Sunday Quads at Portland Chess Club on November 18

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 and to register.

6th Annual KFE Benefit Tournament on Nov. 10

The KFE BENEFIT TOURNAMENT IS BACK!

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.

REGISTRATION IS OPEN NOW!. For questions, contact Paula Brown by e-mail at paula@mypizzaparty.net . Include the chess player’s name, grade, school, and NWSRS rating (if known).

Hayhurst Halloween K-12 Tournament in Portland on Sunday, Oct. 28

Please join us for the second 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 tournament NWSRS Rated and is a qualifier for the 2019 OSCF State Championship.

Registration Deadline is Friday, October 26, 2018 at 11:59pm or when tournament is full.

Get your Halloween gear on! Special prizes for best costumes! REGISTER NOW!

Oregon Class Championships in Portland on November 3-4

On November 3-4, the Oregon Chess Federation is running the Oregon Class Championships at the Portland Chess Club. This tournament is a great way for up and coming scholastic players to get experience with a longer time control and to compete for good cash and trophy prizes while playing against similarly rated players. The tournament is an OSCF Championship qualifier. Due to space at the club facility, the tournament is limited to the first fifty players who register. Pre-register online at nwchess.com/onlineregistration by submitting your registration information and paying by the end of the day on Thursday, November 1. See for more information about the event at pdxchess.org.

All-Stars Invitational Tournament in Salem on Friday, October 12

Registration is now closed. We look forward to seeing all who registered on Friday at the Capitol!

Summer calculations are complete, meaning that invitations for the 2018 All-Stars Invitational in Salem on Friday, October 12, will be coming soon. Want to know if you’ll be invited? Check the master list of invited players. If your name is on the list, you may register here to play at the 2018 All Stars Tournament.

Note: All players registering for the 2018 All Stars Tournament will need active USCF memberships (the event is dual rated USCF/NWSRS). You can purchase a discounted USCF membership as part of your registration!

Other lists of interest:

Congratulations to all of these exceptional Oregon chess players!

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Magical South Coast Chess Tournament in Coquille on Sept. 29

“There be dragons in Coquille!” Prizes are fantasy figurines!

Join us for the Magical South Coast Chess Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 29 in Coquille.

Registration 9 to 9:30 a.m. at the Coquille High School Library
Feel free to preregister at drnancykeller@yahoo.com and then pay at the door.
Fee:  $5.00
Prizes:  Fantasy Figurines
All ages invited.  Adults encouraged to play!
Divisions to be determined by attendence, roughly U600, U1000, Advanced (but will be broken down further if larger numbers).
Five rounds.
For Advanced section time control: G/35 D/5
Snacks available on site
Bring your lunch!
Card games and other board games available in skittles room
Need a place to stay?
Contact: Nancy Keller
Email: drnancykeller@yahoo.com
Phone: 541-290-8479

2018 Oregon Junior Closed Invitational will take place in November

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 2019 (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 11/01/2017 to 10/31/2018), and (3) are based on the highest post-tournament rating during that period, averaged with the player’s October 2018 rating (as published in the USCF October).

The 2018 Oregon Junior Closed Tournament list of qualifiers will be based on ratings as of October 31, 2018. Invitations will be sent on November 1, 2018 to the top 6 scholastic players in Oregon. Games will take place in November, either in Portland or Eugene, as players’ schedules permit. If you have questions, please contact Andrei Botez at silver.knights.chess.club@gmail.com

Andrei Botez
Oregon Chess Federation Scholastic Coordinator

Oregon Open Scholastic Tournament in Portland on September 1

800px-Flag-map_of_Oregon.svgRegistration is full! We look forward to seeing the 48 players and their families this Saturday!

In connection with the Oregon Chess Federation & Portland Chess Club’s annual Oregon Open, held each year over Labor Day Weekend, we will be holding the Oregon Open Scholastic Tournament at the Lloyd Center Doubletree in Portland.  While the full three-day Oregon Open tournament will be great for those of you who want the challenge of playing very long time controls against adult players (they play two games a day for three days; see here for more details), the shorter time controls of the scholastic section will be a great warmup for the new academic year of chess.

The event is a 4-round Swiss-paired event (time control G/45 d5) and will be held on Saturday, September 1, with the first round at 10am, so starting about an hour before the first round of the Oregon Open main event.  Rounds will be held at 10, 11:45 (or ASAP), 1:45 and 3:30 (or ASAP), and should be done by 5:30pm.  Depending on how many register, we may divide the group into two or three sections based on highest established USCF or NWSRS rating.  The event will be NWSRS rated, though if a section consists of all USCF members, we may dual-rate the section as well.  This is an 2019 OSCF State Championship Qualifier.  We will have medals for even/plus scores and trophies for 1st-3rd places. We will also award one year (for 4.0 and 3.5 point winners) and 6-month (for 3.0 and 2.5 point winners) memberships to NW Chess, which includes a monthly subscription to the NW Chess magazine.

Tournament Director Training on September 1

referee 2Join experienced OSCF tournament directors Todd Anderson, Kathryn Schuff, and Rebecca Holt for a FREE training. Volunteer with us at the Oregon Open Scholastic Tournament on September 1 held at the Lloyd Center Doubletree in Portland on Labor Day weekend. We’ll show you how to run a tournament and serve as a “chess referee” during rounds. This training is appropriate for club coaches who would like to walk through a tournament day from start to finish and also for chess parents who would like to volunteer as “assistant tournament directors” at tournaments throughout the year.

For more information and to sign up, contact Rebecca Holt at oscf@oscf.org.