2023 Rookie Rally

Starts: Jan 28, 2023 @ 9:00 AM

Rookie Rally

Sponsored by State Senator Tom Butler

Saturday January 28, 2023

Blosomwood Elementary

Where: Blossomwood Elementary, 1321 Woodmont Ave. SE, Huntsville, AL 35801
Saturday, January 28, 2023.
 Rated Sections Only:  K-3 U300; K-3 Championship; K-5 Under 500; K-5 Championship; K-8 Jr High; K-12 Open (Your official published rating as of Jan. 18th will be used to assign sections.)
Round Times: 
  9:30, 11:00, 12:30, 2:00, 3:30      Time 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 https://new.uschess.org/become-member .

·        Entry Fee: $25 per individual (because this is an individual and team event, the registration fee is the same for all individuals)

·        Deadline: Online entry by Wednesday January 25, 2023. 

·        No Onsite Registration.  No refunds after you have been paired.


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, K-5 Under 500, K-5 Championship, K-8 Jr High. Top 5 individuals in K-12 Open.  Medals to all individuals whose score ties for a trophy place, but loses out on tiebreak.

Team Awards: Trophies for top 5 teams in K-3 U300, K-3 Championship, K-5 Under 500, and K-5 Championship sections. Top 2 teams in K-8 Jr High and Top 2 teams in K-12 Open sections.

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