13 Sections: Play only in your Grade. December rating supplement will be used. 1/2 point bye available any round if requested before round 1. Players registering after 11 AM Friday will not be paired for round 1, will receive a half-point bye, and will begin play with round 2. Players requesting a section change late (after 11 AM Friday) will not be paired for round 1, will receive a half-point bye, and will begin play with round 2. A Team must have at least two players, although no maximum of players. The top three scores in any section will count for the team score. All players on a team must come from the same school. First place individual and team in each grade level, including ties, will be National Champion for their grade. US Chess membership current through December 2019 is required.
Time Control: Game/90 d5 (each player has 90 minutes to complete the game with a 5 second grace period each move)
Entry Fee: $60 if registered or postmarked by Nov. 25, $80 if registered or postmarked by Dec. 2, $95 by Dec. 11, $100 thereafter or on site. Do not mail anything after Dec. 3. $10.00 extra for all phone registrations. $30 change fee for roster or section changes after Dec. 6 or on site changes.
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.