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What's New

 

 

This is where we'll announce the most recent additions and changes to our web site. If you've visited us before and want to know what's changed, take a look here first.

29 Oct 14

5 Oct 14

  • On the Tournament Results page, added Chess eXpress rated results, Premier section USCF rated results and Team Standings  for the University of Central Oklahoma K-12 Open in Edmond on 27 Sep 2014. Thanks to all of the wonderful volunteers that helped make this tournament a success for the kids.
  • On the Tournaments and Events page, NOTE: the location of the 25 Oct 14 tournament has been changed. Posted flier for Cleveland/Classen K-12 Open at Classen School of Advanced Studies, 1901 N. Ellison, Oklahoma City on 25 October.

24 Aug 14

9 Aug 14

  • On the Tournament Results page, added Chess eXpress rated results and Team Standings  for the Cherokee Nation Scholastic Open at Sequoyah High School in Taglequah on 26 Apr 2014. Thanks to all of the wonderful volunteers that helped make this tournament a success for the kids.
  • On the Tournaments and Events page, added the 2014-15 calendar of events.
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7 April 14

  • On the Tournament Results page, added results and New State Champions for the Oklahoma Scholastic Blitz Championship at Ida Freeman in Edmond on 5 April 2014. Thanks to all of the wonderful volunteers that helped make this tournament a success for the kids.
  • On the Header for all updated pages, added Congratulations to our Oklahoma National Championship Representatives, Ken Lin - Denker, Howard Zhong - Barber and Veronika Zilajeva - NGIT!!
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9 Mar 14

  • On the Tournament Results page, added Chess eXpress rated results, Premier section USCF rated results, Team Standings and New State Champions for the 18th Annual OK Scholastic Championship at University of Central Oklahoma on 8 Mar 2014. Thanks to all of the wonderful volunteers that helped make this tournament a success for the kids.
  • Updated the Officers page with latest Board members per the election at the 18th Annual OK Scholastic Championship.

  • On the Tournaments and Events page, added links to location map and flier/registration form for the Oklahoma Scholastic Blitz Championships on 5 April in Edmond.
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3 Mar 14

  • On the Tournaments and Events page, added links to location map, flier/registration form and press release for the Cherokee Nation Scholastic Open on 26 April in Tahlequah.
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  • STANDINGS for OK REPRESENTATIVE AT DENKER TOURNAMENT OF HIGH SCHOOL CHAMPIONS
    Total of top three scores including double score in State Championship
    Name Points 9/28/2013 10/19/2013 11/9/2013
    Grade Champ
    12/14/2013 1/18/2014 2/15/2014 Grade Team
    Lin,Kenny L 11 2.5 3 5   3   12 BANIHS
    Kumar,Yash 10.5 2.5 1 5     3 9 TULBTW
    Yu,Nathan Q 10.5 3 2.5 5       11 OKCSSM
    Farell,Andrew P 9     4   3 2 10 BIXNQ
    Santos,Clarisa E 8 1.5 1.5 4 2 2 1.5 10 TULRCH
    Teel,Kenneth James 8   3     2 3 12 MWCCAH
    Guitron,Cade 7 1 1 3 2 1.5 2 11 MWCCAH
    Nibs,Easton 7 2   3 1 1.5 2 12 MWCCAH
    Wooden,Corey 7 1 2 3     2 11 TULRCH
    D'souza,Praneel 6 2   3   1 1 12 EDMHS
    Yin,Annie 6 2   3.5     0.5 11 NORNHS
    Hossain,Ishak 5.5   2.5 3       12 TULBTW
    Saraka,Bobby 5.5 3       2.5   11 EDNHS
  • STANDINGS for OK REPRESENTATIVE AT BARBER TOURNAMENT OF GRADES K-8 CHAMPIONS
    Total of top three scores including double score in State Championship
    Name Points 9/28/2013 10/19/2013 11/9/2013
    Grade Champ
    12/14/2013 1/18/2014 2/15/2014 Grade Team
    Zilajeva,Veronika 12.5 3 4 5 3.5 2.5   8 MORWJH
    Zhong,Howard 12 3   5 3.5 3.5 3 7 NORWMS
    Musuvathy,Sanjeev 7.5 2 1.5 4     1.5 7 JENMS
    Schultz,Jacob Robert 7.5 1 2 3   0.5 2.5 7 TULSAA
    Kumar,Krish 6.5   1.5 5       4 TULUS
    Basavaraju,Saagar 6 2 2       2 7 TULUS
    Cao,Zile 6   1.5 4.5       6 NORWMS
  • STANDINGS for OK REPRESENTATIVE AT NATIONAL GIRS INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS
    If a girl represents Oklahoma at either the Denker or Barber, then the next available candidate will be the NGIT representative
    Name Points 9/28/2013 10/19/2013 11/9/2013
    Grade Champ
    12/14/2013 1/18/2014 2/15/2014 Grade Team
    Zilajeva,Veronika 12.5 3 4 5 3.5 2.5   8 MORWJH
    Santos,Clarisa E 8 1.5 1.5 4 2 2 1.5 10 TULRCH
    Yin,Annie 6 2   3.5     0.5 11 NORNHS

17 Feb 14

  • On the Tournaments and Events page, added link to location map and flier/registration form for the 18th Annual Oklahoma State Scholastic Championship on 8 March.
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  • On the Tournament Results page, added Chess eXpress rated results, Premier section USCF rated results and Team Standings for the Jenks Scholastic Open on 15 Feb 2014. Thanks to all of the wonderful volunteers that helped make this tournament a success for the kids.

9 Feb 14

  • STANDINGS for OK REPRESENTATIVE AT DENKER TOURNAMENT OF HIGH SCHOOL CHAMPIONS
    Total of top three scores plus double score in State Championship
    Name Points 9/28/2013 10/19/2013 11/9/2013
    Grade Champ
    12/14/2013 1/18/2014 Grade Team
    Lin,Kenny L 11 2.5 3 5   3 12 BANIHS
    Yu,Nathan Q 10.5 3 2.5 5     11 OKCSSM
    Kumar,Yash 8.5 2.5 1 5     9 TULBTW
    Santos,Clarisa E 8 1.5 1.5 4 2 2 10 TULRCH
    Farell,Andrew P 7     4   3 10 BIXNQ
    Guitron,Cade 6.5 1 1 3 2 1.5 11 MWCCAH
    Nibs,Easton 6.5 2   3 1 1.5 12 MWCCAH
    D'souza,Praneel 6 2   3   1 12 EDMHS
    Wooden,Corey 6 1 2 3     11 TULRCH
    Hossain,Ishak 5.5   2.5 3     12 TULBTW
    Saraka,Bobby 5.5 3       2.5 11 EDNHS
    Yin,Annie 5.5 2   3.5     11 NORNHS
    Teel,Kenneth James 5   3     2 12 MWCCAH
  • STANDINGS for OK REPRESENTATIVE AT BARBER TOURNAMENT OF GRADES K-8 CHAMPIONS
    Total of top three scores plus double score in State Championship
    Name Points 9/28/2013 10/19/2013 11/9/2013
    Grade Champ
    12/14/2013 1/18/2014 Grade Team
    Zilajeva,Veronika 12.5 3 4 5 3.5 2.5 8 MORWJH
    Zhong,Howard 12 3   5 3.5 3.5 7 NORWMS
    Musuvathy,Sanjeev 7.5 2 1.5 4     7 JENMS
    Kumar,Krish 6.5   1.5 5     4 TULUS
    Cao,Zile 6   1.5 4.5     6 NORWMS
    Schultz,Jacob Robert 6 1 2 3   0.5 7 TULSAA
  • STANDINGS for OK REPRESENTATIVE AT NATIONAL GIRS INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS
    If a girl represents Oklahoma at either the Denker or Barber, then the next available candidate will be the NGIT representative
    Name Points 9/28/2013 10/19/2013 11/9/2013
    Grade Champ
    12/14/2013 1/18/2014 Grade Team
    Zilajeva,Veronika 12.5 3 4 5 3.5 2.5 8 MORWJH
    Santos,Clarisa E 8 1.5 1.5 4 2 2 10 TULRCH
    Yin,Annie 5.5 2   3.5     11 NORNHS

22 Jan 14

  • On the Tournaments and Events page, added link to location map and flier/registration form for the Jenks Scholastic Open on 15 February.
    PLEASE NOTE DOOR REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO START OF ROUND to not receive a 1/2 point bye in round 1
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  • On the Tournament Results page, added Chess eXpress rated results, Premier section USCF rated results and Team Standings for the Ida Freeman Winter Open in Edmond on 18 Jan 2014. Thanks to all of the wonderful volunteers that helped make this tournament a success for the kids.
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  • On the Tournaments and Events page, added links to the national championships. If you're planning to participate, its best to reserve rooms early before they run out at the tournament site.

