Quadlandia (July 20) and Swisslandia (July 24) Summer Tournaments (online)

Rose City Chess has announced its schedule for online summer tournaments. Quadlandia is back for a third season, as well as the new series of monthly tournaments, Swisslandia!

– Real NWSRS rated tournaments!
– Real prizes including gift cards to places like Chessable and Powell’s Books (prizes to be confirmed)
– Real cheat detection and video monitoring
– Portion of every entry donated to non-profits

Schedule for Quadlandia
4:00PM: Registration Closes
4:15PM: Check email for Zoom Link and Section Assignments
4:30PM: Zoom Call Opens
4:45PM: Players must be logged on to Lichess and join the Zoom Call
5:00PM: Round 1
ASAP: Round 2
ASAP: Round 3
8:00: Tournament Complete

Schedule for Swisslandia
8:00AM: Registration Closes
9:00AM: Check email for Zoom Link and Section Assignments
9:30AM: Zoom Call Opens
9:45AM: Players must be logged on to Lichess and join the Zoom Call
10:00AM: Round 1
11:15AM: Round 2
12:30PM: Round 3
1:45PM: Round 4
3:00PM: Tournament Complete

Tournament Director: Chad Lykins
Contact: chad@rosecitychess.com

July 20, Quadlandia Season 3 Episode 4, Online via Lichess.org. Info: https://www.rosecitychess.com/enroll/tournaments

July 24, Swisslandia Season 1 Episode 2, Online via Lichess.org. Info: https://www.rosecitychess.com/enroll/tournaments

Play In-person Chess Again (outdoors)! FREE class and quad on July 31-Aug 1

On Saturday and Sunday, July 31 and August 1 from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Location:Village Green Park

This event is open to all and is FREE.  Participants do need to be familiar with the rules of chess and chess notation.  You will also need a chess set and chess board.  If you have a Chess Clock bring that also.  You also need to bring notation paper and a pen or a pencil as you will be expected to keep a score of the games you play.

Each class will be about thirty minutes long, with some aspect of the game of Chess presented.

After each class, there will be a NWS rated quad. The make-up of Quad’s will be at the TD’s discretion.  Time control is 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.

Registration:  Register by e-mail by July 30.  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.  The park is located across the street from the Happy Valley Library.

Space is limited so register early.
Contact: Edward Addis II
Email:chessalot@aol.com
Phone: 503-467-6242

Location Details
Village Green Park
13700 SE Sieben Park Way
Clackamas, OR

Fundraiser Tournament for REAL: Youth to Youth on July 18 (Online, NWSRS Rated! G/25)

REGISTRATION IS OPEN! See more Tournament Details Here.

Format: 5 round Swiss Tournament through lichess.org in 3 sections: U1000, U1400 and Open. Sections may be modified by tournament director based on number of participants. Contact tournament director to play up a section.

Eligibility: Open to all regardless of skill and location

Rounds: 

  • Rounds in the U1000 and U1400 will start at 10:00. Subsequent rounds will begin 15 minutes after all games are completed.
  • Open section will follow this schedule for rounds: 10:00, 11:15, 12:30, 2:00, 3:15 pm. 
  • Check in at 9:30 via zoom link to be emailed day before event. Games may be forfeited if players have not joined the tournament prior to 10:00. The tournament director will explain how to join the tournament if players have not done so during check-in. Attending check-in is highly recommended for this reason.

Entry Fee: $15 by July 15th. $20 afterwards until July 17th 7 pm PST. All profits will be donated to REAL: Youth To Youth*

Time Control: Game in 25 minutes with a 5 second increment per move

Prizes:  Amazon gift cards to top 3 players in each section.  25% of entry fees will be returned as prizes. The prize fund will be posted after registration closes.

Rating: NWSRS rated. NWSRS ratings will be used to group players into sections but lichess ratings will be used for pairings

Fair Play Policy: All players must follow the following Fair Play Agreement: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zhNk6ESSAB59jm2VdxuEkRKlSoZYL2H1XqYoYGA-g6U/edit

*About Us: REAL:Youth to Youth is a youth led non-profit with a mission of supporting the education and literacy of underprivileged youth in rural India and supporting STEM education efforts in Oregon. All proceeds will be donated to this organization. 

Contact: Please contact nikhil@realyouth.org with any questions

PORTLAND CHESS CLUB ANNNOUNCES OVER-THE-BOARD CHESS!

