Welcome to Horizon Elementary Chess Team
(For 1st through 5th grades)
Registration: The fee for Competition Chess Team is $50 per semester. This fee pays for our chess coach.
Chess Team Meets: Every Thursday from 4 P.M. to 5 P.M.
Competition T-shirts - All competition chess team members will initially receive a Horizon black t-shirt. Wear the t-shirt to tournaments. In addition, at State and National tournaments, our team wears a Madison City Chess League (MCCL) maroon t-shirt on Saturdays. If your shirts fit from last year, you do not need to purchase a new one
MCCL Membership - Everyone on competition chess team is strongly encouraged to join the Madison City Chess League (MCCL) for $20 annually. You can do so online and see the benefits of joining here including reduced tournament fees: https://madisonchess.com/join
USCF Membership - A USCF membership is required in order to compete in any rated tournaments. We recommend Premium Scholastic Membership for students (one year $25). Please use MCCL #A6040788 when completing the "Membership Appreciation Program Credit" box.
Follow https://secure2.uschess.org/webstore/member.php to register for a USCF #.
Tournament Fees: In addition to purchasing a USCF membership (good for one year), each tournament requires a registration fee, usually around $20 per tournament. The fees go toward paying for trophies, medals, tournament report fees and tournament directors
Tournament participation: Chess Team members are expected to participate in at least 2 tournaments for the school year (one before the winter break.) Failure to participate in one tournament before the winter break will result in no longer being able to participate in the chess team and will forfeit the registration fee.