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2024 Oregon State Championships

Date
April 12, 2024 - April 13, 2024
Location
The Portland Expo Center (Hall E)
Early Bird Registration until March 28, 2024.
Regular Registration until April 5, 2024.
Registration closes April 9, 2024
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Registration closes April 9, 2024

Ticket Options

Description Price
Student $ 40.00 $ 20.00

Participation is free for CFS Participants, choose CFS Participant at checkout and then you’re done! 


Discounts

Early Bird Registration:
$ 20.00 off until March 28, 2024.

Regular Registration:
$ 10.00 off until April 5, 2024.

Additional Options

Item Price
T-Shirts $ 15.00
Please select the appropriate size and quantity. A limited number of shirts will also be available for purchase the day of.

Description

The two-day Chess for Success State Tournament has been held annually since 1967, and is open to all students in grades K-12 who reside in Oregon.  See the information for finalists who qualify for the state tournament.

The tournament has two steps:

  1. Regional Tournaments, and
  2. State Championship Tournaments.

Who qualifies to compete in the State Tournament?

  • Players who finish high enough in a Regional Tournament qualify to advance to the State Tournaments. 
  • Automatic Qualifiers: Some of the previous year's Chess for Success State Championship Tournament individual participants automatically qualify to play in the current Oregon State Tournament.
    • 9th - 12th Division: anyone who scored within one point of the winner.
    • All other divisions: anyone who finished first or second.
    • Automatic Qualification is only applicable for the following year's Oregon State Tournament.
    • If an automatic finalist decides to play in the Regional Tournament, he or she must register using the same form as other players. Their scores are not visible so that other finalists may be qualified.

Tournament Dates & Expectations

Players should arrive at the site between 8:00 and 8:30am. Players arriving after 8:45 am may forfeit the first round game.

High School individual players compete both Friday and Saturday.

Elementary and Middle School Teams compete on Friday.

Elementary and Middle School individuals compete on Saturday. 

Booking information

All registrations and fees must be submitted by the dates outlined at the top of this page.

  • Team Play: Qualified teams must consist of 5 students and may have an additional 2 alternates. All players must be students enrolled and attending the school they are representing unless they are an eligible home school student.
  • Individual Play: Qualified individuals register the same way they did for Regionals.

Participants must separately register for both the team and individual tournaments if participating in both.

Location

The Portland Expo Center

Hall E

Hall E is on the southwest side of the expo center, with access from North Expo Road.

Street
2060 North Marine Dr
City
Portland
Country
United States
Url
https://www.expocenter.org/

Rules & Expectations

Chess for Success organizes tournaments across three categories: regional tournaments, state tournaments, and our informal "for fun" tournaments.

Although each of these tournaments may have its own unique set of rules and expectations, you can find general information that is applicable to all tournament types on this page. For more detailed information about each specific tournament, please refer to the dedicated tournament page corresponding to your interest.

Learn More: Rules & Expectations

Find Your Region

Your region is determined by where your school is located.

If you are a home school student, find your region according to where you live. If you participate in a chess club as a home school student, you may be eligible to participate on the team for that school. Talk to your chess club advisor if you're not sure.

Learn More: Find Your Region

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