Note the later start time for this tournament. As always, please text us if you have a last-minute cancellation or will be later than 9:45. This allows us to start on time and not pair children with opponents who aren't there. 707-685-7045
9:00 Doors open. There is no check-in; all registered players will be paired.
9:45 Morning announcements in the playing hall. All players should be seated at their boards at this time.
10:00 Round One begins. Subsequent rounds are paired ASAP with a break for lunch.
Awards ceremonies take place in the skittles room for each section ASAP after that section's final round is complete.
Sections, Format, and Prizes
SECTION I: K-6th U600
K-6th graders rated 0–599. Five rounds, G/30;d0 (game in 30 minutes with no delay). Trophies for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd-place individuals and for 1st and 2nd-place teams. Medals for players with scores of 3.0 or higher.
SECTION II: K-12th U900
K-12th players rated under 900. (Players 6th grade and younger who are rated under 600 can also play in Section 1)
Five rounds, G/30;d0 (game in 30 minutes with no delay). Trophies for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place individuals and for 1st and 2nd-place teams. Medals for players with scores of 3.0 or higher.
SECTION III: K-12th U1200
Four rounds, G/30 +5. All grades rated under 1200. Clocks required. Notation encouraged. Trophies for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd-place individuals and for 1st place team. Medals for players with scores of 2.5 or higher.
SECTION IV: Premier
Four rounds, G/30;+5 (game in 30 minutes with a 5-second increment).
Clocks and notation required.
Trophies for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place individuals and for 1st place team. Medals for players with scores of 2.5 or higher.
Note about playing up: Upon request, players may play up to Premier if they are rated 1000+ and played in Premier last year. Otherwise, the 100-point rule applies (players 1100+ can play up to Premier). All requests to play up must be submitted in advance (not on the day of the tournament) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 U1200 and Premier, but players with approved clocks may use them in all sections. Clocks may be purchased from Wholesale Chess. You can support OSCO by using the link on our homepage.
Scoresheets and pencils are provided. Notation is required in Premier and encouraged in all sections.
Parents and players are responsible for reading OSCO rules and following them at our tournaments. If you don't understand something, please email us. OSCO tournament rules can be found here: RULES
Players must exit the playing hall after finishing their games and reporting their scores. Except as described below, spectators are not permitted in the playing hall while games are being played.
When the first round is paired, parents are encouraged to accompany their players as they find their boards and listen to morning announcements. You may remain for the first five minutes of the first round to observe your player and take a photo. After the first five minutes, we will ask you to return to the waiting area.
For later rounds, parents who wish to escort their players into the playing hall may still do so, but must then return to the waiting area. Since we need to keep the playing hall quiet, please, no talking in the gym while finding your child's board.
Entry is $25/player. Parents registering three or more siblings at the same time: $20/player.
Current U.S. Chess membership is required. If your child is an Oklahoma resident and does not have a USCF ID, OSCO will sponsor their first year of membership. Once you've completed registration, you will receive a confirmation email that will include a link for a voucher for new players.
For general tournament or registration questions, requests to change section or team affiliation, or cancellations before the registration deadline, send an email to email@example.com.
For payment questions or refund requests made before the registration deadline send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
ICYMI: OSCO tournament rules (please read!) can be found here: RULES
If you must cancel the day before or the morning of the tournament or if you are running late, please text us at 707-685-7045. This allows our tournaments to start on time and eliminates pairing players with opponents who don't show up. Thank you!