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How can I find my child's US Chess ID or Rating? You may find your player's US Chess ID or Rating at


What do the time controls or G/25 d5 mean? Here's an example G/30 d5 means both players will each have 30 minutes for all of their moves with a 5 second delay at the beginning of each move.


How does a team score work in chess? Team scores are the top 4 players from a singular school in a player specific section. Players must register with their school in order to be eligible for team prizes. 


What is notation? Is it required? Notation or recording their moves is required for all rated sections per US Chess Rules and is encouraged for the non rated sections.


The Madison Cup is an additional prize awarded each year to the top public Madison High School. The eligible high school The Madison Cup is a traveling trophy that will be housed at the winning school for one year then they will be added to the placard on The Madison Cup. All other players from any other school are eligible to participate at the tournament but not eligible for the Madison Cup. 


The Madison Cup scoring : is a combination of the top 4 scoring players from either the 7-12 Non Rated Section or the K-12 Open from any eligible high school in the area.

Madison East top 4 players
1. Player 1 K-12 Open scored 4/4 Madison Cup points 6
2. Player 2 7-12 NR scored 4/5 Madison Cup points 4

3. Player 3 7-12 NR scored 3.5/5 Madison Cup points 3.5

4. Player 4 K-12 Open scored 2/4 Madison Cup points 3


Madison Cup Score 16.5 points


Results from the 7-12 Non Rated section will be counted regularly while any result from the K-12 Open section will be multiplied by 1.5x. 


In the event of a tie the top four scores from both schools will play in a 4 vs 4 team blitz playoff with alternating colors. The team with the higher tiebreaker points will get choice if they would like board 1 to be white or black. Board order will be determined by rating.

The Scout Cup will follow the rules laid out for the Madison Cup but for applicable Scout Troops in the Madison Area.

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