*FREE!* Warriors Tournament in Amity on April 4

Come play in this new and FREE Warriors Tournament in Amity. 5 rounds, G/30. This is a OSCF State Championship qualifier.

There will be five rounds of play with about 30 minutes for each round.

This will be a qualifier for OSCF State Championship in Seaside.

Please bring any practice boards and snacks for players.

Lunch will NOT be provided; you may bring a sack lunch but ALL food must stay in the cafeteria area.

To register, please email jerry.xiong@amity.k12.or.us with the following information: Player Name, Player ID, School, Grade, and Rating (grade x 100)

Please register your child by March 24th

Championship T-shirt Designs Wanted! Deadline extended: March 9 at noon

Every year, our players walk away from Seaside with fantastic t-shirts produced on-site by our vendor, Northwest Designs.  Each year, the great art on the t-s2013 T-Shirt Designhirt is designed by one of our players.  We’re looking for the T-shirt design that will be featured on this year’s shirts.  If you have the selected design, you will win a free entry to the tournament ($35 value), a free T-shirt ($20-25 value), and $75!  If you’re the first runner up, your design will be featured on the front of the State Championship Program.  The deadline is coming quickly, though, so get your pencils, pens, and crayons sharpened, and your creative energies flowing!

T-Shirt Design Contest

Parents or adults affiliated with tournament attendees may submit designs, but preference for designs will be given to NSWRS-rated players and their siblings (and the award remains the same)!  All entries will become property of OSCF and will not be returned.  The design must contain three phrases:  1) “15th Annual OSCF State Chess Championship” or (if the chess theme is obvious) “15th Annual OSCF State Championship”,  2) “April 24-25, 2020”, and 3) “Seaside, Oregon”.

NF 2014 WinnerThere is no limit on colors for submissions, although the final t-shirt design may be limited in production and altered as necessary for t-shirt production.  Shirts will be produced on demand, on site, and on the customer’s choice of shirt color.  All submissions must be submitted either by dropping them with an OSCF representative at an OSCF qualifying tournament or electronically as an email attachment, along with a T-shirt Design Contest Application Form, to oscfchess2011@gmail.com.

Deadline extended: Noon on Monday, March 9, 2020

Cancelled – sorry! Corvallis Community Chess Tournament on March 15

The CHS Administration has decided to cancel the Corvallis Tournament out of concern for the potential spread of Covid-19 in the community.

Corvallis Community Chess Tournament
Sunday, March 15 @ Corvallis High School 
12:45 – 3:30 PM 
All ages, all levels of experience welcome! 
2 sections:

$5 → Three 25-minute games (Quad) 
NWSRS-Rated, no membership required. Qualifier for the OSCF State Championship in Seaside, OR 


$15 → USCF-rated Blitz  (Round Robin) 
5 min, 5 sec delay USCF Membership required, sold on site Prizes. 

 
Enter school at SW corner entrance off 16th St. near football stadium. 

Contact Phil Schapker (phil.schapker@albany.k12.or.us or Robert Bowman (Robert.bowman@corvallis.k12.or.us) for more information. This tournament is sponsored by the Corvallis HS Chess Club in partnership with the Corvallis Chess Club and the Kiwanis Club of Corvallis Sunrisers. 

Cancelled – Sorry! OES Aardvark Tournament in Portland

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The OES Administration has decided to cancel the Aardvark Chess Tournament out of concern for the potential spread of Covid-19 in the community.

The 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!

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

Magical South Coast Chess Tournament in Coquille on Feb. 22

“There be dragons in Coquille!” Prizes are fantasy figurines!

Join us for the Magical South Coast Chess Tournament on Saturday, February 22 in Coquille.

Registration 9 to 9:30 a.m. at the Coquille High School Library
Feel free to preregister at drnancykeller@yahoo.com and then pay at the door.
Fee:  $5.00
Prizes:  Fantasy Figurines
All ages invited.  Adults encouraged to play!
Divisions to be determined by attendence, roughly U600, U1000, Advanced (but will be broken down further if larger numbers).
Five rounds.
For Advanced section time control: G/35 D/5
Snacks available on site
Bring your lunch!
Card games and other board games available in skittles room
Need a place to stay?
Contact: Nancy Keller
Email: drnancykeller@yahoo.com
Phone: 541-290-8479

Register now! Mike Sheehan Memorial Tournament in Scappoose on Feb. 29

Register now 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.

It’s only a 30 minute drive north from Portland…no excuse not to sign up! ;o)

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.

2019 Winter All Stars Posted!

NCG3572The Winter 2019 All-Stars List has been posted! This list consists of the players in each grade who had the highest ten established ratings, and who played rated games between September 1, 2019, and December 31, 2019.  Please carefully read the qualification rules, but if you think that you see something incorrect in the list, let us know, and we’ll check and add you if necessary.

All-Stars lists are published each trimester of the year. Any player on one or more of the winter, spring or summer lists — or on the 2019 Lifetime Achievement list (to be published next fall), or any member of the Order of the Knight who has played a NWSRS rated game between 9/1/19 and 8/31/20 — will be eligible to participate in the 2020 13th Annual Oregon All-Stars Invitational, which we plan to hold in October 2020 (details to come next September). Congratulations to everyone on the list!

Roshen’s Chess Academy Quads in Hillsboro on Feb. 29

Registration closes on the day of the tournament at 10:00 AM. ABSOLUTELY NO ONSITE REGISTRATION.
Please register online here.

Location: 3551 NW John Olsen Pl, Hillsboro, OR 97124
Entry fee: $20 per player

January, February, March and April Dates: 
OSCF Championship Qualifiers: Jan 11, Jan 18, Jan 25, Feb 8, Feb 29, Mar 21, Mar 28, April 4
Non-Qualifier but great last opportunity to prepare for the OSCF State Championship in Seaside: April 18
 
Eligibility: All scholastic players, K-12.  However, parents are allowed to play if their kid is playing in the same tournament.  We will try our best to pair family members in different sections.

Format:  Players are divided into 4 player sections (quads) by NWSRS rating; the last section may end up with  4-7 players. In that case, we will use Swiss pairing (for that section only).

Time Control: 25/5 for time delay clocks. We will provide chess boards, pieces, and clocks for the tournament. But please bring your clock, if you have one.

Notation:  Players are encouraged to notate; players rated over 1000 are required to notate.

Prizes:  First place trophy, second place medal in each section.

All proceeds from the tournaments (minus operating expenses for trophies, medals, etc) will go to the following nonprofit organizations:
• CORD USA
• Oregon Scholastic Chess Federation
• Boy Scouts of America

Tiebreakers: Tied players play two 5 minute blitz games (for each player, one game with black pieces and one game with white pieces). If they are still tied, then the players play an Armageddon Blitz game (White has 6 mins and must win the game and black has 5 mins and must not lose the game. A draw will make Black the winner of the Tiebreaker). No delay/increment.

Contact: Roshen Nair
Email:roshen.nair39@gmail.com
Phone: (503) 803-7208