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Chess Journalists of America (2016)

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  • USCF's First Silver Affiliate
  • Established 2003
  • Host of the Frank K. Berry U.S. Championship (2007, 2008)
  • Host of the FKB U.S.A. Women's Championship (2007, 2008)
  • Host of the North American Open (September 2016 will be 35 years)
  • Over 160 USCF rated events
  • Located in Stillwater, Oklahoma
  • Oklahoma Chess Team Headquarters

OKLAHOMA CHESS FOUNDATION PRESIDENT JIM BERRY
Jim Berry
OCF President since 2002

  • USCF Executive Board Member 2007-2013
  • USCF Executive Board Vice President 2009-2010
  • USCF Executive Board President 2010-2011
  • OCF President Since 2002
  • USCF rated and Life Member since 1962
  • FIDE Arbiter and International Organizer
  • USCF Senior Tournament Director since 1986
  • Financer and Co-Organizer of the Frank K. Berry U.S. Championships (2007, 2008)
  • Financer and Co-Organizer of the FKB U.S. Women's Championship (2007, 2008)
  • Oklahoma Chess Team Member since 2004
  • Played in over 1500 USCF rated games

USCF ORIGINAL LIFE CHESS MASTER TOM BRAUNLICH - OKLAHOMA STATE CHESS CHAMPION (2006, 2009, 2011) - OKLAHOMA CHESS MONTHLY EDITOR SINCE 2016
Tom Braunlich
OCF Editor since 2016


  • Editor, Oklahoma Chess Monthly since 2016
  • USCF National Master Title (1980)
  • USCF Original Life Master Title (2012)
  • Oklahoma State Champion (1980, 2006, 2009, 2011)
  • Degree in Journalism from Oklahoma State University (1981)
  • Frequent contributor for Chess Life and Chess Life Online and Oklahoma Chess Monthly
  • USCF Organizer of the Year (2008)
  • USCF Volunteer of the Month (July 2008)
  • Experienced USCF Tournament Director
  • Chief Organizer of the Frank K. Berry U.S. Chess Championships (2008)

We Remember . . . .


OKLAHOMA CHESS FOUNDATION SECRETARY AND TRASURER FRANK BERRY
Frank Berry
(Deceased)

  • USCF rated and Life Member (1962-2016)
  • George Koltanowski "Gold" Medal Recipient (2007, 2015)
  • Oklahoma Chess Quarterly Editor (2000-2016)
  • OCF Secretary / Treasurer (2002-2016)
  • Owner / Editor of website voted "Best General Chess Website" by American Chess Journalists of America (ACJA) (2016)
  • USCF Associate National Tournament Director (2002-2016)
  • FIDE International Arbiter (2007-2016)
  • Financer, Co-Organizer and Chief Tournament Director of the Frank K. Berry U.S. Championships (2007, 2008)
  • Financer, Co-Organizer and Chief Tournament Director of the FKB U.S. Women's Championship (2007, 2008)
  • Oklahoma Chess Team Captain (2005, 2007-2016)
  • Played in over 1200 USCF rated games
  • After RRSO XIV, 167 USCF Tournaments as Chief Director (1991-2016)

"Sometimes you just have to take the bull by the tail and face the situation."
Frank Kim Berry (1945-2016)

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