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Region 12 Tournament in Hillsboro (Photo) - 02/15/19

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Region 12 Tournament in Hillsboro

 

When: February 23rd starting at 8:30 a.m.

 

Where: South Meadows Middle School

 

Students in grades 6-12 from Columbia and Washington counties will compete in the Chess for Success Region 12 Tournament at South Meadows Middle School (4690 SE Davis Rd). Individual and team winners will be invited to the 52nd Chess for Success State Chess Tournament March 8th and 9th at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland.

 

Chess for Success is a Portland based non-profit organization whose mission is to help children succeed in school and in life through learning chess. The organization runs chess clubs in more than 86 schools throughout the state of Oregon and Southwest Washington serving more than 2,000 students. To learn more visit their website, www.chessforsuccess.org.

 

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Region 4 Tournament in Portland (Photo) - 02/15/19

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Region 4 Tournament in Portland

 

When: February 23rd starting at 8:30 a.m.

 

Where: Harrison Park School

 

Students in grades K-5 from the Portland area will compete in the Chess for Success Region 4 Tournament at Harrison Park School (2225 SE 87th Ave). Individual and team winners will be invited to the 52nd Chess for Success State Chess Tournament March 8th and 9th at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland.

 

Chess for Success is a Portland based non-profit organization whose mission is to help children succeed in school and in life through learning chess. The organization runs chess clubs in more than 86 schools throughout the state of Oregon and Southwest Washington serving more than 2,000 students. To learn more visit their website, www.chessforsuccess.org.

 

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Region 7 Tournament in Portland RE-SCHEDULED (Photo) - 02/11/19

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Region 7 Tournament in Portland

 

When: February 23rd starting at 8:30 a.m.

 

Where: Harrison Park Elementary

 

Students in grades 6-8 from the Portland area will compete in the Chess for Success Region 7 Tournament at Harrison Park Elementary. Individual and team winners will be invited to the 52nd Chess for Success State Chess Tournament March 8th and 9th at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland.

 

Chess for Success is a Portland based non-profit organization whose mission is to help children succeed in school and in life through learning chess. The organization runs chess clubs in more than 86 schools throughout the state of Oregon and Southwest Washington serving more than 2,000 students. To learn more visit their website, www.chessforsuccess.org.

 

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Region 1 and 2 Tournament in Portland RE-SCHEDULED (Photo) - 02/11/19

 

Region 1 and 2 Tournament in Portland

 

When: February 23rd starting at 8:30 a.m.

 

Where: Chief Joseph Elementary

 

Students in grades K-5 from the Portland area will compete in the Chess for Success Region 1 and 2 Tournament at Chief Joseph Elementary. Individual and team winners will be invited to the 52nd Chess for Success State Chess Tournament March 8th and 9th at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland.

 

Chess for Success is a Portland based non-profit organization whose mission is to help children succeed in school and in life through learning chess. The organization runs chess clubs in more than 86 schools throughout the state of Oregon and Southwest Washington serving more than 2,000 students. To learn more visit their website, www.chessforsuccess.org.

 

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Julie Young, Chess Queen and Executive Director of Chess for Success, to retire (Photo) - 02/11/19

Today it is with mixed emotions Chess for Success announces Executive Director Julie Young will retire after 21 years. She will remain in the position until a new Executive Director is hired, and then continue with CFS to both ensure a smooth transition and to continue sharing her passion for the mission as an ambassador.

Julie has been the Executive Director since 1998 and was the first to hold the position. In her first year, she was a part-time employee supporting 32 clubs in Portland Public Schools but soon expanded the mission’s reach by taking responsibility for Oregon’s state scholastic chess championship.

Over the next 20 years she expertly led the growth of the program, increasing our reach to 87 schools in 14 districts covering Oregon and SW Washington. She has built strong partnerships, allowing the program to be found on Native American reservations, therapeutic schools, and the Oregon Youth Authority as well as within the K-12 system. Julie has also expanded the CFS team to include four full-time employees, seven part-time program managers, and over 100 chess coaches. At chess tournaments Julie is best known as the Queen of Chess, as she will often appear in her full regalia to encourage the students to enjoy the game.

In a letter to the board announcing her retirement, Julie writes, ‘This change happens at a wonderful place in time where chess clubs thrive and popularity grows, while also being at the beginning of the next phase of our founders’ dream.’

‘Julie turned our small, local program into a statewide, highly respected educational program that makes the lives of thousands of children better every year. Julie is the heart and soul of Chess for Success and can take much of the credit for what it is today’  according to Phillip Margolin, renowned author and co-founder.

