2022 Winter Knights - 1/15 $25.00

Register now for the first tournament of 2022! 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 2022 in a separate order before you register for Winter Knights so you will receive $5 off your registration fee.

 

2022 Winter Knights Tournament Details

Where: Columbia Elementary School, 667 Balch Road, Madison, AL  35758

When: January 15th, 2022, Players Meeting: 9:00 a.m.

Round TimesSaturday - Rated Sections:  9:15 - 11:00 - 1:00 - 3:00, Time Control - G/45;d5

Non-Rated Sections:  9:15 - 10:30 - 12:30 - 1:45 - 3:00, 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 uschess.org or by mail using this form.
  • 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 12, 2022. 
  • 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.

Registration

RATED 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.


·     K-2nd

  • 3rd-4th
  • 5th-6th
  • 7th-8th
  • 9th-10th
  • 11th-12th


 

NON-RATED SECTION

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.


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