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RRSO XVI Rosters Announced


Davis, Oklahoma
April 21, 2018 (Saturday)

Annual team match between the most fanatical chess players in Oklahoma and Texas

Oklahoma is going for a FOUR-PEAT!

NOTE:  Instead of recruiting done by the team captains, this year we are trying a new system of asking interested players to register for a spot on the team in advance, and then the team captains will pair them with a similar-rated registrant on the opposing team to guarantee a well balanced team match.

HERE'S HOW THIS WORKS:  To play in the Match Section, you must register with your Team Captain no later than Sunday, April 1, 2018.  The Team Captains will review and approve the Team Rosters with the Chief TD.  The official Team Match Pairings will be announced (on this page and on the RRSO website) one or two days later.

Your best chance for playing in the Match Section is to REGISTER with your Team Captain EARLY.

This is not a guarantee you will be listed in the Match Section (we'll try our best).  However, this NEW SYSTEM is the best way to guarantee Match Players will have an opponent from the other State.

All other players are welcome to play in the Second Section (Murray County Open Championship).

Again, register early so we have more time to find a suitable opponent for you.

  • Open only to OK and TX residents as defined as to where USCF has your address
  • *****Important: Must have USCF rating and current USCF membership*****

    NOTE:  Please square away your USCF Membership PRIOR to RRSO XVI

    This will avoid delays and increase your chances of playing an opponent in a match that counts from the other state

  • OCF Membership is required for Oklahoma players

    NOTE:  OCF Membership is free to all who join at this link:  Join OCF

  • Registration:  9:00-9:45 AM

  • Entrance Fee:  Masters free; all others $5

  • Prizes:  Trophy and Bragging Rights to Winning Team

  • Two Rounds:  10 AM, 1:00 PM
    • Game in 60 Minutes + 30 Seconds Increment

    • All players will record their games moves and turn in their score sheets.  Recording the moves in a seperate notebook or in a USCF certified electronic device is allowed, however the player must email their game moves to the Chief TD within 24 hours.  Not submitting game moves may affect eligibility for future RRSO matches.

    • Annotated game scores are highly encouraged.  All match games will be submitted to the Oklahoma Chess Monthly, Texas Knights, TWIC and other publications.

    • NOTE:  An attempt will be made to pair players rated as closely as possible

    • Texas is the Home Team and will play with the Black pieces in Round One.
  • Location: Treasure Valley Casino, I-35 and Hwy 7 (Exit 55 off I-35), Davis, OK 73030
    • Hotel Phone Number:  (580) 369-3223
    • Free Parking, Wi-Fi, Limited Smoking, and Wheelchair Accessible
  • THE HOTEL RESTAURANT IS OPEN (IHOP Express), so we will not be taking any lunch reservations this year.

  • SPECIAL NOTE:  Please let the Chief TD know if you stayed in a hotel, the name of the hotel, and your room rate.  This will help RRSO organizers negotiate better deals in the future.  Thanks!

  • Questions:

  • Oklahoma players contact the Oklahoma Chess Team Co-Captains:
  • Texas players contact the Texas Chess Team Captain:

Chief TD:  Jim Hollingsworth

US Chess Junior Grand Prix!

SPECIAL EVENT:  Blindfold Exhibition by GM Gareyev, Fri, 5/18, 6:30pm.

Frank K. Berry Memorial

May 19-20, 2018

5-SS; G/90+30

Wyndham Hotel, 10918 E. 41st St., Tulsa, OK.  918-627-5000.  HR: $79.

Sections:  Open and Reserve (U1600).

EF:  $40 if mailed by 5/15, $50 thereafter, FREE for Masters 2200+ (deducted from winnings).  Free OCF Memb.

Prizes:  Prizes $$2600 (1st Prize Gtd. each section, rest b/65 paid entries)

  • Open: $1,000(G)-250, X: 200, A: 200, B: 200.
  • Reserve (U1600): $250(G)-100, D: 200, U1200/UNR: 200.

Reg:  9-9:45 AM Sat 5/19

Byes:  One half-point bye Rds 1-5 if commit before Sat 9:00 PM.


  • Saturday:  10:00 AM, 2:30 PM, 7:00 PM, 5:30 PM.
  • Sunday:  9:00 AM, 1:15 PM

Entries to:  Tom Braunlich, 7500 S. Birch, Broken Arrow, OK 74011.

Inquiries:  tom.braunlich@cox.net Web: http://ocfchess.org/