2018 Championship Page Archive


To be held on March 2-3, 2018
Willamette High School
Eugene, OR

Through February 16, the cost is 
$100 per five-person team
$20 additional individuals (participating in the individual section when they’re not playing on a team)
After February 16, the cost is
$125 per five-person team
$25 additional individuals
DISCOUNT for teams from schools who have not participated in any of the last three OHSCTA events (i.e., Champsionships in Hillsboro (2017), Junction City (2016), PCC Sylvania / Portland (2015)): $70 per team


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The tournament is open to all Oregon students in grades 6-12, whether they have participated in a league or not.  Please check our bylaws to learn more about tournament eligibility.  To find out the OSAA designation for your school, visit http://www.osaa.org/schools/

There are two sections in the tournament that all Washington students in grades 6-12 are eligible for, whether they have participated in a league or not: The Open team and Individual sections.

Teams may be formed of students who attend school or reside in Oregon high schools, grades 9-12. One team per high school allowed.

Teams may be formed of students who attend school or reside in Oregon schools, grades 6-12.  One team per high school allowed. Middle School Teams made entirely of middle school students will also play in this section.

Open to Oregon and Washington students grades 6-12.

OPEN Teams may be formed by any group of students who attend school or reside in Oregon or Washington, grades 6-12.

Titles Awarded: State High School chess team titles will be awarded in the Varsity and JV sections to the overall section winner (overall state champion) and according to OSAA Classification (top score amongst 6A teams, top score amongst 5A teams, etc., although schools in classifications with small numbers of participants may be grouped to form a larger combined class section (i.e., 3A-2A-1A).

SECTION RATINGS & SEEDING: Each player on the team will be assigned a rating based on their highest established rating in the NWSRS and USCF. If both are established or neither is established, we will assign the higher of the two. If a player is not rated in either system, they will be considered unrated and receive a rating per NWSRS guidelines of 100 points per grade (example – grade 10 = 1000 rating on unrated players). For purposes of pairing/seeding, the team’s average rating will be used.


Registration deadline for 2018 – Wednesday, Feb. 28th
Absolutely no unregistered teams will be accepted at the door.  Knowing who is coming beforehand is key to ensuring we start on time. Coaches must bring the certification letter from their school (no exceptions) with all players listed or they will not be allowed to play.
All teams must present their first round lineup via email by midnight Wednesday, Feb. 28th.  Teams who fail to present their first round lineup will forfeit their first round, unless prior arrangements are made with the Executive Director.  Last minute changes may not be approved due to time schedule.


Friday, March 2nd
3:30pm-5:00pm: Check-In at Willamette High School 
5:00pm: Player’s meeting
5:30pm: Round 1
8:00pm: Round 2
8:15pm: Coaches’ meeting
Sat, March 3rd
9:00am: Round 3
11:30am: Round 4
2:00pm: Round 5
5:00pm (approx): Awards ceremony
Individuals will play on the same schedule as teams.


Chess Etiquette  (All coaches must review with players)


Click here to register…   Registration Form

REGISTER ONLINE:   Registration online is very simple and only takes a few minutes. Submit the form by Friday, February 16th to get the early-registration price. Fees and the authorization letter can be mailed to the OHSCTA treasurer:

Jeff Dobbins, Willamette U. College of Law, 245 Winter St. SE, Salem, OR 97301

Provided you have already submitted your online registration form, instead of mailing your check and the authorization letter to the treasurer, you may bring it to the tournament. But remember, to receive the early registration discount, we need to have your registration form submitted by Feb 16th. Also, all registrations must be made no later than Wednesday, Feb. 28th — no onsite registrations are allowed.

REQUIRED INFORMATION ON TOURNAMENT DAY:  School contact info, coach contact info, team roster (for every team), team captain names, signed letter of certification on school letterhead from your superintendent, principal or athletic director listing each player by name and their qualification (see bylaws for additional information).   You must have this information with you in order to play in the Varsity or JV Division.


Eligibility                 Nancy Keller    drnancykeller@yahoo.com

There are many to choose from within 8 miles of WHS near I-5 and Beltline in the Springfield/Gateway Mall area (partial list below).  The owner of Super 8 is offering a discount if you mention the OHSCTA group (74.99+tax for single; 84.99+tax for double).  He also operates the Budget Motel on Hwy 99 that is closer to WHS (69.99+tax for single; 84.99+tax for double). I haven’t stayed at any of these but the reviews online look OK.

Courtyard by Marriott 3443 Hutton St, Springfield(541) 726-2121

Holiday Inn Express 3480 Hutton St, Springfield,  (541) 746-8471

Motel 6 Eugene North 3752 International Ct, Springfield(541) 741-1105

Super 8 Springfield, 3315 Gateway St, Springfield(541) 746-1314

Budget Lodge 1291 OR-99, Eugene(541) 688-1205

Hampton Inn Eugene 3780 W 11th Ave, Eugene(541) 431-1225


Willamette High will have their student run snack shop, Willy’s, open during the tournament.  More details to follow re: menu options.

Within a few blocks of Willamette HS you can find Taco Bell, McDonalds, Carl’s Jr., Pappy’s Pizza, Abby’s Pizza and WinCo.  Subway is about a mile away at the corner of Barger and Hwy 99.


For inquiries about Willamette High & its facilities, as well as regarding food / lodging, contact Willamette’s Coach, Mike Myers, at mike.myers@bethel.k12.or.us