*FREE* Chess Class and Quads in Happy Valley (Dec. 26, 27, 28, 29, & 30)

This event is open to all and is FREE.  Participants do need to be familiar with the rules of chess and chess notation.  Bring chess set and chess board with you.  We will be using the Community Room which is located at the back of this New Seasons store.Please note we will begin at 9 AM each day except for Monday, December 30th which will begin at 5:30PM.

Each class will be about thirty minutes long,  Each day a variation of the Ruy Lopez Opening will be presented:

Thursday – December 26th – C60 – Cozio Defense 3…Nge7
Friday –  December 27th – C61 – Bird’s Defense 3..,Nd4
Saturday – December 28th – C62 – Steinitz Defense 3…d6
Sunday – December 29th –  C63 – Schliemann Defense 3…f5
Monday – December 30th – C64 – Classical 3..Bc5

After each class, there will be a rated quad. The make-up of Quad’s will be at the TD’s discretion. Time control game in 25 minutes with a 5 second delay.  Winner of each quad will be awarded a chess book.  Tie breaks used: lowest rating, and youngest age.

Each NWSRS rated game will count toward qualifying for the 2020 OSCF State Championship.

Registration:  No on-site registration.  All must register by e-mail.

To register send Ed Addis an e-mail at “chessalot@aol.com“.  Include your first and last name, grade in school, and school you attend.  For adults I need your first and last name and which state you live in.  I also need to know which dates each of you plan to attend.
Space is limited so register early.

Sunday Quads at Portland Chess Club on Dec. 8

Are you a mature scholastic player looking for a serious challenge? Come play in the Sunday Chess Quads at the Portland Chess Club. Sunday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Entry fee is $15 and this is an OSCF State Championship Qualifier.

US Chess dual rated and NWSRS rated. US Chess membership is required and can be purchased during registration. US Chess membership rates/information/benefits

*While this tournament is open to scholastic players, it’s only recommended for mature scholastic players who are capable of playing in a serious tournament and against adults.*

Click here for more info.

Yuletide Tournament at LaSalle (Milwaukie) on Dec. 14

Portland Chess Club Game in 60 on Nov. 23

Are you a mature scholastic player looking for a serious challenge and longer time controls? Come play in the Game in 60 at the Portland Chess Club.

On-site registration runs from 9-9:45am. The rounds are scheduled for 10am, 12:30pm, 2:45pm, and 5pm. Players who have a game go around the full time can request extra time off before the next round. Entry fee is $20 and this is an OSCF State Championship Qualifier.

US Chess rated. US Chess membership is required and can be purchased during registration. US Chess membership rates/information/benefits.

*While this tournament is open to scholastic players, it’s only recommended for mature scholastic players who are capable of playing in a serious tournament and against adults.*

Click here for more info.

Chess Odyssey Friday Night Quads in Portland on Nov. 22

Qualifier for the 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

Metzger Fall Classic in Tigard on Nov. 16

REGISTER NOW!

WHERE: Metzger Elementary 10350 SW Lincoln Street, Tigard, OR. 97223

WHEN: November 16 – 9:00 start time for U1200 & OPEN 1200+ Sections.  All other Sections first round starts around 10:00.  Awards between 3:00-4:00.

WHO: All K-12 Players Welcome!!

AWARDS:  Plenty of trophies, 1st – 4th place and plus score trophies and Sportsmanship Awards for each section.

This is an OSCF State Qualifier Tournament

RULES: NWSRS Rated only

Alternative to online registration:

Mail Check to Metzger Elementary School with:
Player Name
Grade
School
Rating
Phone number
Email Address

Contact Jeff Risher for questions: jrisher@ttsd.k12.or.us, 503.431.4614

Contact: Jeff Risher
Email: jrisher@ttsd.k12.or.us
Phone: 503-431-4614

Portland Chess Club offers SwissSys Training for aspiring Tournament Directors in November

Portland Chess Club leaders are offering *FREE* two-hour training sessions for using SwissSys software to run tournaments.

In January, the Portland Chess Club is moving to Lloyd Center in NE Portland, and they are planning to increase chess activities, especially for scholastic players. To do so, we need more tournament directors and assistant tournament directors to share the work (and the fun!).

All are welcome to attend the training, including coaches, parents, and scholastic players who are interested in helping put on tournaments.

The class will cover the following SwissSys features:

  1. Set up a tournament
  2. Register players
  3. Pair rounds and enter results
  4. Useful reports
  5. Fixing errors
  6. Creating US Chess rating reports

Potential training dates are the following:
November 9
November 10
November 16
November 24
November 30

Please email Mike Morris at mikejmorris@earthlink.net if you are interested in the class and which dates you cannot attend.  Please bring a PC laptop if you have one.  We can load a free sample version of the program for you to practice on.

You may also purchase a full SwissSys license at a 25% discount through OSCF. Email OSCF@OSCF.ORG to inquire.

Calling all High School and Middle School Chess Players – join your local OHSCTA team!

Since the 1960’s the Oregon High School Chess Team Association (OHSCTA) has encouraged Oregon high schools to form leagues to play competitive chess.  The OHSCTA’s goal is to bring this fun, educational sport to all high schools in Oregon.

At the end of each chess season, they sponsor the Oregon High School Chess Team Association Championship, where all teams in Oregon gather together to determine the best of the best!

In a unique competition format, five-player varsity teams from schools of all sizes compete together in a single section to determine both overall state champions and champions from each of the OSAA classifications–1A, 2A, 3A, 4A, 5A and 6A. In a separate section, five-player junior varsity teams from schools of all sizes compete together for overall state and OSAA classification junior varsity honors.

The OHSCTA formula is simple:
Chess + High School + Teamwork = Excitement!

If you are interested in joining or forming a league, contact one of the officers or check out the Participating Schools page for a mentor in your area.

For information about how to enter the OHSCTA Championships, see the Championship page of their website, contact them, or contact one of their officers.