Registration begins Thursday, October 6 and closes at midnight on Thursday, October 20. 

No registrations will be accepted after this time.

A current U.S. Chess membership is required for all participants. New players: OSCO will sponsor a new membership for the player's first year. Click here to request a new membership.

 

All others: check your membership's expiration date here. Time to renew? Click here for a discounted renewal.

The University of Tulsa K-12 Open

Saturday, October 22, 2022
The Allen Chapman Student Union at the University of Tulsa
3135 E 5th Place, Tulsa, OK 74104

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.  
 

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

  • There is no check-in requirement this year. All registered players will be entered. To prevent a player from being paired with an opponent who does not show up, please notify us if your registered player can't be there for round 1.

  • No eliminations! Every player plays every round.

  • A current U.S. Chess membership is required for all participants. Check your expiration date here. Click here to renew or here to request a new (first-time) membership.

  • 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

Register your player in the section corresponding to their US Chess regular rating (check it here) and, for players rated 0–799, their school grade. Before submitting a request to play in a higher section, read the rules on playing up. Section change requests must be submitted via email to osco_treasurer@ochess.org before the registration deadline.

SECTION I: Elementary U500

Five rounds, G/45. For K–6 players who attend elementary school and are unrated–499. Trophies for 1st, 2nd , and 3rd place individuals and for 1st & 2nd-place teams. Medals for players with scores of 3.0 or higher.

 

SECTION II: U800
Five rounds, G/45
All grades. For players rated 0–799 who attend middle school or high school and for elementary players rated 500–799. Trophies for 1st, 2nd , and 3rd place individuals and for 1st & 2nd-place teams. Medals for players with scores of 3.0 or higher.

SECTION III: U1100
Four rounds, G/45; d5

For players rated 800–1099. All grades. Clocks required. Notation strongly encouraged.  Trophies for 1st, 2nd , and 3rd place individuals and for 1st and 2nd-place teams. Medals for players with scores of 2.5 or higher.

 

SECTION IV: Premier
Four rounds, G/45; d5

For players rated 1100+.  All grades. Clocks and notation required.  Trophies for 1st, 2nd , and 3rd place individuals and for 1st and 2nd-place teams. Medals for players with scores of 2.5 or higher. 

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

Computer tiebreaks are used for 2nd and 3rd place individual awards and all team awards. In case of a tie between two or more individuals for first place, tiebreak methods are as follows, in this order:

  • Head-to-head result (if applicable)

  • G/5 blitz match

  • Armageddon match. Visit the rules page for more information.

QUESTIONS?

For general tournament questions, send an email to rebecca@youthchessok.org or call (405) 642-6136.

 

For registration questions, requests to change section or team affiliation, or cancellations before the registration deadline,  send an email to osco_treasurer@ochess.orgIf you must cancel after the deadline, text us at (707) 685-7045‬. 

Current U.S. Chess membership is required. Entry is $25/player. Parents registering three or more siblings at the same time: $20/player.

REGISTRATION STEP 1:

Enter player information below, then click "Go to Registration." 

This field is for members of registered club teams. All others, skip this section and your player will be placed on a team with their school or homeschool group.

If your player belongs to a registered club team, select it here:

NOTE TO PARENTS: Please tell us if you have to cancel or miss the first round! Even if it's past the deadline, we need to know not to pair your player for round one.

To cancel before the deadline: osco_treasurer@ochess.org

Late or same-day cancellations: text (707) 685-7045

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Still having trouble? Use this link to go to registration without re-submitting this form: https://caissachess.net/online-registration/index/1921

Registration for this tournament starts October 6 and ends October 20.