21 Dec 13

  • On the Tournaments and Events page, added link to location map and flier/registration form for the Ida Freeman Winter Open in Edmond on 18 January.
    PLEASE NOTE DOOR REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO START OF ROUND to not receive a 1/2 point bye in round 1
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  • On the Tournament Results page, added Chess eXpress rated results, Premier section USCF rated results and Team Standings for the UCO K-12 Open in Edmond on 14 Dec 2013. Thanks to all of the wonderful volunteers that helped make this tournament a success for the kids.
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  • STANDINGS for OK REPRESENTATIVE AT DENKER TOURNAMENT OF HIGH SCHOOL CHAMPIONS
    Total of top three scores plus double score in State Championship
    Name Points 9/28/2013 10/19/2013 11/9/2013
    Grade Champ
    12/14/2013 Grade School
    Lin,Kenny L 10.5 2.5 3 5   12 BANIHS
    Yu,Nathan Q 10.5 3 2.5 5   11 OKCSSM
    Kumar,Yash 8.5 2.5 1 5   9 TULBTW
    Santos,Clarisa E 7.5 1.5 1.5 4 2 10 TULRCH
    Guitron,Cade 6 1 1 3 2 11 MWCCAH
    Nibs,Easton 6 2   3 1 12 MWCCAH
    Wooden,Corey 6 1 2 3   11 TULRCH
    Hossain,Ishak 5.5   2.5 3   12 TULBTW
    Yin,Annie 5.5 2   3.5   11 NORNHS
    D'souza,Praneel 5 2   3   12 EDMHS
  • STANDINGS for OK REPRESENTATIVE AT BARBER TOURNAMENT OF GRADES K-8 CHAMPIONS
    Total of top three scores plus double score in State Championship
    Name Points 9/28/2013 10/19/2013 11/9/2013
    Grade Champ
    12/14/2013 Grade Team
    Zilajeva,Veronika 12.5 3 4 5 3.5 8 MORWJH
    Zhong,Howard 11.5 3   5 3.5 7 NORWMS
    Musuvathy,Sanjeev 7.5 2 1.5 4   7 JENMS
    Kumar,Krish 6.5   1.5 5   4 TULUS
    Cao,Zile 6   1.5 4.5   6 NORWMS
    Schultz,Jacob Robert 6 1 2 3   7 TULSAA
  • STANDINGS for OK REPRESENTATIVE AT NATIONAL GIRS INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS
    If a girl represents Oklahoma at either the Denker or Barber, then the next available candidate will be the NGIT representative
    Name Points 9/28/2013 10/19/2013 11/9/2013
    Grade Champ
    12/14/2013 Grade Team
    Zilajeva,Veronika 12.5 3 4 5 3.5 8 MORWJH
    Santos,Clarisa E 7.5 1.5 1.5 4 2 10 TULRCH
    Yin,Annie 5.5 2   3.5   11 NORNHS

23 Nov13-

  • On the Tournaments and Events page, added the Cherokee Nation Open presented by Sequoyah and Woodall Schools at Tahlequah on 26 April

12 Nov 13-

11 Nov13-

  • On the Tournament Results page, added Chess eXpress rated results, Team Standings and New State Champions for the 13th Annual Oklahoma State Grade Championship at Will Rogers College High School in Tulsa on 9 Nov 2013. Thanks to all of the wonderful volunteers that helped make this tournament a success for the kids.
  • On the Tournaments and Events page, added the Flyer / registration form for the University of Central Oklahoma K-12 Open  in Edmond on 14 December

27 Oct 13 -

23 Oct 13-

7 Oct 13-

 

29 Sep 13-

  • On the Tournament Results page, added Chess eXpress rated results, Premier section USCF rated results and Team Standings for the Carl AlbertK-12 Open in Midwest City on 28 Sep 2013. Thanks to all of the wonderful volunteers that helped make this tournament a success for the kids.

15 Sep 13-

 

5 Sep 13-

 

25 Aug 13-

  • On the Tournaments and Events page, added the 2013-14 season of events, including the Carl Albert K-12 Open on 28 September at Carl Albert High School in Midwest City

 

23 Apr 13-

  • On the Tournaments and Events page, CANCELLED the 11 May Oklahoma Scholastic Blitz Championship at Carl Albert High School in Midwest City due to scheduling conflicts

1 Apr 13-

  • On the Tournaments and Events page, delayed  the date and changed location for the 11 May Oklahoma Scholastic Blitz Championship at Carl Albert High School in Midwest City

9 Mar 13 -

7 Mar 13-

  • On the Tournament Results page, added Chess eXpress rated results, Premier section USCF rated results, Team Standings and New State Champions for the 17th Annual OK Scholastic Championship at Tulsa Will Rogers High School on 2 Mar 2013. Thanks to all of the wonderful volunteers that helped make this tournament a success for the kids.
  • On the Tournament Results page, added USCF rated results for the Barber K-8 Invitational
  • On the Tournaments and Events page, added a link to registration Information for the Chess Adventure Camp in Owasso on 8-12 July 2013

14 Feb 13-

  • On the Tournaments and Events page, added  the date and location for the 20 April Oklahoma Scholastic Blitz Championship at First United Methodist Church, Moore
    and the Chess Adventure Chess Camp in Owasso at Rejoice Christian School - South Campus on 8-12 July. More info for these will be linked soon.

  • Updated the Chess Clubs page to remove an inactive club. Help is needed to identify and remove inactive clubs on the list.
    If you know of an active Oklahoma chess club that's not listed, or has incorrect information on the Chess Clubs page, please email it's information.

28 Jan 13-

1 Jan 13-

  • On the Tournaments and Events page, pushed out the OSCO/OCA K-8 Barber Championship Invitational a week to 23 Feb 13

31 Dec 12 -

25 Dec 12-

  • On the Tournament Results page, added Chess eXpress and USCF rated results with Team Standings for the Tulsa University School Open on 8 Dec 2012. Thanks to all of the wonderful volunteers that helped make this tournament a success for the kids.
  • On the Tournaments and Events page, added links to flier and location map for the Ida Freeman Winter Open in Edmond Open on 19 Jan.

14 Nov 12-

  • On the Tournaments and Events page, added links to flier and location map for the Tulsa University School Open on 8 Dec.

17 Nov 12-

  • On the Tournament Results page, added Chess eXpress rated results, Team Standings and New State Champions for the 13th Annual Oklahoma State Grade Championship at Carl Albert High School in Midwest City on 10 Nov 2012. Thanks to all of the wonderful volunteers that helped make this tournament a success for the kids.

14 Nov 12-

  • On the Tournaments and Events page, added links to flier and location map for the Tulsa University School Open on 8 Dec.

22 Oct 12-

  • On the Tournaments and Events page, added the location, Tulsa University School, for the 8 Dec tournament. Added a link to the National K-12 Championship in Orlando, FL on 30 November to 2 December. Also, noted the new Grade Championship rule: No player is eligible for awards, titles & team points in the same grade championship level 2 years in a row (added to the tournament flier also)

14 Oct 12-

  • On the Tournaments and Events page, added a link to information and registration form for 13th Annual Oklahoma State Grade Championship

  • On the Tournament Results page, added Chess eXpress rated results, Premier section USCF rated results and Team Standings for the Claremore Scholastic Open at Claremore High School on 6 Oct 2012. Thanks to all of the wonderful volunteers that helped make this tournament a success for the kids.

26 Sep 12-

24 Sep 12-

  • On the Tournaments and Events page, added a link to information and registration form for Claremore Scholastic Open

  • On the Tournament Results page, added Chess eXpress rated results, Premier section USCF rated results and Team Standings for the Carl Albert K-12 Open at Del City High School on 3 Mar 2012. Grand Prix Standings for this event will be added soon. Thanks to all of the wonderful volunteers that helped make this tournament a success for the kids.

31 Aug 12-

17 Aug 12-

16 Aug 12-

13 Aug 12-

  • On the News page, added:

    Howard Zhong at US Open Scores 6 points and wins 1st place in Class B

    A big Oklahoma Sooner congratulations to Howard Zhong, as he played aggressive chess to win the last round game against Mike Janniro (2017). Howard finished with 6 points at the US Open and overall 90th place in the Open. The sixth grader credits his coach NM Chuck Unruh for his stellar performance. His official standings were 6 points, Class B 1st place and $2400 in winnings.

    He also earned 114 rating points to achieve a current rating of 1911.

30 Jul 12-

  • On the Tournaments and Events page, added the new OSCO 2012-13 tournament schedule
  • Updated the Officers page with latest Board members and Officers. We really appreciate the service to OSCO's kids by out going Board Members Ilesh Patel and Lee McCullough.

