OCG/OCA July Tournament Concludes with a Sweep in the Scholastic Section; Tie For 1st Place in the Quick Section

Players in the Scholastic Section of OCG/OCA's  USCF tournament held at UCF's Student Union Complex on Saturday July 30, 2016, along with OCG's Tournament Director Steven Vigil and OCG Founder Alex Zelner (Rear).

Players in the Scholastic Section of OCG/OCA's  USCF tournament held at UCF's Student Union Complex on Saturday July 30, 2016, along with OCG's Tournament Director Steven Vigil and OCG Founder Alex Zelner (Rear).

We'd like to thank all the players who participated in our Saturday 1-Day tournament last weekend! There were 29 players in the scholastic section and 13 players in the quick section. The tournament was hosted by the UCF Chess Club and was held in the newly renovated Key West Ballroom at UCF's Student Union Complex.


Winners In The Scholastic Tournament

Round 4, Board 2, Colton T. (L) vs Kareena S.(R) (Front) & Board 1 Steven H. (L) vs Neel S. (R) (Rear)

Round 4, Board 2, Colton T. (L) vs Kareena S.(R) (Front) & Board 1 Steven H. (L) vs Neel S. (R) (Rear)

With a strong crowd of scholastic chess players, it would be Neel S. who would sweep the scholastic section with a perfect score of 5-0! Congratulations to Neel S. for his perfect performance among a field of 29 scholastic players.

Honorable mentions also go to Kareena S., Anavi M. & Aayush C. who all tied for 2nd place with 4 points. Aarash C. & Aidan G. finished in 3rd place, each with 3.5 points; Steven H., Arthur V., Michelle M., Avi G., Ranjiv S., Elijah S. & Serena H. all tied for 4th place with 3 points. Great job you guys! All other players received participation medals for the hard work they put into their games!

Winners In The Quick Tournament

Ryan Hamley (Q: 1694) (L) & Jacob Smalberger (Q: 1239-P20) (R) tie for 1st Place in the Quick Tournament which was held concurrently with our scholastic tournament.

Ryan Hamley (Q: 1694) (L) & Jacob Smalberger (Q: 1239-P20) (R) tie for 1st Place in the Quick Tournament which was held concurrently with our scholastic tournament.

The quick tournament concluded with a tie for 1st place with Ryan Hamley & Jacob Smalberger each scoring 4 points in the 5 round quick tournament. Great job and congratulations to both of you!

Honorable mentions go to Yevgeney Postrehkin & Zoe Zelner who finished with 3.5 points, and Arnold Banner, Natahja Graddy & Alex Zelner who all finished with 3.0 points! Great job everyone!

OCG/OCA July Tournament Image Gallery

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Early Online Entry For This Saturday's Tournaments Expires Tomorrow Night At Midnight

June OCG/OCA Saturday 1-Day USCF Tournament

June OCG/OCA Saturday 1-Day USCF Tournament

Orlando Chess & Games Center Monthly USCF Saturday 1-Day Tournament This Saturday, July 30, 2016

This Saturday's OCG/OCA USCF tournaments will be held in the Key West Ballroom, 2nd floor, UCF Student Union Building. Directions, location maps, tournament listings & contact information can be found here

Early Online Entry Ends Tomorrow
Night At Midnight (7/26)

USCF Scholastic G/30 Tournament

The $25 online early entry fee for the scholastic tournament expires tomorrow at midnight so don't delay by pre-registering today. Late entry is $30 if registering online after Tuesday (7/27-7/29) and will be $35 at the door. Please see direct pre-register links for each event below.

USCF Quick G/29 Tournament

The $35 online early entry fee for the quick tournament expires tomorrow at midnight so don't delay by pre-registering today. Late entry is $40 if registering online after Tuesday (7/27-7/29) and will be $45 at the door. Please see direct pre-register links for each event below.

USCF Blitz G/5 Double-Round Tournament

The entry fee for the Blitz tournament is $20. Players can pre-register online or on-site until 3:45pm, Saturday, July 30, 2016.

OCG/OCA June 4th USCF Tournament Concludes With A Scholastic Sweep & A Tie For 1st Place In The Quick

Most of the players in the June 4, 2016 Scholastic Tournament held on-campus at UCF in the Cape Florida Ballroom, 3rd Floor, Student Union building.

Ryan Hamley (1492-Q) (L) wins the Quick tournament on tie-breaks and tied for 1st Place with Martin Hansen (2133-Q) in the USCF Tournament held on-campus at UCF in the Cape Florida Ballroom, 3rd Floor, Student Union building.

Final Round, Board 1, Scholastic Section, Amit P. (1056) (L) vs Juan Pablo Flores C. (493 P10) (R) Where Amit would go on to sweep the Section with a 5-0 score. Great Job Amit!

Final Round, Board 1, June 4, 2016 Quick Tournament, Ryan Hamley (1492-Q) (L) vs Evan Cortes (1773-Q) (R) that took place in the Cape Florida Ballroom, in UCF's Student Union building last Saturday.

More To Come Shortly...
-OCG

First OCG/OCA USCF Saturday 1-Day Scholastic, Quick & Blitz Tournament Is This Saturday, June 4, 2016!

Cape Florida Ballroom, 3rd Floor, Student Union building located on UCF's main campus.

Cape Florida Ballroom, 3rd Floor, Student Union building located on UCF's main campus.

Site of Saturday's USCF 1-day multi-format Scholastic, Quick & Blitz tournament being hosted by the UCF Chess Club, the Orlando Chess & Games Center & the Orlando Chess Academy

If you need further assistance in finding our new tournament room this Saturday, you can call/text:

Kevin
(407) 920-5210
or
Arnold
(561) 714-2562

OCG Launches Mobile-Friendly Website & Resumes Its Monthly USCF Tournament Schedule on June 4, 2016!

Orlando Chess & Games Center

The Orlando Chess & Games Center Is excited to announce that it has launched a completely new mobile-friendly website and has resumed its monthly USCF Scholastic & Open Quick tournament schedule at its new UCF location.

To better accommodate our tournament players and their families, OCG has been invited by the UCF Chess Club to move its tournament operations to UCF's Main Campus in the spacious Cape Florida Ballroom (Room #316) located on the 3rd floor of the Student Union building. Please visit OCG's Upcoming Events to view the tournament details. No worries, we'll be posting our July tournament schedule shortly. 

For details see our Upcoming Events