Other Organizations

Oregon High School Chess Team Association (OHSCTA)
The OHSCTA has been around since the 1960’s providing league play and chess opportunities for high school players. They hold a yearly championship in February to determine the best teams and players in the state!

Portland Chess Club
The Portland Chess Club is a vibrant organization providing competitive opportunities, ranging from serious tournaments that attract expert and master level players to informal, fast-paced blitz tournaments. Many of the more experienced youth players participate in regular PCC events.

United States Chess Federation (USCF)
The national organization for chess in the US. Located in Tennessee, they administer a national rating system for players of all ages and abilities and sponsor no less than half dozen scholastic championship events per year in various locations around the country. Membership required, see website for details.

Northwest Chess Magazine
NORTHWEST CHESS MAGAZINE is the official printed publication of the  Washington Chess Federation and the Idaho Chess Association. It is a monthly, one of few in the USA. It also has a website with calendar of events, tournament announcements, links, articles on chess and chess history.

Oregon Chess Federation (OCF)
The OCF is the official state affiliate of the United States Chess Federation in Oregon. The OCF sponsors or holds state level USCF rated tournaments for chess players of all ages. The OCF is also responsible for selecting the Oregon High School representative for the National Denker Tournament of High School Champions, the Oregon K-8 representative for the Barber tournament of K-8 Champions, a female representative for the Polgar National Girls’ Championships, and a female representative for the National Girls Tournament of Champions. The OCF also selects the scholastic representative to participate in the annual Oregon Championships.

Chess For Success (CFS)
CFS provides chess instruction primarily to schools in lower-income areas of Portland and conducts the annual unrated CFS Regional and State Tournaments for K-12 students in Oregon.

Washington High School Chess Association (WHSCA)
Lots of information on tournaments in Washington State, also links to the NWSRS ratings site.

Puddletown Chess
A 501c3 registered non-profit run by some of the top rated chess players in Oregon.  They organize regular training classes, monthly chess tournaments and periodic (FREE) educational webinars for scholastic chess players in Oregon.