Interested in competing? Check out the requirements and what's involved.
The first qualifier for the 2018 City Chess Championship
When: Saturday, August 26, 2017
Where: Rainbow Elementary, 50 Nance Road, Madison, AL 35758
Mandatory Players Meeting: 9:00 a.m.
Round times (approximate): 9:15 - 10:30 - 12:30 - 1:45 - 3:00 (non-rated sections are likely to start sooner after the first round)
Game time: Rated sections - G/30/d5; Non-Rated sections - G/20
Rated Sections and Awards: K-12 (Open); K-12 Under 1000; K-12 Under 500; Trophies for 1st-3rd, Medals for 4th-6th and Top Female
Open K-12 Section is a qualifier for the City Chess Championship. Top two in the Open Section in the following age groups will qualify: K-3; 4th-6th; 7th-8th, and 9th-12th.
Non-Rated Sections and Awards: K-12; K-6; K-3; Trophy for 1st, Medals based on enrollment and for Top Female
USCF membership required for the Rated sections only.
Registration Fee: $20 by August 23rd
Late registration fee: After Aug. 23rd, $40 and will receive 1st round 1/2 point bye. Online registration closes on Friday Aug. 25th at 5:00 p.m.
Online Registration Coming Soon.
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.