A USCF membership is required in order to compete in any rated tournaments. We recommend Premium Scholastic Membership for students (one year $24) or Premium Adult Membership for adults (one year $46). Please use MCCL #A6040788 when completing the "Membership Appreciation Program Credit" box.
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.