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2014 Bethel MLK Tournament

2014 Bethel MLK Tournament

CLICK HERE for Online Registration Form

2016 MLK Day Chess Tournament: Monday, January 18th – 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Willamette High School, Media Center (behind the new science wing).

FREE chess tournament open to any student in the Bethel School District.
No previous tournament experience required.

Players (K-12) will be divided into 2 sections (K-8 and 9-12).
Tournament director may combine or split sections depending on number of entrants.
Everyone will play 4 or 5 rounds of chess depending on the number in each section.
Time control will be G25/5 for the larger sections and G40/5 for the smaller.

Prizes: 10 free entries ($21 value each) to the Chess for Success Regional
Qualifying Tournament to be held at WHS on February 20th.
The top 2 teams from any Bethel school will each earn 4 free entries
along with the top 2 individual finishers not from those schools.
Team scores will be based on the 4 highest finishers from each school.

Doors open at 8:30 am. Bring a lunch or have money to visit one of the local
fast food establishments. A lunch break is planned after round 3
(approximately 12:00-1:00).

Click on the link at the top of this page to register.  For more information contact:
Mike Myers at mike.myers@bethel.k12.or.us or 541-689-0731 ext. 4084.

Next Bethel Chess Quad on December 13th!  Open to all ages – no previous tournament experience required.knight

All players (K-12 and adults) will be divided into quads (4 player sections) by the higher of their USCF or NWSRS ratings.  USCF rules will be followed and matches will be NWSRS rated.  If you don’t have a NWSRS rating, this will be your chance to start one!

Time controls: Each quad can decide their time control between 25 to 40 minutes (G25/5 to G40/5) for each player.  Notation is strongly encouraged.

Registration on site between 12:45-1:15 with play beginning at 1:30 pm sharp!

Pre-registration not required but sending an email will guarantee a spot.  These quads are OSCF Championship Qualifier events.

$5 entry fee. Winner of each quad that paid the entry will win $5 plus free admission to the next Bethel Chess Quad event.  All proceeds go to the Willamette High Chess Club.

Willamette High School, Room 17, 1801 Echo Hollow Rd, Eugene, OR.   Park in the south parking lot near the science wing.

Contact Mike Myers at myers@bethel.k12.or.us or 541-689-0731 ext. 4084 for more information.

Next quads: January 10th, February 7th and March 6th.

Click here to get a flyer for this event: Bethel Quad Flyer

Next Quad November 8th!  Open to all ages – no previous tournament experience required.knight

All players (K-12 and adults) will be divided into quads (4 player sections) by the higher of their USCF or NWSRS ratings.  USCF rules will be followed and matches will be NWSRS rated.  If you don’t have a NWSRS rating, this will be your chance to start one!

Time controls: Each quad can decide their time control between 25 to 40 minutes (G25/5 to G40/5) for each player.  Notation is strongly encouraged.

Registration on site between 12:45-1:15 with play beginning at 1:30 pm sharp!

Pre-registration not required but sending an email will guarantee a spot.  These quads are OSCF Championship Qualifier events.

$5 entry fee. Winner of each quad that paid the entry will win $5 plus free admission to the next Bethel Chess Quad event.  All proceeds go to the Willamette High Chess Club.

Willamette High School, Room 17, 1801 Echo Hollow Rd, Eugene, OR.   Park in the south parking lot near the science wing.

Contact Mike Myers at myers@bethel.k12.or.us or 541-689-0731 ext. 4084 for more information.

Click here to get a flyer for this event: Bethel Quad Flyer

Open to all ages – no previous tournament experience required.knight

All players (K-12 and adults) will be divided into quads (4 player sections) by the higher of their USCF or NWSRS ratings.  USCF rules will be followed and matches will be NWSRS rated.  If you don’t have a NWSRS rating, this will be your chance to start one!

Time controls: G25/5 for time delay clocks, G/30 for others.
Please bring your clock if you have one. Notation strongly encouraged.

Registration on site between 5:15-5:45 with play beginning at 6:00 pm.

Pre-registration not required but sending an email will guarantee a spot.  These quads are OSCF Championship Qualifier events.