“Thousands of children in Oregon and Southwest Washington have received the benefits of chess thanks to the tireless dedication and devotion of Julie Young. For that, we offer our sincere gratitude.” – Charlie Engelberg, Board President.

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Region 21 Tournament in Redmond (Photo) - 02/08/19

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Region 21 Tournament in Redmond

 

When: February 16th starting at 8:30 a.m.

 

Where: Ridgeview High School

 

Students in grades K-12 from Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, & Wheeler counties will compete in the Chess for Success Region 21 Tournament at Ridgeview High School (4555 SW Elkhorn Ave). Individual and team winners will be invited to the 52nd Chess for Success State Chess Tournament March 8th and 9th at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland.

 

Chess for Success is a Portland based non-profit organization whose mission is to help children succeed in school and in life through learning chess. The organization runs chess clubs in more than 86 schools throughout the state of Oregon and Southwest Washington serving more than 2,000 students. To learn more visit their website, www.chessforsuccess.org.

 

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Region 13, 14, & 16 Tournament in Independence (Photo) - 02/08/19

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Region 13, 14, & 16 Tournament in Independence

 

When: February 16th starting at 8:30 a.m.

 

Where: Henry Hill Center

 

Students in grades K-12 from Benton, Linn, Marion, Polk, & Yamhill counties will compete in the Chess for Success Region 13, 14, & 16 Tournament at the Henry Hill Center (750 S 5th St). Individual and team winners will be invited to the 52nd Chess for Success State Chess Tournament March 8th and 9th at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland.

 

Chess for Success is a Portland based non-profit organization whose mission is to help children succeed in school and in life through learning chess. The organization runs chess clubs in more than 86 schools throughout the state of Oregon and Southwest Washington serving more than 2,000 students. To learn more visit their website, www.chessforsuccess.org.

 

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Region 10 and 11 Tournament in Beaverton (Photo) - 02/08/19

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Region 10 and 11 Tournament in Beaverton

 

When: February 16th starting at 8:30 a.m.

 

Where: Patterson Elementary

 

Students in grades K-5 from Columbia and Washington counties will compete in the Chess for Success Region 10 and 11 Tournament at Patterson Elementary (261 Ne Lenox St). Individual and team winners will be invited to the 52nd Chess for Success State Chess Tournament March 8th and 9th at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland.

 

Chess for Success is a Portland based non-profit organization whose mission is to help children succeed in school and in life through learning chess. The organization runs chess clubs in more than 86 schools throughout the state of Oregon and Southwest Washington serving more than 2,000 students. To learn more visit their website, www.chessforsuccess.org.

 

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Region 6 Tournament in Portland (Photo) - 02/08/19

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Region 6 Tournament in Portland

 

When: February 16th starting at 8:30 a.m.

 

Where: Parkrose Middle School

 

Students in grades 6-12 from Multnomah and Clackamas counties will compete in the Chess for Success Region 6 Tournament at Parkrose Middle School (11800 NE Shaver St). Individual and team winners will be invited to the 52nd Chess for Success State Chess Tournament March 8th and 9th at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland.

 

Chess for Success is a Portland based non-profit organization whose mission is to help children succeed in school and in life through learning chess. The organization runs chess clubs in more than 86 schools throughout the state of Oregon and Southwest Washington serving more than 2,000 students. To learn more visit their website, www.chessforsuccess.org.

 

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Region 3 Tournament in Portland (Photo) - 02/08/19

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Region 3 Tournament in Portland

 

When: February 16th starting at 8:30 a.m.

 

Where: Vernon K-8

 

Students in grades K-5 from the Portland area will compete in the Chess for Success Region 3 Tournament at Vernon K-8 (2044 NE Killingsworth St). Individual and team winners will be invited to the 52nd Chess for Success State Chess Tournament March 8th and 9th at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland.

 

Chess for Success is a Portland based non-profit organization whose mission is to help children succeed in school and in life through learning chess. The organization runs chess clubs in more than 86 schools throughout the state of Oregon and Southwest Washington serving more than 2,000 students. To learn more visit their website, www.chessforsuccess.org.

 

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Region 17 Tournament in Eugene (Photo) - 02/01/19

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Region 17 Tournament in Eugene

 

When: February 9th starting at 8:30 a.m.

 

Where: Willamette High School

 

Students in grades K-12 from the Lane and Douglas counties will compete in the Chess for Success Region 17 Tournament at Willamette High School. Individual and team winners will be invited to the 52nd Chess for Success State Chess Tournament March 8th and 9th at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland.

 

Chess for Success is a Portland based non-profit organization whose mission is to help children succeed in school and in life through learning chess. The organization runs chess clubs in more than 86 schools throughout the state of Oregon and Southwest Washington serving more than 2,000 students. To learn more visit their website, www.chessforsuccess.org.

