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** 2015 Arnold Schwarzenegger Scholastic Chess Classic **

** March 7, 2015 at Nationwide Arena **

Registration Is now Closed! Please use the contact us link on the left for any questions

Click here for a list of Pre-Registered Players Last updated 3/4/15 2:30PM


2015 Kids Expo Bricker Building Ohio Expo Center March 7 & 8, 2015

Saturday: (9am Doors Open) > 10 am – noon Blitz Tournament $$$ Prizes > Noon – 3 pm Grand Master Lecture and Simul (Adults) > 3 pm – 3:30 pm Emma vs. Arnold Match (Main Stage)
Sunday: (10 am Doors Open) > 10:30 am – 1 pm Grand Master Lecture and Simul (Kids) > 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Bughouse Tournament $$$ Prizes

Click here for more information and to register for Simuls, Blitz Tournament, or Bughouse Tournament...
The Arnold Kids Fitness EXPO will serve as the activity core for youth sports competitions and family activities at the Ohio Expo Center. The Arnold Kids Fitness EXPO will combine thousands of youth athletes, coaches and family members and fitness enthusiasts in an event dedicated to providing young athletes access to hours of entertainment and youth/family sports, products and services.

2015 Arnold Schwarzenegger Scholastic Chess Classic Nationwide Arena March 7, 2015

GM Vladimir Georgiev will be at the scholastic tournament commenting on the top boards live and analyzing games! He is ranked #601 in the World!!
On March 7, 2015 at Nationwide Arena we will host the first annual Arnold Schwarzenegger Scholastic Chess Classic. All registered players will recieve a ticket to that nights NHL hockey game between the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Colorado Avalanche. Door prizes includes: Zamboni rides, Bench Warmers, signed hockey memorabilia. This scholastic event will be part of the 2015 Arnold Sports Festival which is in its 27th year.
For more information or to register click here...
Click here for List of Pre- Registered Players

2015 Columbus Open Chess Tournament - July 17 - 19, 2015

On July 17th - 19th the 2015 Columbus Open will be held at the Ohio Union on the campus of The Ohio State University. Hotel arrangements have been made at both the Blackwell Inn and the Varsity Inn South. DGT Boards will be used again on the top 6 boards and those games will be broadcast live at the site as well as live online. All prizes unconditionally guaranteed!

Click Here for more information and online registration...
Lou Friscoe of the Central Chess Club!

For The Love Of Chess... It's About Time Columbus Chess Has A Home!

Buckeye Chess Club now has a permanent home starting September 1, 2014! Located at 6321 East Livingston Ave. Reynoldsburg, OH 43068. Easy access to I-70 and I-270, plenty of free parking, and with over 600 square feet of space we will be able to accomodate around 30 players. We hope to see you soon and hope you will consider joining!

COLUMBUS OPEN 2014 WRAP-UP (6/30/14)

The turn-out was lower than normal but the tournament was a great success! At this years Columbus Open I brought in 6 of my personal DGT electronic wooden boards, clocks, and Cassia software which enabled me to broadcast the top 6 boards of the open section LIVE on my website as well as broadcast the games LIVE on a big screen at the tournament. This feature enhanced the privacy of the top 6 boards and still gave everyone an opportunity to watch the games and even talk amongst themselves about the games in progress without disturbing any of the players. I also brought my Monroi Hub which allowed me to LIVE broadcast games of anyone who was using a Monroi Personal Chess Manager (PCM). These features really elevated the quality of the tournament and all the feedback was extremely positive! Please let me know if you would like these features added to your next tournament (use the "Contact Us" button on the left).

GM Kudrin and IM Young

To replay any of the games from the Tournament that I have saved in PGN click here! These games include the top 6 boards in the open section along with some games from other sections as well.


I would like to thank everyone who participated in last years Buckeye Scholastic Chess Tournament. I would also like to thank all of my tournament directors and especially my volunteer staff ... you did a wonderful job! I received a lot of positive feedback and a few negative one's as well. Ultimately, if the kids enjoyed themselves that is what is most important to me. I am planning a much larger space in the Ohio Union next year to accomodate participants. The skittles area and playing area will both be on the first floor and the playing area will be in one room. I cannot change the start time as the Ohio Union does not allow us in until 9am when they open, so a 10:30 start time will be the same as this year as it was advertised. I hope to see everyone back next year!

Here are the results of this years tournament (click on any section):

College K-12 Open U900 U600 4-8 NR K-3 NR