Registration is Open for the 2018 Queen's Quest

October 7th, 1:46PM

Register NOW for the Queen's Quest at Mill Creek Elementary.  Queen's Quest is the largest chess tournament in Madison and is our first individual + team tournament of the year. More individual awards will be handed out as we have created an additional primary section for our youngest competitors.  The top four scores from any school in any section comprise the team score. This is an open tournament for any competitor in grades K-12 from any public, private or home school, and the only membership required is a current United State Chess Federation membership.

Tournament Details

Where: Mill Creek Elementary, 847 Mill Road, Madison, AL 35758
Saturday, November 17, 2018.
 Rated Sections Only:  K-3 U300; K-3 Championship; K-5 Championship; K-8 Jr High; K-12 Open (Your official published rating as of Nov. 1st will be used to assign sections.)
Round Times: 
  9:30, 11:00, 12:30, 2:15, 3:30      Time Control: Game 30/d5
Mandatory Players meeting:  9:15 a.m.

Memberships, Fees, And Deadlines

  • 5 round Swiss, USCF rated.  USCF membership is required for all sections, and must be obtained before registering for this tournament.  USCF membership can be obtained online at or by mail using this form.
  • Entry Fee: $25 per individual (because this is an individual and team event, the registration fee is increased for all individuals)
  • Deadline: Online entry by Wednesday November 14th, 2018. NO ONSITE REGISTRATION ON THE DAY OF THE TOURNAMENT.
  • No Onsite Registration.  No refunds after you have been paired.


This is an individual event, with secondary team prizes; team is four highest scorers. Teams may represent a school only. Pairings will be "team blind."

Individual Awards: Trophies for top 10 individuals in K-3 U300, K-3 Championship, K-5 Championship, K-8 Jr High. Top 5 individuals in K-12 Open.  Medals to all individuals whose score ties for a trophy place, but loses out on tie‐break.

Team Awards: Trophies for top 4 teams in K-3 U300, K-3 Championship, and K-5 Championship sections. Top 2 teams in K-8 Jr High and Top 2 teams in K-12 Open sections.

2018 Queen's Quest Shirt

Pre-Order a Queen's Quest shirt by noon on Friday Nov. 2nd, and it will be available for the tournament. Use this link below to place your order in youth or adult sizes. Price: $15; MCCL member price is $10. Queen's Quest is the largest chess tournament in Madison, and the design for the shirt stays the same.  If you own a QQ shirt, wear it during the tournament!

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