Camp tournaments

UPDATE: May 7, 2020

After a careful review of the CDC recommendations for childcare facilities, schools, and day camps that will be open this summer, we’ve decided to be on the safe side and cancel our scheduled chess camps for June, July, and August 2020.

We will be so glad when the time comes that we can welcome the chess kids back for tournaments and camps! In the meantime, if you’d like to arrange coaching via Skype or Zoom for your player, send us an email so we can put you in touch with a coach. Prices start at $5 per half hour session.

Be well and stay safe!

UPDATE: May 1, 2020

Dear parents:

We miss your kids! Coaches Joe, Jake, and Rebecca are looking forward to welcoming everybody back for more tournaments and camps.

For now, though, we’re suspending all events until further notice. Safety first.

Once it’s safe to host gatherings of 10 or more, we’ll post dates for camps, Birthday Special tournaments, and any other excuse we can think of to have fun over here.

Meantime, stay safe and be well!

-Rebecca Rutledge, director
Youth Chess League of Central Oklahoma, Inc.

Professional instruction with Oklahoma’s favorite chess coaches and some surprise guest coaches your player will love! Plus rated matches every day and lots of outdoor fun.

*Birthday Specials are monthly 4-round game-in-30 minutes tournaments plus birthday cake & ice cream. Free entry for players whose birthday falls within that month. All others: players enrolled in chess camp are automatically entered with no extra entry fee. To come at 1 PM for the tournament only, entry fee is $20.

June 15 – 19  |  June 22 – 26  | Rated camp tournaments every Friday

July 2: Birthday Special  |  July 3: Stars & Stripes Blitz!

Saturday, August 8: Birthday Special  | Chess camp August 10 – 14

Single day: $38

Two days: $72
Three days: $102
Four days: $128
Full week: $152

To apply, send us an email with the player’s name, age, and the dates for which you’d like to sign up.

Minimum age for all camps is 7.

Camp hours are 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Parents who need to drop off early (7:30-8:55) or pick up late (4:05-5:30) must arrange in advance for extended care. Cost is $10/day.

Registrations for two or more siblings will be discounted 15%.
Siblings need not attend the same days for the discount to be applicable.

Cancellation policy: 100 percent tuition refund/camp credit if you notify us at least seven (7) days in advance. 50 percent tuition refund/camp credit if you notify us at least 48 hours in advance. ➜ We cannot offer refunds or camp credits with fewer than 48 hours’ notice of cancellation.

Camps are held in a private home near downtown Oklahoma City. Your confirmation email will include a link to your invoice, camp waiver, our location, and other important information you’ll need before camp.

Questions? Contact us at (405) 642-6136 or send an email to