Register Now for the 2018 Summer Knights Chess Tournament

August 8th, 9:43AM

Sponsored by CB&S Bank

It's the first chess tournament of the year, and we are trying something new!

Although we are offering both a Rated section (for those with a USCF rating) and a Non-Rated section for beginning players, we will NOT issue a tournament report to the USCF.  So, this is an opportunity for everyone to relax, not worry about ratings, but play in their first chess tournament early in the school year to help prepare for the State Championship in Birmingham over Labor Day weekend.

We are so excited to get started with our first chess tournament, and we plan to have fun as we welcome both experienced and first-time tournament players to Rainbow Elementary.  Tellini's will provide lunch and Rainbow Chess club will provide concessions.  


When:  Saturday, August 25, 2018

Where:  Rainbow Elementary, 50 Nance Road, Madison, AL  35758

Mandatory Players Meeting:  9:00 a.m.

Round times (approximate):  9:15 - 10:30 - 12:30 - 1:45 - 3:00  (non-rated sections are likely to start sooner after the first round)

Game time:  Rated sections - G/30/d5; Non-Rated sections - G/20

Pairing:  5SS

Rated Sections and Awards:  K-12 (Open); K-12 Under 1000; K-12 Under 500; Trophies for 1st-3rd, Medals for 4th-6th and Top Female

Non-Rated Sections and Awards:  K-12; K-6; K-3; Trophy for 1st, Medals based on enrollment and for Top Female

USCF membership required for the Rated sections only.

Registration Fee:  $20 for MCCL members and $25 for non-MCCL members who register by August 23rd.  (lower MCCL member price will appear when you add the tournament to your cart).  Join MCCL here before registering.

Deadline to register online:   Wednesday, August  22nd.  Register online here.

Here is an article for players new to competitive chess.

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