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!

Minor Maintenance

Image result for under constructionOSCF.org is undergoing some minor maintenance this weekend.  You shouldn’t notice anything too significant, but if something seems off, give us an hour or two then check again!  Thank you!

 

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

*FREE* Chess Classes with Rated Games July 30-August 3

These Chess Classes and Rated Games are 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.
Each class will be about thirty minutes long and will cover the following chess openings:

Monday –        July 30th – Center Game  1.e4 e5 2. d4
Tuesday –       July 31st – Petrov Defense 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6
Wednesday –  August 1st – Four Knights 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6
Thursday –    August 2nd – Giuoco Piano 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5
Friday –         August 3rd – Kings Gambit  1. e5 e5 2. f4

After each class, there will be a rated chess game. Time control of game in 25 minutes with a 5 second delay.  Pairings will be by the Swiss system.  Players not in attendance for a round will be issued 1/2 point byes.  Top three scores for the five rounds and attending the Friday class will be award a chess book.  Tie breaks used:  Number of games played, cumulative, and youngest age. Each NWSRS rated game will count toward qualifying for the 2019 OSCF State Championship.

New Seasons at Happy Valley has a very nice area for those that have brought chess players to enjoy coffee or food and of course you can always shop.

Contact: Edward Addis II
Email: chessalot@aol.com
Phone: 503-467-6242

USCF Southern Oregon Tournament in Medford on May 12

Come play in a USCF rated Southern tournament in Medford on Saturday May 12.

This is a OSCF State Championship qualifier…

Entry Fee: $25 if received in advance; $35 if registered on site (must register at least 10 minutes prior to round 1)
Prizes: 1st: $50-$100 and 2d $25-$75; under 1800 $25-$50 (prize winnings based on the number of players)
Schedule and Time Control: 3 Rounds/Game in 60 (5 second delay) 9:30am12pm2:30pm
Please bring your own clock and board.

Tournament Location: Diamond Medical Maintenance, 1020 Knutson, Medford, Oregon

Registration: US Chess Membership Required

Send entrance fees, USCF ID, rating, full name to: Ed Battistella PO Box 1081, Ashland, OR 97520

For more information contact Ed Battistella at 541-552-0743 and edbattistella@gmail.com

New Chess Club in Hillsboro meets May 6

A new *free* chess club has just started in Hillsboro, meeting at the Brookwood public library.  The club is open to players of all ages.  There will be a mix of activities from instruction, to free play, to game analysis and we hope to eventually start hosting regular (every month or so) rated quads.  For more information, contact Bill Barrese at bllbrrs2020@yahoo.com

Next club meeting:
May 6: Brookwood Public Library, Conference room B, 1-4 p.m.