OCG/OCA October Tournament Concludes with a Strong Scholastic Finish and Tie for 1st in Quick

scholastic winners IN THE OCG/OCA OCTOBER TOURNAMENT! 

scholastic winners IN THE OCG/OCA OCTOBER TOURNAMENT! 

Thank you to all of the scholastic players who competed in the OCG/OCA October tournament! There was a 3-way tie for first place in the scholastic section, where Aidan G., Simon G., and Brandon N. all earned 4 points. Moreover, Simon and Brandon both gained impressive rating increases! Daniel H. won second place as the only player with 3.5 points, and finishing with 3 points were Andrew T., Avi G., Luke W., Pacey Q., and Rodolfo F. All of the remaining players received participation medals for the hard effort they put into their games. Congratulations everyone!

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In the Quick section, Kai Tabor won first place with a score of 4 points, tying with Alex Zelner and Yilmer Guzman. Theo Slade, Yevgeney Postrehkin, and Martin Hansen each finished with 3.5 points, with Postrehkin (who was rated at least 150 points lower than his fellow placers!) winning the cash prize on tiebreaks.

OCTOBER SCHOLASTIC & QUICK GALLERY

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Our next scholastic and quick tournament will be held on November 19 at the UCF Teaching Academy - we hope to see you there!

OCG/OCA September Tournament Ends With a Clear Winner in Both Sections!

We'd like to thank everyone who participated in our Scholastic and Quick tournament last Saturday; we enjoyed a good turnout of 20 players in our Scholastic section and 11 in the Quick section! This month's event featured an additional prize, as all players received complimentary tickets to the special screening event of the upcoming Disney movie "Queen of Katwe."

SCHOLASTIC - BOARD 1 ROUND 4: ALEXANDRA Z. (L) VS DREW S. (R)

SCHOLASTIC - BOARD 1 ROUND 4: ALEXANDRA Z. (L) VS DREW S. (R)

In the scholastic section, Neel S. entered the playing field and emerged again as the clear winner with a score of 4 points, having not lost a game. Leading right behind him were Drew S., Alexandra Z., Aidan G., and Jonathan W., who each finished the tournament with 4 points as well — fantastic job everyone!

Board 1 round 3: martin hansen (L; Q2120) theo slade (R; Q1987).

Board 1 round 3: martin hansen (L; Q2120) theo slade (R; Q1987).

In the Quick tournament, Martin Hansen won first place with a score of 4.5 points. Arnold Banner, who finished with 4 points after two upset wins in Rounds 3 and 4, came in second place; Theo Slade came in third place with 3.5 points.

Martin Hansen wins 1ST PLACE IN the OCG September Quick Tournament with 4.5 points! Congratulations Martin!

Martin Hansen wins 1ST PLACE IN the OCG September Quick Tournament with 4.5 points! Congratulations Martin!


September Quick & Scholastic Image Gallery

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Play in our Scholastic or Quick Tournament this Saturday to Win Tickets to See Queen of Katwe!

In support of Disney’s inspiring chess adventure QUEEN OF KATWE and its release in theaters on September 30th, compete in either our Junior Grand Prix Scholastic Tournament OR Quick Tournament at UCF this Saturday (9/10) to win complimentary passes for two to a Special Advance Screening of Queen of Katwe in Orlando.

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Scholastic & Quick Tournament This Saturday, OCG/OCA Announce Online Payments and New Payment Options For Entering The Tournament Onsite!

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OCG/OCA July 30th USCF Scholastic & Quick Tournament hosted by the UCF Chess Club


THIS SATURDAY 10:00am-3:00pm
OCG/OCA SEPTEMBER 2016 USCF
1-DAY SCHOLASTIC & QUICK TOURNAMENT

EVENT DATE
SEPTEMBER 10, 2016

Round 1 for both Scholastic & Quick begins at 10am

EVENT LOCATION
UCF's Student Union Building
Cape Florida Ballroom (3rd Floor)
Skittles Room: Garden Key Meeting Room (2nd Floor)


EVENT FORMATS
SCHOLASTIC 5SS G/30
OPEN QUICK 5SS G/24 d5
OPEN BLITZ 5SS G/5 (must have 15 or more players to take place)


OCG/OCA ANNOUNCE SIMPLIFIED TOURNAMENT ENTRY FEE DEADLINES WITH EARLY ONLINE PAYMENTS AND NEW ONSITE PAYMENT OPTIONS

USCF Scholastic Tournament
Early Entry Online

(By Friday Sep 9, 2016) $25
(Additional Siblings $15/ea)
Onsite (9/10/16) $30
 
USCF Quick Tournament
Early Entry Online

(BY FRIDAY SEP 9, 2016) $35
Onsite (9/10/16) $40

To simplify entry into our events, OCG/OCA has eliminated its multiple entry fee deadlines in favor of either Early Entry Online or Onsite entry fees.

Early Entry Fee payments and registration are only available on our website until midnight on the Friday before each event. There is a $1 transaction fee when making payments online. You will be requested to submit our simple registration form before completing checkout to get you entered into the tournament; it only takes a few minutes! 

On-site entry fee payments and registration can be made on the morning of the event on-site between 9:15-9:45am with Cash, Check, Debit/Credit (Reg & Chip), Apple Pay, Android Pay and Samsung Pay (NFC wireless payments). There is a $2 transaction fee for all forms of on-site electronic payment methods.

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