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2021 Ohio Chess Congress

$10,000 Prize Fund!

SEPT 3-5 OR 4-5

2021 Ohio Champion Title on the line!


September 3-5 or 4-5

For full details in printable flyer

To register

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Upcoming Ohio Tournaments

Over The Board (OTB) In Person Chess

Sunday in the Park- 2nd & 4th SUN every month @ 10AM EDT
Griggs Dam Park, April 25th through October 10th, 2021
$100 top prize! 2 or more classes, G/45;d5
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First Annual Joe Yun Memorial- Aug 13-15 or 14-15
$10,000 GUARANTEED. In person at Hilton Inn Akron/Fairlawn
3 day, 5 rounds, classical chess, adult & scholastic 
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2021 Ohio Chess Congress- Sept 3-5 or 4-5
$10,000 PRIZE FUND. Hilton Inn Akron/Fairlawn
2 or 3 day options, 5 rounds,40/110, SD 30; d10,
2021 Ohio Champion Title on the line!
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Rating Point Harvest- Oct 16 @ 10AM
$1,000 GUARANTEED. In person at Hilton Inn Mayfield Beta Drive
G30;d5 4 Round Swiss, free pizza lunch included!
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Golden Buckeye Senior Open & Adult U1800- Sept 25-26
1st place OH resident is 2021 OH Senior Champ!
Salt Fork State Park Lodge, Lore City, OH.
5SS G/75 d10.  More info at

Ohio Grade Level Championship- Sat Nov 6 @ 10AM
5 Round Swiss. Embassy Suites Blue Ash- FLYER
Individual & Team Trophies!  2021 state titles on the line!
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30th Annual Kings Island Open- Nov 12-14
$25,000 GUARANTEED. Embassy Suites Cincinnati NE.
2 or 3 day, 5SS, 40/80, SD/30 +30, 7 Sections.
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Online Tournaments

The Golden Pawn- SAT Aug 7 @ 12pm EDT
5 Round Swiss, 3.5 points wins a trophy!
15 | 10 time control, 5 round swiss, USCF Online Quick Rated
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Want to submit a tournament to add to the list?  

The First Annual Joe Yun Memorial Tournament

$10,000 Prize Fund GUARANTEED!

AUG 13-15 or 14-15

Welcome to the Ohio Chess Association Youtube Channel

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

If you are interested in contributing please contact the OCA President at

Ohio Game Spotlight

Round 6 – 2018 Ohio Chess Congress


Mikka Brattain (2508) – Madhavan Narkeeran(2164)

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