$5 entry fee. Winner of each quad gets $5 plus free admission to the next Bethel Chess Quad event.  All proceeds go to the Willamette High Chess Club.

Willamette High School, Room 17, 1801 Echo Hollow Rd, Eugene, OR.   Park in the south parking lot near the science wing. 

Contact Mike Myers at myers@bethel.k12.or.us or 541-689-0731 ext. 4084 for more information.

Click here to get a flyer for this event: Bethel Quad Flyer

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WHS competed well at the OHSCTA championship at PCC although the teams didn’t bring home any more hardware for the trophy case.  Part of the reason for the shutout was having 6 seniors graduate from last year’s varsity team and the fact we moved from 5A to 6A.  With only two seniors on this year’s varsity team (Owen Young-Flynn and Brendon Sevey) and two on JV (Keyshawn Hay and David Ehlen), this trip to state was a building step for future successes. 12 of the 16 students will be returning next year to help build WHS back into a chess powerhouse.  Of the 12 returning, five were 9th graders and one each from 7th and 8th grades.

JV2: David,

JV2: David, Tycho, Benjamin, Claire and Hannah

JV: Addison, Keyshawn, Skyler, Christian and Rene

JV1: Addison, Keyshawn, Skyler, Christian and Rene

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shane Wilder, 8th grader from Meadow View, was WHS’s alternate this year at state and played in the Individual section.  He had WHS’s highest score of 3.5 (3 wins, 1 draw, 1 loss) to bring home a 2nd place trophy.  The only other WHS player to score 3 or more points was Owen Young-Flynn (1349 rating) with 3 points (3 wins and 2 losses).  One of his wins was an upset of Wilson’s Nathan Jewel (rated 1564).   If there had been a spirit award, WHS would have won first place.  They represented Wil-Hi in fine fashion providing some levity to the meet as well as leading the chorus of applause as their competitors received their awards.  A big special thanks to Lori Loy and Marc Alpers for helping with the driving and sharing their kids with the chess team!

2nd Place Individual - Shane Wilder

2nd Place Individual – Shane Wilder

Owen, JJ, Lowden, Evan and Brendon

Varsity: Owen, JJ, Lowden, Evan and Brendon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Owen vs. Nathan

Owen vs. Nathan

Congratulations to the WHS Chess teams for wrapping up the Midwestern Chess competition for the year.  WHS varsity and JV team both finished 2nd in the Midwestern chess league with their only losses coming to the first place finishers.  Lowden Hansen (3rd board) was the only WHS player to earn the MWL first team honors while Evan Clark (4th board) received an honorable mention.

Lowden vs. Pleasant Hill

Lowden vs. Pleasant Hill

 

Sheldon vs. WHS

Sheldon vs. WHS

 

 

 

 

 

Varsity players this year included: Owen Young-Flynn, Jeremy Thomas, Lowden Hansen, Evan Clark, Brendon Sevey, Addison Thomas, Keyshawn Hay and Rene Nagy.

JV players this year included: Christian Sevey, David Ehlen, Benjamin Loy, Kole Parvin, Hannah Alpers, Claire Hewett, Braxton Shipman, Bret Critchett and Cascade’s Tycho LeGrue, Aidan Cagle, Bella Young and Saren Hicks.

Congratulation to Brendon Sevey (WHS) and Tycho LeGrue (Cascade MS) for winning their divisions at Bethel’s MLK Day Chess Tournament!  33 students from Bethel participated.  Brendon had 3 wins and a draw in the high school section, while Tycho won all 5 matches in the 4th – 8th division.  Full results can be found at: http://chess.ratingsnw.com/report14-15/EugeneDistrict.html

Meadow View had 11 students compete and won the team competition qualifing 7 for the Chess for Success (CFS) regional tournament.  The top 7 from Meadow View were Shane Wilder, Seamus Long, Jason Dardis, Michael Dardis, Sol Quintero, Alex Perry and Mitchell Griffin.

Sean Vary and Luke Strasdas were the two qualifiers from Shasta MS and will join Cascade’s Tycho LeGrue at the CFS tournament at WHS on February 21st.  Prairie Mountain made a great showing with 9 students from their fledgling chess club, too!

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4th – 8th Division of Bethel MLK 2015 Tournament