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2018 City Chess Championship
A grade-level championship for Madison residents and those attending Madison City Schools
Sponsored by Systems Products Solutions, Inc.
In 2018, Madison City will expand the levels and amounts of awards by conducting its first Grade-Level City Chess Championship! That means we will crown a chess champion for each grade level K-12. There is no need to qualify. The City Chess Championship now becomes an open championship where anyone can register to compete by grade level. Awards will be presented at 7 p.m. to the top 3 finishers in each grade level. Each City Champion in grades K-2nd will receive a $50 prize. Each City Champion in grades 3rd-12th will receive a $100 prize.
You must register in your grade level. The tournament is open to any competitor in grades K-12, but one must reside within Madison City limits to be eligible to win and be declared City Chess Champion for their grade level.
Membership: USCF membership is required.
Location: James Clemens High School, 11306 County Line Road, Madison AL 35756.
Registration Fee: $20 for MCCL members; $25 for non-members (reduced price will appear after you add to your shopping cart).
Schedule:Note: School is out half-day on Friday, April 13th.
Jr High and High School grades Game 90/d5; 4 rounds; starts Friday (4/13) at 6 p.m. Sat. rounds: 9:00-12:15 - 3:30 Elementary (4th-6th) grades Game 60/d5, 4 rounds; starts Saturday. Round times: 9:00–11:30–2:00-4:30 Primary (K-3rd) grades Game 45/d5, 4 rounds; starts Saturday. Round times: 9:30 - 11:15 - 1:00 - 2:45 - 4:30
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.