25 May 12-

7 Mar 12-

  • On the Tournament Results page, added Chess eXpress rated results, Premier section USCF rated results, Team Standings and New State Champions for the 16th Annual OK Scholastic Championship at Del City High School on 3 Mar 2012. Grand Prix Standings for this event will be added soon. Thanks to all of the wonderful volunteers that helped make this tournament a success for the kids.

20 February 12-

  • On the Grand Prix Standings page, added standings after the Jenks Scholastic Open  at Jenks High School on 21 January.

  • On the Interactive Games page, added 5 games from the Jenks Scholastic Open on 21 January. thanks to Charles Unruh for submitting the games.

24 Jan 12 -

  • On the Tournament Results page, added Chess eXpress rated results and Team Standings for the Jenks Scholastic Chess Open  at Jenks High School on 21 January. Thanks to all of the wonderful volunteers that helped make this tournament a success for the kids

  • On the Tournaments and Events page, added details for the 16th Annual Oklahoma State Scholastic Championship at Del City High School on 3 March

26 Dec 11 -

  • Updated the Chess Clubs page with a website address change. .
    If you know of an active Oklahoma chess club that's not listed, or has incorrect information on the Chess Clubs page, please email it's information.

18 Dec 11-

  • On the Champions page, added individual and team Champions from the 12th Annual Oklahoma Scholastic Chess State Grade Championship  in Tulsa at Will Rogers College High School on 12 November. Congratulations to all the new champions.
  • On the Grand Prix Standings page, added standings after the DOVE Scholastic Chess Open  in Oklahoma City at DOVE Science Academy on 10 December.

13 Dec 11 -

  • On the Tournament Results page, added Chess eXpress rated results and Team Standings for the DOVE Scholastic Chess Open  in Oklahoma City at DOVE Science Academy on 10 December. Thanks to all of the wonderful volunteers that helped make this tournament a success for the kids

  • On the Tournaments and Events page, added details for the Jenks Open  at Jenks on 21 January 2012

19 Nov 11 -

  • On the Tournament Results page, added Chess eXpress rated results and Team Standings for the 12th Annual Oklahoma Scholastic Chess State Grade Championship  in Tulsa at Will Rogers College High School on 12 November. Thanks to all of the wonderful volunteers that helped make this tournament a success for the kids

7 Nov 11-

30 Oct 11-

  • On the Tournament Results page, added a photo gallery for the Claremore Scholastic Open on 15 October. Thanks to Joe Deal for the photos.

    On the Interactive Games page, in the Misc 2011-2 games posted two games from the Carl Albert K-12 Open on 10 September and four games from the tournament at Booker T Washington in September

16 Oct 11 -

17 Sep 11 -

12 Sep 11-

  • On the Tournament Results page, added Chess eXpress rated results, USCF rated results for Premier section and Team Standings for the Carl Albert K-12 Open in Midwest City on 10 September. Thanks to all of the wonderful volunteers that helped make this tournament a success for the kids.
  • On the Interactive Games page, in the Misc 2011-2 games posted a game between Kenneth Teel and Chuck Unruh from the Catfish Action Swiss

13 Aug 11 -

5 Jun 11 -

  • Updated the Chess Clubs page with a website address change. .
    If you know of an active Oklahoma chess club that's not listed, or has incorrect information on the Chess Clubs page, please email it's information.

13 May 11-

17 Apr 11-

  • On the Tournament Results page, added Chess eXpress rated results, Team Standings and Photo Gallery for the All Saints Catholic School Tournament in Norman at All Saints Catholic School on 9 Apr 2011.. Thanks to all of the wonderful volunteers that helped make this tournament a success for the kids.

22 Mar 11-

  • On the News page, posted Ryan Farell Sweeps Angelfish Open by Chuck Unruh.
  • On the Interactive Games page, in the games posted from the 15th Annual OK Scholastic Championship, here is some newsworthy commentary from Chess Master Chuck Unruh:

    Boldly, Stephen Gehly chose to defend against one of Kenny Lin's favorite lines in the last round. The game decided the 2011 Oklahoma Scholastic Champion and the State's Denker representative. Kenny overreached in the position and Stephen steadfastly held the extra material. Congratulations to Stephen Gehly . Earning the right to represent Oklahoma at the Denker tournament held in Orlando, Florida this year is a huge accomplishment. The opportunity to play some of the best juniors in the country is in his future. I'm sure he will follow in the footsteps of Oklahoma's other Denker Champions and give it his best!

    Most improved Premier player belongs to Brittney Sabatka for outstanding play in both her game against Stephen Gehly and win over last year's Champion Hannah Farell. Brittney is rated at least two hundred points lower than Hannah, yet plays a very solid game in the head to head final round. USCF holds the 2011 Girl's K-12 National Championship during August at this year's US Open in Orlando, Florida. I look forward to following Brittney's progress during the National Championship.

    Be sure to play through the game of Copeland,Nathan (314) - Tu,N. (464). Two aspiring young Section 2 chess players turned in a most interesting game from the recent Championship. The first score sheet was written in the mix of the old, old style of chess books in the 18th Century with new algebraic notation. So, 1.King's Pawn to E4 was a little much for the score sheet. Soon after, with a little guidance, 1.PE4 was a real improvement and fit nicely in the scoresheet boxes. After the "Shock and Awe" of 6. Ne6 + Kxf7, I wasn't sure the game met a minimum threshold for quality. What dawned on me is the relative view from my experience and how Chess Grandmasters would in turn view my tournament games. I can imagine some of my best moves as very unsound and reckless ideas in the eyes of the top players. Without more fanfare, the game review was fun to say the least. Hopefully, both juniors continue in their study of chess and find a path to the Premier Section.
     

20 Mar 11-

  • On the Tournament Results page, added Photo Gallery and Interactive Games for the 15th Annual OK Scholastic Championship at Tulsa Community College Southeast Campus on 5 Mar 2011. Grand Prix Standings  for this event will be added soon. Thanks to Joe Deal and Chuck Unruh for the gallery and games.
  • Updated the Officers page with latest Board members and Officers. We really appreciate the service to OSCO's kids by out going Board Members Rod Whitlatch (President, Treasurer, Tournament Organizer and Certified Tournament Director), Albert Rine (President, Tournament Organizer and Certified Tournament Director), Laura Lin and Debra Goulet.

10 Mar 11-

  • On the Tournament Results page, added Chess eXpress rated results, Premier section USCF rated results, Team Standings and New State Champions for the 15th Annual OK Scholastic Championship at Tulsa Community College Southeast Campus on 5 Mar 2011.. Grand Prix Standings, photo gallery and Interactive Games for this event will be added soon. Thanks to all of the wonderful volunteers that helped make this tournament a success for the kids.

3 Mar 11 -

  • On the Tournaments and Events page, added Now with online registration for the Chess Adventure Chess Camp at Rejoice Christian School in Owasso on 11-15 July 2011.
  • Updated the Chess Clubs page with a new location for:
    TULSA. DARBRY. Contact: LAURETTE LYNN. (918) 894 - 2041. .
    If you know of an active Oklahoma chess club that's not listed, or has incorrect information on the Chess Clubs page, please email it's information.

27 Feb 11 -

25 Feb 11 -

  • Updated the Chess Clubs page with a new location for:
    TULSA. BARNES & NOBLE chess club (moved from Borders starting 25 Feb 2011) Friday nights from 7-11pm at Barnes & Noble Books in the Coffee Shop, Woodland Plaza (across 71st from Woodland Hills Mall) 8620 E 71 Street, (918) 250-5034. Bring your board and have some fun. All Ages Welcome. Children are to be supervised by their parents. Players should buy a refreshment during the evening for the generous donation of space. Contact: Jim Bedenbaugh (918) 269-6646. .
    If you know of an active Oklahoma chess club that's not listed, or has incorrect information on the Chess Clubs page, please email it's information.

20 Feb 11-

13 Feb 11-

  • On the Tournament Results page, added Chess eXpress rated results, Premier section USCF rated results and Section 1-5 Team Standings for the Norman Scholastic Chess Open at Norman North High School on 12 Feb 11. Grand Prix Standings and Interactive Games for this event will be added soon. Thanks to all of the wonderful volunteers that helped make this tournament a success for the kids.

10 Feb 11-

9 Feb 11 -

  • On the Tournaments and Events page, for the Norman Scholastic Chess Open at Norman North High School on 12 Feb 11, posted the following: ADVISORY:  In consideration of the possible road concerns in some portions of Oklahoma, the Grand Prix point total is going to drop 3 of the non-championship tournaments, instead of 2.

