OSCF 2020 State Qualifier



Monday Janurary 20, 2020
from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM PDT

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Hope Chinese Charter School

3500 SW 104th Ave, Beaverton, OR 97005

Hayhurst Elementay School

 5037 SW Iowa Street

Portland, OR 97221



A fun chess tournament for all chess players in grades K-12. This tournament has been designated as a qualifier for the OSCF 2019 State Seaside championship, and will be NWSRS rated. In addition to final awards, prizes will be given after each round. National Master Carl Haessler will be on site to provide FREE game analysis.

Cost:  $25 per player. A $5.00 discount for additional siblings will be available on site.

Registration Deadline is  Janurary 18, 2020 at 11:59 pm or when tournament is full.

Register by clicking above, or through www.oscf.org



U600/U900/U1200/U1400/Open. Divisions may be combined if they are not full.


Open - Cash prizes will be given to the top three places. 

U600/U900/U1200/U1400 - Trophies given to the top three places in each section.  Medals given to individuals with plus scores. Awards also given outstanding sportsmanship.

Ties will be broken by SwissSys pairing system (Tie break order: Solkoff, Cumulative, Cumulative Scores of Opposition).


Please bring a chess clock if you have one. Boards and pieces will be provided.


Pizza orders will be taken at registration. There will also be snacks at concessions.  


Rounds matched with Swiss pairing system. There is no “elimination” for losing early rounds. We will avoid pairing team members and siblings against each other as much as possible. Tournament organizers reserve the right to adjust sections and time controls depending on the number of registrations and schedule constraints. Sections may be subdivided based on rating and/or age. USCF rules will be followed.

U600/U900 sections: Five rounds. Game in 25 (each person has 25 minutes for all of their moves) with a 5 second increment per move. Notation optional. If one player provides a clock and wants to use it, then both players must use the clock. Games started without clocks may have clocks placed on them when 40 minutes have elapsed from the start of the round with 10 minutes remaining for each participant. NWSRS rated.

U1200: Five rounds. Game in 25 (each person has 25 minutes for all of their moves) with a 5 second increment per move. Clocks and notation required. NWSRS Rated.

Open/U1400: Four rounds. Game in 45 (each person has 45 minutes for all their moves) with a 5 second increment per move. Clocks and notation required.  NWSRS rated. 


Participants can request in advance up to two Half Point Bye(s) (for instance, to make it to a sporting event). All requests must be sent by e-mail to  hccschess@gmail.com by Friday Janurary 17, 2020. Please include which round(s) the byes are needed, player’s name, grade, school, and NWSCF ID if they have one.

SCHEDULE FOR U600/U900/U1200

8:00-8:30 Check In (CHECK IN CLOSES AT 9:00am. PLEASE ARRIVE ON TIME.)

8:45 Players' meeting

9:00  Round 1

10:20  Round 2

11:40 Round 3

12:00 Round 4

1:30 Round 5

4:00 Awards


8:00-8:15 Check In (CHECK IN CLOSES AT 8:15am. PLEASE ARRIVE ON TIME.)

8:30 Round 1

10:45 Round 2

1:00 Round 3

3:00 Round 4

5:00 Awards


Refunds will not be given after Jan. 16th