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Registration starts at midnight Thursday, March 23 and ends at midnight Thursday, April 6.

 No registrations will be accepted after the deadline.

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The University of Central Oklahoma College of Business presents the

27th OKLAHOMA SCHOLASTIC CHESS STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Saturday, April 8, 2023

Nigh University Center Grand Ballroom
University of Central Oklahoma
100 N. University Drive
Edmond, Oklahoma 73034

SCHEDULE

Before the tournament, check your player's section and school/team code.  If something doesn't look right, alert us right away at osco_treasurer@ochess.org.

8:15 Doors open. Parent/player Q&A. New players are encouraged to come at this time so we can answer your questions and help get your day off to a great start.  There is no check-in requirement this year. All registered players will be entered.
 

9:00 Round One for all sections will begin following announcements in the playing hall. Subsequent rounds are paired ASAP with a break for lunch. Awards ceremonies take place for each section ASAP after that section's final round is complete.

GENERAL INFORMATION & RULES

  • No eliminations! Every player plays every round.

  • Parents are not permitted in the playing room during rounds, and players must exit when their match is finished.

  • Mobile devices are prohibited on the tournament floor. If the player's device cannot be left with a parent or coach, it must be turned off and kept out of sight. Failure to comply could result in a forfeit loss.

  • It is the player's responsibility to know and understand the rules by which our tournaments are governed. We ask that all players and parents read OSCO's rules before the tournament.  Read them here and call/text (405) 642-6136 if you  have questions.

SECTIONS & PRIZES

Elementary Championship (grades K–5)

Five rounds, G/45. K–5 Open. Any player in grades K through 5 who wishes to play in the championship section may do so.  AWARDS TBA

Elementary U500

Five rounds, G/45. Elementary school students rated 0 to 499 may play in this section. AWARDS TBA

Middle School Championship (grades 6–8)
Four rounds, G/45;d5. AWARDS TBA

Middle School UX (grades 6–8)

FORMAT & AWARDS TBA

High School Championship (grades 9–12)

Four rounds, G/45;d5. AWARDS TBA

High School UX (grades 9–12)

FORMAT & AWARDS TBA

ADDITIONAL SECTION INFORMATION TBA.

EQUIPMENT

  • SETS are provided for tournament games, but players are encouraged to bring their own for skittles (waiting area).

  • CLOCKS Please bring your own if you have one. Clocks are required  in U1100 and Premier, but players with approved clocks may use them in all sections.

  • SCORESHEETS and pencils are provided. Notation is required in Premier and encouraged in all sections.

TIEBREAKS

In a tie for first place, if there was a decisive head-to-head result (if the tied individuals played each other and the result was not a draw), that result is used. If there was no decisive head-to-head result, a G/5 blitz match is played to break the tie. If that game ends in a draw, the tied individuals play an armageddon blitz match: the player with the white pieces gets 6 minutes; the player with the black pieces gets 5 but need only draw the game to win.  

Ties for awards other than first place

If two players are tied and there was a decisive head-to-head result, that result is used. Otherwise, OSCO uses the U.S. Chess-recommended order of computer tiebreaks. These are 1. Modified Median, 2. Solkoff, 3. Cumulative, 4. Cumulative of Opposition. Click here to learn about these tiebreak systems.

To register:
 

Entry fee TBA. Registration opens at midnight Thursday, March 23 and closes at midnight on Thursday, April 6. Current US Chess membership is required. 
 

REFUND POLICY: Upon request we will refund entry fees for cancellations emailed to osco_treasurer@ochess.org by midnight Thursday, April 6. We ask that you notify us if you must cancel after the deadline.

Questions? 
Call (405) 642-6136 or send an email to info@ochess.org.

Registration starts March 24. Use the form on this page.

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