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MCCL CHAMPIONSHIP WARM-UP QUADS
Saturday, February 24, 2024
Creek Elementary School
Mill Road, Madison, AL 35758
rated, round-robin chess event is intended for scholastic chess players who
plan to compete in the 2024 City Chess Championship (March 1 - 2 at JCHS)
and/or the 2024 State Scholastic Chess Championship (March 23-24 at Pike Road
Elementary, Pike Road, Alabama).
who register will be divided into groups of four (a “quad”) so that they can
play a three-round tournament against the other players in their quad. The
quads will be formed starting at the highest rated player and working down so
that each group is four players who are relatively close to each other in
rating. There are no byes, and because
of the round-robin format, you should not register unless you plan to play all
three rounds. (If a player drops out, the round-robin cannot be completed.) The
benefit of this format is that each of the three games is likely to be
* Please make your own arrangements for lunch. There are breaks
between rounds that allow time for players to eat.
Schedule: Player meeting at 9:15 am
Round 1 at 9:30 am
Round 2 at 11:45 am
Round 3 at 1:45 pm
Awards: The winner of each quad will receive a
medal. There are no cash prizes or trophies. The real benefit of this event is
good, competitive chess before the upcoming championships.
at madisonchess.com. $10 for MCCL members; $15 for non-members. Registration will be closed at any time
after Wednesday, February 21st when the number of players is divisible
The United States Chess Federation rules require all competitors in rated sections to record their moves as they play. All tournaments conducted by MCCL enforce all USCF rules.If you are not familiar with how to record, read these articles (part 1 and part 2) and watch this video.
Online Tournament Registration Information
Most online tournaments are not rated and will only affect your ChessKid or Chess.com ratings in that system. If a tournament is RATED on Chess.com , it will be indicated in the tournament details.
ChessKid.com Tournaments: Here is an article telling you how to join tournaments on ChessKid. ChessKid Tip: Use a computer Browser to access Live Chess, not a mobile device of any kind.
To join tournaments, go to Play vs. Kid and click on the tournament you want to join to the right hand side of the screen (you can join a ChessKid tournament 15 minutes before start time--join early so you don't miss the first round!). 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!
Chess.com Tournaments: Join tournaments in Live Chess. Click on Tournaments to see which ones you are able to join. You can join a Chess.com tournament an hour before start time.
Parents should consider enabling SAFE MODE for any child's accounts who just wants to play chess and disable messages, chats, and comments (you can limit messages to friends in the settings). Read how to enable SAFE MODE here.
RATED tournaments on Chess.com : The USCF allows rated rapid and blitz tournaments to be conducted on Chess.com . The results will affect your Online Blitz or Online Rapid rating only. To play a USCF rated tournament online, you have to authenticate your US Chess membership by completing a Google docs form that Chess.com created. You can find the form here.