*NEW!* Mike Sheehan Memorial Chess Tournament in Scappoose on Mar. 2

Join us for the first annual Mike Sheehan Memorial Chess Tournament in Scappoose on March 2. The Scappoose community is organizing this tournament to honor the memory of Mike Sheehan, a beloved chess enthusiast and community member. This is a 2019 OSCF State Championship qualifier, 5-game individual and team chess tournament for players of all ages. Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced sections. G25. Trophies and medals for top individuals, and trophies for teams (score is sum of top 4 players). Check-in is from 8:30-9:00 am with Round 1 starting at 9:30.

Questions? Email Joel Haugen at airhaug@gmail.com.

Registration deadline is Feb. 28. REGISTER NOW!

*Registration is closed* President’s Weekend Tournament in Portland on Feb. 16

*Registration is closed for the Presidents’ Weekend Tournament*

We want you for the SEVENTH ANNUAL Presidents’ Weekend Tournament!  Last year, over 170 players came to Gray Middle School in SW Portland for a great day of chess and fabulous prizes.  The Commanders-in-Chief have ordered up another excellent set of trophies and Presidential prizes for Saturday, February 16th, 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!

Championship T-shirt Designs Wanted! Deadline: February 26 at noon

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) “14th Annual OSCF State Chess Championship” or (if the chess theme is obvious) “14th Annual OSCF State Championship”,  2) “April 12-13, 2019”, 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, February 26, 2019

Southwestern Community College Chess for all ages in Coos Bay on Feb. 2

Adults and scholastic players invited to play chess at Southwestern Oregon Community College in Coos Bay in Empire Hall in Lakeview G room. Ratings above 1000 will be dual rated NWSRS and USCF. Registration 9:30, play begins at 10. Advanced division time control 25/5. This is a 2019 OSCF Championship qualifier.

Contact: Nancy Keller Daily
Email: drnancykeller@yahoo.com
Phone: 541-290-8479

Catlin Chess Festival in Portland on Jan. 12

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 $20 through December 31.  Click here to Register Online. For more information, contact Hansen Lian at lianh@catlin.edu
or 971-337-9101.

3rd Annual Neil Dale Memorial Open in Portland on January 5-6

On January 5-6, the Portland Chess Club is hosting the 3rd Annual Neil Dale Memorial Open. Neil volunteered countless hours to chess, including running hundreds of tournaments over many decades. See more information about Neil here and here. Neil started and ran the Gresham Open on the first weekend in January many times. We now run a tournament on the first weekend in January each year at the PCC in a format similar to the Gresham Open in his honor.

This tournament is a way for advanced scholastic players to get experience with a longer time control and to compete for cash prizes. 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 in person at the Portland Chess Club on January 5 from 9 am to 9:45 am. See for more information about the event at pdxchess.org.

Yuletide Tournament in Milwaukie on Dec. 8

Come play in a festive, five-round chess tournament for all chess players in grades K-12. Saturday, December 8, 2018, at La Salle Catholic College Preparatory.  Cost is only $25 if you register by the early bird deadline of December 4.  There is a $5 discount for co-registered siblings.  This tournament has been designated as an OSCF qualifier, and will be NWSRS rated; G30. REGISTER HERE!

 

 

Salem Scholastic Chess Tournament on Nov. 17

Come play in the new *FREE* Salem Scholastic Tournament!

When: November 17th, 2018, 10:00am – 5:00pm
Check-In: 10:00am – 10:15am.
Entry Fee: FREE!

Where: Salem Public Library
Anderson Room
585 Liberty St SE
Salem Oregon, 97301

Type: 4 rounds Swiss system tournament.
Awards: Prizes will be awarded.
Time Control: Game in 25 with a 5 second delay. (Game in 30 for clocks with no delay.)

Who: Open to anyone 12th grade or younger, beginners and veterans alike. The tournament is
limited to the first 32 players. If there are more than 16 players, we will split the tournament into
sections of at most 16 players.

Registration: To pre-register, please email your name, grade, school, NWSRS ID (if applicable),
and email address to Geordyn Allyn at 660042@salemkeizer.org. You may register on site
during check-in. Pre-register to assure place in the tournament.

Details: This will be a Northwest Scholastic Rating System (NWSRS) rated chess tournament
following the United States Chess Federation (USCF) rules. Clocks will not be required unless
both players agree. Notation will be encouraged but not required.
Please bring chess sets and chess clocks if you have them.