Interested in competing? Check out the requirements and what's involved.
Where: Columbia Elementary School, 667 Balch Road, Madison, AL 35758
When: January 9th, 2016, Players Meeting: 10:15 am
Round Times: Saturday - 10:30–12:00–1:30-3:00, Time Control - G/30;d5
Memberships, Fees, And Deadlines
USCF membership is required for rated 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: Rated sections: $20;
Non-rated sections: $20; Free for MCCL members.
Entry Deadline:Online entry by Wednesday, January 6, 2016. Mail-in entriespostmarked by Saturday, January 2nd, 2016 and mailed to Columbia Elementary, 667 Balch Road, Madison, AL 35758. Online registration is greatly preferred.
NO ON-SITE REGISTRATION.
The Winter Scholastic Chess Tournament (Game 30/d5) occurs on the same day as the Winter Knights Chess Tournament (Game 60/d5). Winter Scholastic has both Rated and Non-rated sections with shorter game times and lasts only four rounds. If you have never played in a chess tournament before, register for one of three non-rated sections according to grade level: K-3; 4-6; and 7-12. Sections for both Rated and Non-rated sections may be merged at the discretion of the tournament director.
Rated Sections: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd trophies; Medals for 4th-6th place and Top Female.
Non-rated Sections: Medals for 1st-6th place and Top Female.
The Winter Knights is an open tournament for all students in good standing in their school (home school, public school or private school) chess clubs.
Related Tournaments Check out pairings and standings
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.