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2020 Rookie Rally Information
Where: Blossomwood Elementary School; 1321 Woodmont Avenue; Huntsville, AL 35801
When: Saturday, February 1, 2020.
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 February 1st will be used to assign sections. See February Supplement rating in January.)
Round Times: 9:30, 11:00, 12:30, 2:00, 3:30Time Control: Game 30/d5
Mandatory 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 is $25 for all individuals)
BYES: Byes can be requested for rounds 1-4 and you will receive 1/2 point. A last round bye is allowed, but you will receive zero points in the last round if you do not play that round.
No Onsite Registration. No refunds after you have been paired.•
Deadline:Online entryby Wednesday January 29, 2020
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."
Individual Awards: 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.
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.