Register Now for OSCF State Championship

Want to see who’s coming to the OSCF State Championship? Here is the complete list of registered players. Note that there may be changes as we invite some players to move up in order to avoid having an odd number of players in a section.

Here is the list of the 256 players that have qualified, along with those who are “nearly” qualified and need just one more tournament.

For those who are on the list, REGISTRATION IS OPEN! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

Need a place to stay? These hotels are offering discounts for chess families.

If you don’t see your name on the list of qualified players, check this:

  1. Have you played in ONE OSCF qualifying tournament this year? (Not all tournaments are qualifiers – OSCF qualifiers are shown in GREEN on the NWSRS calendar).
  2. Have you played at least 8 NWSRS Rated games in your chess lifetime? (Look up your number of NWSRS games in the online NWSRS system).
  3. Have you played at least 8 NWSRS Rated games this academic year? (September 1, 2021 to March 23, 2022)

You can also check the list of players close to qualifying here.

Players may also qualify be playing in 8 USCF Regular Rated or USCF Regular Online Rated Games. If you qualified through USCF games and are not on the list, please email oscf@oscf.org.

For more information, see our details on how to qualify.

If you have played one qualifying tournament and just need more games to establish your rating, you can still qualify if you play the additional rated games before March 23, 2022.  See our instructions on how to do this and notify us at oscf@oscf.org if you plan to do this.

If you think you’ve qualified based on OSCF qualifying tournaments and NWSRS / USCF games and don’t see your name, contact us with details of what tournaments/games you think you’ve played and we’ll look into why you’re not on our list yet.

Coquille Hybrid Tournaments March 12 & 19

Beginners, all ages welcome! Divisions determined at site.
Register 9:30 a.m., start around 10 a.m. end afternoon
Prizes: Cash for advanced section, figurines for novice section
OSCF Qualifier
Up to ten players can attend virtually. $5.00 Registration Fee.
Those playing virtually must pre register with drnancykeller@yahoo.com
Need:  Name, school, grade, Northwest rating, address, phone number, e-mail and lichess.org name.

Bethel Chess Quads in Eugene on March 20

Bethel Chess Quads

Who: All ages,  no previous tournament experience required. As per Bethel School District requirements, all players will wear masks while indoors.

When:
March 20
April 24
May 22
June 12

These quads are OSCF State qualifiers.

Format:  All players (K-12 and adults) will be divided into quads (4 player sections) based on the higher of their USCF or NWSRS ratings. USCF rules will be followed and all games will be NWSRS rated.  Any quad with all USCF members will be dual rated.

Schedule:  Registration 12:30-1:15 with play beginning at 1:30 pm sharp! Preregister by email to guarantee a spot: mike.myers@bethel.k12.or.us

Time Control:  Each quad chooses time control from G25/5 to G40/5.  Lower rated quads likely to finish earlier than 4:30. G40/5 quads may go until 6:00.  Please bring your clock if you have one.

Prizes:  Winner of each quad will receive $10 plus free admission to the next Bethel Chess Quad event.

Entry Fee:  $10 ­- all proceeds will go to the Willamette High Chess Club.

Directions:  Park in the main parking lot on Echo Hollow Rd and follow signs to the Media Center.

Contact: Mike Myers

Email: mike.myers@bethel.k12.or.us

Swisslandia by Rose City Chess March 27 (In Person and Online)

Swisslandia is a series of USCF and NWSRS rated four-round swiss paired tournaments. Winners receive Powell’s Gift Cards and typewritten congratulations.

Dates:

March 27, 2022

Location: In-Person participants play at Maplewood Coffee and Tea (5206 SW Custer Street, Portland OR 97219). Online participants play on Lichess and Zoom

Registration: 100% preregistered by 12:00pm the day of the event. Note the earlier deadline! Register here.

Ratings: USCF, NWSRS, and Lichess Classical. USCF membership is required and can be purchased/renewed during registration for $10/year (this is a discounted rate courtesy of Rose City Chess).

Equipment: Clocks and sets provided for in-person players. Online players must use a computer or Chromebook with a functioning camera and microphone. Tablets and phones often have problems joining teams and tournaments. Chrome is the best browser. Firefox, Safari, and Edge are known to glitch.

Format: Section assignments and Zoom link sent at 1:00pm day of tournament. Players join their section at https://lichess.org/team/rose-city-chess. Sections may be split by USCF/NWSRS rating. Everyone plays four rounds of G/25+5. Each rounds starts 10 minutes after previous round. Pairings by Lichess Swiss Pairing Software. For most accurate seeding, participants should establish their Lichess Classical Rating by playing several games prior to the tournament. Lichess Tiebreaks used in event of tie.

Fair Play
: Video monitoring and cheat detection provided. Participants must agree to the OSCF Fair Play Agreement. Standings and awards not official until the completion of post-tournament fair play review.

