Tuesday, February 13, 2018

2018 Oregon State Girls Championship in Portland

Registration for tournament


2017 Oregon State Girls Chess Tournament

Email the following information to Silver.Knights.Chess.Club@gmail.com

Reserve section:
1. First Name, Last Name
2. NWSRS ID (If the player has no NWSRS ID, School, grade and state)

Championship section:
1. First Name, Last Name as listed on US Chess membership

Oregon Chess Federation together with Oregon Scholastic Chess Federation would like to invite all the girls to the 2018 Oregon State Girls Championship on Sunday, April 21st at the Portland Chess Club.

This event will determine Oregon’s nominees the most prestigious national girls scholastic events:  

The SPFGI (Susan Polgar Foundation Girls Invitational) and the NGTOC (National Girls Tournament of Champions).

Time control
A 4 round G/55 + 5 seconds increment Swiss for Championship section.
A 4 rounds G/40 + 5 seconds delay Swiss for Reserve section

Championship section open to all junior girls in Oregon State, Reserve section open Oregon residents and out of state players.
Players must be under 19 as of Jun 14, 2018.

Ratings and membership requirement
Championship section: USCF membership required.  Dual rated, both USCF and NWSRS.
Reserve section: NWSRS rated (no membership required).

Clocks and notation required – clocks and score sheets will be provided.

Round times:
Championship: 9:00am11:15pm1:30pm, and 3:45pm.
Reserve: 8:45am10:30am12:45pm2:15pm

Championship section:
  • Equally divided bursary for the first two places who will represent Oregon State in 2018 US Chess National Girls Tournament of Champions and 2018 Susan Polgar Foundation Girls Invitational.
  • The final amount of those bursaries will result by subtracting the expenses from the total amount of the entrĂ©e fees of this tournament.
  • In case of a tie for 1st and/or 2nd a playoff round with G/15 white, G/12 black with draw odds will determine winner.
  • Plaques for 1st-5th Places (3rd to 5th place tiebreak will be used)
  • Champion will have the 1st choice to pick the tournament.
Reserve section:
  • Trophies for 1st-5th Places
  • Reserve Champion will also receive one year USCF Membership (Young adult, Youth or Scholastic – depending on the age of the player). Same tiebreaker as in the top section.
Entry fee: pre-payment $25 before April 20th, $30 after or paying at the door.

Questions?  Email Andrei at Silver.Knights.Chess.Club@gmail.com 

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Silver Knight Chess Club Quads

Silver Knight Chess Club Quads -  Sunday, March 4th and Sunday March 11th 2018. 
2:15 PM - 5:30 PM 

Portland Chess Club8205 SW 24th Ave, Portland, OR 97219

NEWCash prizes quad: 1st place - $40 (36$ for siblings) / 2nd place - chess book . Split prize in case of a tie. Quad can have a mix of cash and trophy players.  Dual rated OSCF and USCF (Regular or Quick). 

OR-OSCF Champ. Qualifiers

You must pre-register and pre-pay to attend. I will email back confirmation to everyone who is already registered. 
To preregister email the following information to silver.knights.chess.club@gmail.com:

- Last name, First name
- Date of the tournament when you will play

If the player does not have  NWSRS ID, please email the following information:
-  State
-  School
-  Grade
-  Date of birth

For payment click "Pay Now":

Number of players
Pre-registration close Sunday ( day of the tournament) at 10:00 AM
Tournament details:

Format: Players will be divided in 4 player sections (quads) by NWSRS rating;
Rating system: NWSRS and USCF if all the players in the same quad have up to date US Chess membership will be dual rated by default (just those quads).
Schedule: Check-In: 14:20-14:25; play will start at 14:30. Each quad will operate on its own schedule; games will be started as soon as possible. Quads involving younger players are expected to finish well in advance of those involving older, more experienced players. Awards for each section will be made as soon as that section is completed.

Notation: Players are encouraged to notate; players rated over 1000 are required to notate.

Time Control: G25/5 for time delay clocks; G/30 for analog and non-delay digital clocks. Please bring your clock, if you have one.

Prizes: First place trophy, second place medal, third place medal, 4th place - small chess accessories for each section.

Tiebreakers: Ties will be broken in this order: direct encounter, lower starting rating, highest number of games played with black pieces, younger age, coin flip..

Entry fee: $20.00 per player. Two or more siblings $17 per player. . 
Eligibility: All scholastic players, K-12.  

Contact: Andrei Botez
Email: silver.knights.chess.club@gmail.com
Phone: (503) 995-2888 

8205 SW 24th Ave

Portland, OR 97219