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April 15: Catlin Gabel Spring Chess Festival
Posted 04/08/2017 04:00PM


Pictured: Catlin Gabel players with their First Place Awards at the the State Championship, March 4, 2017.


Oregon Scholastic Chess Federation 2017 State Qualifier

Saturday, April 15, 2017 | 8:15am - 6:30pm 

Location: Catlin Gabel School, 8825 SW Barnes Road, Portland OR 97225




This OSCF State Qualifier is conveniently located in the Catlin Gabel School, Exit 69 of Highway 26.

Registration for all sections: 8:15 - 9:00am 

Start Time: 9:15 am End Time: ~6:30 pm 

Announcements: 9:00 am



$15.00 per player through Friday, April 7th (Early-bird) 

$20.00 per player through Friday, April 14th (Regular) 

$25.00 per player (Onsite)



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



Trophies will be given to the top five finishers in each section. Plus score medals. 

Where necessary, tie-breaks (SCO) will be used. 

Two substantial sportsmanship trophies to be given.



U600 and U1000 sections -- 9:15am, 10:30am, 11:45am, 1:30pm, 2:45pm. Awards at 3pm.

U1400 -- 9:15am, 11:00am, 12:45pm, 2:30pm, 4:15pm. Awards at 6pm.

Open/1400+ -- 9:15am, 11:25am, 1:35pm, 3:45pm. Awards at 6pm.




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.



For intermediate (5-12) unrated players and players rated 600 - 999. 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.



For advanced players rated 1000 - 1399. This division may be divided based on number of registrants and rating. 5 round swiss, G/40+5, NWSRS rated only. Notation required; clocks must be used, and players should bring them.


Open / 1400+ 

For the most advanced players, and all players rated 1400+ in either USCF or NWSRS rating system. Four round swiss, G/50 +5. Notation and clocks required. For initial placement in the section, we will use the higher of NWSRS 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



Pizza, snacks, and drinks will be available for purchase on site.



All proceeds from the tournament will be donated to a charity selected by players and their parents and coaches from a predetermined list.



Seth Talyansky

Phone: 503-703-8884



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