Corvallis Winter Open March 4

K-12 team chess tournament (G/25) & All-Ages USCF-rated Blitz Open

A 2023 OSCF State Championship Qualifier sponsored by the CHS Chess Club, Immortal Games, and the Kiwanis Club of Corvallis Sunrisers.

Location: Corvallis High School, 1400 NW Buchanan Avenue, Corvallis, OR  97330
Cost: $15 per player  (cash or check only)
   – $5 discounts for siblings or teams with 3+ players.

   – Proceeds benefit Corvallis HS chess club   
Sections: Open/Collegiate Blitz,  G/25: K-5, K-8, and K-12.  
   – Players can play in higher sections based on skill level.

Rules (K-12): 5 rounds Swiss pairing.  Game in 25 mins per side.  NWSRS Rated.
   – Team score = the sum of scores for the top 4 players.
   – Individuals can play without a team.  
   – Games serve as qualifiers for the OSCF State Championship in Seaside, OR.

Rules (Open): Approximately 14 rounds. Round-Robin or Swiss pairing depending on # of players.  Game in 5 mins with 2 second increment.  USCF membership required.

Scholastic Prizes:
   – Trophies for top 3 teams in each section
   – Medals for top finishers in each section
   – 3 players in each scholastic section will receive a beautiful framed artistic rendering of a famous chess game by Portland artist Beth Markovic (

Open/Collegiate Prizes:  Cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 1st U1500 TBA based on number of participants. Minimum top prize $75.

REGISTRATION: To register, email by Thurs, Mar 2.
Adult blitz players: provide USCF ID and expiration date (required). K-12:  Provide first/last name, school, and grade. 

Check-in on Saturday morning from 8:00 – 9:00 am, with Game 1 starting at 9:30 am.  $5 pizza lunch + concessions available during the tournament.

Contact: Phil Schapker Mendez