Tuesday, May 25, 2021

OVER THE BOARD BLITZ!

BLITZ CHESS AT TAVERN OF TALES

After 12 games of blitz, Nate Solon was the deserving victor with a final score of 11/12!  Andrew Hoy was second with 10/12

Since the event was so much fun, we will be running another blitz tournament on Tuesday, June 1st.  The tournament will start at 7:00pm, but come early and play some warm up games and have a drink or a bite to eat! 

Tavern will also be hosting casual chess nights on Tuesdays when we do not have a tournament.



Full wallchart





Nate Solon (far left) started the event by going 6/6 and cruised to victory




Tavern has a gorgeous outdoor patio with tables that are perfect for chess



Andrew Hoy and John Hardin directed the event




Photos courtesy of Linda Chang

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Boylston Chess: Quick Tournament on chess.com - Sat May 15

 


 Live Tournament on chess.com

Saturday morning at 10:00 AM:

Saturday, May 15: 

 

25|5 BCC RATED #4 (quick online).

 https://www.chess.com/live#t=2312767.

 

Four-Round, G 25|5, 

USCF-RATED Swiss (only Online Ratings will be affected).

 

Registration 9:00-10:00 a.m. 

First game at 10;00 a.m. (FIXED). 

ZOOM MEETING REQUIRED:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89236933227?pwd=dVlEMStzSitzT2JlZlVwQ0hhendMQT09 

Meeting ID: 892 3693 3227 Passcode: 419918.


We hope you can play; thanks.--

Nicholas Sterling nicholas@xenophon98.com

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Boylston Chess: Chess & Beers at Tavern of Tales (OTB Blitz)

 


 Chess & Beers at Tavern 

(OTB Blitz)


 

Date
Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Event Format
6SS, double round swiss (unrated)
Time Control
G/5 d0
Sections
One section
Entry Fee
$10
Prizes
$$150 guaranteed: 
$100 1st, $50 2nd; Gift cards for U2000, U1700/unr
Registration
6:30pm-6:55pm
Round Times
7:00pm, rest ASAP
Description
A fun night of blitz, chess, and beer at
Tavern of Tales
1478 Tremont St.
Boston, MA 02120
Next to the Roxbury Crossing Orange Line stop.

Tournament games will start at 7pm, but sets will be available for casual games all night!

Weather permitting, spacious outdoor seating available for games.

Register Online Now

Entry List

Thursday, May 06, 2021

Boylston Chess: Black Diamond Premier (OTB)

 



 

Black Diamond Premier (OTB)

Date
Sunday, May 23, 2021
Event Format
4SS
Time Control
G/60 d10
Sections
One section
Entry Fee
$25, $40 for non-BCF members
Prizes
None, all proceeds will support the club
Round Times
10:00am, 1:00pm, 3:30pm, 6:00pm
Description
Open to players rated 1900+

Limited to 12 players.

Must register and pay online in advance, and must agree to COVID safety requirements. COVID safety requirements include complying with MA travel advisory, wearing a mask indoors at all times, and maintaining a distance of 6 feet from other players and directors to the maximum extent possible.

Register Online Now

Entry List

Monday, April 26, 2021

Boylston Chess: Late Spring Thursday Night Swiss Online

 


 BCC 

Late Spring 

Thursday Night Swiss Online

Date
Thursdays, May 13 - June 17
 
Event Format
6SS, 
1 lichess game per Thursday night 
set up by individual challenge
 
Time Control
Open: G/60 + 10 sec, U1900: G/45 + 5 sec
 
Sections
Open & U1900 (Unrated); accelerated pairings may be used
 
Entry Fee
$40, $25 for BCF members
 
Prizes
$$300 guaranteed: 
Open $150-$100-$50, U1900 1st Place Trophy
 
Registration
Deadline to be paired in a Round: 6:00 PM on Thursday
 
Round Times
6:30 PM 
(two players and the TD may agree to change the time)
 
Description
Guess the Winners! forms.gle/hyTS3XJviU2SjqUv7
A prediction contest, running for all 6 rounds. Each correctly guessed winner is worth one point. The best guessers will receive cash prizes.

Current prediction standings


Contact info: TD Nick Sterling. E-mail: boylstonchess@gmail.com. Text/cell: 781-733-0849.

If I do not have your e-mail and cell phone # already, please send those to me in case we have to contact each other.

If I do not have your lichess Username, please send that to me or include it in the comments in your Registration.

For Round 1, Pairings will be posted on Thursday just after 6 PM on the Boylston CC website. The cutoff time for registration in time to play a Round is Thursday at 6 PM. Any players who register subsequent to 6 PM will be skipped until the following week's Round. Each Round begins at 6:30 PM except for games whose start times were agreed in advance to be changed.

Rating with USCF will be delayed by 72 hours after the completion of the tournament to give lichess time to ensure Fair Play was observed in all games.

