Rebecca Holt

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

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)

USCF Memberships available (at a discount!)

OSCF has purchased a large number of memberships “in bulk,” which allows us to offer these to Oregon and Washington scholastic chess players (who will play in Oregon events) at a discount. Normally, a scholastic membership costs $17-26, depending on the age of the player. We are happy to offer individual memberships for just $15 each for any player residing in Oregon or Washington and age 20 or under at the time of redemption.

Simply click here to our purchase page. Fill in the name of the person who is purchasing the membership(s). After purchasing the quantity of memberships you need, you will receive an eVoucher within 2 business days from our treasurer, Renee Chang. Once you receive the eVoucher number, you’re not done yet! Renee will include instructions for you to enter the eVoucher number on the USCF site to complete the membership registration.

Please be patient in this process. We are an ALL VOLUNTEER organization! Questions? Email us at oscf@oscf.org.

NEW: YouTube Channel

Hosted by OSCF Vice President Chad Lykins
Thanks to chess coach and OSCF Vice President Chad Lykins, there is now a brand-new YouTube playlist where you can find videos that explain how to play chess on Lichess.org! Chad will be adding more content to this channel frequently, so keep checking back! (We’ll also post to our Facebook group each time a new video is available for viewing.)
Click here to see the YouTube playlist!

Speaking of our Facebook group…

Did you know that Oregon Scholastic Chess Federation has a Facebook group? We post news, resources, and updates there. Almost all of the information we post on Facebook can also be found on our website, but if you’re on Facebook anyway, you might as well join our group!