ORLANDO CHESS AND GAMES CENTER

The Orlando Chess and Games Center (OCG) was founded in 2002 by FIDE Master Alex Zelner. Since that time, it has grown to become an active chess center where people of all ages and skill levels come to learn, practice, and compete in the great game of chess.

OCG OFFERS VARIOUS USCF TOURNAMENT FORMATS
& CHESS COACHING OPTIONS!

 

USCF Tournaments

Orlando Chess & Games Center

Orlando Chess & Games Center has been a USCF affiliate since 2002; we have completed over 383 USCF-rated events in our 14-year history as a tournament and training facility in direct support of competitive chess in Orlando. 

USCF Scholastic Tournament

UCF Student Union

OCG's 1-day scholastic tournaments are for players aged 18 & under and consist of 5SS G/30;d5 rated games that are scheduled once a month on Saturdays.

At scholastic tournaments, we award trophies and/or medals to players who place, and participation medals for all players who did not place in the tournament.

USCF Open Quick

A tie for first place in the 2016 july quick tournament!

A tie for first place in the 2016 july quick tournament!

Our USCF-rated Quick Open Tournaments are usually formatted as 5SS G/24 d5. Both scholastic and adult players are welcome to participate in the Swiss system competition.

The typical time control is 24 minutes with 5 second delay per game. There are no trophies or medals awarded to the players. We award up to $650 based on number of participants. 

Chess COACHING

Local Chess Coach & National Tournament Director Steven Vigil

Local Chess Coach & National Tournament Director Steven Vigil

Local Chess Coaching
The Orlando Chess & Games Center (OCG) has been providing 1-on-1 and school classroom chess coaching in the Orlando area since 2002.

FIDE Master & LOCAL CHESS COACH Alex Zelner, who founded the Orlando Chess & Games Center.

FIDE Master & LOCAL CHESS COACH Alex Zelner, who founded the Orlando Chess & Games Center.

FIDE Master Alex Zelner and National Tournament Director Steven Vigil have coached countless competitive chess players over the years on the fundamentals necessary to improve their competitive play, regardless of their current ELO/online rating.

National Online Coaching
Online coaching by GM Alex Goldin, who resides in Chicago, IL., is available to high level competitive chess players who are striving to compete at the top levels of chess.

GM Alex Goldin provides national coaching with Skype and occasionally visits the Orlando Area for Simuls  & other special events.. 

GM Alex Goldin provides national coaching with Skype and occasionally visits the Orlando Area for Simuls  & other special events.. 

School Programs

Orlando Chess & Games Center

Don't have a chess club at your school? We can help you establish a chess program at your school in a matter of weeks. We already have a number of schools that utilize our chess coaching staff to operate a meaningful chess program at area schools. 

Time slots are limited due to the shortage of qualified chess coaches that are equally good at working with young players.  If you have an interest, please contact us. Thank you for supporting chess in your area!


Need Help Finding Our Tournament Facility?

If you'd like assistance in finding our tournament facility at UCF, Jasper of the UCF Chess Club can help you find it easier.

Call/text Jasper at 407-625-5553

The Green circles on the area map above indicate the Student Union tournament room and Garage parking facilities for Orlando Chess & Games Center's 1-day Saturday tournament events

Student Union Image Gallery


PAST USCF EVENT CROSS TABLES

Orlando Chess & Games Center

The Orlando Chess & Games Center has hosted over 380 USCF rated events since its founding in 2002. Click below to view our history of USCF events.