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Registration Information Madison City Schools Fall Scholars Chess Tournament What: Scholastic Chess Tournament for students attending Madison City Schools in grades K-12 When: Saturday, September 29, 2018 Mandatory Players Meeting: 9:00 a.m. Where: Madison Elementary, 17 College St., Madison, AL 35758 Registration Fee: $20 all sections for MCCL members; $25 all sections for non-MCCL members ( lower MCCL member price will appear when you add the tournament to your cart) Advance registration : Online registration must occur no later than Wednesday Sept. 26. No On-site Registration. Pairing : 4SS for Championship section/5SS for all other sections. Mandatory players meeting: 9:00 a.m. Two Sections: Rated and Non-Rated : Championship (K-12) ; Under 1000 (K-12); and Under 500 (K-12) Rated
Prizes: Trophies for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd; Medals for 4th-6th & Top Female
USCF membership required to compete in the Rated (Championship & Under) sections. : K-2 and 3rd-6th (Note: If you are in 7th-12th grade and non-rated, you must play in the Rated Under 500 section and register for a USCF membership.) Non-Rated
Prizes: Medals for 1st through 10th and Top Female
Here is an article for players new to competitive chess. Game Times Championship Section: G/60 d/5. Round Times: 9:15 - 11:30 - 2:00 - 4:15 (4SS) Top 2 Elementary students in Championship Section will be invited to train with the MCS Middle School Chess teams. All Other Sections: G/30 d/5. Round Times: 9:15, 10:30, 12:30 ,1:45, 3:00 (5SS)
You will need to renew your MCCL membership for 2018 in order to pay the reduced registration fee of $20.