2024 Winter Knights - 1/13
Starts: Jan 13, 2024 @ 9:00 AM
2024 Winter Knights Scholastic Chess Tournament
January 13, 2024
Winter Knights offers both Rated and Non-Rated sections. Rated players must register in their grade level section which closely aligns to the upcoming City Chess Grade-Level Championship in March. We are using a longer time control of 45 minutes for the Rated section to help our students prepare for National tournaments that use either a 90-minute or 120-minute time control. Be sure to renew your MCCL membership for 2024 in a separate order before you register for Winter Knights so you will receive $5 off your registration fee.
Where: Columbia Elementary School, 667 Balch Road, Madison, AL 35758
When: January 13th, 2024, Players Meeting: 9:00 a.m.
Round Times: Saturday - Rated Sections: 9:15 - 11:00 - 1:00 - 3:00, Time Control - G/45;d5
Non-Rated Sections: 9:15 - 10:45 - 12:15 - 1:30 - 2:45, Time Control - G/30;d5
Memberships, Fees, And Deadlines
USCF membership is required for all rated sections, and must be obtained before registering for this tournament. USCF membership can be obtained online at https://new.uschess.org/join-us-chess.
Entry Fee: $20 for MCCL members in all sections. $25 for non-members. (All MCCL annual members must renew their memberships in January each year.)
Entry Deadline: Online entry by Wednesday, January 10, 2024.
NO ON-SITE REGISTRATION
Awards and Trophies
Rated: Individual Trophies for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd; Individual Medals for 4th, 5th, 6th and Top Female in each section.
Non-Rated: Individual Medals for 1st-3rd and Top Female in each section.
The Winter Knights tournament has six Rated sections which are similar to the MCCL City Chess Championship that will be a grade-level championship. Therefore, like the City Chess Championship, students must register in their grade level.
Winter Knights also offers two Non-Rated sections for students who are new to competitive chess: K-3 and K-5. You do not need a USCF membership to play in the Non-Rated section. Students in the Non-Rated section will play five rounds with a game time of 30 minutes with a five-second delay. Non-rated sections may be merged at the discretion of the tournament director.