Madison City Scholastic Chess Championship

Starts: Mar 25, 2016

Ends: Mar 26, 2016

First Annual Madison City Scholastic Chess Championship

March 25, 26 2016

Game 90 / D5

MCCL and Madison Mayor Troy Trulock are pleased to announce that the City of Madison will declare its first City Chess Champion in four qualifying scholastic sections in the spring of 2016.  A cash prize of $100 will be awarded to each champion in each section.  The City Chess Championship is sponsored by Systems Products and Solutions, Inc. and will occur on March 25 and 26, 2016 at Bob Jones High School.

Invitations to participate in the Madison City Chess Championship will be extended to those students residing in Madison placing in the top two in Qualifying Tournaments listed below in Primary (K-3), Elementary (4-6), Junior High (7-8) and High School (9-12) grade-level sections. In order to qualify, students must also abide by the Madison City Chess League Code of Conduct and be considered in good standing.

Qualifying Tournaments

•MCS Fall Scholars Tournament – Aug. 29-30, 2015 (Open section Game 60/d5)

•Queen’s Quest – Nov. 21, 2015 (Game 30/d5)

•Winter Knights – Jan 8-9, 2016 (Game 60/d5)

•Rookie Rally - Jan. 30, 2016 (Game 30/d5)

•Bishop’s Bash - Feb 27, 2016 (Game 30/d5)

*Once a student places in the top two in their section, they are placed on the Invitational Tournament list that will be maintained on the MCCL webpage.  In subsequent tournaments, if the same student for example places 1st, the top two finishing students who live in Madison who have not previously qualified will be added to the Invitational Tournament list, and so on.  The goal is to have at least 10 students competing in each section of the City Chess Championship:  K-3, 4-6, 7-8, 9-12.

*MCCL will have the discretion to create wild card slots for the Invitational portion of the City Chess Championship, particularly to fill a slot if an invited student cannot compete.  MCCL reserves the right to withdraw any invitation to participate in the City Chess Championship if a student no longer remains in good standing or otherwise violates the MCCL Code of Conduct.

*There will be an Open section (K-3; 4-6; 7-12) of the City Chess Championship where any student in good standing who did not qualify for the Invitational section can still compete and play games with longer time controls to help prepare for the National chess tournament season.  This section is an open section with no residency limitation.

*The winner of the Invitational in each age group/section will be declared the winner of the City Chess Championship for that age group/section.

Tournament Details

Date: March 25-26, 2016

Deadline to Register:  Wednesday March 23rd

Location:  Bob Jones High School

Round Times: Fri (3/25): 6:00 p.m.; Sat (3/26): 9:00; 12:30; 4:00    Game 90/d5

Player Meeting:  Fri (3/25) at 5:50 p.m.

Lunch: Lunch will be offered from 11-2 by Mei Wei for $5 a plate.  Vegetarian options will be available.

2016 Madison City Scholastic Chess Championship Qualifiers

The following are students residing in Madison, Alabama who have qualified to compete in the Invitational Section of the City Chess Championship.

High School (9th-12th Grade) section
Douglas Zhang

Grace Billmann

Elora Holland

Junior High (7th-8th grade) Section

Michael Guthrie
Joshua Lin

Lawrence Zhang

Chris Baker

Will Bao

Hayden Billmann

William Spanier

Carson Boland

Erin Kueck

Alex Edwards

Elementary (4th-6th Grade) section

Boone Ramsey (not able to participate)

Constance Wang

Om Badhe

Jenson Wilhelm

Puja Chopade

Abhishek Emani

Victor Lundy

Edward Calinsky

William Fox

Maanasi Limaye

Aubteen Pour-Biazar

Primary (K-3rd Grade) Section

Geon Park
Corinne Wilhelm

Luke Chynoweth

Oviya Gowder

Karsten Wallace

Alex Povorozniuc

Caroline Wang

Zachary Calinsky

Vallabh Busetty

Chris Zheng

Fall Scholars Qualifiers

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