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Calling all female K-6 chess players! MCCL is hosting an All Girls K-6 Quad Tournament in February.
Event details: Please join us Saturday, February 9th, 2019 at 8:45 a.m. for 3 rounds of USCF* dual rated games in 25 minute 5 second time controls in quad sections.
Memberships: USCF membership is required.
Registration Fee: $20 for MCCL members; $25 non-members
Tournament Date: Saturday, February 9th
Location: Horizon Elementary, 7855 Old Madison Pike, Madison, AL 35758
Online Registration: Use the link below to register. Note there will be no onsite registration. Registration will close at 10 PM on Thursday, February 7th or until the tournament is full. Registration limited to the first 40 competitors.
Sections: Players will be paired in quads, starting with our 4 highest registered players based on their LIVE USCF rating and continuing down to the lowest rated players.
3 rounds, G/25, D5
Approximate round times:
8:45 AM - Arrive, check in and warm-up
9:00 AM - First Round
10:00 AM - Second Round
11:00 AM - Third Round
12:00 PM - Awards (1st place winner in the top quad will receive a free one-year subscription to Chessable.com)
What is a Quad?
Quad chess tournaments involve a group of four chess players of similar abilities playing individual games of chess against each of the other three players. Every player competes in a total of three games, and the player that wins the most games is named the overall winner. The set of four chess players is referred to as a Quad.
Female chess team players in middle and high school are invited to volunteer as coaches, floor and back-room tournament directors, and assist in setting up and cleaning up after the tournament. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to volunteer.
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.
Online Tournament Registration Information
Most online tournaments are not rated and will only affect your ChessKid or Chess.com ratings in that system. If a tournament is RATED on Chess.com , it will be indicated in the tournament details.
ChessKid.com Tournaments: Here is an article telling you how to join tournaments on ChessKid. ChessKid Tip: Use a computer Browser to access Live Chess, not a mobile device of any kind.
To join tournaments, go to Play vs. Kid and click on the tournament you want to join to the right hand side of the screen (you can join a ChessKid tournament 15 minutes before start time--join early so you don't miss the first round!). The tournaments have various time controls and numbers of rounds, so be sure you can commit to playing for the duration before you join. When your round is over, you can watch other games still in progress. The next round will be paired when everyone has finished playing the current round, so stay online. Good luck!
Chess.com Tournaments: Join tournaments in Live Chess. Click on Tournaments to see which ones you are able to join. You can join a Chess.com tournament an hour before start time.
Parents should consider enabling SAFE MODE for any child's accounts who just wants to play chess and disable messages, chats, and comments (you can limit messages to friends in the settings). Read how to enable SAFE MODE here.
RATED tournaments on Chess.com : The USCF allows rated rapid and blitz tournaments to be conducted on Chess.com . The results will affect your Online Blitz or Online Rapid rating only. To play a USCF rated tournament online, you have to authenticate your US Chess membership by completing a Google docs form that Chess.com created. You can find the form here.