*FREE* Hops Chess Fiesta on March 3 in Monmouth

Join the Independence Public Library Chess Club’s Third Annual Hops Chess Fiesta Chess Tournament.

This *FREE* 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, 3/1/18. No extensions will be given.

Ash Creek Elementary
1360 16th St.
Monmouth, Oregon 97361
(1 hour, 20 minute drive from Portland metro area)
Contact: Nancy Albritton
hopschessfiesta@gmail.com

OHSCTA State Championship March 2-3 (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 2-3.  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 February 28 (Feb. 16th for early bird registration).  Get your teams together and register in order to become recognized as the top high school chess team in Oregon.  There are 1A-6A class division trophies as well in order to establish bragging rights for particular OSAA classifications.  If you have questions, contact OHSCTA leadership at OHSCTA -at- OHSCTA.org.  See you in Eugene!

President’s Weekend Tournament on Feb. 17 in Portland

REGISTER HERE for the Presidents’ Weekend Tournament!

We want you for the SIXTH 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 17th, and we hope you will join us for a great day.

More details are available here.  We look forward to seeing you at Robert Gray Middle School in SW Portland!

For the Love of Chess Tournament on Feb. 13 in Klamath Falls–Register TODAY!

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. Tuesday afternoon, February 13 at 4pm. (Check-in begins at 3:30 pm) at Roosevelt Elementary School, 1125 North Eldorado Ave.

$10 per player if registered by Monday, February 12 at 5 pm. Cost is $15 is registered after this date/time.

Register with Holly Stork: Phone 541-281-4577 or by email: hstork@getsmartoregon.org. (Name, Grade, school, and contact information of email and phone number are required)

 

Lincoln Tournament in Portland on Feb. 3

Don’t miss out on a fun filled day of playing chess at the Lincoln Chess Tournament on Saturday February 3, 2018 at Lincoln High School.  This is a K-12 chess tournament and is a 2018 OSCF qualifier tournament.

Registration closes midnight January 31.

REGISTER NOW!

 

 

Catlin Chess Festival in Portland on January 6

catlin-chessThe 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 $20 through December 31.  Click here to Register Online. For more information, contact Seth Talyansky (talyansky@catlin.edu) or Avi Gupta (guptaa@catlin.edu).

Silver Knights Chess Club Quads in Portland on Jan 13th (Saturday) and 28th (Sunday)

Prizes: First place trophy, second & third place medal, fourth place small chess gift – for each TROPHYSilverKnights-225x300section.

NEW:  Cash prizes quad: 1st place – $40 / 2nd place – chess book. Split prize in case of a tie. Quad can have a mix of cash and trophy players.  Dual rated OSCF and USCF (Regular or Quick).

Format: Players will be divided into 4 player sections (quads) by NWSRS/USCF rating. Any section where ALL players have current USCF membership will be dual rated (USCF and NWSRS)

Schedule: Check-In: 14:20-14:25; play will start at 14:30. Each quad will operate on its own schedule; games will be started as soon as possible. Quads involving younger players are expected to finish well in advance of those involving older, more experienced players. Awards for each section will be made as soon as that section is completed.SilverKtr

Notation: Players are encouraged to notate.

Time Control: G25/5 for time delay clocks; G/30 for analog and non-delay digital clocks. Please bring your clock, if you have one.

Tiebreakers: Ties will be broken in this order: direct encounter, lower starting rating, the highest number of games played with black pieces, younger age, a coin flip.

Entry fee: $20.00 per player/Two or more siblings $17 per player.

Eligibility: All scholastic players, K-12.

Registration: Pre-registration ONLY. See details at Silver Knights Chess Club website: Silver Knights Quads Registration

Location: Portland Chess Club 8205 SW 24th Ave, Portland, OR 97219

Contact:  Andrei Botez
Email: silver.knights.chess.club@gmail.com
Phone: (503) 995-2888

Corvallis Fall Open on Dec. 16

Corvallis Fall Open!
K-12 Team Chess Tournament and 2018 OSCF State Championship Qualifier
An NWSRS rated tournament sponsored by the Corvallis High School Spartan Chess Club
Location: Corvallis High School, 1400 NW Buchanan Avenue, Corvallis, OR  97330
Sections: High School, Middle School and Elementary Sections.  Players can play in higher sections based on skill level.
Rules: 5 rounds Swiss pairing.  Game in 25 mins.  Bring a clock if you have one.
Prizes:
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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
– Top 3 finishers in each section get a free artistic rendering of one game by artist Beth Markovic (immortalgames.us)
– All participants receive an Immortal Games sticker
Contact: Phil Schapker
Phone: 913-314-2460