Club Players Performed Excellence in Recent Two Tournaments!

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In the past three weeks, nine players of our club performed excellence in two OSCO tournaments held in Edmond and Midwest City, respectively. They are the Ida Freeman K-12 Winter Open On Feb. 18th, 2017 and the 21st Annual Oklahoma State Scholastic Chess Championship on March 4th., 2017. The team, consists of players from Roosevelt elementary school, ranked the second and fifth places in these two tournaments. Zile Cao, the 9th grade student, won the second place trophy of premier section and the individual co-champion of grade 6-9 section, respectively. Their excellent performance represents the progress they have made this school year. Congratulations to them!

3rd Norman Chess Festival.

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The 3rd Norman Chess Festival was held in University of Oklahoma Memorial Student Union on Jan 28-29, 2017. The two-day tournament applied 5 round Swiss rule with the game of 90 minutes plus 30 second increment. The slow game might not be a fun for scholastic players but absolutely helps to improve their skills. Our club had several members participating in this tournament. Zile won the second place of section B. Good job!

State Champion!

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Norman chess club attended the 17th annual Oklahoma State Grade Championship tournament held in Tulsa on Nov. 12th, 2016. Zile Cao won the 9th grade Oklahoma State Champion. Ryan Chen ranked top 5 in the 3rd grade section. Ray Hoggard ranked top 6 in the 7th grade section. Patrick Nguyen also played well in the 3rd grade section. He defeated 2 players and drew one. Congratulations to them! Thanks go to all the parents and players who supported this club activity!

 

Norman Chess Club Stood Out at the 1st OU Junior Scholastic Chess Tournament!

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Norman Chess Club showed up at the 1st OU Junior Scholastic Chess Tournament in Sooner Legends Hotel (Norman) on Saturday November 5th, 2016. Thirteen club players attended this tournament and performed very well. Zile Cao won the first place trophy of the open section. Ryan Chen and Melody Chen tied for the second place of U500 section. Ryan won the trophy through a tie break. Everybody showed a great progress after the hard practice for a couple of months.

Good jobs at Carl Albert H.S. K-12 Open!

Congratulations to our players who won trophy and medals at Carl Albert H.S. K-12 Open held in Midwest City on September 24, 2016. This is the first OSCO tournament for this school year. Our players are all looking forward to the next big OSCO tournament, Oklahoma State Grade Championship, held in Tulsa on November 12, 2016. Go NCC!

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Welcome new coaches to our club!

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Welcome new coaches to our club! Joshua Riesenberg is an officer of OU chess club. He volunteers to teach chess in our club. Samantha Okroi, who is  from Norman North High School, also volunteers to teach chess for beginners. They will work with our current coaches, Zile Cao and Qing Cao, to make our club better. Welcome!

Chess Activities for New School Year Start!

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Wow! Can not believe the new semester has already begun. Our club’s regular weekly meeting also started tonight. Look at the new place for our club’s activities, so spacious and comfortable! Thanks a lot for our partner, St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church! Young chess lovers are welcome to join us. They will find a great fun in our club.

“Do or Do Not” Chess Tournament at OU

This tournament was directed by the chess club at the University of Oklahoma (OU) on 6 August 2016. It was a tournament kind of different from other common tournaments. All the players were divided into small groups of four or six players based on their ranking. Therefore, they faced the opponents with the similar level. Zile challenged the players with higher ranking than him. He lost to one player with 300+ higher but won two games against other two. His final result was the second place of his group. Qing got undefeated (all draws) in his three rounds. Bryan also got two wins and one draw in a group of 6 players (5 rounds). Ray won 4 games and drew one in 6 rounds and won the first place in his group. Congratulations to them!

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