Upcoming K-12 tournaments
& results from past events
Be sure to check the tournaments page for listings of open events throughout the summer.
We're looking forward to seeing everybody next season! Thanks to all the kids and parents who've helped us make our 2021-22 season such a great one.
2022 Oklahoma Scholastic State Championship
#1 Jenks High School/Freshman Academy (Jenks)
Jenks chess sponsor Lynne Dooley is pictured with Roman Miller, National Master Ryan Amburgy, Liam Glynn, Parker Karas, Sarabjot Singh, and Juan Diego Hernandez. (Not pictured: Hakeem Hussain and Brooke Waters.
Amburgy went undefeated and took 1st place in the 9–12 Open, securing his second consecutive state championship title.
Harding Charter Prep 9th Grader Maxwell Barnes was inducted into the OSCO Hall of Fame at Saturday's tournament after achieving a US Chess rating above 2000. He was one of four players to score 3.0 out of 4. The others were Oscar Wang, Joe Zacharias, Simon Hart,, and Stone Burton. Three players tied with perfect scores in the 9–12 U900: Jonah Brandenburgh (Bixby - OSIEL), Luis Blake (Deer Creek High School) and Benjamin Creech (OKC - Academy of Classical Christian Studies).
#2 Edmond North High School (Edmond)
#1 Classen SAS Middle School (Oklahoma City)
Finishing in first place in the 6–8th Open was Raymond Jiang of Casady School in Oklahoma City. He will represent Oklahoma at the Dewain Barber National Tournament of Middle School Champions this summer.
Tied with four points each were Joshua Li (Stillwater Middle School), Elizabeth Braddy (homeschooled, Edmond), Benjamin Li (Stillwater Middle School), Lafayette Chen (Central Oklahoma Chess Club - Edmond), OKC Classen Middle School's Rishi Rathi and Viraj Singh, and William Lin (Stillwater).
Braddy will represent Oklahoma in the Ruth Haring National Tournament of Girls State Champions during the U.S. Open in Rancho Mirage, California this summer.
In the 6th–8th U800, Akshaj Dalavayi (Summit Middle School, Edmond) and Devansh Katakwar (Deer Creek Middle School) tied for first place with 4.5 points each. Kirthika Duggisetty and Som Gupta (Casady School, OKC) each scored 4.0.
The teams from Casady School (Oklahoma City) and Jenks Middle School tied for second place.
#1 Country Lane Elementary (Broken Arrow)
Peyton Lang, Cohen Applegate, Alyssa Miller, Liam Applegate, and Ember Applegate are pictured with OSCO president Chris Amburgy. Not pictured: Chase Brklacich, Beckett Kaplinski, Jaiden Shrum, Matai Amani, and Kayden Emhoola.
Eric Lansinger of Holy Trinity School (Edmond) scored 5 out of 5 to take first place in the K–5th Open. Parker Langston finished second with 4.5 points. Five players finished with scores of 4.0: Liam Applegate, Ayush Praveen, Aaron Lu, Samuel Wang, and Elson Ding.
Liam Applegate was named Oklahoma's 2022 representative to the Rockefeller Tournament of Elementary State Champions.
In the K–5th U500, Kyle Beirute finished first with a perfect 5/5. Michael Moss was a half-point behind for second. Both are members of the Jenks Chess Club. Chase Brklacich, Eirena Tang (Deer Creek) and Jonah Holt (Tulsa University School) tied with 4.0 points each.
#2 Jenks Chess Club
#3 Zarrow International School (Tulsa)
This was the first tournament for all but one member of the team from Zarrow International. Ten of the twelve unrated players chose to compete in the Open, making Zarrow's third-place finish even more impressive.
Pictured: Ryan McIntosh, Gavin Stegall, Nicklas Czerwinski, Camden Stanford, Jonathan Sauter, Jace Goodlow, Liam Dobbs. Not pictured: Kaden Gonzalez, Leah Corngold, Truman Self, Carter Cross, George Gonzalez, Lily Graham