Chess4Kids classes and rated games in Portland on June 23

Chess4kids is hosting *FREE* summer chess classes and rated games on the Saturdays of June. The class is thirty minutes long and will teach about multiple aspects of chess. Afterwards, there will be a one hour long rated game. Players who attend should know the basic rules of chess. Playing ALL 4 rated games will count as one OSCF State Championship qualifier.
Dates: June 2, 9, 16, 23
Time: Saturday nights, 7:00 -8:30 PM

USCF Southern Oregon Tournament in Medford on May 12

Come play in a USCF rated Southern tournament in Medford on Saturday May 12.

This is a OSCF State Championship qualifier…

Entry Fee: $25 if received in advance; $35 if registered on site (must register at least 10 minutes prior to round 1)
Prizes: 1st: $50-$100 and 2d $25-$75; under 1800 $25-$50 (prize winnings based on the number of players)
Schedule and Time Control: 3 Rounds/Game in 60 (5 second delay) 9:30am12pm2:30pm
Please bring your own clock and board.

Tournament Location: Diamond Medical Maintenance, 1020 Knutson, Medford, Oregon

Registration: US Chess Membership Required

Send entrance fees, USCF ID, rating, full name to: Ed Battistella PO Box 1081, Ashland, OR 97520

For more information contact Ed Battistella at 541-552-0743 and edbattistella@gmail.com

New Chess Club in Hillsboro meets May 6

A new *free* chess club has just started in Hillsboro, meeting at the Brookwood public library.  The club is open to players of all ages.  There will be a mix of activities from instruction, to free play, to game analysis and we hope to eventually start hosting regular (every month or so) rated quads.  For more information, contact Bill Barrese at bllbrrs2020@yahoo.com

Next club meeting:
May 6: Brookwood Public Library, Conference room B, 1-4 p.m.

13th OSCF State Championship Results and Ratings are posted!

Thanks to everyone who attended the 13th Annual OSCF State Chess Championship last weekend, and a particular thanks to all the volunteers — parents and coaches of players, as well as last year’s OSCF Board, who helped make the event a great success.

In the end, we had 338 players participate in the main event (38 Primary, 137 Elementary, 102 Middle School, and 61 high School). On Friday evening, we had 128 players in the blitz tournament, and 182 players (91 teams) playing bughouse.  We had 26 players in our Friends and Family tournament.

Tournament Results are In!

See Tournament/NWSRS Rating Results here.

See Tournament/USCF Rating Results here.

We look forward to seeing you at next year’s 14th OSCF State Championship on April 12-13, 2019!

 

 

2018 Oregon State Girls Championship in Portland on April 21

Oregon Chess Federation together with Oregon Scholastic Chess Federation would like to invite all the girls to the 2018 Oregon State Girls Championship on April 21 at the Portland Chess Club.
This event will determine Oregon’s nominees the most prestigious national girls scholastic events:
The SPFGI (Susan Polgar Foundation Girls Invitational) and the NGTOC (National Girls Tournament of Champions).
Time Control:

A 4 round G/55 + 5 seconds increment Swiss for Championship section.

A 4 rounds G/40 + 5 seconds delay Swiss for Reserve section

Eligibility
Championship section open to all junior girls in Oregon State, Reserve section open Oregon residents and out of state players.
Players must be under 19 as of Jun 14, 2018.
Ratings and membership requirment

Championship section: USCF membership required.  Dual rated, both USCF and NWSRS.

Reserve section: NWSRS rated (no membership required).
Equipment

Clocks and notation required – clocks and score sheets will be provided.

Round times:
Championship: 9:00am11:15pm1:30pm, and 3:45pm.
Reserve: 8:45am10:30am12:45pm2:15pm
Prizes
Championship section:
  • Equally divided bursary for the first two places who will represent Oregon State in 2018 US Chess National Girls Tournament of Champions and 2018 Susan Polgar Foundation Girls Invitational.