2 Feb 11 -

  • On the Tournaments and Events page, for the Norman Scholastic Chess Open at Norman North High School posted
    ADVISORY:  the tournament and registration deadline are postponed 1-week until 12 February due to winter weather

19 Jan 11-

17 Jan 11 -

  • On the Tournaments and Events page, added details and a flier link for the Norman Scholastic Chess Open at Norman North High School on 5 Feb 2011.
  • On the Tournament Results  page, added Chess eXpress rated results, Premier section USCF rated results and Section 1-4 Team Standings for the Wilson Middle School K-12 OPEN held 15 Jan 11 at Tulsa Woodrow Wilson Middle School. Grand Prix Standings and Interactive Games for this event will be added soon. Thanks to all of the wonderful volunteers that helped make this tournament a success for the kids.

8 Jan 11 -

  • On the Tournaments and Events page, added the Bartlesville 34th Annual All-Schools Chess Tournament on 19 Feb 2011.

3 Jan 11 -

22 Nov 10 -

  • On the Tournament Results  page, added Chess eXpress rated results and Team Standings for the 11th Annual Oklahoma State Grade Championship held 20 Nov 10 at University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond. Grand Prix Standings and Interactive Games for this event will be added soon. Thanks to all of the wonderful volunteers that helped make this tournament a success for the kids.
  • Updated the Champions page with results from the 11th Annual Oklahoma State Grade Championship.

11 Nov 10 -

31 Oct 10 -

  • On the Tournament Results  page, added Claremore Scholastic Open held 30 Oct 10 with Chess eXpress and USCF rated results, plus Team Standings. Grand Prix Standings and Interactive Games for this event will be added soon.

29 Oct 10 -

  • On the Financial Reports page, added the report for 2009-10. Many thanks to our outstanding Treasurer, Kathryn Aliotta.

13 Oct 10 -

6 Oct 10 -

  • Updated the Chess Clubs page. If you know of an active Oklahoma chess club that's not listed, or has incorrect information on the Chess Clubs page, please email it's information.

5 Oct 10 -

  • On the Tournaments and Events page, added flier/form and details for the Oklahoma Grade Championship at the University of Central Oklahoma on 20 November 2010

4 Oct 10 -

  • On the Tournament Results page, linked to a Photo Gallery from the Carl Albert K-12 Open held 25 Sep 10. Thanks to Joe Deal for the gallery.

3 Oct 10 -

29 Sep 10 -

  • On the Tournaments and Events page, added flier/form and details for the Claremore Scholastic Chess Open on 30 October
  • On the Tournaments and Events page, added a listing for a scholastic tournament at All Saints Catholic School in Norman or 9 April

26 Sep 10 -

  • On the Tournament Results  page, added Carl Albert K-12 Open held 25 Sep 10 with Chess eXpress and USCF rated results. Team standings, Grand Prix points and a photo gallery for this event will be added soon.

20 Aug 10 -

  • On the Tournaments and Events page, added flier/form and details for the Carl Albert High School K-12 Open in Midwest City on 25 Sep 2010

8 Aug 10 -

  • On the Interactive Games page, added 31 games from the Chess Adventure Camp 2010 held 12-16 July 2010 at Rejoice Christian School in Owasso. Thanks to Ed Boyle for the games.
  • On the News page, posted Chess Adventure Camp 2010 by Chuck Unruh.
  • On the Tournaments and Events page, added locations for some of the 2010-11 OSCO Grand Prix tournaments and changed Grand Prix Tournament #2 from 23 to 30 October

19 Jun 10 -

  • Added the new OSCO 2000 Hall Of Fame page, which is linked from the top of the Champions page.
    Congratulations to Devin Hughes, our first member of the OSCO 2000 Hall of Fame.
  • Updated the Officers page with latest Board members and Officers
  • On the Tournaments and Events page, added locations for some of the 2010-11 OSCO Grand Prix tournaments

9 Jun 10 -

2 Jun 10 -

14 Apr 10 -

24 Mar 10 -

    • On the Interactive Games page, added 2 more games from the 14th Annual Oklahoma State Scholastic Championship held 6 March 2010 at Oklahoma University in Norman. Thanks to Chuck Unruh for the games.

11 Mar 10 -

  • On the Tournaments and Events page, added the OSCO Grand Prix and National Championship tournaments for the 2010-11 school year.

10 Mar 10 -

  • On the Tournament Results  page, added Photo Gallery from the 14th Annual Oklahoma State Scholastic Championship held 6 March 2010 at Oklahoma University in Norman. Thanks to Joe Deal for the photos.

8 Mar 10 -

    • On the Interactive Games page, added 5 games from the 14th Annual Oklahoma State Scholastic Championship held 6 March 2010 at Oklahoma University in Norman. Thanks to Chuck Unruh for the games.

7 Mar 10 -

  • On the Tournament Results  page, added Chess eXpress and USCF rated results, Team Final Standings, Grand Prix Standings and a link to the updated Champions page for the 14th Annual Oklahoma State Scholastic Championship held 6 March 2010 at Oklahoma University in Norman. Thanks to all of the wonderful volunteers that helped make this tournament a success for the kids.

5 Mar 10 -

1 Mar 10 -

27 Feb 10 -

21 Feb 10 -

    • On the Interactive Games page, added 15 games from the Wilson Open held 23 Jan 10 at OSU in OKC.. Thanks to Charles and Chuck Unruh for the games.
  • On the Tournament Results  page, added Grand Prix Standings from the Norman Scholastic Open held 13 Feb 10 at Norman North High School.

19 Feb 10 -

  • On the Tournament Results  page, added Photo Gallery from the Norman Scholastic Open held 13 Feb 10 at Norman North High School. Thanks to Joe Deal for the photos.

14 Feb 10 -

10 Feb 10 -

8 Feb 10 -

  • Updated the Donors and Patrons page with a PayPal link for donations
  • Updated the Benefits of Chess page's links
  • Updated the Chess Clubs page. If you know of an active Oklahoma chess club that's not listed, or has incorrect information on the Chess Clubs page, please email it's information.

30 Jan 10 -

  • On the Tournament Results  page, added Photo Gallery from the Wilson Scholastic Open held 23 Jan 10 at OSU in OKC. Thanks to Joe Deal for the photos.

26 Jan 10 -

  • On the Tournament Results  page, added Team Standings from the Wilson Scholastic Open held 23 Jan 10 at OSU in OKC

25 Jan 10 -

  • On the Tournament Results  page, added Wilson Scholastic Open held 23 Jan 10 at OSU in OKC with Chess eXpress and USCF rated results. Team standings, Grand Prix points and a photo gallery for this event will be added soon.

11 Jan 10 -

  • On the Tournaments and Events page, added links to details for all of the scholastic national championships this summer

10 Jan 10 -

  • On the Tournament Results  page, added Grand Prix Standings from the Claremore Scholastic Open held 19 Dec 09.

26 Dec 09 -

  • On the Tournament Results  page, added photo galleries from the Claremore Scholastic Open held 19 Dec 09. Many thanks to Joe Deal and Pete Ferris.

21 Dec 09 -

  • On the Tournament Results  page, added Claremore Scholastic Open held 19 Dec 09 with Chess eXpress and USCF rated results, plus team standings. Grand Prix points and a photo gallery for this event will be added soon.

16 Dec 09 -

  • Congratulations to the following Okies who had positive scores in the USCF National K-12 Championship:
    3rd Graders Pranav Javachand 4.0, Saagar Basavaru 4.0 and Sanjeev Musavathy
    12th Grade Devin Hughes 5.0 and 4th Place!!
    12th Grade David Luscomb 4.5 and 8th Place
    29 Okies participated in the National K-12 in Dallas
    Thanks to Rob Jones for the results.
  • On the Tournaments and Events page, added details and flier for the Wilson Scholastic Chess Open on 23 January at OSU in OKC

3 Dec 09 -

23 Nov 09 -

  • On the Tournament Results  page, added a photo gallery for the 10th Annual Oklahoma State Grade Championship held 21 Nov 09 at Woodrow Wilson Middle School in Tulsa.. Thanks to Joe Deal for the photos.

22 Nov 09 -

17 Nov 09 -

14 Nov 09 -

2 Nov 09 -

  • On the Interactive Games page, added 5 games from the Carl Albert K-12 Open held 3 Oct in Midwest City. Thanks to Charles M Unruh for the games.

8 Oct 09 -

  • On the Tournament Results  page, added Team standings and a photo gallery for the Carl Albert K-12 Open held 3 Oct 09. Thanks to Joe Deal for the photos.

6 Oct 09 -

  • On the Tournament Results  page, added Carl Albert K-12 Open held 3 Oct 09 with Chess eXpress and USCF rated results. Team standings, Grand Prix points and a photo gallery for this event will be added soon.