 

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Region 18 Tournament at Coquille High School (Photo) - 01/25/19

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Region 18 Tournament at Coquille High School
When: January 26th starting at 8:30 a.m.
Where: Coquille High School
Students in grades K-12 from Coos and Curry counties will compete in the Chess for Success Region 18 Tournament at Coquille High School. Individual and team winners will be invited to the 52nd Chess for Success State Chess Tournament March 8th and 9th at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland.
Chess for Success is a Portland based non-profit organization whose mission is to help children succeed in school and in life through learning chess. The organization runs chess clubs in more than 86 schools throughout the state of Oregon and Southwest Washington serving more than 2,000 students. To learn more visit their website, www.chessforsuccess.org.
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Region 5 Tournament at Powell Butte Elementary (Photo) - 01/25/19

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Region 5 Tournament at Powell Butte Elementary
When: January 26th starting at 8:30 a.m.
Where: Powell Butte Elementary
Students in grades K-5 from around the area will compete in the Chess for Success Region 5 Tournament at Powell Butte Elementary. Individual and team winners will be invited to the 52nd Chess for Success State Chess Tournament March 8th and 9th at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland.
Chess for Success is a Portland based non-profit organization whose mission is to help children succeed in school and in life through learning chess. The organization runs chess clubs in more than 86 schools throughout the state of Oregon and Southwest Washington serving more than 2,000 students. To learn more visit their website, www.chessforsuccess.org.
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Region 8 and 9 Tournament in Sherwood (Photo) - 01/25/19

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Region 8 and 9 Tournament in Sherwood
When: February 2nd starting at 8:30 a.m.
Where: Middleton Elementary
Students in grades K-5 from Washington and Clackamas counties will compete in the Chess for Success Region 8 and 9 Tournament at Middleton Elementary. Individual and team winners will be invited to the 52nd Chess for Success State Chess Tournament March 8th and 9th at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland.
Chess for Success is a Portland based non-profit organization whose mission is to help children succeed in school and in life through learning chess. The organization runs chess clubs in more than 86 schools throughout the state of Oregon and Southwest Washington serving more than 2,000 students. To learn more visit their website, www.chessforsuccess.org.
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Region 15 Tournament in Tillamook (Photo) - 01/25/19

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Region 15 Tournament in Tillamook
When: February 2nd starting at 9:00 a.m.
Where: Tillamook Junior High School
Students in grades K-12 from Clatsop, Lincoln, and Tillamook counties will compete in the Chess for Success Region 15 Tournament at Tillamook Junior High School. Individual and team winners will be invited to the 52nd Chess for Success State Chess Tournament March 8th and 9th at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland.
Chess for Success is a Portland based non-profit organization whose mission is to help children succeed in school and in life through learning chess. The organization runs chess clubs in more than 86 schools throughout the state of Oregon and Southwest Washington serving more than 2,000 students. To learn more visit their website, www.chessforsuccess.org.
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Region 19 and 22 Tournament in Grants Pass (Photo) - 01/25/19

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Region 19 and 22 Tournament in Grants Pass
When: February 2nd starting at 8:30 a.m.
Where: Allen Dale Elementary
Students in grades K-12 from Jackson, Josephine, Klamath, and Lake counties will compete in the Chess for Success Region 19 and 22 Tournament at Allen Dale Elementary. Individual and team winners will be invited to the 52nd Chess for Success State Chess Tournament March 8th and 9th at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland.
Chess for Success is a Portland based non-profit organization whose mission is to help children succeed in school and in life through learning chess. The organization runs chess clubs in more than 86 schools throughout the state of Oregon and Southwest Washington serving more than 2,000 students. To learn more visit their website, www.chessforsuccess.org.
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Region 20, 23, and 24 Tournament in Hermiston (Photo) - 01/25/19

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Region 20, 23, and 24 Tournament in Hermiston
When: February 2nd starting at 8:30 a.m.
Where: Hermiston High School
Students in grades K-12 from Hood River, Wasco, Sherman, Gilliam, Morrow, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, Baker, Grant, Harney and Malheur counties will compete in the Chess for Success Region 20, 23, and 24 Tournament at Hermiston High School. Individual and team winners will be invited to the 52nd Chess for Success State Chess Tournament March 8th and 9th at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland.
Chess for Success is a Portland based non-profit organization whose mission is to help children succeed in school and in life through learning chess. The organization runs chess clubs in more than 86 schools throughout the state of Oregon and Southwest Washington serving more than 2,000 students. To learn more visit their website, www.chessforsuccess.org.
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