Chad Lykins

Quadlandia January 20: USCF Rated, OSCF State Championship Qualifier

Both in-person and online sections serve as qualifiers for the 2023 OSCF State Championship! Quadlandia is a beginner-friendly series of chess tournaments for players of all ages, with special emphasis on making sure scholastic players have fun. Players are divided into groups of four based on strength. Each person plays three rounds against the other…

Rose City Chess Camp January 16 and 27

Rose City Chess is offering full-day training camps throughout 2023! Come join other chess-loving kids for a full day of lessons and games. FREE USCF Scholastic Membership for new and renewing members. USCF Rated Quads Lessons and Game Analysis from Oregon’s top players and coaches Camp Awards for Every Student Winter Camps 1/16/2023 Monday at…

HTCS Merry Christmas Scholastic Tournament

Holy Trinity Catholic School Merry Christmas Scholastic Chess Tournament USCF Rated and 2023 OSCF State Championship Qualifier Open to K-12 players Date: Saturday, December 17, 2022 Location: Holy Trinity Catholic School, 13755 SW Walker Road, Beaverton, OR 97005 Registration: Players must complete online registration prior to the tournament. No registration on site. Registration closes Thursday Midnight December…

OSCF Launches Oregon Chess Project

Oregon Chess Project is a ten-year collaborative initiative to increase Oregon’s representation at every level in the scholastic chess community, from those who are learning the rules for the first time to those competing for a world championship. OCP began with a white paper drafted from March-June 2022 that chronicled how scholastic chess in Oregon…

Record Number of Oregon Girls in USCF Top 100 Lists

OSCF began in March 2022 tracking the number of Oregon players appearing in the USCF List of Top 100 Players by Age.  This month the girls set a new record with eight listed in the USCF Top 100 List of Girls by age: Jocelyn Cattone, Age 8, #42 Laasya Sreevalli Lanka, Age 9, #27 Prisha Aswal, Age…

Rose City Chess Halloween Tournament October 29

👻👻👻 OSCF 2023 State Championship Qualifier 👻👻👻 Free USCF membership to new and renewing scholastic players! The Sixth Annual Rose City Chess Halloween Tournament is in-person for the first time since 2019! This popular event event has old out in past years, so please register early. Participants receive Check or Treat Prizes after every round. Examples of…

Quadlandia and Swisslandia Fall Tournaments

USCF scholastic memberships are FREE for all new and renewing players at Rose City Chess’s Fall Tournaments. Generous prizes for top finishers. All events are in-person, with additional online options for Quadlandia and Swisslandia. All tournaments are USCF rated. For more details, see https://www.rosecitychess.com/shop/tournaments. Fall Schedule Quadlandia October 2 (In-person at Portland Chess Club, online…

Roshen’s Chess Academy K-12 Chess Tournament September 17

Roshen’s Chess Academy invites you to a tournament that benefits Oregon Chess Federation (OCF), Portland Chess Club (PCC), and the local businesses at Lloyd Center. 100% of all proceeds (minus operating expenses) go to Oregon Chess Federation and Portland Chess Club. Entry fee: $30. REGISTRATION CLOSES AT 12 PM (NOON) ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16th. No entrees will be…

Chessable Seeks Applicants for Research Awards

Chessable has a series of small grants available for university-based researchers. OSCF is eager to support grant applications aligned with the goals of the Oregon Chess Project, specifically in the areas of (1) teaching and learning and (2) equity and inclusion. Interested parties should contact OSCF President Chad Lykins (chad@rosecitychess.com). From the press release: The…