Interested in competing? Check out the requirements and what's involved.
Rally 2019 Information
Where: Blossomwood Elementary School;
1321 Woodmont Avenue; Huntsville, AL 35801
Saturday, January 26, 2019.
Sections: Rated Sections Only: K-3 U300; K-3 Championship; 4th-6th U500; K-6 Championship; K-12 Open (Your
official published rating as of January 1st will be used to assign sections.)
Round Times: 9:30, 11:00, 12:30, 2:00, 3:30Time
Control: Game 30/d5
Players meeting: 9:15 a.m.
Memberships, Fees, And Deadlines
•5 round Swiss, USCF rated.USCF membership is required for
all sections, and must be obtained before registering for this tournament.USCF membership can be obtained online at uschess.org or by mail using this form.
•Entry Fee: $25 per
individual (because this is an individual
and team event, the registration fee has increased this year for all
Registration. No refunds after you have
Deadline:Online entryby Wednesday January 23, 2019
NO ONSITE REGISTRATION ON THE DAY OF THE TOURNAMENT.
This is an individual event, with secondary team
prizes; team is four highest scorers. Teams may represent a school only.
Pairings will be "team blind."
Trophies for top 10 individuals in K-3 U300, K-3 Championship, 4th-6th U500; K-6 Championship; Top 5 individuals in K-12 Open.
Medals to all individuals whose
score ties for a trophy place, but loses out on tie‐break.
1st place winners in the Individual K-3 Championship, K-6 Championship, and K-12 Open sections will also receive a free one-year subscription to Chessable.com!
Team Awards: Trophies for top 4 teams in K-3 U300, K-3 Championship, 4th-6th U500; K-6 Championship. Top 3 teams in K-12 Open section.
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.