Summer Knights Is Back and Online for 2020!

September 8th, 3:27PM

Sponsored by CB&S Bank
It's the first chess tournament of the school year!

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.

When:  Saturday, September 26, 2020


Non-Rated Section:  10:00 a.m. (join tournament 10 minutes early)

Rated Section: 1:00 p.m. (join tournament 10 minutes early)

Non-Rated Sections and Awards:  

6th-12th; 3rd-5th; K-2; *sections may be merged

Game 15 minutes per side; 4 rounds

Trophy for 1st, Medals based on enrollment and for Top Female

This section is for beginning players who have never played in a rated tournament and do not have a USCF rating.

Rated Sections and Awards:  K-12 (Open); K-12 Under 1000; K-12 Under 500; K-5 Under 500 *sections may be merged

Game 20 minutes per side; 4 rounds except K-12 Open section will play 5 rounds

Trophies for 1st-3rd, Medals for 4th-6th and Top Female

USCF membership required for the Rated sections only.


Registration Fee All Sections:  $10 for MCCL members and $20 for non-MCCL members who register by Sept 24th.  (lower MCCL member price will appear when you add the tournament to your cart)

NOTE: If you have not joined MCCL or renewed your MCCL membership for 2020, do that in a separate order first. Then register for Summer Knights in a separate order.

Deadline to register online:   Thursday, September 24th.

Register Online Here.

We are excited to get the chess season started with the first tournament of the year--Summer Knights which will be played on ChessKid on Saturday September 26th. Two sections will start at different times: Non-Rated will start at 10 a.m. (Game 15 minutes per side) and Rated will start at 1 p.m. (Game 20 minutes per side). All sections play 4 rounds except Rated K-12 Open which will play 5 rounds. We added two sections for Rated Under 500: K-12 and K-5. And we changed the Non-Rated sections to better align with our school grade configurations.

Trophies and Medals will be delivered to the winners after tournament results have been verified and any fair play challenges are investigated. (the parent company of ChessKid) has detection systems in place to help detect online cheating. We need parents and coaches to help talk to our kids about the importance of fair play.

This year the registration fee is half of last year's because we are online!  As you register online, your child will be added to a SK Tournament Group on ChessKid by the section they registered for. That is how you can tell who has registered to compete. If you have questions about the best section for your child, ask your coach or Ms. Bartlett.

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