Coaches and Instruction

Chess Odyssey

Located in Beaverton/Hillsboro area west of Portland. Camps, on-site curricular instruction, individual instruction, tournaments and fun events.
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Southside Chess

Serving Eugene and surrounding areas, Southside Chess has a proven record of producing champion players and teams. Camps during summers, meetings after school, Saturday classes during the school year, and school clubs.
Contact: Jerry Ramey, 541-232-0328. email:

Carl Haessler – Chess Master

3-time Oregon Champion; USCF Life Master since 1989.
Private and group lessons available.

Chuck Schulien – US and World Chess Federation Master

US and World Chess Federation Master, Oregon’s top ranked player. Full time chess coach for 10 years. Works with students of all ages, individually or in groups. Available for lessons, exhibitions, or consultation. Contact via email at

Jerry Sherrard – Candidate Master

Experienced coach and Candidate Master Jerry Sherrard has been providing high quality training and coaching for the Portland Metro Area since 2012. Whether an absolute beginner or a more advanced player, all skill levels are welcome! Flexible scheduling, affordable rates. Contact via email at

Steven Breckenridge – Chess Master

Oregon scholastic champion 2007-2009, Winner of 2010 Portland Fall Open, and 2007 Junior High Blitz Champion. Coaching, lessons, clubs.

Mountain Lakes Chess Camps

FM Larry Evans of San Diego holds these camps in California every summer. One of the best fun camps for kids and their parents. Two camps held annually, one in the LA area and another near Sacramento.
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