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National Invitational Representatives
Rules

Updated August 2018

OSCO will select three individuals to represent the state of Oklahoma in the 2019 Denker Tournament of High School Champions, the 2019 Barber Tournament of K-8 Champions and the 2019 National Girls Invitational Tournament.  Points will be awarded to players in the Premier Section (with the exception of the State Championship, where Barber contenders will participate in the 6-9 Open) at the following qualifying events:

 

September 15, 2018 –OSSM / Cleveland Elementary K-12 Open in OKC

October 13, 2018 – Sequoyah High School K-12 Open in Tahlequah

December 8, 2018 – Cheyenne K-12 Open in Edmond

February 16, 2019 – Jenks High School K-12 Open

March 9, 2019 – Oklahoma Scholastic State Championship at Carl Albert High School in Midwest City

 

The player with the highest total number of points, which is the sum of their TWO best OSCO regular season events (top 4 above) PLUS their final score at the state championship multiplied by two, will be the Oklahoma nominee.  PARTICIPATION IN THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP IS MANDATORY. 

 

The player must meet all qualifications specified under the USCF rules for the Denker, Barber and NGIT tournaments.  If the Oklahoma primary nominee declines the opportunity to play, then the player with the next highest score will become the primary nominee.  Female participants will have the option of playing for the Denker/Barber or NGIT nomination.  

 

Updated standings for each event will be posted on the OSCO website prior to the next qualifying event.  In the event of a point tie for eligible players, the following criteria will be used as a tiebreaker. 

 

·         1st Tiebreaker:  Head to Head Results at State Championship

·         2nd Tiebreaker:  If no head to head match occurred at State Championship, the 2nd Tiebreaker will be head to head results at all 2018-2019 Qualifying Events

·         3rd Tiebreaker:  If a tie still exists, a head to head match will be held at the April OSCO tournament.  The tiebreaker will consist of 2 classical games (G/60, alternating colors). 

4th Tiebreaker:  The final tiebreaker will be an Armageddon match.

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