One of ORCA's goals is to sponsor affordable, one-day tournaments in Ozaukee County, where they are convenient for chess players north of Milwaukee County and don't require long-distance travel or costly hotel stays.  Net proceeds from these tournaments benefit ORCA, a non-profit organization (our tournament directors do not accept a directing fee).

Our objective is to complement other chess activities in the Milwaukee area.  In scheduling our tournaments, we do our best to avoid conflicts with other area tournaments, and we use the Wisconsin Chess Association's tournament clearinghouse process.

Seasonal Series

Join us for our "Seasonal Series" tournaments, one-day, USCF-rated events that we will hold four times a year.

USCF-Rated Mini-Tournaments

Occasionally, ORCA offers low-cost USCF-rated mini-tournaments as part of the "Thursday Knights" open chess play.  Check this space for announcements of these events!

Joe Feider Memorial

ORCA sponsors the annual, free Joe Feider Memorial chess tournament at the Lakeview Library in Random Lake, Wisconsin. The tournament is held in memory of Joseph Feider, a local chess player who was killed in a car accident in 1979. Originally organized by Edward "Doc" Ferber, ORCA has sponsored the tournament since the 13th installment.

Come join us for some fun, free chess. Trophies will be awarded!

Unrated Mini-Tournaments

Occasionally, ORCA offers free, unrated mini-tournaments as part of the Java Dock "Chess Night" open chess play.  Check this space for announcements of these events!

We look forward to providing fun chess-playing opportunities for local players -- Check here often for additional local tournaments with varying formats!

Past Tournament Results

Here is where we will list the results of our previous tournaments, including standings, crosstables and awards.

Click here for older tournament results (1+ year old)

Tournament results are posted as soon as possible after each event.

ORCA Grand Prix

Current top-ten list of players in ORCA's annual Grand Prix:

RankNameGP Points
2John Christoffer14.5
3Nick Moore10
3Grant Freeze10
3Greg l Haas10

Click here for last year's Grand Prix results

Top Rated Players

Click THIS LINK to see the USCF's listing of the top players in ORCA-sponsored events!