Interested in competing? Check out the requirements and what's involved.
It's the first chess tournament of the year!
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.
When: Saturday, August 25, 2018
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 for MCCL members and $25 for non-MCCL members who register by August 22nd. (lower MCCL member price will appear when you add the tournament to your cart)
Deadline to register online: Wednesday, August 22nd.
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.