2022 Ohio HSMS State Championships

State Championship Event
The Wellington School

Event Overview

Organizer: Columbus Chess Academy, https://columbuschessacademy.org/

Contact: Kathy Lin, 614-746-7682, info@columbuschessacademy.org


Sections:  High School Championship (9-12), Middle School Championship (6-8*)

High School Reserve (9-12 U-1000), Middle School Reserve (K-8 U-800).

                    K-8 students are eligible to play in the Middle School RESERVE Section only.

     Accelerated Pairings may be used according to OSCA Guidelines. All sections USCF rated.

*Some schools consider 5th grade students to be in Middle School; if this is the case, they are allowed to play in the Championship Section. Please make a note when registering.


Entry Fees: $40 received by 4-30, $50 after. No onsite entries.

           Free USCF membership included for new or expired members!!

           Online Registration will close at 6 PM on Friday May 6th!

           $20 for students for students in financial need, write a note when registering.

           Additional scholarships available for students in financial need.


Registration: Online Registration at https://columbuschessacademy.org/. To register by mail, please see website for form and mail to Kathy Lin.  

Rooms for teams available to reserve, first-come, first-served. Contact Kathy for details.




Check-In 8:30-9:30 AM.  Announcements 9:45 AM.

Reserve Sections

Time Control: All Rounds G/60; d5.


10 AM

12:30 PM

3 PM

5:30 PM


9 AM

11:30 AM



Awards Time: Sunday 1:45PM


Championship Sections

Championship Sections: Rounds 1-3 G/60; d5, Rounds 4-6 G/90; d5.


10 AM

12:30 PM

3 PM

5:30 PM


9 AM

12:30 PM



Awards Time: Sunday 3:45 PM


Additional Information

Columbus Chess Academy will provide all sets. Students need to bring their own clocks and know how to set them.


Notation required for all students in grades 4 and above. Half point byes okay, limit 1, must be requested before round 2 pairings posted. May official USCF ratings used.


Masks required in all public spaces; subject to change as the date gets closer.

Awards: Trophies to all players achieving a score of 4 points or higher.

                Trophies to top 5 teams in each section (top 4 scores count for team).

                The winner of High School Championship will represent Ohio at the

                Denker Tournament of High School Champions, plus receive a $250 stipend for expenses.

                The winner of the Middle School Championship will represent Ohio at the

                Barber Tournament of K-8 Champions, plus receive a $250 stipend for expenses.


OSCA: All Ohio Scholastic Chess Association guidelines for this event will be followed.

Hotels: Many nearby hotels are available. There is no room-block at any one specific hotel. Be sure to reserve early, as this is the same weekend as Ohio State graduation.

Food: There will be a concession stand selling reasonably priced food and beverages.             


3650 Reed Rd
Columbus, OH 43220
United States

Sections: 4
Grand Prix Points:
Prize Fund:
FIDE Rated: No
Handicap Accessible: No
Residency Restriction: No
Online Event: No

Organizer Overview

Katherine Lin
Email: info@columbuschessacademy.org
Phone: 6147467682