“I Have a Dream” Tournament in Klamath Falls on Jan. 20

Klamath Union High School will be the location for the annual “I Have a Dream” Chess Tournament in honor of Martin Luther King JR. Again this year, this event will be open to any age and will be NWSRS rated. Early registration is by January 19, 2020 by 5:00pm: please send the name, grade, school and contact information of the person’s phone number or e-mail address to: Tournament Director Ciara Dykstra cecedee224@gmail.com
Phone #541-331-5220. Click here for more information.

Corvallis Winter Open on Jan. 18

K-12 team chess tournament + adult open + OSU vs. UO Civil War!

An NWSRS-rated tournament and 2020 OSCF State Championship Qualifier sponsored by the CHS Chess Club, Immortal Games, and the Kiwanis Club of Corvallis Sunrisers.

Location: Corvallis High School, 1400 NW Buchanan Avenue, Corvallis, OR  97330

Cost: $15 per player.

– $5 discounts for siblings or teams with 3+ players.

Sections: Open/Collegiate, K-5, K-8, and K-12.

– Players can play in higher sections based on skill level.

Rules: 5 rounds Swiss pairing.  Game in 25 mins.

– Individuals can play without a team.

Scholastic Prizes:

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
– 3 players in each scholastic section will receive a beautiful framed artistic rendering of a famous chess game by Portland artist Beth Markovic (immortalgames.us). 

Open/Collegiate Prizes:  Cash prizes for TBA based on number of participants.

REGISTRATION:  Click here or go to OSCF.org to preregister.   Deadline: Jan. 15.

Check-in on Saturday morning from 8:00 – 9:00 am, with Game 1 starting at 9:30 am.  $5 pizza lunch + concessions available during the tournament.

Contact: Phil Schapker
Email: phil.schapker@gmail.com
Phone: 913-314-2460

President’s Weekend Tournament in Portland on Feb. 15

Registration is closed. Thank you to everyone who registered, and we look forward to seeing you at the tournament!

We want you for the EIGHTH ANNUAL Presidents’ Weekend Tournament! The Commanders-in-Chief have ordered up another excellent set of trophies and Presidential prizes for Saturday, February 15th, and we hope you will join us for a great day.

More details are available here.  We look forward to seeing you at Robert Gray Middle School in SW Portland!

Hope Chinese Charter School MLK Tournament in Beaverton on Jan. 20

A fun, festive chess tournament for all chess players in grades K-12. This holiday tournament has been designated as a qualifier for the OSCF 2020 State Seaside championship, and will be NWSRS rated. In addition to final awards, prizes will be given after each round. National Master Carl Haessler will be on site to provide FREE game analysis.

REGISTER NOW! Play chess on your day off from school!

Aaron Grabinsky is the newest International Master

After beating GM Andrew Tang in round 2 at Charlotte Open, Webster University senior Aaron Grabinsky has crossed 2400 FIDE and becomes America’s newest International Master! Aaron is from a small town of 4000 on the southwest Oregon coast.  Aaron dominated the top spot on the Oregon juniors list for three years straight before moving to St. Louis to study chess at Webster University. From all your chess friends in Oregon, congratulations, Aaron!

Portland Chess Club Game in 60 on Dec. 28

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 information.

*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.