Awards: 1st – 3rd place in each section receive Powell’s Gift Cards and a typewritten letter of congratulations. Portion of every entry donated to non-profits.

Schedule and More Info: In Person Round 1 at 3:30pm. Online Round 1 at 4:00pm. More at https://www.rosecitychess.com/shop/p/swisslandia

Oregon Girls Championship on March 12

The 2022 Oregon Girls Championship will be held on Saturday, March 12 at the Portland Chess Center. This is the qualifier for the Haring Tournament which will be held July 30 through August 2 in Rancho Mirage, California.

Eligibility: Open to all K-12 girls living in Oregon.

Format: 5-round Swiss in one section. US Chess ratings will be used for pairings and prize eligibility. One half-point bye is available if requested before round one.

Time Control: G/40;inc5 (forty minutes per player with a five second increment each move).

Schedule: The rounds are scheduled for 10am, 12noon, 2 pm, 4pm, and 6pm. Players who have a game go long can request extra time off before the next round.

Registration: Use this online form to register. Registration deadline is Friday, March 11 at 7pm.

Sunday Quads at Portland Chess Club on March 20

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.*

Click here for more info.

OHSCTA State Championship March 4-5 in person AND online (REGISTER NOW!)

The Oregon High School Chess Team Association has been sponsoring local team chess leagues and holding state championship tournaments for over 50 years.  This year’s edition of this longstanding team-based competition takes place at Willamette High School in Eugene, Oregon, on March 5-6.  Teams are made up of five players (high school players from a single school can play in the Varsity Division; high school or middle school players can play in the JV division for their high school, and; high school or middle school players from any combination of schools can play in the Open Division) who compete in five rounds of high stakes chess (two on Friday evening, three on Saturday).  For more about the tournament itself, see details here.  In order to register teams, or if you are an individual HS or MS player who wants to compete in the individual division, register online at this link before March 2.  Get your teams together and register in order to become recognized as the top high school chess team in Oregon.  If you have questions, contact OHSCTA leadership at OHSCTA -at- OHSCTA.org.  See you in Eugene!

Portland Chess Club Scholastic K-12 Chess Tournament on Feb. 12 (online)

Registration is Open! Click here to register!

Date: February 12th, 2022
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

* Registration closes on the day before the tournament, February 11th, at 12 PM (Noon).

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Location: Online (via chess.com and Zoom). Please create a chess.com account (free account), if you don’t have one. You need that to complete this registration.

Entry fee: $20 per player
Eligibility: All scholastic players, K-12.

Format: 5-round NWSRS-rated Swiss tournament. Open to all scholastic chess players.

Time Control: G25+5 (Game in 25 minutes with a 5 second increment per move)

Prizes: $50/$30/$20 for 1st-3rd place in each section (8-12 players per section).

Contact: Mike Morris
e-mail: mikejmorris@earthlink.net
Phone: (971) 409-4841

Portland Chess Club Game in 60 on Jan. 22 (online)

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

Description

JANUARY GAME IN 60
SATURDAY, JANUARY 22, 2022
CASH PRIZE FUND!
US CHESS REGULAR ONLINE RATED!

Format: 4 round Swiss in two sections: Open and U1650. US Chess Online
rated. Sections may be combined if too few are in one section. One half-point bye is available if requested before round 1. Regular online US Chess ratings will be used for pairings and prizes. Games will be monitored through Zoom.com.

Requirements: US Chess membership is required. Players must have a
Chess.com account (free) and Zoom account (free).

Entry fee: $40; $30 for Portland Chess Club members. Prior to the deadline pay
by check payable to Portland Chess Club and sent to Mike Morris, 2344 NE 27th Ave., Portland, OR 97212 or by PayPal, email@pdxchess.org.

Registration: Pre-registration only, by email to mikejmorris@earthlink.net.
The deadline is 7:00 pm, Friday, January 21. The TD will send out special instructions, the list of players, their Chess.com user names and first round pairings Friday evening.

Prizes: Thanks to an anonymous donation we can offer a generous prize fund.
80% of entries in each section will be returned as cash prizes. If a section has 10 or more players the prize fund for that section will be divided 60% to first place and 40% to second place. In the event of ties, no tiebreakers will be used for payment of prizes. Prizes will be paid following game review through the Chess.com algorithm.

Time control: Game in 60; 5 second increment.
Round times: 10:00 am; 12:15 am; 2:30 pm; 4:45 pm
Mandatory Players’ Meeting: 9:45 am on Zoom. Non-attending players will be
given first round byes.
Tournament Director: Mike Morris mikejmorris@earthlink.net
503-282-4805; cell 971-409-4841
Assistant Director: David Murray david.e.murray.80@gmail.com
919-475-6529