Ocean State Chess Chess support Charities throughout Rhode Island and New England. We run multiple Chess Tournaments and donate the proceeds collected to support others in need. Here are some of the organizations we support with our events:
STUDENT VETERANS OF AMERICA FUNDRAISER TOURNAMENT (DECEMBER)
OSCA supports SVA at Rhode Island College and college student Veterans in Rhode Island
working with James Torres (SVA President) which supports military Veterans, and RIC Chess Club
PAUL TAYLOR MEMORIAL “CLASSIC” TOURNAMENT at CLASSICAL (APRIL)
Tournament is FREE for all Providence Public School students, Free Pizza provided at event
Proceeds collected from tournament go to help buy chess sets for schools in Rhode Island
the Ocean State Scholastic Chess League.
Paul E. Taylor (1924-2011), 87, of Warwick, passed away August 26, 2011. He was the beloved husband of Eleanor M. (Gearing) Taylor, with whom he was married for 61 years. Mr. Taylor was the international marketing manager & engineer for Brown & Sharpe Mfg. Co., retiring after 45 years of service. He served in the United States Army during World War II. He was an avid chess player and fisherman and in his retirement organized several chess clubs for both youth and seniors and was himself a Class A tournament player. He also ran multiple scholastic youth tournaments, donating the trophies and his time for free. The Ocean State High School League Championship Trophy is named the “TAYLOR TROPHY” in honor of his work in scholastic chess and his years running the chess league.
SUPPORTING INNER-CITY CHESS PRGRAMS IN PROVIDENCE WITH FREE TOURNAMENTS (AUGUST)
We ran a FREE Tournament on August 14, 2023 with the HIPHOP Chess Club to support students & chess in Providence, R.I.
“THE TOMORROW FUND” to HELP CHILD CANCER TOURNAMENT (SEPTEMBER)
SEPTEMBER IS CHILD CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
100% of PROCEEDS FROM TOURNAMENT WILL GO TO HELP FAMILIES WHO HAVE CHILDREN WITH CANCER!
The Tomorrow Fund was founded in 1985 to ease the traumatic financial and emotional stress of childhood cancer. Our founders – a group that included medical personnel and parents of children with cancer–recognized that, in addition to the very best medical care, children with cancer and their families need financial and emotional assistance to cope with the overwhelming challenges of this insidious disease.
The dream of having a local oncology clinic dedicated solely to the treatment of children became a reality with the opening of The Tomorrow Fund Clinic at Hasbro Children’s Hospital in 1995. The Clinic is widely recognized for its outstanding medical treatment and its compassionate approach to children and their families.
THE MAX MALYUTA MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT (OCTOBER)
Funds from Tournament helps the Top students from Rhode Island attend
U.S. CHESS NATIONAL EVENTS
LOUIS GIARUSSO CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION CUP CHAMPIONSHIP (MAY)
Annual Championship tournament to celebrate Rhode Island’s oldest chess player who is 100Years old
$1,500 – $2,000+ in Cash Prizes & Trophies, this is R.I.’s largest tournament of the year. 90% of all proceeds
go back to players in the form of cash prizes & special trophies.
LOU GIARRUSSO (May 11, 1923 – Present) a local RI WWII Veteran will be 100 YEARS OLD, regularly plays weekly at multiple R.I. chess clubs & tournaments; He is annually honored (and playing in tournament) at this Championship Cup Chess Event (See Below)