Interested in competing? Check out the requirements and what's involved.
It's the first chess tournament of the year, and we are trying something new!
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 to help prepare for the State Championship in Birmingham over Labor Day weekend.
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
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.