Hayhurst Halloween K-12 Chess Tournament 

NWSRS Rated and OSCF 2021 State Qualifier


Sunday October 25, 2020
from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM PST 


Online at Lichess.org!

Hosted on the OSCF team page: https://lichess.org/team/oregon-scholastic-chess-federation


Chad Lykins



Trophies for 1st-5th in Each Section

Plus Score Medals

Best Costume Awards

"Check or Treat" Prizes after Every Round

Excellent tournament both for beginning and advanced players




$20 per player


5-round Swiss Paired, G/25+5 (25 minutes per player, with 5 second bonus on each move). Participants will compete in sections based on NWSRS ratings, but will be paired based on Lichess Classical Rating. Unrated players will be assigned sections based on their grade. Passwords for each section (U600, U900, U1200, and Open) will be emailed one day before the tournament.


Players must use a computer or chromebook (not a tablet or phone) with a webcam. We will not be able to provide support for players using tablets or phones. Prizes will not be given to players who play without video. Players must also have a Lichess Account, which can be created for free at lichess.org. It is the player’s responsibility to ensure their equipment functions properly through the duration of the tournament.


Trophies for 1st through 5th place in each section. Medals for plus scores. Best costume awards. Check or Treat Prizes delivered electronically every round, sponsored by Coaches Matt Zavortink and Chad Lykins. Trophies and Medals available for contactless pickup in the parking lot of Hayhurst Elementary on Sunday November 1 from 2:00PM-4:00PM. Those living more than 25 miles from Hayhurst may have their awards mailed.


Friday October 23: Passwords and Pairings Delivered

8:00PM: Registration Closes

9:00PM: Email sent with Zoom Links and Section Assignments 

(Optional) Saturday October 24: Practice Tournament

We will hold an unrated, two round practice tournament to help people get familiar with signing in online and using the video call. Since this is just practice, we will use a shorter time control (G10+5). Participation is optional but highly recommended for players new to online tournaments. Password and Zoom link sent Friday October 23 at 9:00PM.

9:30AM: Check-In (Click here for instruction on how to join the OSCF Team Page)

10:00AM: Round 1

10:30AM: Round 2

Sunday October 25: Main Tournament

9:00AM: Check-In (Click here for instruction on how to join the OSCF Team Page)

9:45AM: Players must be signed in to their correct section and have joined the Zoom call.

10:00AM: Round 1

11:15AM: Round 2

12:30PM: Round 3

1:45PM: Round 4

3:00PM: Round 5

Fair Play

Players must read and agree to the OSCF Fair Play Agreement. Games will be monitored by video and reviewed after the tournament for irregularities. Players who break the agreement may face forfeiture of games, expulsion from the tournament, and sanctions by OSCF, lichess.org, and US Chess.


Hayhurst Chess Club is coached by OSCF Vice President Chad Lykins and USCF National Master Matt Zavortink. For the 2020/2021 school year, Hayhurst is open to all students, regardless of where they attend school.

Oregon Scholastic Chess Federation is a volunteer operated registered non-profit that promotes, sponsors, and coordinates scholastic chess tournaments in the State of Oregon.

Tournament Directors

Chad Lykins (chad.r.lykins@gmail.com) and Ed Addis