Chess Tournament CANCELLED March 15 2020

Corvallis Community Chess Tournament
CANCELLED because of fear of virus. Sunday, March 15
@ Corvallis High School
12:45 – 3:30 PM
All ages, all levels of experience welcome!

2 sections:
$5  Three 25-minute games (NWSRS-Rated, no membership required. Qualifier for the OSCF State Championship in Seaside, OR)
$15 USCF-rated Blitz – 5 min, 5 sec delay – prizes. (USCF Membership required, sold on site)

Enter school at SW corner entrance off 16th St. near football stadium. Contact Phil Schapker ( or Robert Bowman ( for more information. This tournament is sponsored by the Corvallis HS Chess Club in partnership with the Corvallis Chess Club and the Kiwanis Club of Corvallis Sunrisers.

The Corvallis School District does not discriminate on the basis of age, citizenship, color, disability, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, parental or marital status, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation in its programs and activities, and provides equal access to designated youth groups.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding discrimination: Jennifer Duvall, Human Resources Director and Title IX coordinator,  541-757-5840 1555 SW 35th Street, Corvallis, OR 97333

Chess Tournament Jan 18, 2020.

Corvallis Winter Open on Saturday Jan 18th!
K-12 team chess tournament + adult open
+ OSU vs. UO Civil War!

An NWSRS-rated tournament and 2020 OSCF State Championship Qualifier sponsored
by the CHS Chess Club, Immortal Games, and the Kiwanis Club of Corvallis Sunrisers.

Location: Corvallis High School, 1400 NW Buchanan Avenue, Corvallis, OR 97330
Cost: $15 per player.
– $5 discounts for siblings or teams with 3+ players.
Sections: Open/Collegiate, K-5, K-8, and K-12.
– Players can play in higher sections based on skill level.
Rules: 5 rounds Swiss pairing. Game in 25 mins.
– Individuals can play without a team.

Scholastic Prizes:
– Trophies for top 3 teams in each section (Team score = sum of top 4 players in a
– Medals for top finishers in each section
– 3 players in each scholastic section will receive a beautiful framed artistic
rendering of a famous chess game by Portland artist Beth Markovic

Open/Collegiate Prizes: Cash prizes for TBA based on number of participants.

REGISTRATION: Click here or go to to preregister. Deadline: Jan. 15.

Check-in on Saturday morning from 8:00 – 9:00 am, with Game 1 starting at 9:30 am.
$5 pizza lunch + concessions available during the tournament.

Contact: Phil Schapker
Phone: 913-314-2460

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Tournaments Sunday Dec 8 2019

Corvallis Chess Riot + USCF-rated Blitz Tournament 

The Corvallis Chess Riot is back, and this time, in addition to our standard 3-game, 25-minute quad section, we are partnering with the Corvallis Chess Club to offer a USCF-rated blitz tournament as well! 

The quad and blitz sections will take place simultaneously on Sunday, December 8th. (Players choose to play in either quad or blitz tournament, but not both.)  Registration for both is from 12:30 – 12:55 PM, with games starting at 1:00.   

All ages and all levels of experience are welcome!  Free donuts and coffee provided by the Kiwanis Club of Corvallis Sunrisers! 

Location: Corvallis High School 
 (Use SW corner door near football stadium parking lot off 16th Street)

Quad Section – NWSRS-rated (no membership required)
3 Games: 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.
$5 entry fee. Winner of each quad gets their money back and free entry to next quad. G25.  Clocks provided.
– 2020 OSCF Championship Qualifier – 

Blitz Section – USCF-rated (1-year USCF membership available for purchase during registration) 
Games start at 1:00.  5 minutes with 5 second delay. Number of rounds to be determined by number of participants.  Likely either Round-Robin or Double Round-Robin.  Boards and clocks provided. 
$15 entry fee.  Prize money to be determined based on number of participants.   

Parking and entrance… use SW Corner Door off 16th: 

Speed Chess Tournament June 29


When: Saturday, JUNE 29, 2019
Where: Albany Public Library, 2450 14th Ave. SE, Albany, OR

Blitz Rules, 10 minute time limit per player per game, OR 5 minutes+ 5 second delay per move.

Entry fee: $10 plus + U. S. Chess Federation Membership: 1 yr. Adult $40, Young Adult(under 24) $26, Youth(under 15) $22, Scholastic(under 12) $17. Memberships may be purchased at the door.
Unrated tournament, entry fee $5.00, with winner receiving a one year USCF subscription (minimum 5 entrants).
Registration: Sat. 9:15-9:45 am

Bring Chess Sets and clocks if you have them.

Sunday 6/9 – 12:50 CORVALLIS CHESS RIOT

3 games at Corvallis High School. 6/9/2019, 1-3:30 Register 12:30-12:50 All ages, all levels of experience. Just $5!  Enter through the SW corner door off of 16th Street by the football stadium.  Some games may run until 4.  Boards and Clocks supplied. Players of similar abilities will play each other. Tournament is NWSRS rated.


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HARRY DEMAREST: Better Not Tell My Wife

She told me that she’d do anything for fifty bucks.

She was shocked by my suggestion, but a deal’s a deal, and I made her do it. We played chess, and I won all three games.

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Harry Demarest has had 20 of his 50-word stories and a few longer pieces published. He has been playing tournament chess for years, and once played chess all night with a hitchhiker he picked up in Albuquerque.