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2016 State Championship

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Seaside Convention Center
April 29-30, 2016

Registration Deadlines: Early ($35) by 4/20 -
Regular ($45) by noon 4/23 - Late ($75) by 4/27


Seaside Championship Registration 
Oregon Scholastic Chess Federation 


Invitation-only to players who've worked hard and met our qualification standards.  Check the list of players who have qualified. If you are on the list, you are invited! If you aren't on the list but think you should be, contact us.

Check-in times:

Main event: Check-in before 9:00 am Saturday, April 30, 2016, except  middle school and high school elite sections check-in by 10:30 am on Friday, April 29, 2016. 

Blitz tournament: check-in by 4:00 pm Friday.

Bughouse tournament: check-in by 6:00 pm Friday.

Friends and Family tournament:  check-in by 10:00 am Saturday.

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Seaside Convention Center 
415 1st Ave
Seaside, OR 97138

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How to Register:

1) Please confirm your player(s) are on the invited/qualified player list, found at this link.  If you are not on the list, but certain that you have qualified based on an event within the last few days, we've probably just not updated the list yet (usually we can't update until Thursday after a weekend event).  In that case, it's easier for us if you wait until the lists are updated.  If absolutely necessary, though (i.e., if you're leaving the country until after the deadline, or need to meet the early registration deadline), you can register and just note in the comment box why and how you anticipate qualifying.  You can always contact us with questions.  oscf@oscf.org.

2) Please review the 2016 details and rules.

3) Please gather your player information.   For each player, you will need name, school, grade, the player's 8-digit NWSRS ID and NWSRS rating (which can be found by looking under the players' last name at this link), and (for all Platinum (Elite) sections and the Silver Middle School (>1050) and High School (>1100) sections) USCF ID and current membership information (look up the player here, or register for a USCF membership here).  (Why USCF membership?  Click here.)

4) Payment?  Note that for ease of our all-volunteer organizers, we are requiring all registration and payment to be done online.  If that's not possible for you, please contact our Treasurer Steve Cousineau at steve@scrye.com before you start the process, and he can discuss alternative approaches.  Note also that we are offering sibling discounts; read the registration page instructions carefully to the end to find out how (see the text before the comment box).

5) Registering several players?  If you are registering several players, note that Constant Contact will log you out of your registration after approximately 15 minutes on the registration page (say 10 minutes to be safe).  So please be sure to gather the above information FIRST (ideally in a document from which you can cut and paste), and then proceed through registration for your players quickly after that.  Because of this limitation, we limit registration to 8 players per email address; if you think you're faster than that we can specificially lift the limit for you, but call or email us first.  Please contact us at oscf@oscf.org.

6) How will I know if I'm registered?  If you successfully register, you WILL receive a "congratulations" screen and an email confirming registration WITH your player information included.  If you DO NOT receive the email, or if it does not have player information included, you have not successfully registered your player(s).  Please contact us at oscf@oscf.org if you don't see the confirming screen and email.

7) Ready?  Good.  Click the "register Now" button below, complete the forms, and we'll see you in Seaside!

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Main Event:

Championship Tournament for qualified players in grades K-12. Check-in Saturday, April 30 by 9:00, except Middle School Platinum / Elite and High School Platinum / Elite sections only, check-in by 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 29th.  See above for registration deadlines and sliding fees.

Side events:

Blitz Tournament, Register by 4:00 p.m., Friday, April 29.  Rounds start ASAP (~4:45pm).  $10 to preregister, $15 at the door.

Bughouse Tournament, Register by 6:00 p.m., Friday, April 29.  Rounds start ASAP (~6:45pm).  $10 to preregister, $15 at the door.  Wear your crazy hats to compete for special prizes!

Friends & Family Chess Tournament, 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 30; 4 rounds of G/30 for those not playing at the tournament.  $15 ro preregister or at the door.

 Visit our website at oscf.org for more details.