Robert Gray Middle School
5505 SW 23rd Avenue
Portland, OR 97239
Gray MS is located in the SW Portland neighborhood known as Hillsdale -- close to I-5 off the SW Terwilliger/OHSU exit just one exit south of downtown:
Jeff Dobbins - Tournament Director
Coach - Gray Middle School & Wilson Chess Clubs
Thank You to SUN School
and its Partners
OSCF 2017 STATE QUALIFIER
Saturday, February 18, 2017
Check In for Open, U1400 and U1100 Sections: 8:00 - 8:20
Start Time: 8:30 am End Time: ~5:30 pm
Check In U900 and U600 Sections: 8:30 - 9:00
Start Time: 9:30 am End Time: ~4:30 pm
Cost: $20.00 per player through Monday, February 13th
Late registration for $35 total is open through Feb. 16th.
Scholarships available based on need - contact TD.
Register by clicking above, or through www.OSCF.org
Paypal preferred; Please mail checks NLT 2/11
Sorry - NO ON-SITE REGISTRATION
RULES & SCHEDULE:
The rules sheet is here; a tentative schedule is here. Note that if your player needs a half-point bye for one round (though only one, and not the final round), you should note that in the comment section of the registration form.
Please bring a chess clock if you have one. Boards and pieces will be provided.
FOOD & DRINK:
You can pre-purchase food at the time of registration; other food and drink will be available at the event.
COMMUNITY SERVICE RAFFLE:
Please bring toiletries and nonperishable food to help the SUN School / Impact NW Food Program for needy families! You will be entered into a raffle for fun prizes.
- In the U600, U900, and U1100 sections, trophies will be given to the top 25% finishers. Plus score awards for players winning more than 1/2 their games.
- In the U1400 section, cash prizes for top three places ( $85 / $50 / $30); no tiebreaks - shared cash, instead, for cash awards. U1250 class prize: $25
- In the Open / 1400+ section, cash prizes for top three places ( $100 / $70 / $40); no tiebreaks - shared cash, instead, for cash awards. U1550 class prize: $30.
- Cash prizes based on 100 total registrations, modified at the discretion of the organizer.
- Where necessary, computer tie-breaks (SCO) will be used.
- Two or Three substantial sportsmanship trophies to be given.
- Team awards to top 3 teams (based on top 3 scores) in U600, U900, and combined U1100 / U1400 sections.
- U600 and unrated K-4
For beginning (K-4) unrated players and players rated < 600. This division will be split into smaller sections based on number of registrants and rating, or grade level. 5 round Swiss, G/30, NWSRS rated only. Notation is not required. Clocks will be used only if both players agree or if the tournament director assigns a clock. Trophies and medals as noted above.
- U900 and unrated 5th-8th
For intermediate (5-8th) unrated players and players rated 600 – 899. This division will be split into smaller sections based on number of registrants and rating, or grade level if unrated. 5 round Swiss, G/30, NWSRS rated only. Notation is not required, but strongly encouraged. Clocks may be assigned and must be used if a director or player brings one to the table and the players both agree to use one. Trophies and medals as noted above.
- U1100 and unrated 9-12.
For advanced players rated 900 - 1099, and unrated 9-12th grade players. This section may be divided or combined based on number of registrants and rating. 5 round swiss, G/40 d5, NWSRS rated only. Notation required; clocks strongly encouraged, and will be used if they are available. Players should bring clocks. Trophies and medals as noted above.
For advanced players rated 1100 - 1399. This section may be divided or combined based on number of registrants and rating. 5 round swiss, G/40 d5, NWSRS rated only. Notation required; clocks must be used, and players should bring them. Cash Prizes only as noted above.
- Open / 1400+
For the most advanced players, and all players rated 1400+ in either USCF or NWSRS rating system. Four (4) round swiss, G/60 d5. Notation and clocks required. For initial placement in the section, we will use the higher of the established NWSRS rating on Feb. 12 in NWSRS system or USCF rating. Dual rated (NWSRS and USCF); USCF membership required (new USCF memberships ($16-$24/yr., depending on age) and renewals are available online at www.uschess.org).