Coaches: Rebecca Rutledge and Joe Veal

Contact: or (405) 642-6136

We’re excited to begin our second year of chess with the kids at Banner Public School! Check this page for homework/practice ideas, helpful videos, tournament announcements, and contest winners.

Practice is held Monday evenings, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Mabel C. Fry Library in Yukon. It’s important to reinforce new skills by playing matches, so please try to come as often as you can!

Chesskid videos to help you review:

Week one: Know your basics! The Magic of Chess
Week two: Fundamentals: How to Castle
Week two: Tactics review: The Pin
Week three: Endgames! Know your Back rank checkmates, how to mate with a Queen and King, how to mate with a King and Rook, and how to do the Rook Roller!


Jordyn T.
Kolby P.
Jack D.
Joel L.
Ella R.
Alexia G.
Payton F.
Gage L.
Aden L.
Karson F.
Brea H.
Grace P.
Garrett e.
Jake V.
Jed V.
Trip W.
Emma A.
Cambree G.
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Carson H.
Gary W.
Conor S.

2017-18 Oklahoma Scholastic Tournament Schedule

September 23
Carl Albert K-12 Open, Midwest City
October 14
Cherokee Nation Scholastic Open, Tahlequah
November 11
State Grade Championship
Location TBA
December 9
K–12 Open, Location TBA
January 13
Ida Freeman K-12 Open, Edmond
February 10
Cheyenne K-12 Open, Edmond
March 24
State Championship
Carl Albert, Midwest City
April 11
The OSCO Blitz! At Rt. 66 Interpretive Center in Chandler
May 11-13
U.S. Chess National Elementary Championships in Nashville, Tennessee