INDEPENDENCE DAY OPEN
JULY 3 & 4, 2021

2025 Lloyd Center, Portland, OR

Format: 4 round Swiss in three sections: Open, U1750 and U1350. One half-point bye is available if requested before round 1.

Requirements/rating: US Chess membership and NW Chess subscription are required. Oregon residents may purchase a Basic NW Chess subscription at site for online magazine only ($17.50 adult; $10.00 junior) or Premium subscription with print and online magazine ($30 adult; $24 junior). Regular US Chess and NWSRS rated.

Entry fee: $40; $30 for Portland Chess Club members. Prior to the deadline pay by check payable to Portland Chess Club and sent to Mike Morris, 2344 NE 27th Ave., Portland, OR 97212 or by PayPal, email@pdxchess.org. After the deadline add $10. At-site registration Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.

Registration: Pre-registration deadline is noon, Friday July 2. Email Mike Morris at mikejmorris@earthlink.net.

Prizes: 50% of entries in each section will be returned as cash prizes. The prize fund for each section will be divided 60% to first place and 40% to second place. In the event of ties, no tiebreakers will be used for payment of prizes.

Time control: Game in 90; 30 second increment. If an increment clock is not available the time control will be Game in 90; 30 second delay.

Round times: 9:30 am and 2:00 pm each day.

Safety protocols: Masks will be optional for fully vaccinated players and spectators (bring your vaccination cards.) Masks will be mandatory for children and unvaccinated players. Players will be able to sanitize boards and pieces before each game. Hand sanitizers will also be provided.

Tournament Directors: Mike Janniro (Saturday); Lennart Bjorksten (Sunday)

2021 Oregon Girls Championship – May 22

The 2021 Oregon Girls Championship will be held online on May 22. This is the qualifier for the Haring Tournament which will be held July 31 through August 3.

Eligibility: Open to all K-12 girls living in Oregon.

Format: 5-round Swiss in one section. NWSRS ratings are generally used for pairings and prize eligibility. One half-point bye is available if requested before round one.

Time Control: G/40;inc5 (forty minutes per player with a five second increment each move).

Schedule: The rounds are scheduled for 9am, 11am, 1pm, 3pm, and 5pm. Players who have a game go long can request extra time off before the next round.

Entry Fee: $20. Send the money via PayPal to email@pdxchess.org or mail a check to OCF Treasurer Mike Morris at 2344 NE 27th Ave, Portland, OR, 97212.

Rated: NWSRS rated.

Prizes: Trophies for 1st, 2nd, 1st U1200/unrated, 1st U1000/unrated, and 1st U800/unrated. If there is a tie for first, the top two finishers based on the US Chess recommended tiebreaks will play a playoff to determine first and second place. See below for the playoff format. All other ties will be broken using the US Chess recommended tiebreaks. Trophies will be mailed to the winners after the fair play analysis is complete.

Title/Haring Qualifier: The winner (determined through the playoff if necessary) receives the title of 2021 Oregon Girls Champion and will be given the opportunity to represent Oregon at the prestigious 2021 Ruth Haring National Tournament of Girls State Champions. The Haring representative will receive $100 in monetary support from the Oregon Chess Federation to attend the tournament if the tournament is held in-person.

Location: Onine at lichess.org. Players must have a lichess account, which is free.

Registration: Contact David Murray via email, david.e.murray.80@gmail.com, or phone, 919-475-6529, with the players name, lichess handle, and NWSRS ID (if unrated in the NWSRS, include the players grade and school). Registration deadline is Friday, May 21 at 7pm.

Fair Play Procedures: All players must sign the fair play agreement (this will be emailed out before the start of the tournament). All the games will be monitored via zoom. Each player must have a zoom account, which is free (the zoom link will be emailed out before the start of the tournament). All the games will be analyzed for fair play after the event.

Notes: 1) This tournament uses the rules from the 7th edition of the US Chess rulebook. 2) US Chess and OCF memberships are not required.

Playoff Format: If there is a tie for first, the top two finishers based on the US Chess recommended tiebreaks will play a playoff to determine first and second place. The playoff will consist of two G/10;inc5 games, one with each color. If the players are tied after these two games, they will play two G/5;inc3 games, one with each color. If they are still tied after these two games, they will play an Armageddon game in which White starts with 5 minutes, Black starts with 4 minutes, and Black has draw-odds. The player who had the better tiebreaks gets to choose which color they will play. The default time for the playoff is Sunday, May 23 at 1pm but an alternate time may be selected by agreement of both players and the TD.

