Interested in competing? Check out the requirements and what's involved.
MCCL returns with a new and improved version of its Team Championship series and invites all 4-person teams from every school in North Alabama to participate on Saturday October 27, 2018. All age groups will be included with the MCCL Team Cup also being awarded to the top Madison team in the middle/high school section. Because it is early in the school year, and coaches assign board orders for their team, no tournament report will be issued. So this will be like a practice or non-rated tournament, although board order will be determined using current USCF ratings.
Saturday, October 27, 2018
Primary(K-3), Elementary (K-6), Open (K-12)
Coaches and Chess Team Sponsors Will Register Teams
Paper registration forms and payment must be postmarked and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by Oct 22, 2018 or register online by Oct. 22 in order to pay the early registration fee of $40.
Make checks payable to: Madison City Chess League. Mail entry forms and payment to: MCCL, P.O. Box 843, Madison, AL 35758.
COACHES and SPONSORS: Register your teams onlinehere. You can pay online by credit card or mail in your check and copy of the registration form by Oct. 22nd. The form for paper registration can be found by clicking here.
Who Can Play
4-Board Team vs. Team match point scoring. Substitutions allowed but with board-order preserved and alternate on 4th board. All members of a team must be grade-eligible for section entered and represent a school. Public School, Home-School and Private School Teams are eligible to play and encouraged to participate. Multiple teams (“A”, “B”, etc.) from any school are encouraged. Club teams are not eligible.
Mandatory players meeting: 8:45 AM
Rounds: 9:00AM, 11AM, 1:30PM, 3:30PM (rounds will be accelerated if everyone has finished playing)
Time Control: G/45; d5 – USCF Dual Rated
No memberships are required as we will not submit a tournament report to the USCF. However, we wiil use your most current published rating to establish board order for your team.
Here is an articlefor players new to competitive chess.
Top Five School Teams in K-3 & K-6. Top Three School Teams in K-12. Top Female Team in all sections. MCCL will also be awarding the traveling MCCL Team Cup to the top K-12 team from Madison.
A USCF membership is required in order to compete in any rated tournaments. 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.