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BRAUNLICH WINS 1ST ROZSA TROPHY

AMBURGY ​• AMBURN • BRAUNLICH • HULSEY  PAOLERCIO • ZELNICK

The best of Oklahoma's best players came together the weekend of January 27–29, 2023 for the inaugural Rozsa Trophy. The event is a round robin invitational for the top six active players in the state.

NM Tom Braunlich won the event with a score of 4.0 out of 5.  His Round 2 win against NM Mark Hulsey is below.  Read all about the event in the latest issue of Oklahoma Chess Magazine

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NM Mark Hulsey (2151)

NM Thomas Braunlich (2214)

A winning weekend for OK players in Kansas

Seven out of seven Oklahoma players who competed in Saturday's New Year's Bash in Kansas City returned from the event with a higher rating. Our congratulations to Viraj Singh (+16),  Joe Zacharias (+9),  Arya Roy Choudhury (+53), Thomas Zacharias (+33), Anurag Roy Choudhury (+18), Roshan Valentine (+7), and unrated Isaac Jackson (not pictured), who finished the event at 1297.

The 31st HOLIDAY OPEN

A big turnout for our year-end celebration

December 17, 2022
It was quite a crowd in the playing hall at Harvard Avenue this weekend! Seventy-eight chess players participated in this weekend's Holiday Open, some of them from Kansas, Texas, and Arkansas. Ten players were first-time tournament competitors.

 

There were three perfect scores in the event: Ezra Dubé, Kipp Opperman, and Milam Dobbins scored 4 out of 4 points to tie for first place in the U1300. Three winners tied for the first-place spot in the Open, as well: Viraj Singh, Joe Veal, and Max Barnes tied for first place with 3.5 out of 4 points.

Our thanks to Chief TD Harold Brown and assistants Jim Berry, Chris Dooley, and Tom Braunlich. Thanks also to all the players and parents who took time out of their holiday schedules to come play and help make the event such a fun one for us all. Happy holidays!

Results are here. More photos are on the media page. 

Max Barnes wins 1st Norman Fall Class 

November 14, 2022 
Sixty-two players from Oklahoma, Texas and Arkansas came together this weekend for the inaugural Norman Fall Class Championship, held November 12 & 13 in Norman.