REAL: Youth To Youth
Chess Tournament to raise funds for Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon
REAL: Youth To Youth is seeking your help to give back to the community during these difficult times. Please consider joining this tournament to help out a local non-profit dedicated to creating a hunger-free Oregon while having fun playing chess from home.
All players, regardless of skill level (and location!), are welcome to play.
Date: Sunday, May 3rd, 2020
- 4 round Swiss in two sections Open and U1200. (Players may be collapsed into one section if there are not enough players).
- The highest of either NWSRS or USCF ratings will be used to divide players into sections.
- This tournament will not be NWSRS or USCF rated as it is conducted online (Though it will be rated on chess.com).
- Registration closes on Friday, May 1st, 11:59 pm PST. Please follow the steps below.
- Create a free chess.com account (if you do not have one already).
- Fill out this google form and complete payment. (see instructions below)
- You will receive an email that will contain the link and instructions to join the tournament no later than Saturday, May 2nd, at 1 pm.
Rounds: Round 1 @ 1 pm, other rounds ASAP (after all games for the round are finished).
Time Control: Game in 25 with a 5-second increment.
- Please follow good sportsmanship. Use the chat feature in a friendly and positive way.
Entry Fee: $10 suggested. We encourage you to donate as much as you are able to.
Please select the amount you would like to donate using the secure Pay Pal link below. All proceeds will be donated to support Partners for a hunger-free Oregon.
Donate now through our secure PayPal link!
Questions? E-Mail us at Chess@REALyouth.org
REAL Youth to Youth is a youth led volunteer organization dedicated to providing a well rounded education, confidence and career opportunities to students in rural India. Many children in India that live in rural areas don’t have access to learning resources and newer technologies. By equipping students with the tools to gain basic reading, writing, technological and mathematical skill, they can overcome the poverty and lack of resources that keep them from taking hold of their futures.
About 40% of the world’s illiterate population lives in India. For many families, finding wage earning jobs for children takes priority over education. Lack of required resources such as computers, teachers and funding are some of the many factors leading to India’s high illiteracy rates.
Our team consists mainly of high schoolers from the Portland area, as well as their adult mentors. Members help set up fundraising activities, promote awareness and gather donations from local organizations. The idea of Oregon’s youth supporting youth across the seas is fundamental to REAL’s mission: To support the education and literacy of underprivileged youth in rural India and to support STEM education efforts in Oregon.
One program that REAL supports is the Phalgar Discovery Program. The program is located just north of Mumbai, and serves the migrant Adivasi Tribe, members of the Thane district of Maharashtra. The program reaches out to over 1,000 students ranging from eighth to tenth grade, by providing children with a Mobile Science program. This program allows children to access special resources such as books and laptops to enrich learning.
REAL’s overall goal is to empower children of all ages from underprivileged families, encouraging them to seek an education, and providing them with the tools to do so. To learn more about and support our mission, please drop by our booth at India Day in Pioneer Square!
Our first REAL chess quads held on March 3, 2018 was a huge success! With 26 participants and 6 sections, we had a great turnout. All proceeds will be used to further REAL’s mission in supporting the education and literacy of underprivilegd youth in rural India.
Additionally, this tournament was officially NWRS rated and results can be seen here.
We look forward to conducting more tournaments and will be expanding to a larger full day tournament in the near future!