Mika Brattain is the 2016 Ohio Champion

The Ohio State University Freshman Mika Brattain tied for 1st place with GM Alexander Shabalov in the 2016 Ohio Chess Congress.GM Shabalov did not qualify for the Ohio Champion title as he does not reside in Ohio. Mika eclipsed the 2500 USCF rating mark after the Congress by scoring 6 out of 7. GM Shabalov's only loss came in the head-to-head matchup with Mika.

2017 Pan-Am Intercollegiate Chess Championships to be held in Columbus

The event will be held December 27-30, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency / Greater Columbus Convention Center.The Pan-Ams are the National Championships of College chess and are always held late December. This past year they were held in New Orleans and had 60 teams with a good portion of the contestants being titled players. This is one of the strongest team tournaments held in the country.

Upcoming Ohio Open Tournaments

2017 Arnold Schwarzenegger Open

March 3-5, 2017, Columbus Convention Center

Open Section is FIDE Rated!

2017 Cardinal Open

An OCA Event

January 27-29, 2017 Hilton Garden Inn - Mayfield Ohio

Ohio Game Spotlight

2016 Ohio Chess Congress

Round 2 - 2016 Ohio Chess Congress

Mika Brattain (2483) - GM Alex Shabalov (2671)



Upcoming Scholastic State Championship Tournaments

2017 Elementary Championships March 18, 2017

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2017 All Girls April 1, 2017

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2017 High School Middle School April 29-30, 2017

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The purpose of our association is to foster the study and pursuit of the game of chess by conducting tournaments for players, sponsoring teams to represent the state of Ohio in interstate and international play, promote chess organizations in the state of Ohio, and the overall general promotion of chess.