2017 Rookie Rally Tournament - 1/28

Starts: Jan 28, 2017

The fifth and last qualifier for the 2017 Madison City Chess Championship

Where: Blossomwood Elementary, 1321 Woodmont Ave, Huntsville, AL 35801
Saturday, January 28, 2017.
Open (K-12), Jr. High (K-9), Elementary (K-6), Elementary (4-6) U500, Primary (K-3)
Round Times:
9:30, 11:00, 12:45, 2:15, 3:30, Time Control: G/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 uschess.org or by mail using this form.
  • Entry Fee: $20 per individual if by Advance Entry Deadline.  $40 per individual after the Advance Entry Deadline.
  • Advance Entry: Online entry by January 25th, 2017.
  • Late Entry: Registration after the Advance Entry date requires a first-round 1/2 point bye. This is to help avoid late-starts due to last-minute re-pairings of late entrants.  NO ONSITE REGISTRATION ON THE DAY OF THE TOURNAMENT.  Online late registration closes on Friday, Jan.27th at 5 p.m.


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

Individual Awards: Trophies for top 10 individuals in K-3, 4-6 U500 (this section only available for 4th-6th graders), and K-6.  Trophies for top 5 in K-9 and K-12 sections.  Medals to all individuals whose score ties for a trophy place, but loses out on tie‐break.

City Chess Championship Invitations:  If you reside in Madison, you are eligible to receive an invitation to compete in the Madison City Chess Championship if you are one of the top 2 finishers in Primary (K-3); Elementary (K-6); Junior High or Open.

Team Awards: Trophies for top 5 teams in K-3, 4-6 U500, and K-6 sections.  Trophies for top 3 teams in K-9.  Trophies for top 2 teams in K-12. 

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