Interested in competing? Check out the requirements and what's involved.
When: Saturday, February 13, 2021 at 1 p.m.
Sections: Rated Sections Only: K-3 Championship; K-5
Championship; 6-8 Jr High; 9-12 High School
Round Times: 1:00 p.m. (round 1) with 5 minute break in between
rounds; each round will start 5 minutes after the conclusion of the previous
round. Read more about round breaks here.
Time Control: Game 20 min
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.
Entry Fee: $10 for MCCL members; $20
Deadline:Online entry by Wednesday February 10, 2021.
No Onsite Registration. No refunds after you have
This is an individual event, with secondary team prizes; team is
four highest scorers. Teams may represent a school only. Pairings will be
Individual Awards: Top 10 individuals
in K-3 Championship, K-5 Championship, 6-8 Jr High, 9-12 High School. Trophies
for top 3 in each section; medals for 4th-10th place.
Team Awards: Trophies for top 4 teams
in K-3 Championship and K-5 Championship sections. Top 2 teams in 6-8 Jr High
and Top 2 teams in 9-12 High School sections.
RULE FOR ALL ONLINE
TOURNAMENTS HOSTED BY MCCL: Players may only keep one tab open on your
browser during the tournament. Players who open more than one tab and toggle to
other pages will be disqualified for a technical violation.
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.