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The Huntsville Chess Club in Alabama is pleased to sponsor the first ever rated chess tournament held entirely in a natural cave Saturday November 4th, 2017 at the Cathedral Caverns State Park. This scholastic event is a unique educational combination of North Alabama's vibrant chess community and its largest limestone cavern. Adventure, exploration, and good chess. All entries include a 90 minute cave tour, headlamp, and three rounds of dual-rated chess play. Who will be the historical first cave chess champions?
A USCF membership is required in order to compete in any rated tournaments. We recommend Premium Scholastic Membership for students (one year $25) or Premium Adult Membership for adults (one year $49). 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.