28 Sep 09 -

23 Sep 09 -

  • On the Tournament Results  page, added OKC Downtown Library Tournament held 20 Sep 09
  • On the Financial Reports page, added the report for 2008-9. Many thanks to our outstanding Treasurer, Rod Whitlatch.

8 Sep 09 -

27 Aug 09 -

  • On the News page, posted 2009 Chess Adventure Camp by Laura Lin. Thanks to all of the wonderful volunteers that helped the camp achieve success.

19 Aug 09 -

13 Aug 09 -

  • On the Interactive Games page, added 3 more Devin Hughes games from the US Open held 1-10 Aug at Indianapolis. Thanks to Chuck Unruh and Devin for the games.

11 Aug 09 -

  • On the Interactive Games page, added Ryan Farrel and Devin Hughes games from the Denker Championship and US Open held 1-10 Aug at Indianapolis. Thanks to Chuck Unruh, Ryan and Devin for the games.

28 Jul 09 -

  • On the Interactive Games page, added Michelle Farrel's first game from the Polgar National Girls Championship held 26-31 July at Lubbock, TX. Thanks to Ed Boyle and Chuck Unruh for the games.

24 Jul 09 -

  • On the Interactive Games page, added 7 games of scholastic players from the OCA Oklahoma State Championship held 27-28 June, and 17 games from Chess Adventure Camp 2009 and TCS #6. Thanks to Ed Boyle and Chuck Unruh for the games.

5 Jul 09 -

12 Jun 09 -

10 Jun 09 -

6 Apr 09 -

  • Updated the OSCO Officers page per the Board Member Election held at the 7 March state championship and President/VP election among the Board members. Treasurer and Secretary positions are still pending a vote.

25 Mar 09 -

  • Updated the Chess Clubs page. If you know of an active Oklahoma chess club that's not listed, or has incorrect information on the Chess Clubs page, please email it's information.

24 Mar 09 -

  • On the Tournaments and Events, updated the flier for the Sunday Afternoon Tournament at the OKC Downtown Library on 19 April

15 Mar 09 -

13 Mar 09 -

  • On the Tournament Results  page, added Photo Gallery from the 13th Annual Oklahoma State Scholastic Championship held 7 March. Thanks to Joe Deal for the photo gallery.

12 Mar 09 -

  • On the Tournament Results  page, added Final Standings and Chess eXpress post tournament ratings from the 13th Annual Oklahoma State Scholastic Championship at Tulsa Community College on 7 March 2009. Final Grand Prix standings and photo galleries will be linked soon.
  • On the Champions page, added results from the 13th Annual Oklahoma State Scholastic Championship.

11 Mar 09 -

  • On the Tournaments and Events, added the Sunday Afternoon Tournaments at the OKC Downtown Library on 22 March and 19 April
  • Results will be posted soon from the 13th Annual Oklahoma State Scholastic Championship in Tulsa on 7 March 2009.

4 Mar 09 -

  • On the Tournaments and Events, added the seven 2009-10 Grand Prix Events and all 2010 National Scholastic Championships

21 Feb 09 -

  • On the Tournament Results page, added Grand Prix Standings from the Norman Scholastic Open held 7 February.
  • On the Tournaments and Events, added the following for the 13th Annual Oklahoma State Scholastic Championship in Tulsa on 7 March 2009:
    Premier Recognition: 2008-9 Season Premier Section Players participating in this event will be recognized and receive a triple weight chess set with bag.
    OSCO Board Election: 4 Board positions to be elected this year for 2-year terms. Contact OSCO for more information.
    Chess Equipment: Instant Replay will be back to sell chess equipment.
    Tournament Apparel: Fine Designs will be selling tournament apparel for the first time at this event
  • On the News page, added ‘Board’ students rooked into learning at Wilson Elementary .

18 Feb 09 -

  • On the Tournament Results  page, added results and Photo Gallery from the Norman Scholastic Open held 7 February. Thanks to Joe Deal for the photo gallery.

12 Feb 09 -

  • On the Tournaments and Events, added flier and details for the 13th Annual Oklahoma State Scholastic Championship in Tulsa on 7 March 2009.

2 Feb 09 -

29 Jan 09 -

23 Jan 09 -

  • On the Home Page, updated the Mission Statement and Vision Statement as approved by the OSCO Board on this day.

20 Jan 09 -

  • On the Tournament Results  page, added results and Photo Gallery from the Claremore Scholastic Open held 17 January. Thanks to Joe Deal for the photo gallery.
  • Updated the Patrons page with three recent donors. Many thanks to The University of Oklahoma College of Engineering, Oklahoma City Metropolitan Library System and Dennis L. Statham, CPA, Inc.

5 Jan 09 -

  • On the Tournament Results  page, linked to a Photo Gallery from the New Year's Open held 2 January in Oklahoma City.

4 Jan 09 -

  • On the Tournament Results  page, linked to Chess eXpress post tournament ratings from the New Year's Open held 2 January in Oklahoma City.

19 Dec 08 -

  • On the Tournaments and Events, added the New Years Open in OKC on 2 Jan 2009.
  • Updated the Chess Clubs page. If you know of an active Oklahoma chess club that's not listed, or has incorrect information on the Chess Clubs page, please email it's information.

15 Dec 08 -

  • On the Tournaments and Events, added details for the Norman Scholastic Chess Open on 7 Feb 2009.
  • On the Tournament Results  page, added Final Standings and Chess eXpress post tournament ratings from the Carl Albert K-12 Open held 13 December in Midwest City. Email your chess player's name for a username and password to access the final standings.

26 Nov 08 -

  • Updated the Chess Clubs page. If you know of an active Oklahoma chess club that's not listed, or has incorrect information on the Chess Clubs page, please email it's information.

20 Nov 08 -

  • Updated the Chess Clubs page. If you know of an active Oklahoma chess club that's not listed, or has incorrect information on the Chess Clubs page, please email it's information.
  • On the Tournament Results page, added Grand Prix Standings and Photo Gallery from the 9th Annual Oklahoma Grade Championship held 15 November at University of Oklahoma in Norman.

16 Nov 08 -

  • On the Tournaments and Events, added the Claremore Scholastic Chess Open in Claremore on 17 January 2009.
  • On the Tournament Results  page, added Final Standings and Chess eXpress post tournament ratings from the 9th Annual Oklahoma Grade Championship held 15 November at University of Oklahoma in Norman. Final Grand Prix standings and photo galleries will be linked soon. Email your chess player's name for a username and password to access the final standings.
  • On the Champions page, added results from the 9th Annual Oklahoma Grade Championship.

13 Nov 08 -

  • Updated the OSCO Patrons page. Please consider becoming an OSCO Patron to help fund: Educational Conference Booths, Scholarships, Tournaments, Scholastic Chess Promotion, New School Chess Programs, Chess Camps, USCF Scholastic Memberships, and more...
    For information about becoming a Donor, click HERE.

5 Nov 08 -

2 Nov 08 -

  • On the Tournaments and Events, added the 2009 Susan Polgar National Open for Boys and Girls in Phoenix, Arizona on 13-15 Feb 2009. Over $250,000 in scholarships and chess prizes! Lots of side events. Check it out.
  • On the Tournaments and Events, added the Susan Polgar World Open for Girls and Boys at the Las Vegas International Chess Festival on 5-7 June

31 Oct 08 -

  • On the Tournament Results page, added the Jenks Open  held 25 October at Jenks High School, including links to: Chess eXpress rated results; USCF rated results for Premier section; photo gallery thanks to Joe Deal; and updated Grand Prix standings.
     
  • On the Tournaments and Events, added the following comments regarding USCF ratings for national championships in 2009:
    If you do not have a USCF rating and are interested in getting one for this event (so you don't have to play in the unrated section), by early January please email admin@swatek.com or call 918-812-1591.
     
  • On the Tournament Results page, added the following commentary about ratings at OSCO tournaments:

    OSCO is now using Chess eXpress Ratings service for all sections of all its tournaments.
    For individual player's Chess Express ID number, rating and complete tournament history, click HERE. The Premier section is also dual rated with USCF (see next paragraph). Using Chess eXpress Ratings it is no longer necessary to pay an extra membership fee to play in OSCO tournaments, cutting the cost of a player's first tournament each year by nearly half or more. This savings has taken on more importance in these challenging economic times. The simplicity of the Chess eXpress Ratings system also saves countless hours of volunteers time with a simple tournament rating process and elimination of tracking and processing memberships. This will help OSCO's recruitment and retention of tournament directors and organizers, facilitating the continued growth of our mission to serve more of Oklahoma's youth through chess.OSCO affiliate clubs are able to also conduct Chess eXpress rated tournaments under the same terms. Please email admin@okschess.org or call 918-342-4245 if you're interested in doing so.

