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2023 Ohio All-Girls State Championship

2023 Ohio All-Girls State Championship

2023 Ohio All-Girls

State Championship

April 22nd, 2023

The Wellington School

3650 Reed Road, Columbus OH 43220


Organizer: The Wellington School with collaboration with The Columbus Chess Academy.


Contact: Kathy Lin, 614-746-7682,


Eligibility: Any female student or student of a gender minority enrolled in an Ohio school, or home schooled in Ohio, in grades K-12 are eligible to participate.


Sections and Time-Control:

Championship (K-12): 4 rounds G/45; d5. Most competitive section. USCF Rated.

U1000 Premier (K-12): 5 rounds G/30; d5. Must have a rating below 1000. USCF Rated.

U600 Reserve (K-12): 5 rounds G/30; d5. Must have a rating below 600. USCF Rated.

Elementary Novice (K-3, non-rated): 5 rounds G/30; d5. Students in grades K-3 without a rating or with 10 rated games or fewer. Not USCF Rated.


Schedule: Doors Open: 8:30 AM. Round 1: 10 AM. Subsequent rounds will start once everyone in the section is finished. No section changes after 9:30 AM.


Entry Fee: $35 before April 15th, $40 thereafter. Last day to register is April 21st, 6 PM. No on-site registrations accepted. Discounted USCF memberships for new/renewing players are available for $10. If interested, please make a note when registering.


Registration: Online registration at To register by mail, please contact Kathy Lin. Rooms for teams available to reserve, first-come, first-served. Contact Kathy Lin for details.


Format: 5 Round Swiss System Individual/Team all sections. Students play all rounds, no elimination. Can request one 0.5-point bye before start of round 2.

Notation is required in all sections except Elementary Novice and students in grades K-3 in the U600 Reserve Section. In these sections, notation is not required though a player may lose the right to make claims requiring a score sheet. Unrated players may choose any appropriate section.


Current USCF membership is required to play in the rated sections. Players in the rated sections must be registered with before the tournament. Players in the rated sections are required to use a clock if either player provides one. In the non-rated section, players may use a clock if one player provides one and both players agree. In all sections, clocks will be used if games approach the time limit. Columbus Chess Academy will provide all sets. Students need to bring their own clocks and know how to set them. Sets and clocks will be available for purchase at site.


Awards: Trophies to all players achieving a score of 3.5 points or higher. Trophies to top 3 teams in each section (top 4 scores count for team). Two or more players enrolled in the same school in the same section will be eligible for a team prize. Participation medals available to all students.


Food and Lodging: Affordable on-site food concession. Many restaurants and grocery stores nearby. Several hotels in the area.



The Wellington School

3650 Reed Road, Columbus, OH, USA


Thank you for registering!



Thank you for registering!


If you do not have a team, but would like to be assigned to a team when a spot becomes available, please fill out the Individual Registration form. If you already have a team, have your TEAM CAPTAIN fill out the Team Registration. Other members of the team do not have to submit a registration.

Individual Registration (Not part of a team)

Thanks for registering. We will notify you when a team is assigned.

Team Registration (Only the Captain should register)

Team Name
Player 1 (Team Captain)
Player 2
Player 3
Player 4
Alternate Player

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