Deadlines at a glance
5 p.m. Thursday, March 31 is the deadline to register. No registrations will be accepted after this time.
5 p.m. Thursday, March 31 is the deadline to submit section change requests.
11 a.m. Friday, April 1 is the deadline to cancel and receive a refund. Email cancellations to email@example.com.
The 2022 Oklahoma Scholastic Chess State Championship
Saturday, April 2, 2022 at Jenks Middle School
3019 E 101st Street, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74037
Registered players check in at this time.
Round One for all sections will begin following announcements in the playing hall. Subsequent rounds are paired ASAP with a 30-minute break for lunch.
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.
Players with cell phones must keep them switched off and out of sight. Failure to do so may result in a forfeit loss.
Complete OSCO rules can be found here.
Sections & Prizes
Individual trophies will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each section.
Team trophies will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in combined elementary, middle school, and high school sections.
Elementary (K–5) U500: Five rounds, G/45. Medals for 3.0. Outstanding performance awards for 4.0.
Elementary (K-5) Open: Five rounds, G/45. Medals for 3.0. Outstanding performance awards for 4.0.
Middle School (6–8) U800: Five rounds, G/45. Medals for 3.0. Outstanding performance awards for 4.0.
Middle School (6–8) Open: Four rounds, G/45;d5. Medals for 2.5. Outstanding performance awards for 3.0.
High School (9–12) U900: Five rounds, G/45. Medals for 3.0. Outstanding performance awards for 4.0.
High School (9–12) Open: Four rounds, G/45;d5. Medals for 2.5. Outstanding performance awards for 3.0.
Clocks required in sections 4 and 6 (Middle School & High School Open sections). Players with approved clocks may use them in all sections. Notation strongly encouraged in all sections. See "equipment" for clock rules.
Team Awards: For this tournament, team scores will be calculated using the combined scores of each team's top-performing players. In case of a tie, computer tiebreaks will be used.
Tiebreaks for individual trophies
Computer tiebreaks are used for 2nd and 3rd place. In case of a tie for first place, if there was a head-to-head match, that result is used. Otherwise, players break tie with a G/5 blitz match. If the result is not decisive, an armageddon tiebreak is used (White has six minutes; Black has five minutes but only needs a draw to win).
Tiebreaks to determine invitational representatives
If points are tied in any of the invitational categories, the following tiebreaks will be used, in this order:
Head-to-head result at state championship
Head-to-head results at all qualifying events this academic year
A match consisting of two (alternating colors) G/60;d5 games will be held at time/place TBD.
The final tiebreaker will be an armageddon match (White has six minutes; Black has five minutes but only needs a draw to win).
Sets are provided. Bring your clock if you have one. In sections that require clocks, if neither player has a clock and all OSCO clocks are used on higher boards, the match will be declared a forfeit draw.
Registration for this tournament is through Jenks Community Education. Instructions are below. The deadline to register is 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 31. No registrations will be accepted after the deadline.
3) Create an account and log in
4) Click find a class/enroll for classes and search keyword "Chess"
5) Complete the registration form. Skip the fields numbered 1–4 (address, date of birth, unique email address) if your player already has a U.S. Chess membership.
For registration questions, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For general tournament questions, send an email to email@example.com or call (405) 642-6136.