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.
Qualifying for State
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.
Get started on your registration:
1. Get a Lichess account: If you don’t have a lichess account, sign up for one on lichess.org (free).
2. Avoid mouse slips: Change your settings on your lichess account to eliminate mouse slips. See Chad’s YouTube video here.
3. Join the OSCF Team on Lichess: You may have to solve the mate-in-one (there’s a hint, parents, if you need it).
4. Register at the links below.
Register for the OSCF Individual State Championship
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.
Cost: $25 per player, sibling discounts available. Scholarships available to Chess for Success programs and schools with 50% or more low-income students. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration deadline is Tuesday, April 6 at midnight.
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.
Register for the OSCF Team State Championship
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 email@example.com. Registration deadline is Friday, April 2 at midnight. See the 2021 Team Championship Details and Rules document for all the details.