Chess Clubs Meet Online
MCCL NEWSLETTER ONLINE CLUB EDITION
APRIL 10, 2020
CHESS CLUBS MEET VIA CHESSKID
HOW TO PLAY FAST CHESS
Choose Play vs. Kid
This is how you play someone live on ChessKid.
Play a random kid who is online and choose the time control
Fast Chess games can be 5, 10 or 15 minutes per side.
Or click on this icon
To see which friends or classmates are online and challenge them to a game. You can challenge them by clicking on pawn by their name. The binoculars lets you see a game in progress.
To join tournaments, go to Play vs. Kid and click on the tournament you want to join at least 5 minutes before start time (you cannot join a tournament after it has started). The tournaments have various time controls and numbers of rounds, so be sure you can commit to playing for the duration before you join. When your round is over, you can watch other games still in progress. The next round will be paired when everyone has finished playing the current round, so stay online. Good luck!
HOW TO JOIN A TOURNAMENT
Choose Play vs Kid
Tournament Options on the Right
Tournaments that ChessKid is running or clubs you are members of are running appear on the right. Click on the tournament name you want to join up to 15 minutes before start time.
Click the orange JOIN button so you can join the tournament.
MCCL Saturday Tournaments
MCCL hosts two tournaments every Saturday in April:
MCCL K-6 Saturday Tournament at 9 a.m. - Game 15; 5 rounds
MCCL K-12 Saturday Tournament at 2 p.m. - Game 20; 4 rounds
*If you are a current MCCL member, you have been added to the Madison City Chess League Club online. Join or renew today.
Monday Night Hour of Chess
Although Monday night meetings at the Madison Library have been canceled, we want to invite all our kids to log on to ChessKid on Monday nights from 6-7 p.m. The larger the number of kids who log on at the same time, the better the opportunities to play kids in your ratings range. We hope to see you online!
WHAT: MCCL Monday Night Hour of Chess
WHEN: Monday evenings from 6-7 p.m. CST
Next Madison All-Girls Tournament - Sunday 4/19 at 2 pm
If you are a Madison girl with a ChessKid account you may already be added to our online Girls Chess Club which is hosting its next tournament on Sunday April 19 at 2 p.m. Just log on 5 minutes before the start time to join the tournament. Plan to be online for 4 rounds with a 15-minute time control per side. If you are not in the club, email Ms. Bartlett, and she will add you.
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHESS CLUB/TEAM MEETING SCHEDULE
Thursdays at 4:15-5:15 p.m. Sponsor is Ms. Wilson
Sponsors are Ms. Mathison and Ms. Mangrum. Meeting Thursday at 3 p.m. on 4/16. Future meetings TBD.
Thursdays at 4-5 p.m. Sponsor is Ms. Tibbs.
Tuesdays at 4-5 p.m. Sponsor is Ms. Busken.
Mill Creek Elementary
Sponsor is Ms. McKee. Meeting Thursday at 3 p.m. on 4/16. Future meetings TBD.
West Madison Elementary
Thursdays 4-5 p.m. Sponsor is Ms. Rush.
Kindergarten Club & Beginning Competition - Tuesdays 2:30 - 3:30
Intermediate and Advanced Competition - Wednesdays 2:30 - 3:30
Tournament Days - when we hold tournaments in your groups, we will be online a little longer to finish each round.