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We're the orlando chess academy

Through our partnership with One School of the Arts (OSOTA) in Longwood, we offer a four-level chess program (Beginner, Intermediate I and II, and Advanced) for students in grades K-12.

Chess is unique in the sense that it is multifaceted and can train you to think logically, creatively, and resourcefully.
— FM Kevin Wang, 9-time member of the All-America Chess Team and University of Chicago student
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2018 chess summer camp

Our 2018 Chess Summer Camp will be held on June 25-29, 2018 at the One School of the Arts campus. We are offering 5 days of camp and early drop-off/late pick-up times. Campers can choose from two camp levels: Beginner or Intermediate.

awards & achievements

 Some of our winners from the 2018 Florida State Scholastic Championship (March 2-4, 2018)!

Some of our winners from the 2018 Florida State Scholastic Championship (March 2-4, 2018)!

2018 National Junior High (K-9) Championship (April 6-8, 2018)

The OSOTA/OCA Chess Club took a team of 3 of our high school players to the 2018 National Junior High Championship on April 6-8, 2018. 

  • Andrew T. won 3rd place in the nation for the K-9 U1250 section (6/7 points)
  • Our team (which only had 3 players, while most winning teams had 4+ players) won 13th place in the nation as a team for the K-9 U1250 section (Andrew T. (6/7), Avery K. (4/7), and David R. (2.5/7))

2018 Florida State Scholastic Championship (March 2-4, 2018)

The OSOTA/OCA Chess Club took a team of 25 players to the 2018 Florida State Scholastic Championship on March 2-4, 2018. Congratulations to all our players, especially those who placed and won trophies!

  • David R. won 1st place in the state for the K-12 U1100 section and became the 2018 K-12 U1100 Florida State Scholastic Champion! (4.5/5 points)
  • Our high school team won 2nd place in the state as a team for the K-12 U1100 section (David R. (4.5/5), Avery K. (4/5), Zion C. (3/5), Caleb H. (2/5), and Isaac M. (2/5))
  • Our K-3 team won 3rd place in the state as a team for the K-3 U600 section (Julia F. (2/5), Soraiah A. (2/5), Jayden G. (1.5/5), Esther P. (1.5/5), Vanessa F. (1/5), and Sarah C. (0.5/5))
  • Our K-12 team won 4th place as a team for the K-12 Championship section (Brandon S. (3/5), Camille S. (2.5/5), and Andrew T. (1.5/5)

2017 National Scholastic K-12 Grade Championship (December 8-10, 2017)

The OSOTA/OCA Chess Club took a team of 16 players to the 2017 USCF K-12 National Scholastic Grade Championships held at Disney's Coronado Springs on December 8-10, 2017. Our team ranged from 2nd graders to 10th graders. Congratulations to all our players, especially those who placed and won trophies!

  • Caleb H. won 3rd place in the nation for the 10th grade unrated bracket (2.5/7)
  • David R. won 2nd place in the nation for the 9th grade 800-999 rated bracket (3/7)
  • Avery K. won 1st place in the nation for the 9th grade unrated bracket (2.5/7)
  • Akshat S. won 2nd place in the nation for the 4th grade unrated bracket (3/7)

OCA/OSOTA 2017 Summer Chess Camp

 2017 OCA/OSOTA Summer Chess Camp held at  One School of The Arts  in Longwood, FL., July 17-20, 2017

2017 OCA/OSOTA Summer Chess Camp held at One School of The Arts in Longwood, FL., July 17-20, 2017

The Orlando Chess Academy and One School of The Arts would like to thank all the parents who supported their children's interest in learning and playing chess at our 2017 Summer Chess Camp. We had a great chess camp with lessons and playing time each day that concluded with a fun tournament on the last day of camp.

While all our campers did great in the fun tournament, we would like to congratulate the following campers who placed and won trophies:

INTERMEDIATE FUN TOURNAMENT
1st Place: Colton T.
2nd Place: Maggy A.
3rd Place (tie): Brandon A. & Aadarsh A.
4th Place: (tie) Keyes R., Kunal K. & Aidan D.
(All other campers received participation medals)

ADVANCED FUN TOURNAMENT
1st Place: Andy Boyanton

Summer Chess Camp Slideshow