2021 Oregon High School Chess Team Championship May 14-15

Open to chess players in grades 6-12. Register a team now!

If you loved the OSCF team event, we have another team competition for 6th through 12th grade on May 14th and 15th.  The main event is the Oregon High School Chess Team State Championships. 

We are looking for high school teams (teams of 4 players as the pandemic made it harder to find full teams) to compete for the 2021 Oregon  State Champion Title. 

5 ROUND SCHEDULE
Friday, May 14
4:30pm-5:00pm: Check-In 
5:00pm: Player’s meeting
5:30pm: Round 1
8:00pm: Round 2
Saturday, May 15
9:00am: Round 3
11:30am: Round 4
2:00pm: Round 5
5:00pm (approx): Awards ceremony 

Details and registration:  Championship – Oregon High School Chess Team Association

Questions:  drnancykeller@yahoo.com

You can also find details in High School Team Chess in the upper right green box of this OSCF page.

BTW:  OHSCTA  holds Chess League every Thursday at 4 p.m.  Teams and individuals are invited to play a single free competitive game weekly.   Bring your team or just yourself.  Contact drnancykeller@yahoo.com to join.

OSCF Individual State Championship on April 9-10, 2021 (Registration is closed)

The OSCF State Championship is the premier scholastic chess tournament in the state. OSCF will hold the 2021 State Individual and Team Championships Online via lichess.org and zoom. 

Eligible players: All Oregonians in grades K-12 may play in the individual and team tournaments. There is no requirement this year for any qualifying tournaments or specified number of games.

OSCF Individual State Championship on April 9-10, 2021
[NOTE: The most advanced players in high school (1600+) and middle school (1400+) get long time-controls and begin play Friday evening, April 9. All others play all their games on Saturday, April 10.] See the 2021 Individual State Championship Details and Rules document for all the details.

Winners of the High School Platinum (Elite) section will be nominated to be Oregon’s representative to the Denker Tournament of High School Champions; Middle School Platinum (Elite) for the Barber Tournament of K-8 Champions; and Elementary School Platinum (Elite) for the Rockefeller Tournament of Elementary School Champions.

OSCF Team State Championship on April 11, 2021
Sponsored by Chess for Success. Cost: $20 per player, $100 per team. Scholarships available to Chess for Success programs and schools with 50% or more low-income students. Contact oscf@oscf.org. Registration is closed.  See the 2021 Team Championship Details and Rules document for all the details.

Quadlandia S2 E5 on March 30

Welcome to Quadlandia Season 2!
S2 E6 Tuesday March 30, 2021 5:00PM-8:00PM

REGISTER HERE and see more information.
– Real NWSRS rated tournaments!
– Real prizes! Winners receive Chessable Courses and typewritten congratulations
– Real cheat detection and video monitoring
– Portion of every entry donated to non-profits

S2 E6 Beneficiary: TBD

Beneficiaries:
Quadlandia Season One had 8 episodes and raised over $2000 for Oregon chess clubs and non-profits affected by Covid-19. We’re currently selecting beneficiaries for Season Two, which will have 6 episodes. I’ll list beneficiaries on this page when decisions are finalized.

Schedule for Tournament
4:00PM: Registration Closes
4:15PM: Check email for Zoom Link and Section Assignments
4:30PM: Zoom Call Opens
4:45PM: Players must be logged on to Lichess and join the Zoom Call
5:00PM: Round 1
ASAP: Round 2
ASAP: Round 3
8:00: Tournament Complete

Entry Fee:
$15

Tournament Director: Chad Lykins
Contact: chad.r.lykins@gmail.com

Online Chess Clubs

Many scholastic chess clubs are operating online, which means that they can accept players from other parts of the state (and beyond!). If you’d like to join a chess club that is functioning online, here are a few that we know about. (Click on the name of the club to visit their website.) Note that OSCF does not endorse any particular program; we are simply sharing information, and we encourage parents to research their options carefully.


COACHES: if you’d like us to share information about your chess club, please contact us at oscf@oscf.org
Rose City Chess (chad@rosecitychess.com)
Chess Odyssey (office@chessodyssey.com)
Southside Chess Club (j-adoube@efn.org)