PHOTO OF REBECCA RUTLEDGE (OKC) DEEP IN THOUGHT AT RRSO XIV - PHOTO AND GRAPHICS BY JIM HOLLINGSWORTH
Deep in thought on Board 17
RRSO XIV (2016)

     Welcome to the "REAL" Red River Shootout (RRSO).  As all serious chess players know, this is the annual team match between the most fanatical chess players in Oklahoma and Texas.

     Since the first match on April 27, 2003, 662 tough chess games have been contested by a total of 249 players in fourteen matches and other RRSO events. Texas leads the series 9 to 5 despite playing on the road thirteen out of the fourteen times.

     Oklahoma currently enjoys the title as well as possession of the Famous Traveling Trophy.  For RRSO XV the stakes are even higher as Oklahoma will be going for its first THREE-PEAT.

     Interested Players should always check this website for details about future RRSO Team Chess Matches around the beginning of each year.

     RRSO XV plans have been finalized by the two sponsoring organizations (the Oklahoma Chess Foundation and the Tarrant County Chess Club).  Match details are immediately below.  Good luck Everyone!


RRSO XV

Davis, Oklahoma
April 29, 2017 (Saturday)

  • This is the 15th REAL Red River Shootout; the annual team match between the most fanatical chess players in Oklahoma and Texas

  • Open only to OK and TX residents as defined as to where USCF has your address
  • *****Important: Must have USCF rating and current USCF membership*****

    NOTE:  Please square away your USCF Membership PRIOR to RRSO XV
    This will avoid delays and increase your chances of playing an opponent in a match that counts from the other state

  • OCF Membership is required for Oklahoma players
    NOTE: OCF Membership is free to all who join at this link:  Join OCF.

  • All Registrations on site:  9:30-10:45 AM

  • Entrance Fee:  Masters free; all others $5

  • Prizes:  Trophy and Bragging Rights to Winning Team

  • Two Rounds:  11 AM, 2:00 PM
    • Game in 60 Minutes + 30 Seconds Increment per Move

    • All players will record their games moves and turn in their score sheets.  Recording the moves in a seperate notebook or in a USCF certified electronic device is allowed, however the player must email their game moves to the Chief TD within 24 hours.  Not submitting game moves may affect eligibility for future RRSO matches.

    • Annotated game scores are highly encouraged.  All match games will be submitted to the Oklahoma Chess Monthly, Texas Knights, TWIC and other publications.

    • NOTE:  An attempt will be made to pair players rated as closely as possible

    • Oklahoma is the Home Team and will play with the Black pieces in Round One.
  • Location: Treasure Valley Casino, I-35 & Hwy 7 (Exit 55 off I-35), Davis, OK 73030
    • Hotel Phone Number:  (580) 369-3223
    • Free Parking, Wi-Fi, Limited Smoking, and Wheelchair Accessible
  • THE HOTEL RESTAURANT IS OPEN (IHOP Express), so we will not be taking any lunch reservations this year.

  • However, the annual VICTORY DINNER will be at a really GREAT restaurant (only five miles away).  All RRSO players, fans and spectators are invited to join us at:
    • Smokin Joe's Rib Ranch
    • 3165 Jollyville Road
    • Davis, OK  73030
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    • *****Note*****Note****NOTE**** For planning purposes and to help us coordinate with Smokin Joe's it will be EXTREMELY helpful if all RRSO players tell us their Victory Dinner plans well before RRSO XV.
  • SPECIAL NOTE:  Please let your team captain know if you stayed in a hotel, the name of the hotel, and your room rate.  This will help RRSO organizers negotiate better deals in the future.  Thanks!

Photo of a white board with the words WELCOME RED RIVER SHOOTOUT CHESS TOURNAMENT HAVE A FANTASTIC DAY
One of the first things
RRSO players usually see.

RRSO Scoring Summary

Team
Wins
Tot Pts
Ave
OK
5
219.0
15.643
TX
9
257.0
18.357

RRSO Match Scores

RRSO
Team
Score
Team
I
OK*
9.5  12.5
TX
II
OK
8.0  16.0
TX*
III
OK*
21.5  20.5
TX
IV
OK
18.0  20.0
TX*
V
OK*
20.0  22.0
TX
VI
OK
14.5  3.5
TX*
VII
OK*
21.5  32.5
TX
VIII
OK
22.0  38.0
TX*
IX
OK*
18.5  23.5
TX
X
OK
11.5  24.5
TX*
XI
OK*
13.5  10.5
TX
XII
OK
8.5  9.5
TX*
XIII
OK*
15.0  7.0
TX
XIV
OK
17.0  17.0**
TX*
XV
OK*
29 April 2017
TX

*  Home Team
**  If tied Defending Champion retains the Crown