    For Premier section player's USCF ID number, membership expiration date, ratings and complete tournament history, click HEREFor all players that earn the honor of playing in the Premier section at Grand Prix events, OSCO provides a 1-year membership in the US Chess Federation, so no membership expense is neseccary from any of our players. The USCF published rating of an event's calendar month is used for tournament section and pairing purposes, if the use of a higher current rating is not requested by the player. Published ratings were captured from the current ratings in on tournament history page in the first week of the prior month.
     

  • Updated the Registration Form Instructions page to reflect simplifications in the OSCO tournament registration process. The significant charges are captured in the following from that page.

    Sections are listed on the tournament flier. You do not need to list a section, rating, member ID number or any expiration date on the registration form. All players rated 1100 or more in either the current Chess eXpress Rating system or published USCF rating for the tournament month will be placed in the Premier section. Current Chess eXpress ratings are used for all other sections. Any USCF or other rating rating will only be used for other sections if the player does not have a ChesseXpress rating. Players that are unrated, or have a non-Chess eXpress rating that does not properly reflect their skill level, will have an initial Chess eXpress rating assigned by the Tournament Director based on the performance rating of their first tournament as calculated by the pairing software. This less arbitrary initial rating assignment should help the player's rating to stabilize at the correct level more quickly.

    The tournament director will place all players in the appropriate section, based on their rating and grade level. Due to the overlap between sections, 6th graders rated under 700 will be placed in the section with players in other grade levels from the same school , or in the K-6 Under 700 section if there are none.

    When you check-in, you can check to see your rating and what section you are in. At that time, if needed, you may request a section change from the tournament director on the pairing computer. Players may 'play up' in the next higher rated section if they are within 100 points of their section's upper limit.

    Please call 918-812-1591 with any questions, comments or concerns about this process.
     

11 Oct 08 -

27 Sep 08 -

  • On the Tournament Results page, added a Photo Gallery from the Del City K-12 Tournament  held 20 September at Del City High School. Thanks to Joe Deal for the Photos.
  • On the Tournaments and Events, added listing with linked flier for the Thomas Jefferson Scholastic Open in Joplin, MO on 18 October.

22 Sep 08 -

  • On the Tournament Results page, added the Del City K-12 Tournament  held 20 September at Del City High School.
  • On the Tournament Results page, added the OKC Sunday Tournament #1 held 21 Sep 08 at Downtown Library
  • On the Tournaments and Events, added details with links to a flier and map for the Jenks Open on 25 October - OSCO Grand Prix #2.

26 Aug 08 -

22 Aug 08 -

7 Aug 08 -

  • On the Tournament Results page, added Chess Express rated results from the Chess Adventure Team Tournament held 1 August in Owasso.

4 Aug 08 -

2 Aug 08 -

  • BREAKING NEWS!! - Congratulations to Michelle Farell, Oklahoma's Ambassador to the Susan Polgar National Invitational Championship, for earning 4.0 out of a possible 6 points. This is an outstanding performance which tied for 7th in this field of 52 state champion girls. The final standings are posted HERE, and USCF rated results will be posted here soon.
  • On the Tournament Results page, added results from the Chess Adventure Team Tournament held 1 August in Owasso. Chess Express rated results will be linked soon. Thanks to all of the wonderful Chess Adventure volunteers that helped again make this camp a wonderful experience for the kids.

6 Jul 08 -

24 Jun 08 -

15 Apr 08 -

  • On the Tournaments and Events page, added:
    Lubbock Open Chess Championship 2008 at Lubbock, TX on 26 April
    Fifth Annual All-Girls National Chess Championships at Dallas on 25-27 April
    Polgar National Invitational of Girls State Champions on 27 July to 1 August at at Texas Tech University (TTU) in Lubbock, Texas. Michelle Farell is our Oklahoma State Co-Champion ambassador to this event.
    Also, added links to more information for:
    National Senior High (K12) Championship at Atlanta, GA on 18-20 April
    National Burt Lerner Elementary (K-6) Championship at Pittsburgh, PA on 9-11 May
    Denker National Tournament of High School Champions at the US Open in Dallas, TX on 2-5 August. Jacob Berger is our Oklahoma State Co-Champion ambassador to this event.
  • On the Links page, added the Susan Polgar Institute for Chess Excellence at Texas Tech University, with chess scholarships, tournaments, training and more.

6 Apr 08 -

  • Updated the Chess Clubs page. If you know of an active Oklahoma chess club that's not listed, or has incorrect information on the Chess Clubs page, please email it's information.

20 Mar 08 -

  • On the Tournament Results  page, added Final Standings, USCF post tournament ratings, NEW Chess Express post tournament ratings and Photo Gallery by Joe Deal   from the TCC Scholastic Open held 15 March at Tulsa Community College. Email your chess player's name for a username and password to access the final standings.

9 Mar 08 -

  • On the Tournament Results  page, added Photo Gallery by Joe Deal  from the 12th Annual Oklahoma Scholastic Championship held 1 March at Cheyenne Middle School in Edmond.

2 Mar 08 -

  • On the Tournament Results  page, added Final Standings, OSCO Grand Prix Standings and USCF post tournament ratings from the 12th Annual Oklahoma Scholastic Championship held 1 March at Cheyenne Middle School in Edmond. Photo galleries and interactive games will be linked soon. Email your chess player's name for a username and password to access the final standings.
  • On the Champions page, added results from the 12th Annual Oklahoma Scholastic Championship.

27 Feb 08 -

  • On the Tournaments and Events page, changed the date for the 9th Annual Oklahoma State Grade Championship at Oklahoma University in Norman. from 22 to 15 November, due to an OU home game date change.

3 Feb 08 -

  • On the Tournament Results  page, added Final Standings, USCF post tournament ratings and Updated Grand Prix Standings from the Jenks Winter Open held 2 February at Jenks High School. Photo galleries and interactive games will be linked soon. Email your chess player's name for a username and password to access the final standings.
  • On the Tournaments and Events page, updated the flier for the postponed date of 15 March for the TCC Scholastic Chess Open at Tulsa Community College SE Campus.
  • On the Tournaments and Events page, added details and linked a flier and registration form for the 3rd Annual Chess Adventure Camp on 28 July to August 1 in Owasso.
  • On the Tournaments and Events page, added information about the USCF rating to be used for the 12th Annual Oklahoma State Scholastic Championship on 1 March in Edmond.

1 Feb 08 -

  • On the Tournaments and Events page, added details and linked a flier for the 12th Annual Oklahoma State Scholastic Championship on 1 March in Edmond.
  • On the Tournaments and Events page, added listings for the Chess Adventure Camp on 28 July to August 1 in Owasso, and the U.S. Junior Open in Lindsborg, Kansas on 25-27 July.

20 Jan 08 -

  • On the Tournament Results page, added a link to OSCO Grand Prix Standings following the Norman New Year Open held 12 January at Lakeside Church of God in Norman.
  • NOTICE: Due to the ice storm postponement of the TCC Holiday Open until after the State Championship, the Grand Prix schedule has been reduced from 7 to 6 events. Point totals will be based on two of the non-championship events plus the two championships (players may miss two non-championship events and still be in the running).

18 Jan 08 -

  • On the Tournament Results  page, added Photo Gallery by Joe Deal  from the Norman New Year Open held 12 January at Lakeside Church of God in Norman. Email your chess player's name for a username and password to access the final standings.
  • On the Tournaments and Events page, added the 2008-9 OSCO Grand Prix schedule, 31st Annual All Schools Chess Tournament in Bartlesville and USCF scholastic national events.

14 Jan 08 -

  • On the Tournament Results  page, added Final Standings and USCF post tournament ratings  from the Norman New Year Open held 12 January at Lakeside Church of God in Norman. Updated USCF ratings, Final Grand Prix standings, photo galleries and interactive games will be linked soon. Email your chess player's name for a username and password to access the final standings.

10 Jan 08 -

  • On the Tournaments and Events page with a flier and details for the Jenks Winter Open on 2 Feb 08. Please note the new registration policy for all OSCO Grand Prix Events. Pre-registered players must check-in before 9:00 am or will receive round 1 bye. All players registering onsite will receive a bye in round 1. This new policy is consistent with many large scholastic tournaments. It is now necessary to keep the growing OSCO events started on time with much less last minute stress for the Tournament Directors and Organizers.
  • On the Tournaments and Events page, added the postponed date of 15 March for the TCC Holiday Open at Tulsa Community College SE Campus.

