18th Annual Albert Rine Memorial Oklahoma State Grade Championship Tournament
On Nov. 11, 2017, the 18th Annual Albert Rine Memorial Oklahoma State Grade Championship Tournament was held in Ponca City, Oklahoma.
This is the top level scholastic chess tournament in Oklahoma. Ten players from our club attended this tournament and showed good performance.
The best player was Ryan Chen, who defeated all his opponents and won the state champion of the 4th grade. Olli (grade 2), Matthew (grade 4), and Miranda (grade 4) all won medals.
Emily and Aurora ranked the 5th and 6th in K-1 section. Congratulations to them!
The tournament is rated with CXR rating and the results are published at here.
Carl Albert K-12 Scholastic Open 2017
This tournament is the first OSCO tournament of season 2017-2018 and was hosted by Carl Albert High School in Midwest City, Oklahoma on September 23, 2017.
Three players from our club have attended this tournament and all performed well. It was also the first time for our new club member,
Cooper Williams, to attend a formal chess tournament. He showed his great talent in his first show and defeated 3 experienced opponents. His final ranking
was the 17th in section two. Olli ranked the 9th in section one and Ryan ranked the 5th in section two. They all won the medals by defeating 3 or 4 players.
Norman Chess Club 2017 Summer Tournament
On May 13, 2017, the 2017 Summer Tournament of Norman Chess Club was held in Norman Public Library Central. This annual tournament is a tradition of Norman Chess Club.
After the tournament, the annual awards of Norman Chess Club were announced (see the details of annual awards in our Blog).
Eighteen K-6 club members registered for this tournament. They played 5-rounds 10-min games and competed for the trophies of two sections. Coaches Zile Cao and Ray Hoggard directed this Swiss-system tournament.
The section 1 (K-4 unrated) winners are: Jaron Webb (1st), Aswath Rajesh (2nd), Aurora Cai (3rd).
The section 2 (K-6) winners are: Ryan Chen (1st), Andrew Wang (2nd), Daniel Wang (3rd). Congratulations to these winners!
The tournament results are posted here ( section 1
and section 2).
2017 Oklahoma State Blitz Championship
The 2017 Oklahoma State Blitz Championship went on in Midwest City, Oklahoma on April 8th., 2017. Six club players participated in this championship tournament.
Most of them were the first time to play the blitz game in a formal tournament and learned good experience of blitz game. This tournament had total four sections for K-12 players from the whole state. Ryan Chen, the 3rd-grade student,
won the state blitz champion of section II (K-6, U700). Zile Cao, the 9th-grade student, won the second place of section IV (K-12, 700+). Other players also played very well. Alice Cai and Andrew Wang beaten
three opponents and won the medals in section I (K-4, U500). Good jobs!
21st Annual Oklahoma State Scholastic Chess Championship
On March 4th., 2017, eight club players participated in the most important OSCO tournament of school year 2016-2017, the 21st Annual Oklahoma State Scholastic Chess Championship in Midwest city, Oklahoma.
All of them played very well in this highly competitive tournament, which represents the highest level of Oklahoma scholastic chess. Six players of grade 1, 2, 3, and 4 formed the team of Roosevelt elementary school
and ranked the fifth place of grade k-4 section in Oklahoma. Zile Cao won the individual co-champion of grade 6-9 section. What a great tournament! The tournament is rated with CXR rating and the results are published at here.
OSCO series: Ida Freeman K-12 Winter Open on Feb. 18th, 2017
On Feb. 18th, 2017, the Ida Freeman K-12 Winter Open was held in Edmond, OK. Eight players from Norman Chess Club played in this OSCO tournament. Our club ranked the second place of team award in the section one. Andrew Wang, who got 4 points, lead the team win.
Zile Cao won the second place trophy of premier section. All other players also won the medals in section one or two. Congratulations to them! The tournament is rated with CXR rating and the results are published at here.
The 1st OU Junior Scholastic Chess Tournament in Norman on November 5th, 2016.
On November 5th, 2016, 13 players from Norman Chess Club attended the 1st OU Junior Scholastic Chess Tournament held in Norman City.
All the players player very well and won either medal or trophy. Zile Cao won the first place of open section. Ryan Chen and Melody Chen tied for the second place of U500 section.
Congratulations! The tournament is rated with CXR rating and the results are published at CXR website.
OSCO series I: Carl Albert H.S. K-12 Open at Midwest City
On September 24, 2016, Norman Chess Club attended Carl Albert H.S. K-12 Open at Midwest City.
This was the first OSCO tournament of school year 2016-2017. The NCC players attending this open all won medal or trophy. Congratulations to them!
The tournament results can be found at CXR website.
"Do or Do Not" Chess Tournament at OU
On August 6, 2016, the first "Do or Do Not" Chess Tournament at OU was directed by the Chess Club at the University of Oklahoma.
Norman Chess Club members were present at this tournament and performed well.
Norman Chess Club 2016 Summer Tournament
The Norman Chess Club 2016 Summer Tournament was succesffully held in Norman Public Library on July 31, 2016. Bryan Joo, Ryan Chen, and Andy Wang were the top three players in this tournament.
The cross table was posted at here.
The Challengers July 9, 2016 Open
On July 9, 2016, the Challengers July 9, 2016 Open (USCF event ID: 201607094442) was held in Moore, Oklahoma. This event was sponsored by the Challengers Chess Club of Oklahoma City. The results can be found on USCF website (click here).
NCC was present at the 71st Oklahoma Open State Championship
On 18-19 June 2016, NCC members attended the 71st Annual Tournamne of Oklahoma Open State Championship in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Oklahoma Chess Association (OCA) former president, National Master Chuck Unruh, directed the
tournament. OCA president, Jim Bedenbaugh, directed the OCA annual board meeting with the OCA annual election. NCC representative, Qing Cao, introduced NCC to OCA board and members and got positive support from OCA and OSCO.
NCC Summer Chess Class
NCC offers free chess class in Norman during summer 2016. About 20 students have enrolled the summer chess class. We meet twice a week in June and July.
- Wednesday class: 7:00-8:00 PM
- Sunday class: 7:00-8:00 PM
- Instructor: Zile Cao
- Class Assists: Qing Cao and Lucas Nguyen