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Yukon tournament OSCO's biggest yet this season
Another memorable event at Independence Intermediate
The Yukon K-12 Open on January 8 was the second OSCO event hosted by Independence Intermediate School. As before, Keri Smith and her team of volunteers worked hard to make sure we could all enjoy an efficient, welcoming event. We're already looking forward to next year!
Longshots won surprise 1st-place victories in both top sections. Max Barnes scored an upset win over the heavily favored state champion in the Premier. And in the Reserve, Michael LaSala won all his matches despite being a first-time competitor in a field of seasoned veterans. Both players finished the day with perfect scores.
Tied with 3.0 out of 4 in Premier were Ryan Amburgy, Maxwell Xie, and Benjamin Li. Mason Teague scored 3.5 to finish second in the Reserve. Right behind him at 3.0 were Angelique Chen, Samuel Boudreau, Kaylee Gandhi, and Bowen Teague.
The first-place trophy in Section 4 (U500) went to Grace Huang (5.0). Holley Brown, Cora Winters, Rana Kasireddy, and Alan Dodge scored 4.0 out of 5 to land in a four-way tie for second. Anurag Roy Choudhury and Nathan Reese tied for first in Section 1 (U300) with 4.5 points each, with Samuel Wang and Robert Jenkins finishing the day at 4.0.
128 players competed in five sections. Jerry Casteel was chief tournament director. Our next event will be the Casady Classic in Oklahoma City on March 5. We hope to see you there!
OSCO players, coach featured in local TV spot
Scholastic players Elizabeth Braddy and Viraj Singh are among the players featured with Coach Jake Williams in this recent Channel 5 spot filmed during the Saturday-afternoon meetup at Full Circle Bookstore.
CHECK OUT THESE MOVES! Aaron Lu of Roosevelt Elementary (Norman) found this complicated four-move checkmate in round 1 of the Stillwater Scholastic Open.
The OSCO 2000 Hall of Fame
recognizes Oklahoma K-12th grade chess players who achieve a published USCF regular/established rating of 2000 or higher prior to graduation.
achieved a 2000+ rating in February 2019.
He was in the ninth grade.
achieved a 2000+ rating in February 2013.
He was in the sixth grade.
achieved a 2000+ rating in June 2016.
She was in the 11th grade.
achieved a 2000+ rating in October 2013.
He was in the seventh grade.
achieved a 2000+ rating in August 2013.
He was in the 12th grade.
achieved a 2000+ rating in January 2013.
He was in the 7th grade.
achieved a 2000+ rating in September 2009.
He was in the 12th grade.