The Catlin Upper School Chess Club is sponsoring a five-round, Swiss-style chess tournament for all ages and skill levels to promote chess in the Portland area. Pizza, snacks, and drinks will be available for purchase. We will award trophies to the top five finishers in each section, plus-score medals, and participation prizes. Earlybird registration fee is $15 before April 7. Click here to Register Online. For more information, contact Seth Talyansky (email@example.com).
The 12th Annual OSCF State Championship, which will take place in Seaside, OR, on May 5-6, 2017. Don’t miss out! There are still 6 weeks left to qualify if you haven’t already. Want to know if you’re qualified? Check the list of qualified players here. If you don’t see yourself on that list, check the list of players who still need one qualifying event, or the list of players who still need an established rating. Please read the introductory paragraphs and links regarding qualification carefully; they will answer many questions!!
For any High School or Middle School coaches out there looking for the pinnacle of High School team competition in the state, the OHSCTA has been holding its state tournament for the last 50+ years, and it’s coming once again — this year to Hillsboro High School on March 3-4. For any teams who have not already registered, the final deadline to do so is Wednesday, March 1 (and early registration fees are available through then). Contact Executive Director Nancy Keller to register or for more information, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join the Independence Public Library Chess Club’s Second Annual Hops Chess Fiesta Chess Tournament.
This tournament is a qualifier for the OSCF State Championship.
FREE catered Mexican food lunch for all players and families, donated by San Antonio Restaurant.
100% Pre-Registered Event. No on-site registrations accepted. REGISTER ONLINE HERE.
Entry deadline is 11:59 pm PST, Thursday, 3/2/17. No extensions will be given.
(1 hour, 20 minute drive from Portland metro area)
On Thursday, February 23 from 7:30-9:30pm at the Portland Chess Club, IM John Donaldson, captain of the 2016 US Olympiad team, will provide an inside look at how the US team won the 2016 Chess Olympiad in Baku by giving a talk and going over several games that were important to the US team’s victory. The event is free and open to everyone!
John has served as captain of the US Olympiad team twelve times since 1986. He is the author of over thirty chess books and has been director of San Francisco’s Mechanics’ Institute Chess Club since the 90’s.
Portland Chess Club:
- Address: 8205 SW 24th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
- Phone: (503) 246-2978
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REGISTER HERE for the Presidents’ Weekend Tournament! Registration closes Thursday 2/13 at Midnight.
We want you for the FIFTH ANNUAL Presidents’ Weekend Tournament! Last year, over 200 players came to Gray Middle School in SW Portland for a great day of chess and fabulous prizes. The Commanders-in-Chief have ordered up another excellent set of trophies and Presidential prizes for Saturday, February 18th, and we hope you will join us for a great day. More details are available here; rules are here, and a tentative schedule is here. We look forward to seeing you at Robert Gray Middle School in SW Portland! REGISTER HERE.
Open to all levels of chess players, young to the young-at -heart! A Sunday afternoon, NWSRS-rated chess tournament. If players are not ranked, they will be grouped based upon ability. Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 1pm. ( Registration begins at 12pm) at Roosevelt Elementary School, 1125 North Eldorado Ave.
$10 per player if registered by Thursday, February 9, 2017 by 8pm. Cost is $15 is registered after this date/time.
The Winter 2017 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, 2016, and December 31, 2016. 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 2017 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 9/1/16 and 8/31/17 — will be eligible to participate in the 2017 10th Annual Oregon All-Stars Invitational, which we plan to hold in October 2017 (details to come next September). Congratulations to everyone on the list!