Players must join Zoom and Share their Screens or show their play areas in their camera views. The link will be sent to players by e-mail. Players with scores of at least +2, or in contention for a prize may, at the TD's discretion, be required to provide at least two separate camera views on Zoom.

Players must be current Members of USCF for the OPEN SECTION ONLY, not the U1900.
 
Event Dates
Thursday, May 13
Thursday, May 20
Thursday, May 27
Thursday, June 3
Thursday, June 10
 Thursday, June 17
 

Register Online Now

Entry List

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Milestones Sunday May 16, OTB in club

 


 Milestones Sunday

  Register Online Now

 
Date
Sunday, May 16, 2021
 
Event Format
3SS
 
Time Control
G/45 d30
 
Sections
One section, accelerated pairings may be used
 
Entry Fee
$40, $25 for BCF members
 
Prizes
None; all proceeds will support the club
 
Registration
Online only - ends 9:30am May 16
 
Round Times
10:00am, 1:00pm, 3:30pm
 
Description
Over the board (OTB) event!

Limited to 8 players born in 2000 or earlier, or college students.
No spectators or accompanying persons permitted in tournament and skittles rooms.

Must register and pay online in advance by 9:30 am on May 16, and must agree to COVID safety requirements. COVID safety requirements include complying with MA travel restrictions, wearing a mask indoors at all times, and maintaining a distance of 6 feet from other players and directors to the maximum extent possible. Players should bring own coffee, as none will be available onsite.
.
Players will play on own designated boards, with opponents sitting offset from each other.

Free parking on Sundays!
 
Event Dates
Sunday, May 16

Register Online Now

Entry List

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Milestones Sunday OTB in club

 


 

Milestones Sunday

 

 

 Register Online Now



Date
Sunday, April 18, 2021
Event Format
4SS
Time Control
G/45 d30
Sections
One section, accelerated pairings may be used
Entry Fee
$40, $25 for BCF members
Prizes
None; all proceeds will support the club
Registration
Online only - ends 9:30am April 18
Round Times
10:00am, 1:00pm, 3:30pm, 6:00pm
Description
Over the board (OTB) event!

Limited to 8 players born in 2000 or earlier, or college students.
No spectators or accompanying persons permitted in tournament and skittles rooms.

Must register and pay online in advance by 9:30 am on April 18, and must agree to COVID safety requirements. COVID safety requirements include complying with MA travel restrictions, wearing a mask indoors at all times, and maintaining a distance of 6 feet from other players and directors to the maximum extent possible. Players should bring own coffee, as none will be available onsite.
.
Players will play on own designated boards, with opponents sitting offset from each other.

Free parking on Sundays!
 
 
Event Dates
Sunday, April 18

Register Online Now

Entry List

Sunday, March 28, 2021

Boylston Chess: Spring Thursday Night Swiss Online

 


 

 Spring 

Thursday Night Swiss 

Online

Date
Thursdays, April 1 - May 6
Event Format
6SS, 
1 lichess game per Thurs. night set up by individual challenge
Time Control
Open: G/60 + 10 sec, U1900: G/45 + 5 sec
Sections
Open & U1900 (Unrated); accelerated pairings may be used
Entry Fee
$40, $25 for BCF members
Prizes
$$300 guaranteed: 
Open $150-$100-$50, U1900 1st Place Trophy
Registration
Deadline to be paired in a Round: 6:00 PM on Thursday
Round Times
6:30 PM 
(two players and the TD may agree to change the time)
Description
Contact info: TD Nick Sterling. E-mail: boylstonchess@gmail.com. Text/cell: 781-733-0849.

If I do not have your e-mail and cell phone # already, please send those to me in case we have to contact each other.

If I do not have your lichess Username, please send that to me or include it in the comments in your Registration.

For Round 1, Pairings will be posted on Thursday just after 6 PM on the Boylston CC website. The cutoff time for registration in time to play a Round is Thursday at 6 PM. Any players who register subsequent to 6 PM will be skipped until the following week's Round. Each Round begins at 6:30 PM except for games whose start times were agreed in advance to be changed.

Rating with USCF will be delayed by 72 hours after the completion of the tournament to give lichess time to ensure Fair Play was observed in all games.

Players must join Zoom and Share their Screens or show their play areas in their camera views. The link will be sent to players by e-mail. Players with scores of at least +2, or in contention for a prize may, at the TD's discretion, be required to provide at least two separate camera views on Zoom.

Players must be current Members of USCF for the OPEN SECTION ONLY, not the U1900.
Event Dates
Thursday, April 1
Thursday, April 8
Thursday, April 15
Thursday, April 22
Thursday, April 29
Thursday, May 6

Register Online Now

Entry List

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Boylston Chess: 3|2 ONLINE 675+ #1 ... Free entry ... New Event

 


 

BCC 3|2 ONLINE 675+ #1 

- NEW EVENT!