2 Jan 08 -

21 Dec 07 -

14 Dec 07 -

The TCC Holiday Open  at Tulsa Community College Southeast Campus is POSTPONED UNTIL A LATER DATE. Due to the ice storm, lack of electricity for many, and the increasing probability of a significant amount of snow/ice this coming weekend; the TCC Holiday Open Chess Tournament is postponed. An alternate date will be rescheduled for the spring semester when TCC reopens. For those of you who mailed in your registration fee, we can keep this fee for the rescheduled date. If you would like a refund, there are several options. You can pick up a check at either the January 12 or February 2 tournaments. If you prefer that a refund be mailed to you, please send your name & address to julie_luscomb@hotmail.com

8 Dec 07 -

  • On the Tournament Results page, added a link to  Photo Galleries from the Oklahoma Grade Championship held 17 November at Foster Middle School in Tulsa.

3 Dec 07 -

25 Nov 07 -

  • On the Tournament Results page, added a link to  Photo Galleries from the Rose State Scholastic Open held 20 October at Rose State College in Midwest City.

18 Nov 07 -

  • On the Tournament Results  page, added Final Standings and USCF post tournament ratings from the 8th Annual Oklahoma Grade Championship held 17 November at Foster Middle School in Tulsa. Final Grand Prix standings, photo galleries and interactive games will be linked soon. Email your chess player's name for a username and password to access the final standings.
  • On the Champions page, added results from the 8th Annual Oklahoma Grade Championship.

28 Oct 07 -

26 Oct 07 -

  • Updated the OSCO Patrons page to recognize OSCO's newest Patron, Carl Albert High School Chess Club. Please consider becoming an OSCO Patron to help fund: Educational Conference Booths, Scholarships, Tournaments, Scholastic Chess Promotion, New School Chess Programs, Chess Camps, USCF Scholastic Memberships, and more...
    For information about becoming a Donor, click HERE.

25 Oct 07 -

24 Oct 07 -

  • On the Tournament Results page, added a link to  Photo Galleries from the Claremore Scholastic Open held 29 September. Thanks to Joe Deal for the photos.

21 Oct 07 -

  • On the Tournament Results page, added Final Standings from the Rose State Scholastic Open held 20 October at Rose State College in Midwest City, hosted by Carl Albert High School Chess Club. Grand Prix standings, photo gallery and interactive games will be linked in about a week or so. Email your chess player's name for a username and password to access the final standings.

18 Oct 07 -

  • On the Tournaments and Events page,  added details and linked to a flier/form for the TCC Holiday Open  at Tulsa Community College Southeast Campus on 15 Dec 07.
  • On the Chess Clubs page, added the NEW Caney Valley High School Chess Club in Ramona. If you know of an active Oklahoma chess club that's not listed, or has incorrect information on the Chess Clubs page, please email it's information.
  • Revised the Tournament Registration Form Instructions page to include: "Players attending alternative education facilities may register as a student of the school they would otherwise be attending." This is to be in accordance with Oklahoma State Law.

14 Oct 07 -

  • On the Tournament Results page, added a link to Grand Prix Standings following the Claremore Scholastic Open held 29 September at Roosa Elementary.

9 Oct 07 -

  • On the Financial Reports page,  posted the OSCO 2006-7 Financial Report. Many thanks to Treasurer Rod Whitlatch for his service to OSCO.
  • On the Tournaments and Events page,  added details and linked to a flier/form for the 8th Annual Oklahoma State Grade Championship at Foster Middle School in Tulsa on 17 Nov 07.
  • On the Tournaments and Events page,  added details and tournament link for the National Scholastic K-12 Championship at Houston, TX on 7-9 Dec 07. This is the National Grade Championship. Participants should make reservations at the tournament hotel as early as possible to help assure room availability. The tournament entry fee increases from $40 to $60 on 9 November. Bughouse and Blitz side events are extra.

6 Oct 07 -

  • On the Tournaments and Events page,  updated the flier/form for the Rose State K-12 Scholastic Open at Rose State College in Midwest City on 20 Oct 07. Please send entries to Carl Albert High School Chess Club per the linked flier/form.

30 Sep 07 -

  • On the Tournament Results page, added Final Standings from the Claremore Scholastic Open held 29 September at Roosa Elementary in Claremore. Grand Prix standings, photo gallery and interactive games will be linked in about a week or so. Email your chess player's name for a username and password to access the final standings.
  • Archived the 2005-6 What's New items with links at the bottom of the page, so that this page will download faster.

21 Sep 07 -

16 Sep 07 -

  • On the Tournaments and Events page,  added a hotel with tournament rate for the Claremore Scholastic Open at Roosa Elementary School in Claremore on 29 Sep 07. This is OSCO Grand Prix event #1.

9 Sep 07 -

  • On the Chess Clubs page, added the NEW Edmond Will Rogers Elementary Chess Club and  Tulsa East Central High School Chess Club, and updated the  Edmond Central Middle School Chess Club information. If you know of an active Oklahoma chess club that's not listed, or has incorrect information on the Chess Clubs page, please email it's information.

3 Sep 07 -

  • On the Tournaments and Events page,  added details and link to a flier for the Claremore Scholastic Open at Roosa Elementary School in Claremore on 29 Sep 07. This is OSCO Grand Prix event #1.
  • OSCO General Meeting: A brief OSCO general meeting will be held prior to Round One of the Claremore Scholastic Open at Roosa Elementary School in Claremore on 29 Sep 07. The purpose of this meeting is to amend some of the language in OSCO's certificate of incorporation to comply with IRS requirements.

30 Aug 07 -

  • On the Tournaments and Events page,  added Rose State K-12 Scholastic Open hosted by Carl Albert High School at Rose State College in Midwest City on 20 Oct 07 This is OSCO Grand Prix event #2.
  • On the Chess Clubs page, added the NEW Edmond Northern Hills Elementary Chess Club and updated the meeting location for the Edmond Informal Chess Club. If you know of an active Oklahoma chess club that's not listed, or has incorrect information on the Chess Clubs page, please email it's information.
  • Updated the Grand Prix Rules to reflect the 7 event schedule and show the points multiplier for the new Grades 6-12 Under 700 section. Grand prix points will accumulate this school year from the two state championships and the top 3 of the other 5 events for each player.

19 Aug 07 -

7 Aug 07 -

  • Polgar National Championship Update: Rachel Farell finished the 2007 Polgar with a breakeven 3-0-3 and a win in the final round! To interactively play through some annotated games, click HERE (newest games are at the bottom of the list). Visit the Interactive Games page to play through more games of Oklahoma scholastic chess players. Thanks to Chuck Unruh for the updates.
  • The A&E Movie "Knights of the South Bronx" will be released on DVD 30 October 2007. This is probably the best movie ever about scholastic chess. A copy should be in every school library. You can pre-order copies for $10 today from Amazon.com.
  • On the Tournament Results page, added Photo Galleries from the Hardesty Library Chess Camp held in July at Tulsa.

6 Aug 07 -

  • It's been a difficult week for our OSCO extended family.
     
    Emily Brown, infant daughter of Madison Elementary Chess Club organizer Donna Brown, left this world last Wednesday, 1 August 2008. You can send condolences and view the obituary online at http://www.havenbrookfuneralhome.com/Obituaries.htm.
     
    OSCO Alumnus Jaron Holliday died 4 August 2008 serving us in the 1st Squadron, 40th Cavalry Regiment in Iraq.

 

3 Aug 07 -

  • Polgar National Championship Update: Rachel Farell finds the correct answer in Ng4 to a well known line in the Accelerated Dragon Defense. The White game falls apart on a Knight combination and our Polgar Champion is now 2-0-2. To interactively play through the annotated game, click HERE (newest games are at the bottom of the list). Visit the Interactive Games page to play through more games of Oklahoma scholastic chess players. Thanks to Chuck Unruh for the updates.

1 Aug 07 -

  • Polgar National Championship Update: The third game stopped the point drought for Rachel with a victory from the White side of the Catalan System. Our Champion was in good spirits after a family visit to Independence Hall this afternoon. Tomorrow, the short term goal is to pull even with another victory! To interactively play through the annotated game, click HERE (newest games are at the bottom of the list). Visit the Interactive Games page to play through more games of Oklahoma scholastic chess players. Thanks to Chuck Unruh for the updates.

31 Jul 07 -

  • Polgar National Championship Update: In the first round of the 2007 Polgar Championships, Rachel Farell plays white against a high rated class A player. The Oklahoma Polgar Champion holds a small advantage in one of her favorite Reti style openings until move 23. A strategy stumble lands the White King in trouble and Louiza Livschitz executes well, scoring the point. To interactively play through the annotated game, click HERE. Visit the Interactive Games page to play through more games of Oklahoma scholastic chess players.

28 Jul 07 -

24 Jul 07 -

  • On the Tournament Results page, added Coaches and Premier Students Tournament Final Standings from the Chess Adventure Camp Team Tournament held 20 July at Rejoice Academy in Owasso.

