Club Player Won K-4 Grade State Champion!

On Mar 9, 2019, the 22nd Annual Oklahoma State Scholastic Chess Championship was held at Carl Albert Field House in Midwest City. Norman Chess Club won the state team champion in grade K-4 section. Club player, Lafayette Chen, also won the state champion of grade K-4 section. Great jobs, Norman Chess Club players!

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OSCO Most Improved Player Awards to Our Players

On March 6, 2019, Oklahoma Scholastic Chess Organization (OSCO) announced the most improved player (MIP) awards for season 2018-2019. Lafayette Chen from Norman Chess Club (NCC), who was the winner of MIP of section K-4 U500, was also the MIP of all sections. Another player from NCC, Olli Wang, was awarded the MIP of section K-6 U700. Congratulations to them! (http://okschess.org/MostImproved/default.html)

 

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State Champions Again!

Our club has state champions again for 2018-2019 season. At the 19th Albert Rine Memorial Oklahoma Grade Championship tournament held in Tulsa, OK on November 17th, 2018, Zile Cao (club president) won the 11th grade state champion and Aaron Lu (1st grade) won the K-1 grade state champion. This is an amazing achievement. Congratulations!

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State Champions Of Our Club!

Our club did a great job in recent state chess champion tournaments. In the annual state scholastic champion tournament held last month, Ryan Chen (4th grade) ranked the second place in the K-4 section and our club team tied for 1st place against Tulsa University in the K-4 section. In the annual state blitz champion tournament held last week, Zile Cao (10th grade) won the state blitz champion title of K-12 section. Miranda Huang (4th grade) won the K-6 section champion. Emily Cao (first grade) won the co-champion of K-4 section. Other players also did great jobs in these two championship events. So impressive performance!

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Norman Chess Club (NCC) Young Star Rising at Southwest Class Championship Tournament!

The 9th annual Southwest Class Championship tournament was held in Fort Worth, TX during Feb. 15-19. This is a nationwide tournament of United States Chess Federation (USCF). Our club player, Ryan Chen, participated in the competition of class E (U1200). This is his first time to attend formal non-scholastic tournament rated by USCF rating. He played very well in this tournament and got 5 points in total 7 rounds of games. He finally ranked the fourth place and won $100 prize. He gained his first USCF rating of 1197 points in this event. Congratulations to him!

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Young players uprising in new year!

The young players of our club have made great progresses since 2017. Some of them began to attend formal tournaments in 2018 and have made great achievements. Aaron Lu (grade K),  Charley Qiu (grade K), and Kevin Chen (1st grade) got impressive 300+ rating in their first formal tournament. Emily Cao (1st grade) won her first and second chess medals. Aaron Wang (4th grade) tied the second place in his third tournament and has won two medals so far. They are fresh blood for our competitive team. Their excellent performance may encourage other young players to join the competitive games too.

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Another State Champion from NCC!

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On Nov. 11, 2017, the top level scholastic chess tournament in Oklahoma, the 18th Annual Albert Rine Memorial Oklahoma State Grade Championship Tournament, was held in Ponca City, Oklahoma. Ryan Chen, the member of Norman Chess Club (NCC), won the state champion of the 4th grade. He defeated all five opponents with 5 points for the clear first place. What a great achievement, another state champion from NCC!

Good Experience in the 83rd Annual Southwest Open

The 83rd Annual Southwest Open was held in Irving, Texas on August 31–September 4, 2017. Our club player, Zile Cao, attended this nation-wide tournament. After 4 days, 7 rounds of long games, he won the first place of “Class B” with $300+ prize. This was a good experience for him to compete with strong players from other states. Playing the long games also improved his skills in deep thinking. Congratulations to him!

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Oklahoma Chess Association Annual Championship Tournament

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On 24-25 June 2017, Oklahoma Chess Association (OCA) held the 72nd Annual State Championship Tournament in Tulsa, Oklahoma. National Master, Advait Patel, won the title of 2017 Oklahoma State Champion. The final results are posted in USCF website: http://www.uschess.org/assets/msa_joomla/XtblMain.php?201706257262.1-14749267

The new OCA board members were elected during the tournament.  The 2017-2018 OCA board members include:

President: Steve Reid
Vice President: Joe Veal
Past President: Jim Bedenbaugh
Treasurer: Jim Gray
Secretary: Charles M. Unruh
At-large: Qing Cao, Rebecca Rutledge, Shaun Graham-Bowcaster