March 9 Albany K-12 team tournament

A 2023 OSCF State Championship Qualifier

Location: Memorial Middle School, 1050 SW Queen Ave, Albany, OR 97321

REGISTRATION: Please email by Thurs, Mar 7.

– Provide first & last name, school, grade, and USCF ID.

– New USCF ID’s available at check-in, included in the cost of the tournament.

Check-in on Saturday morning from 8:00 – 9:00 am, with Game 1 starting at 9:30 am.

Cost: $10 per player. (cash or check only)

Optional $5 pizza lunch, pre-paid at check-in.

Sections: K-5, K-8, and K-12.

– Players can play in higher sections based on skill level.

Rules: 4 rounds Swiss pairing.  Game in 25 mins per side.  USCF Rated.

– Team score = the sum of scores for the top 5 players.

– There is no limit to the number of players representing a school.  Can be 1 player.

– Teams must have at least 2 non-male players to qualify for a trophy.

– These players do not necessarily have to finish in the top 5.

– (OSCF State Team Championship has a max of 3 boys on a 5-person team.)


– Trophies for top 2 teams in each section (having at least 2 non-male players)

– Medals for top finishers in each section


–  When will we be done?  Hopefully by 2 or 2:30pm.

–  Is there internet at the school? Yes.

– Will there be coffee and dirt-cheap concessions? Yes.

–  Will there be a MMS garden club plant sale in the lobby also? Yes.

Contact: Phil Schapker Mendez – teacher, chess coach at MMS