23 Jul 07 -

  • On the Tournament Results page, added Final Standings and Interactive Games from the Chess Adventure Camp Team Tournament held 20 July at Rejoice Academy in Owasso. Photo galleries and a press release will be linked soon.
  • On the Interactive Games of Oklahoma Scholastic Players page, added games from throughout the week at the Chess Adventure Camp held 16-20 July. Thanks to Rev. Ed Boyle for submitting the interactive games.

27 Jun 07 -

  • On the Chess Clubs page, added the NEW Okmulgee Elementary School Chess Club. If you know of an active Oklahoma chess club that's not listed, or has incorrect information on the Chess Clubs page, please email it's information.

19 Jun 07 -

  • On the Tournaments and Events page,  added Hotel Information for the Chess Adventure Camp in Owasso on 16-20 July.

17 Jun 06 -

8 Jun 06 -

  • Updated the OSCO Patrons page. Please consider becoming an OSCO Patron to help fund: Educational Conference Booths, Scholarships, Tournaments, Scholastic Chess Promotion, New School Chess Programs, Chess Camps, USCF Scholastic Memberships, and more...
    For information about becoming a Donor, click HERE.

7 Jun 07 -

  • On the Tournaments and Events page,  added the three 2008 spring scholastic national championships. The nearest one will be the National Junior High (K9) Championship in Dallas, TX on 4-6 Apr 08 with sections including: K9 Championship, K8 Championship, K9 Under 1250, K8 Under 1000 and K8 Under 750. Lets plan on a big Oklahoma presence in Dallas.

3 Jun 07 -

  • On the Chess Clubs page, added the NEW Chess Night at the Java Joint in Bethany which meets 7pm Tuesdays. Updated the Edmond Informal club location which will still meet Tuesdays 6-9pm. Also, updated the Claremore Informal club location which will still meet Thursdays 7-10pm. If you know of an active Oklahoma chess club that's not listed, or has incorrect information on the Clubs page, please email it's information.

29 May 07 -

27 May 07 -

  • Introducing Junior Chess Corner by John Cope
    John was Oklahoma's High School Champion and Denker Tournament of State Champions representative in 2005-6. He has now combined his writing skills, chess abilities and junior perspective to bring you the Junior Chess Corner. Hopefully you'll also find these articles to be enjoyable and helpful.

26 May 07 -

  • On the Tournaments and Events page,  linked to the USA Chess Camp on 4-8 June in Oklahoma City at Heritage Hall School (1800 NW 122nd Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73120).

14 May 07 -

13 May 07 -

  • On the Tournament Results page, added Photo Galleries from the Carl Albert K-12 Open held 21 April at Carl Albert High School in Midwest City. Thanks to Jim Keethler for the help with the photos.

11 May 07 -

  • On the Tournament Results page, added Final Standings and USCF post tournament ratings from the Carl Albert K-12 Open held 21 April at Carl Albert High School in Midwest City. Photo galleries will be linked soon. Email your chess player's name for a username and password to access the final standings.
  • Updated the OSCO Officers page per the Board Meeting on 21 April 2007 when Officers for 2007-8 were selected by the Board Members. David Nichols is President. Albert Rine is Vice-President. Robert Epperly is Immediate Past President. Rod Whitlatch is Treasurer. Mike Swatek is Secretary. Julie Luscomb and Dan Wade are Members At Large.
  • On the Tournaments and Events page,  added links to the Ida Freeman and USCF websites to keep up with the Oklahoma players' at the 2007 National Bert Lerner Elementary (K-6) Championship in Nashville on 11-13 May.
  • On the Tournaments and Events page,  revised the 2007-8 OSCO Grand Prix schedule from 8 to 7 events, with the State Championship on 1 March 2008.

19 Apr 07 -

  • On the Tournament Results page, added a link to  8 Interactive Games from the Madison Bulldogs Open held 3 March in Norman. Thanks to Julie Luscomb for the games.

9 Apr 07 -

  • On the Tournament Results page, added a link to Final Grand Prix Standings following the 11th Annual Oklahoma Scholastic Championship.

8 Apr 07 -

  • On the Tournament Results page, added links to Photo Galleries by Joe Deal from the 11th Annual Oklahoma Scholastic Championship held 31 March at Claremore High School.
  • On the Champions page, added results from the 11th Annual Oklahoma Scholastic Championship.

6 April 07 -

  • Updated the OSCO Bylaws page with the new version approved by the membership at the 31 March 2007 Annual Meeting. The hand vote was unanimous in approval.
  • Updated the OSCO Officers page per the Members' Annual Election on 31 March 2007. Julie Luscomb, Rod Whitlatch, David Nichols and Robert Epperly received 2-year terms. Mike Swatek, Dan Wade and Albert Rine received 1-year terms. The 1-year terms will be voted upon again next year for 2-year terms. The new Board will soon make 2007-8 Officer selections for President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary, per the new Bylaws. Many thanks to Donna Brown and Kay Dalton for their service to the OSCO Board the past few years.

3 April 07 -

  • On the Tournament Results page, added Final Standings and USCF post tournament ratings from the 11th Annual Oklahoma Scholastic Championship held 31 March at Claremore High School. Final Grand Prix standings, updated Champions lists, photo galleries and interactive games will be linked soon. Email your chess player's name for a username and password to access the final standings.

1 Apr 07 -

  • On the Tournaments and Events page,  added information about the Carl Albert K-12 Open on 21 April in Midwest City and the Chess Adventure Camp in Owasso 16-20 July. Also added an announcement of the OSCO room at the National High School (K12) Championship in Kansas City 13-15 April.

29 Mar 07 -

  • On the Tournaments and Events page,  added a link to driving directions for the State Championship on 31 March.

13 Mar 07 -

12 Mar 07 -

  • On the Tournament Results page, added a link to  Photo Galleries from the Madison Bulldogs Open held 3 March in Norman. Thanks to Joe Deal for the photos.

7 Mar 07 -

  • On the Tournament Results page, added a link to  Grand Prix Standings following the Madison Bulldogs Open held 3 March at Norman.

4 Mar 07 -

  • On the Tournament Results page, added Final Standings from the Madison Bulldogs Open held 3 March at Madison Elementary in Norman. Grand Prix standings, photo gallery and interactive games will be linked soon. Email your chess player's name for a username and password to access the final standings.

25 Feb 07 -

  • Posted draft Bylaws that have been approved by the OSCO Board for a vote of the membership at the 31 March 2007 Annual Meeting and Election.
  • Created the new Governance section of the website, including Officers, Financial Reports and Bylaws.

20 Feb 07 -

  • On the Tournament Results page, added a link to  Photo Galleries from the Jenks Winter Open held 3 February. Thanks to Bob Drumm and Dan Kontje for the photos.

7 Feb 07 -

6 Feb 07 -

  • On the Tournament Results page, added a link to  Interactive Games from the Jenks Winter Open held 3 February.

4 Feb 07 -

  • On the Tournament Results page, added a link to  Grand Prix Standings following the Jenks Winter Open held 3 February. Due to the delay of the Carl Albert tournament until 21 April and after the State Championship, the OSCO Board has approved a reduction of the 2006-7 Grand Prix schedule from 8 to 7 events. Players will still drop the two lowest scores from the five non-championship events. Therefore, up to 5 of the 7 scores will count toward total points.
  • On the Tournament Results page, added Final Standings from the Jenks Winter Open held 3 February at Jenks East Intermediate School. Grand Prix standings, photo gallery and interactive games will be linked soon. Email your chess player's name for a username and password to access the final standings.
  • On the Tournaments and Events page,  posted the new date for the Carl Albert K-12 Open on 21 April 07 due to the winter weather postponement.
  • On the Tournaments and Events page, added details and a flier link for the Madison Bulldogs Open on 3 March in Norman and the 11th Oklahoma Scholastic State Championship on 31 March in Claremore.

13 Jan 07 -

  • Posted the new Chess Lesson Plans page. Teachers and coaches sharing their lesson plans with exercises. Share yours and benefit from those who already have.

12 Jan 07 -

 

11 Jan 07 -

  • On the News page, linked to full article This Means War (789 kb pdf file). In an age of PlayStations and Xbox 360s, why is one Edmond school taking the ancient game of chess so seriously? from the Oklahoma Gazette, 20 December 06, an outstanding article about the Ida Freeman Elementary School Chess Club. Republished with permission.

4 Jan 07 -

  • On the Tournaments and Events page, added details and a flier link for the Jenks Winter Open on 3 Feb.
  • On the Tournaments and Events page, added the Colorado State Chess Association Scholastic Championship in Denver on 17-18 Feb.

2 Jan 07 -

  • On the Tournaments and Events page, linked to pages with information for the three Spring National Tournaments.

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