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2018 Kings Island Open

November 9-11, 2018

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Chris Shen wins Barber Tournament of K-8 Champions

Chris Shen wins the Barber tournament of K-8 champions of this year in Norfolk, VA. Chris is a rising 8th grader of Liberty Middle School, Powell, OH. This year's national edition included 48 chess players who qualified by the win of respective home state middle school champion. Chris scored 5 out 6 and remained undefeated with 4 wins and 2 draws. He is tied with a player from Texas for the 1st place, and won the tie break to bring home the title of "champion of champions"

Mika Brattain Wins His Second Ohio Championship Title; Sweeps Through 6 Rounds at 2018 Ohio Chess Congress

Cincinnati hosted the 2018 Ohio Chess Congress over the Labor Day weekend for just the third time in OCA history. The venue was the Embassy Suites Blue Ash facility, which has hosted the popular Kings Island Open for several years. The event drew 104 players competing in four sections on a schedule of two rounds each day from September 1 - 3.


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Enjoy these first 2 videos where NM Tom Britt goes over 2 of John Stopa's games. As many of you know John passed away July 7th, 2017. The first game Tom goes over is a game from the World Open in which John had the black pieces against IM Emory Tate. The second game is a game where John once again had the black pieces but this time against the well known chess author Eric Schiller. 2 fabulous games with wonderful insight from a National Master!

Look for more of these exciting videos in the near future from some of Ohio's top players

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Round 6 - 2018 Ohio Chess Congress


Mikka Brattain (2508) - Madhavan Narkeeran(2164)



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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.