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Events
Events
2024 Michigan Scholastic Club Championships
02 Nov
Sat, Nov 02 - Sat, Nov 02
8:30am - 8:00pm
Lansing Center
333 E Michigan Ave
Lansing, MI, 48933, United States

 

Directions:

Parking in Downtown Lansing: https://www.lansingmi.gov/167/Parking-Services

Format:

4 Sections: K-12, K-8, K-5, K-3
5-SS
USCF Membership required for all sections except K-3
MCA Membership required for all Michigan residents
Memberships can be purchased during the registration process and benefits MCA
Out of State players and club are welcome to participate

Printable Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/18cs2CLzqtB5OgJW7qMITfVf3k09Cm1R_/view?usp=drive_link

Time Control:

G/40;d5

Rounds:

9am - 11am - 1pm- 3pm - 5pm

Entry Fee:

$28 Advance by 10/28/2024
$45 Advance by 10/31/2024 at 8pm
All mailed entries must be postmarked by 10/24/2024
If an invoice is needed for school payment, please contact the TD by 10/18/2024 to allow time for processing
ON-SITE REGISTRATION: $60 with half point bye for round 1

Registration:

Online registration:
K-3 Section Registration: https://onlineregistration.cc/
K-5, K-8, K-12 Registration: https://onlineregistration.cc/

Mail Entries: MCA, P.O. Box 40, Flint, MI 48501

Note that the K-3 section does not require USCF memberships, so it listed separately on the registration website. Birthdates of all players are required for the K-3 section to be USCF rated per USCF rules. MCA membership is required. All other sections required both USCF and MCA memberships.

Check in:
Players who have paid in advance will be paired for round 1, and do not need to check in. Coaches/Parents should inform TD before 8:15 if one of their players will not be present. Full refunds will be given for anyone that withdraws in advance - no excuse needed. No refunds will be given for anyone who is paired for the first round.

Coaches should email TD their club rosters in the week before the tournament. Players on the same club will be identified on the registration site entry list with the same "school" code which represents their club name and is not necessarily tied to a school.

Prizes:

Trophy to Top 7 Individuals Overall + any with 4 points
Trophy to Top 7 Clubs (top 4 individual scores from each club are used)
Medal to all individuals with 3.5 points

Contact:

Jeff Aldrich
810-955-7271
jeffchess64@gmail.com
https://www.michess.org/

Notes:

Visit https://www.lansingcenter.com/ to see the location layout. Below is the space available for the chess tournament.
• Playing Area: Hall C
• Teams Rooms Available for Purchase (First Come, First Serve): Rooms, 101-104, Rooms 201-205
• General Skittles: Banquet Rooms 1-8
• Concessions: North Point Café

• Event Policies: MCA Scholastic Code of Conduct & Building Policies will be provided via a separate flyer online and via hard copy during the event. By registering for this event, players, parents, and coaches agree to abide by these policies. Any violations of these policies can lead to withdrawal from the event and ejection from the facility.
• Ratings: November supplement will be used for pairings
• Equipment: Boards and Pieces are provided for tournament games. Bring your own set for skittles between rounds.
• Bring Clocks: Clocks are NOT provided. Please bring your chess clock. Games may start without clocks, but games running long will have a clock placed on them with very little time.
• Notation: All players must record the moves of their game until one player has less than 5 minutes remaining on the clock. Younger players just learning to write should make an attempt by writing the piece or check marks. Please bring writing utensils.
• Cell Phones: Players may NOT have cell phones, smart watches, or other communication, internet-connected devices in their possession while their game is in progress.
• Spectators: Parents and Coaches will be separated from the playing area once games begin.
• Results: When games are complete, players should leave the position as is and both players should raise their hands to summon a TD to record the result of the game. If a TD cannot determine an agreement of the result, the game will continue.
• Club Teams: This event allows for an open definition of a club – there are no limits. When registering, be sure all players register under the same club’s name (school code) when asked for school name. The top 4 scoring players of the club represent the team score. A minimum of 2 players must be in a club to win a club award.
• Individuals: Players do not need to be part of a club to participate. Individual players are eligible only for individual awards.
• Players/Clubs from outside Michigan are welcome to participate in this event.

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