Video game contest  coming to Will Rogers Memorial

“Will Rogers was cutting edge in everything he did in entertainment,” said Tad Jones, Will Rogers Memorial Museums executive director. New electronic equipment in the renovated Claremore Memorial Theatre makes it possible to provide video games competition, one of the newest forms of entertainment.

Super Smash Brothers on the Nintendo Switch video game competition will be Tuesday, July 16. Ages 12-16 can battle it out starting at 6 p.m. Prizes will be awarded.

“This will be a fun event and our Theatre is a perfect venue,” Jones said.

“We appreciate FTW Game Co. and RSU Esports partnering with us in this new activity,” he added.

Each participant will get at least four battles, in a three-game group stage. There are 32-person elimination rounds seeded by group stage performance with prizes awarded 1st-8th place.

“We are excited to partner with Will Rogers Memorial Museum and RSU Esports to bring a new and fun program to Claremore. Together, we hope to foster good sportsmanship and love of video games within the community,” said Lori Nagel, owner of FTW Game Co.

Shane Holloway, RSU Esports coach, also shares in being “excited to engage with the community to help promote esports in Claremore and the surrounding area.

Participants must be registered. Cost is $5 per competitor and can be made on line ($5.25 if paid by credit card) or at FTW in Claremore or Pryor. One Joy Con will be provided and used per participant.

For additional information and to register on-line, visit and click on Smash Brothers Tourney.