Madison City will expand the levels and amounts of awards in conducting its second Grade-Level City Chess Championship in 2019! 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. 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).
Deadline to Register: Wednesday April 3rd.
Jr High and High School grades Game 90/d5; 4 rounds; starts Friday (4/5) 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
*Note: The Kindergarten section will not be rated to encourage more kindergarten students to participate.
Awards Ceremony at 7 pm.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.
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.