 
Date
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
 
Event Format
6SS on chess.com 
(if enough players are enrolled at Round 1 start time)
 
Time Control
3|2
 
Sections
Restricted to chess.com Ratings 675+
 
Entry Fee
Free entry
 
Registration
6:00-7:00 PM
 
Round Times
Round 1 @ 7:00 PM; others ASAP
 
Description
Online tournament at chess.com, 
named 3|2 BCC ONLINE 675+ #1

Register for tournament online at tournament link:
Live Chess Registration

Must join the Boylston Chess Club on chess.com to play in this tournament

Tournament is UNRATED with USCF.
 
Event Dates
Wednesday, March 24

Monday, March 22, 2021

Boylston Chess: 15/10 online 1300+ #19

 

 

BCC 15|10 ONLINE 1300+ #19

Date
Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Event Format
3SS on chess.com (if enough players are enrolled at Round 1 start time)
Time Control
15|10
Sections
Restricted to chess.com Ratings 1300+
Entry Fee
Free entry
Registration
6:25-7:25 PM
Round Times
Round 1 @ 7:25 PM; others ASAP
Description
Online tournament at chess.com, named 15|10 BCC ONLINE 1300+ #19

Register for tournament online at tournament link:
Live Chess Registration

Must join the Boylston Chess Club on chess.com to play in this tournament

Tournament is UNRATED with USCF.
Event Dates
Tuesday, March 23

Boylston Chess: 3/2 online ... free entry

 


 

BCC 3|2 ONLINE #39

Date
Monday, March 22, 2021
Event Format
Arena, 1-hour
Time Control
3|2
Entry Fee
Free entry
Registration
6:00-7:00 PM
Round Times
Round 1 @ 7:00 PM; others ASAP
Description
Online tournament at chess.com, named 3|2 BCC ONLINE #39

Register for tournament online at tournament link:
Live Chess Registration

Must join the Boylston Chess Club on chess.com to play in this tournament

Tournament is UNRATED with USCF.
Event Dates
Monday, March 22

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Boylston Chess: 3/2 online #39 ... free entry

 

 



BCC 3|2 ONLINE #39

Date
Monday, March 22, 2021
Event Format
Arena, 1-hour
Time Control
3|2
Entry Fee
Free entry
Registration
6:00-7:00 PM
Round Times
Round 1 @ 7:00 PM; others ASAP
Description
Online tournament at chess.com, named 3|2 BCC ONLINE #39

Register for tournament online at tournament link:
Live Chess Registration

Must join the Boylston Chess Club on chess.com to play in this tournament

Tournament is UNRATED with USCF.
Event Dates
Monday, March 22

Boylston Chess: 15|10 ONLINE 1300+ #18 ... free entry

 


 

BCC 15|10 ONLINE 1300+ #18

Date
Saturday, March 20, 2021
Event Format
3SS on chess.com (if enough players are enrolled at Round 1 start time)
Time Control
15|10
Sections
Restricted to chess.com Ratings 1300+
Entry Fee
Free entry
Registration
11:05 AM-12:05 PM
Round Times
Round 1 @ 12:05 PM; others ASAP
Description
Online tournament at chess.com, named 15|10 BCC ONLINE 1300+ #18

Register for tournament online at tournament link:
Live Chess Registration

Must join the Boylston Chess Club on chess.com to play in this tournament

Tournament is UNRATED with USCF.
Event Dates
Saturday, March 20

Monday, March 15, 2021

Boylston Chess: 15/10 online ... 1300+ ... #17 ... free entry

 


 

BCC 15|10 ONLINE 1300+ #17

Date
Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Event Format
SS on chess.com (if enough players are enrolled at Round 1 start time)
Time Control
15|10
Sections
Restricted to chess.com Ratings 1300+
Entry Fee
Free entry
Registration
6:25-7:25 PM
Round Times
Round 1 @ 7:25 PM; others ASAP
Description
Online tournament at chess.com, named 15|10 BCC ONLINE 1300+ #17

Register for tournament online at tournament link:
Live Chess Registration

Must join the Boylston Chess Club on chess.com to play in this tournament

Tournament is UNRATED with USCF.
Event Dates
Tuesday, March 16

Boylston Chess: 3/2 online #38 ..... free entry

 


 

BCC 3|2 ONLINE #38

Date
Monday, March 15, 2021
Event Format
Arena, 1-hour
Time Control
3|2
Entry Fee
Free entry
Registration
6:00-7:00 PM
Round Times
Round 1 @ 7:00 PM; others ASAP
Description
Online tournament at chess.com, named 3|2 BCC ONLINE #38

Register for tournament online at tournament link:
[Live Chess Registrationhttps://www.chess.com/live#r=1019252)

Must join the Boylston Chess Club on chess.com to play in this tournament

Tournament is UNRATED with USCF.
Event Dates
Monday, March 15