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

 

Lucky Leprechaun Tournament in Klamath Falls on March 18

The Mills Elementary Chess Club invites you to the Lucky Leprechaun Tournament, an OSCF State qualifier!

leprechaunEarly registration is due by Saturday, March 17, 2018 by 5:00pm.

To register, send player name, grade, school and contact information for the player or parent (phone number & e-mail address) to Tournament Directors:

Ciara Dykstra: cecedee224@gmail.com          Phone: 541-891-6486
Devin Landrum: slithers33@hotmail.com          Phone: 541-891-2908

2018 Eugene Open on March 10

Emerald City Chess Club Presents:  2018 Eugene Open, March 10, 9 AM – 7 PM at
Erb Memorial Union: Crater Lake Rooms, University of Oregon, 1228 University St, Eugene, OR

This tournament is open to anyone, regardless of age, ability, or experience! Register by going to uoregon.orgsync.com/org/eccc/Tournaments and filling out the registration form.

Entry fees: $25 for the Emerald and Turquoise Sections and $20 for the Sapphire and Topaz Sections if registered by March 8.
Entry fees will increase $10 if not registered by that date. Entry fees will be paid at the door. Registration, check-in, and entry fee payment from 8:00 AM-8:50 AM. More information can be found under the Tournaments section of the Emerald City Chess Club website.

Contact us at uochess@uoregon.edu for more information.

Titan Tournament on March 10 in Beaverton

Calling all K-12 grade fans of the royal game of CHESS! Seasoned veterans and absolute beginners alike are invited to participate in the Titan Tournament, March 10. This is a Qualifying Tournament for the 2018 OSCF State Championship.

Early bird by March 4, $20 per player, $25 regular. Register by 9pm, Thursday, March 8.  Sorry, no on-site registration.

Snack shop on-site will be open all day. Snacks, drinks and pizza will be available for pre-purchase online, or cash purchase on site for select items.

First, Second and Third place trophies will be given in each section along with plus score medals, All-tournament Sportsmanship trophies, and team trophies (top 4 player scores). Computer determines tiebreaks.

REGISTER NOW!

 

¡Chess Riot! in Corvallis on Feb. 25

Corvallis ¡Chess Riot! –A mini 3-game, quad-style chess tournament on Sunday, February 25.

2018 OSCF Championship Qualifier – NWSRS rated

Corvallis High School
12:00 – 3:30 PM
$10.  All ages.  All levels of experience.

Cash prizes!  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.
Notation required for players rated 900+

RSVP by December 2 to phil.schapker@gmail.com

Medieval chess riot by Renaut de Montauban (circa 1462-70) “Partie d’échecs dégénérant en assassinat”