The Orlando Chess & Games Center (OCG) was founded by FIDE Master Alex Zelner in 2002. It has grown to become a very active chess center where people of all ages come to learn, practice and compete in the great game of chess.
WHAT DOES THE ORLANDO CHESS & GAMES CENTER OFFER?
OCG holds USCF-rated Scholastic, Quick & Blitz tournaments each month at its tournament venue located on the University of Central Florida (UCF)'s main campus.
In addition, OCG offers scholastic chess programs for schools. If you are a teacher or school administrator and would like to inquire about starting a chess program for your school, please contact Alex Zelner.
NEED CHESS SETS OR CHESS BOOKS?
Orlando Chess & Games Center has a large inventory of chess sets, books and other game supplies. For more information, call/text Alex Zelner at 407-248-0818.
ORLANDO CHESS & GAMES CENTER OFFERS A VARIETY OF CHESS ACTIVITIES
USCF Rated Scholastic Tournaments: Designed for scholastic (age 18 and under) players, consisting of five games normally held once a month on Saturdays; USCF-rated. During those tournaments we aword trophies and medals to every participant. The scholastic tournament entry fee is $25 with a flat rate of $15 per additional sibling.
USCF Rated Quick Open Tournaments: USCF quick-rated open tournament. Scholastic players are welcome to participate in a 5 game Swiss System competition. Time control is 24 minutes with 5 second delay. There are no trophies or medals presented to the players. We award up to $650.00 based on number of participants. Game schedule:10-11, 12:30-1:30, 2:30-3:30. Tournament entry fee is $35.
Private lessons: Offered by appointment any day of the week, except Sunday. For more information, please contact Alex Zelner.