 16


WHERE: Metzger Elementary 10350 SW Lincoln Street, Tigard, OR. 97223

WHEN: November 16 – 9:00 start time for U1200 & OPEN 1200+ Sections.  All other Sections first round starts around 10:00.  Awards between 3:00-4:00.

WHO: All K-12 Players Welcome!!

AWARDS:  Plenty of trophies, 1st – 4th place and plus score trophies and Sportsmanship Awards for each section.

This is an OSCF State Qualifier Tournament

RULES: NWSRS Rated only

Alternative to online registration:

Mail Check to Metzger Elementary School with:
Player Name
Phone number
Email Address

Contact Jeff Risher for questions:, 503.431.4614

Contact: Jeff Risher
Phone: 503-431-4614

Portland Chess Club offers SwissSys Training for aspiring Tournament Directors in November

Portland Chess Club leaders are offering *FREE* two-hour training sessions for using SwissSys software to run tournaments.

In January, the Portland Chess Club is moving to Lloyd Center in NE Portland, and they are planning to increase chess activities, especially for scholastic players. To do so, we need more tournament directors and assistant tournament directors to share the work (and the fun!).

All are welcome to attend the training, including coaches, parents, and scholastic players who are interested in helping put on tournaments.

The class will cover the following SwissSys features:

  1. Set up a tournament
  2. Register players
  3. Pair rounds and enter results
  4. Useful reports
  5. Fixing errors
  6. Creating US Chess rating reports

Potential training dates are the following:
November 9
November 10
November 16
November 24
November 30

Please email Mike Morris at if you are interested in the class and which dates you cannot attend.  Please bring a PC laptop if you have one.  We can load a free sample version of the program for you to practice on.

You may also purchase a full SwissSys license at a 25% discount through OSCF. Email OSCF@OSCF.ORG to inquire.

Calling all High School and Middle School Chess Players – join your local OHSCTA team!

Since the 1960’s the Oregon High School Chess Team Association (OHSCTA) has encouraged Oregon high schools to form leagues to play competitive chess.  The OHSCTA’s goal is to bring this fun, educational sport to all high schools in Oregon.

At the end of each chess season, they sponsor the Oregon High School Chess Team Association Championship, where all teams in Oregon gather together to determine the best of the best!

In a unique competition format, five-player varsity teams from schools of all sizes compete together in a single section to determine both overall state champions and champions from each of the OSAA classifications–1A, 2A, 3A, 4A, 5A and 6A. In a separate section, five-player junior varsity teams from schools of all sizes compete together for overall state and OSAA classification junior varsity honors.

The OHSCTA formula is simple:
Chess + High School + Teamwork = Excitement!

If you are interested in joining or forming a league, contact one of the officers or check out the Participating Schools page for a mentor in your area.

For information about how to enter the OHSCTA Championships, see the Championship page of their website, contact them, or contact one of their officers.

Ghosts & Goblins in Eugene on Oct. 26



When: Saturday, October 26th, 2019 

Where: South Eugene High School Cafeteria


(Park behind building, use cafeteria entrance.)

TO REGISTER, SIMPLY EMAIL name, school, grade, address, phone, and indicate which section you wish to play. You can pay at the door (no late fee). 

J-ADOUBE@EFN.ORGOR, call Jerry Ramey at 541-232-0328.  You can also register on-line at       

ELITE EIGHT SECTION: CASH PRIZES $!$!$Auto Qualifiers, Owen McCoy, Josh Grabinsky, and Liam Priest join the top 5 rated Advanced Players. 1stPlace: $125 plus Trophy; 2nd: $75; 3rd: $50. 4 Round, G/60;d5.

ADVANCED SECTION: (open to all) Trophies 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Outstanding performance.  4 Round, G/60;d5. Advanced and Elite winners get free entry in the Elite 8 in THE 2019 FALL CLASSIC.  USCF RATED.


INTERMEDIATE SECTION: (U1000 NWSRS or UNR) Trophies 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th& Outstanding Performance Awards. 5 Round, G/35.  NWSRS RATED.

NOVICE SECTION:(UNR or U700 NWSRS & U9th Grade) Trophies 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Outstanding Performance and medals. ALL NOVICES RECEIVE AWARDS! 5 Round, G/25.May be divided into 2 sections by grade. NWSRS rated.

Entry Fees (Pre-registered): $25 for all sections.  $10 service charge for on-site registration. (If pre-registered, you can pay on site with no late fee.)Check-in and late registration 8:30AM. Elite and Advanced sections start 9:00AM.  Meeting for lower players 9AM, and Games start 9:30AM. Sets supplied. Registered latecomers: half point bye for Round #1. Up to 2 half point byes allowed, if requested before round #2 except Elite. Blitz tie-breaks for 1st Place only. Computer tie-breaks for other places. All players who tie for a trophy place receive an award. Money prizes divided evenly in case of ties. USCF rules apply, with some exceptions in non-USCF sections.

Contact: Jerry Ramey 541-232-0328;, or
SOUTHSIDE CHESS, PO Box 5293, Eugene, OR 97405
Contact: Jerry Ramey
Phone: 541-232-0328

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Hayhurst Halloween K-12 Tournament in Portland on Sunday, Oct. 27

Please join us for the second Hayhurst Halloween K-12 Chess Tournament! This event is open to individuals of all abilities and is a great first tournament for beginning chess players. This tournament NWSRS Rated and is a qualifier for the 2020 OSCF State Championship.


Registration Deadline is Friday, October 25, 2019 at 11:59pm or when tournament is full.

Get your Halloween gear on! Special prizes for best costumes!