Updated Qualification Lists for State: Only 2 Qualifying Tournaments Remain!

We have posted updated qualification lists for the 12th Annual OSCF State Chess Championship, which include all games submitted for rating through April 18. Check here to see if you’re one of the 512 players who have already qualified.

If you’re not on that list, check the “almost” lists — those who still need a qualifying tournament, and those who need more rated games to meet the established rating requirement.  If you’re not yet qualified, but on one of those lists, you have until April 26 to make it happen!  Two qualifying events will take place before the April 26 deadline (which is also the deadline for early registration):

•  April 22: Oregon State Girls’ Championship (Portland): Must register by 11 p.m. on April 21!
•  April 23: Bethel April Quads (Eugene)

For more details on qualification, see this page.

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION ($35) EXPIRES WEDNESDAY, April 26…so REGISTER NOW!

2017 Oregon State Girls Championship on April 22 in Portland

Registration is closing tonight (11PM) for the first ever Oregon Girls Championship.

Saturday Check-in:

Reserve Section: 8:15 – 8:40

Championship: 8:15 – 8:55

 

Oregon Chess Federation together with Oregon Scholastic Chess Federation and Portland Chess Club would like to invite all the girls to the 2017 Oregon State Girls Championship on Saturday, April 22 at the Portland Chess Club.  This event will determine Oregon’s nominees to two fantastic national women’s scholastic events:  The SPFGI and the NGTOC.

Championship Section:  Four rounds, G/55 + 5 seconds increment Swiss. Dual Rated. Open to all female Oregon Residents under age 19 as of 6/14/17; USCF and OCF membership required. Rounds at 9am, 11:15am, 1:30pm, 3:45pm.

Reserve Section:  Four rounds, G/40;d5 Swiss.  NWSRS Rated. Open to all scholastic women players.  Rounds at 8:45am, 10:30am, 12:45pm, 2:15pm.

Clocks and notation required for both sections – clocks and score sheets will be provided (TD might allow no notation in reserve section if requested by the player).

Championship Section Prizes:

  • Nomination: The first two places will represent Oregon State in 2017 US Chess National Girls Tournament of Champions and 2017 Susan Polgar Foundation Girls Invitational.  Champion has the first choice to pick the tournament.
  • Bursary: The total bursary will be equally divided between the first and second place winners; the amount will be determined by subtracting tournament expenses from the total entry fees received for this tournament.
  • Tiebreaks: 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.
  • Trophies/medals for 1st-5th Places (3rd to 5th place tiebreak will be used).

Reserve Section Prizes:

  • 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 $30 or paying at the door (Cash only with pre-registration).

Online registration at 2017 Oregon State Girls Chess Championship.  Must pre-register(email the required information). Registration deadline is April 21st at 23:00pm (no registrations accepted after the deadline).

Updated qualification lists for State — there’s still time to qualify!

We have posted updated qualification lists, which include all games submitted for rating through April 12.  You can check to see if you’re one of the 483 players who has already qualified for the 12th Annual OSCF State Chess Championship, by clicking here:  Check here to see if you’ve already qualified.

If you’re not on that list, check the “almost” lists — those who still need a qualifying tournament, and those who need more rated games to meet the established rating requirement.  If you’re not yet qualified, but on one of those lists, you can still do it!  There are three tournaments remaining in the Portland and Eugene areas before the absolute April 26 deadline (which is also the deadline for early registration).  Check the NWSRS Calendar for green-colored events, including:

April 16: Silver Knights Quads (Happy Valley)
April 22: Oregon State Girls’ Championship (Portland)
April 23: Bethel April Quads (Eugene)

For more details on qualification, see this page.  Once you’ve qualified, you can register by clicking the links below.  Please register ASAP to help our many volunteers get ready for your arrival.

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Championship Pins & History

Congratulations to everyone who has participated in the OSCF State Championships over the years; our 12th annual tournament will be on May 5-6, 2017!  Some history as we approach our 12th year:  Our largest OSCF Championship ever involved 372 players in 2014, though our largest blitz and bughouse tournaments (158 and 230 players respectively) were in 2016; last year also saw our largest number of qualified players ever, at 543.

In the material listed after the break (click on “read more”), each year’s statistics are accompanied by a photograph of the Commemorative Pin for each year that the OSCF State Championship has been active.  From 2011-2015, we were fortunate to have our pins designed by Mark Dalthorp (with the assistance of his dad, former OSCF President Dan Dalthorp).  Thanks to them and all our designers for their fine work!  What will our pin be this year?  You’d better qualify and register for the 12th Annual OSCF State Chess Championship to find out!  More pins after the break…

OSCF State Registration is LIVE!

Registration for the 12th Annual OSCF State Tournament, to be held on May 5-6 in Seaside, is LIVE. The event will feature the same fantastic blitz and bughouse competition that you’ve come to expect on Friday evening, the HUGE trophies full of taffy, and plenty of excellent chess competition among players from throughout the state.

Check here to see if you’ve already qualified, and once you are, please register ASAP to help our many volunteers get ready for your arrival.

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Championship T-shirt Designs Wanted!

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) “12th Annual OSCF State Chess Championship” or (if the chess theme is obvious) “12th Annual OSCF State Championship”,  2) “May 5-6, 2017”, 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, April 11, 2017

Catlin Chess Festival in Portland on April 15

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 $15 before April 7.  Click here to Register OnlineFor more information, contact Seth Talyansky (talyansky@catlin.edu).

Players Qualified for State as of March 21

The 12th Annual OSCF State Championship, which will take place in Seaside, OR, on May 5-6, 2017.  Don’t miss out!  There are still 6 weeks left to qualify if you haven’t already.  Want to know if you’re qualified?  Check the list of qualified players here.  If you don’t see yourself on that list, check the list of players who still need one qualifying event, or the list of players who still need an established rating.  Please read the introductory paragraphs and links regarding qualification carefully; they will answer many questions!!