Make checks payable to: Madison City Chess League. Mail entry forms and payment to: MCCL, P.O. Box 843, Madison, AL 35758
Who Can Play
4-Board Team vs. Team match point scoring. Substitutions allowed but with board-order preserved and alternate on 4th board. All members of a team must be grade-eligible for section entered and represent a school. Public School, Home-School and Private School Teams are eligible to play and encouraged to participate. Multiple teams (“A”, “B”, etc.) from any school are encouraged. Club teams are not eligible.
Mandatory players meeting: 8:45 AM
Rounds: 9:00AM, 11AM, 1:30PM, 3:30PM (rounds will be accelerated if everyone has finished playing)
Time Control: G/45; d5 – USCF Dual Rated
1) US Chess Federation. (Obtain memberships / renewals at www.USChess.orgwhere you can print out a temporary ID card.). Please use MCCL #A6040788 when completing the "Membership Appreciation Program Credit" box when you join or renew your USCF membership.
2) Alabama Chess Federation (Obtain memberships / renewals at www.AlabamaChess.org; the PayPal receipt is your proof of membership.) Note: ACF registration also will be required to compete in the State Scholastic Chess Championship in March.
Here is an articlefor players new to competitive chess.
Top Five School Teams in K-3 & K-6. Top Three School Teams in K-9 and K-12. Top Female Team in all sections.
Related Tournaments Check out pairings and standings
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.