The 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 (email@example.com) or Avi Gupta (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Prizes: First place trophy, second & third place medal, fourth place small chess gift – for each section.
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.
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
K-12 Team Chess Tournament and 2018 OSCF State Championship Qualifier
An NWSRS rated tournament sponsored by the Corvallis High School Spartan Chess Club
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.
– 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
Come play in a festive, five-round chess tournament for all chess players in grades K-12. Held at LaSalle College Prep School in Milwaukie, this fun tournament offers wonderful prizes for plus scores and trophies for top three places. King’s Gift: Bonus award for middle school with most participants. Tiebreakers will be in favor of school with the best combined score. This tournament has been designated as an OSCF qualifier, and will be NWSRS rated; G30. REGISTER HERE!
International Master John Donaldson will give a one hour lecture on his recent experience at the 2016 Baku Olympiad from 6:00-7:00 PM, and following that he will play up to 30 simultaneous games.
REGISTER HERE FOR THE SIMUL. Sign up soon before all the boards are accounted for!
To help support the chess club, please consider donating at the door.
Friday, November 17th
Room 107 (Miller Room), Erb Memorial Union
Lecture: 6:00-7:00 PM
Simul: 7:00-10:00 PM
THE 2017 FALL CLASSIC! (QUALIFIER FOR 2018 OSCF STATE FINALS)
When: Saturday, November 18, 2017
Where: South Eugene High School Cafeteria
400 EAST 19th AVE. EUGENE, OREGON
(Park behind building, use cafeteria entrance.)
TO REGISTER, SIMPLY EMAIL name, school, grade, address, phon e, and indicate which section you wish to play. You can pay at the door (no late fee).
The Oregon Chess Federation, Oregon’s primary U.S. Chess Federation affiliate, hosts the Oregon Junior Closed Championship each year. The top six junior players in the state are invited to participate in a 5-round round robin event at the end of the year, with the winning player invited to the Oregon Closed Championship in early 2017 (as long as they meet certain rating requirements). For more information, see the OCF bylaws here.
Historically, the six invitations to the Junior Closed are extended to (1) chess players under the age of 19 as of the date of the tournament, (2) who have played at least 15 USCF rated games over the last year (so 10/01/2016 to 10/01/2017), and (3) are based on the highest post-tournament rating during that period, averaged with the player’s October 2017 rating (as published in the USCF October).
This year the tournament will be triple rated: NW Scholastic – US Chess and FIDE.
The following players qualified and also accepted the invitation:
……..Name USCF FIDE
- Grabinsky Joshua 2124 1899
- McCoy Owen 2154 2060
- Wu Ethan 1977 N/A
- Zhang Gavin 1939 1848
- Botez Andrea 1899 1747
- Moore Michael 1847 1815
Oregon Chess Federation Scholastic Coordinator
This OSCF Qualifier tournament is a benefit for the food pantry at Bethlehem House of Bread, a local community center that provides food, community garden, school supplies, and a clothing closet for hundreds of families every year. Please help out the BHOB Food Pantry by bringing toilet tissue and/or nonperishable food items. All proceeds from snacks and pizza concessions will go directly to BHOB. This tournament honors chess queen Kris Field-Eaton (KFE), a long-time leader for chess in the Sherwood school district.
Concessions, coffee shop open. Sorry, no on-site registration this year.
FIDE World Chess Federation Master CHUCK SCHULIEN will play multiple players simultaneously in the skittles room in the afternoon! Chuck is a favorite local coach and player, come play him or watch the fun.
REGISTER ONLINE HERE. For more information, KFE Chess Tournament flyer. For questions, contact Paula Brown by e-mail at email@example.com . Include the chess player’s name, grade, school, and NWSRS rating (if known).
Please join us for the first Hayhurst Halloween K-12 Chess Tournament! This event is open to individuals of all abilities and is a great first tournament for beginning chess players. This toournament NWSRS Rated and is a qualifier for the 2018 OSCF State Championship.
Get your Halloween gear on! Special prizes for best costumes! REGISTER HERE NOW!