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We're the orlando chess academy

Our weekly chess programs are designed to create not only a fun environment but a learning environment as well: they combine engaging classroom lessons with time to play chess with peers.

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 at One School of The Arts concluded this past week, June 25-29, 2018! We would like to thank all of our parents for supporting chess for their children. We had a great summer camp and will be posting a recap & slideshow gallery after the July 4th holiday.
-Orlando Chess Academy 

 OCA/OSOTA 2018 Chess Summer Camp

OCA/OSOTA 2018 Chess Summer Camp

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)