  • The final amount of those bursaries will result by subtracting the expenses from the total amount of the entrée fees of this tournament.

  • In case of a tie for 1st and/or 2nd a playoff round with G/15 white, G/12 black with draw odds will determine winner.

  • Plaques for 1st-5th Places (3rd to 5th place tiebreak will be used)

  • Champion will have the 1st choice to pick the tournament.

Reserve section:

  • Trophies for 1st-5th Places

  • Reserve Champion will also receive one year USCF Membership (Young adult, Youth or Scholastic – depending on the age of the player). Same tiebreaker as in the top section.

Entry fee: pre-payment $25 before April 15th, $30 after or paying at the door.

Must pre-register. Registration deadline is April 20th at 5:00 PM (no registrations accepted after the deadline).

Questions?  Email Andrei at Silver.Knights.Chess.Club@gmail.com

Spring into Chess Tournament on April 21 in Klamath Falls

Hosted by the New Horizon Chess Club

This event is open to any age and will be NWSRA rated. Chess piece keychains will be given to all participants & trophies will be awarded.

Cost:  $10.00 for pre-registered players in K-Adult age groups.  A fee of $15.00 will be charged at the door for any late registrations. Fees can be paid the day of the tournament.

Early registration is due by Friday, April 20, 2018 by 5:00pm.

Please send player name, grade, school and contact information for the player or parent (phone number & e-mail address) to:
Tournament Director:
Ciara Dykstra: cecedee224@gmail.com    Phone #541-331-5220
Tournament Host:  Trisha Roninger   trisha.roninger@gmail.com

OSCF State Championship FAQ, Blitz, Bughouse details!

We currently (as of midnight April 11) have 337 players registered for the 13th Annual OSCF State Chess Championship!  Who’s Coming?  Click here to find the preliminary sections for all registered players.  If you’re not on this list, but think you should be, please CONTACT US IMMEDIATELY by emailing oscf@oscf.org!

We have posted a list of frequently-asked questions — and answers — that we recommend you consult.  Let us know if you still have lingering questions that haven’t been answered.

Finally, for more information about the Blitz and Bughouse tournaments on Friday evening, click on the corresponding links below — and check to see if you’re on the lists of those with prepaid tickets!

Blitz check-in information and blitz prepaid tickets

Bughouse check in information and bughouse prepaid tickets

Vangie Shaw Memorial Girls Play Chess Tournament in Portland on April 7

CHESS FOR SUCCESS presents the Vangie Shaw Memorial Girls Play Chess Tournament–an open tournament for all K-8 aged girls. There will be sections formed if the number of entries are sufficient. Participants play five rounds that are roughly one hour each. The end time depends on how quickly the rounds go. Dress up and receive a chess necklace! T-shirts are available for purchase.

Note: this tournament is NOT rated with NWSRS and therefore is NOT a OSCF State Championship qualifier–but it is a fun chess tournament for K-8 girls!

WHERE
Sabin K-8 School
4013 NE 18th Ave, Portland

WHEN
Saturday, April 7, 2018
Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m., announcements begin at 9:00 a.m., play will begin right after.

HOW MUCH
An entry fee is applicable for students who are not part of Chess for Success clubs.
Deadline for registration fees:
March 21 – $21
March 31 – $29
April 4 – $42
No registrations will be accepted after April 4.

HOW
To register, www.chessforsuccess.org/play/registration

WHY
Vangie Shaw was a beloved teacher and Chess for Success coach at Sabin K8 School in NE Portland. She passed away from complications from pancreatic cancer on Aug. 21, 2017, at the age of 57. This tournament is a memorial to Vangie and her legacy of sharing her love for the game with so many students. She gave so much of herself to so many at Sabin K8 school and beyond.

OES Aardvark Tournament in Portland on March 17

OES logoThe fourth annual OES Aardvark Chess Tournament will be on Saturday, March 17, 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!

REGISTRATION IS OPEN! Sorry, NO ON-SITE REGISTRATION.

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