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NOTE:    Round One Games adjourned at 3-hour mark


Davis, Oklahoma
April 27, 2019 (Saturday)

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

Texas has the title, the trophy and bragging rights.    Team Oklahoma does NOT want a repeat.

NOTE:    Like last year, which worked well, players must 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, 21 April 2019.  The Team Captains will review and approve the Team Rosters with the Chief TD.  

On 22 April 2019, the Chief TD will send you an email telling your status:    Match or Murray County Open.    If you are listed in the Murray County Open you still have a chance of playing in the Match section, if there is a vacancy and you are qualified.

Your best chance for playing in the Match Section is to REGISTER with your Team Captain EARLY.    Also make sure your US Chess Membership is current as of 30 April 2019.

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

As of the date this Webpage Update, 30 January 2019, 2 Okies and 8 Texans are registered for the Match Section.    Last year the Match Section had 26 boards so there is room for you if you register NOW.    DON'T WAIT and risk missing the fun.

If you registered but haven't heard anything send an email to the Chief TD.    texaschessteam@yahoo.com

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 USCF membership current up through 30 April 2019*****

  • 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

    • Oklahoma 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 Captain:
  • Texas players contact the Texas Chess Team Captain:

Chief Organizer and TD:  Jim Hollingsworth

Deputy Organizer:  Rebecca Rutledge