Madison City Chess League to host All Girls State Championship – The Madison Record

MADISON – Members of the Madison City Chess League are delighted to welcome the 2022 All Girls State Chess Championship to their hometown.

The championship tournament location will be Hexagon at 305 Intergraph Way in Madison. The tournament date is February 12.

“The last time we were able to organize an extraordinary All Girls State was in 2020 at Liberty Middle School. We look forward to welcoming Madison back to a wonderful place – the Hexagon Building, ”said MCCL Executive Director Ranae Bartlett.

State Senator Arthur Orr and Hexagon are sponsoring this tournament.

“Madison has the highest concentration of women playing chess so we’re hoping for another attendance record,” Bartlett said.

The tournament will have three sections: K-3, K-6 and K-12. A school’s top three scores in each section will include the team score.

“The winner of the K-12 section will represent Alabama in the Ruth Haring Women’s National Tournament of Champions,” Bartlett said.

The deadline for early registrations is February 5th. Registration fees will double after this date. Bartlett encourages players to register now.

Time control for Sections K-3 and K-6 will be set 30 / d5 (5SS). Players will compete in rounds at 9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 12:45 p.m., 2:15 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

For section K-12, the time control will be set 45 / d5 (4SS). Rounds for players will start at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

The team score will be the total of the top three individual scores from the same school in each section.

Registration fees are $ 25 until February 5. The fees will then drop to $ 50 until February 9. On-site registration will not be available.

“The Alabama Chess Federation requires that all state championship contestants (including All-Girls and State Scholastic competitions) be current members of the ACF. You can check your membership status on the Alabama Chess Federation web page at, ”Bartlett said.

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