Championship T-shirt Designs Wanted! Deadline: February 26 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) “14th Annual OSCF State Chess Championship” or (if the chess theme is obvious) “14th Annual OSCF State Championship”,  2) “April 12-13, 2019”, 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: Noon on Tuesday, February 26, 2019

*CANCELLED due to inclement weather* Metzger Winter Classic in Tigard on Feb. 9

Dear Chess Parents and Players,
I have spoken with the School District Asst. Superintendent and Tigard-Tualatin is planning on cancelling ALL events this Saturday due to the forecast of snow. It is with great sadness that I have to cancel our Metzger Tournament. I hope to reschedule so please stay tuned.  I will refund those that have pre-paid.

Again, NO CHESS TOURNAMENT AT METZGER Feb. 9th. 

Sincerely,
Jeff Risher
Tournament Director

*CANCELLED due to inclement weather* ¡Chess Riot! in Corvallis on Feb. 10

Play some state-qualifying games and have fun at the Corvallis chess Riot! This mini, 3-game, quad-style chess tournament will take place on Sunday, February 10, 2019 and is open to students of all ages and all levels of experience. Registration is only $10, with a refund given to the winner of each quad!

Corvallis High School
(Use SW corner door near football stadium parking lot off 16th Street)
Registration: 12:30 p.m.-12:55 p.m.
Games: 1:00-3:30 p.m.
Winner of each quad gets their money back and free entry to next quad.
G25 youth, G25-40 for adults by mutual agreement of the quad. Clocks provided.

Contact Phil Schapker with any questions at phil.schapker@corvallis.k12.or.us.

2019 OSCF Championship Qualifier – NWSRS rated

Southwestern Community College Chess for all ages in Coos Bay on Feb. 2

Adults and scholastic players invited to play chess at Southwestern Oregon Community College in Coos Bay in Empire Hall in Lakeview G room. Ratings above 1000 will be dual rated NWSRS and USCF. Registration 9:30, play begins at 10. Advanced division time control 25/5. This is a 2019 OSCF Championship qualifier.

Contact: Nancy Keller Daily
Email: drnancykeller@yahoo.com
Phone: 541-290-8479

Chess Odyssey Friday Night Quads in Portland on Jan. 25

Qualifier for the 2019 OSCF State Championship
Eligibility: All scholastic players, K-12. The tournament is limited to the first 36 players (9 quads) who register. 

Entry fee: $20.00

Registration: Register online at the Chess Odyssey website. Registrations are also accepted by phone call or text, or at the door, before 6:30 pm, if space is available. No registrations will be accepted after 6:30 pm.

Contact: Mike Terrill

Email: mterrill@chessodyssey.com
Phone: (503) 913-9643
More Info: http://chessodyssey.com/Friday-Night-Quads.html

New! Hope Chinese Charter School MLK Tournament in Beaverton on Jan. 21

A fun, festive chess tournament for all chess players in grades K-12. This holiday tournament has been designated as a qualifier for the OSCF 2019 State Seaside championship, and will be NWSRS rated. In addition to final awards, prizes will be given after each round. National Master Carl Haessler will be on site to provide FREE game analysis.

REGISTER NOW to play chess on your day off from school!

Catlin Chess Festival in Portland on Jan. 12

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 Hansen Lian at lianh@catlin.edu
or 971-337-9101.