Sunday, May 13, 2018

$15 Open

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DateSaturday, May 19, 2018
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG/60 d5
SectionsOpen & U1800
Entry Fee$15 in advance, $30 at door, $20 for BCF members at door
Prizes$$300 Guaranteed: Open: $150-$100, U1800: $50
Registration9:15am - 9:45am;
Round Times10:00am, 1:00pm, 3:30pm, 6:00pm
DescriptionOPEN TO FIRST 56 PLAYERS TO REGISTER; no refund of advance entries.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List








MA Girls Challenge

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DateSunday, May 20, 2018
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG/60 d5
SectionsOne Section
Entry Fee$20 in advance, $25 at the door
PrizesTrophies for 1st - 3rd
Registration8:30am - 9:00am
Round Times9:30, 12:30, 3:00, and 5:15
DescriptionWinner will be invited to Girls Invitational in July in St. Louis
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List





May Scholastic

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DateSunday, May 20, 2018
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG/30 d5
Sections14 & Under, 8 & Under, and Non-USCF
Entry Fee$25, $20 for BCF members, $5 more at door
PrizesTrophies for 1st/2nd each age group and non-USCF section, medal for 3rd
Registration8:30am - 9:00am
Round TimesFirst round at 9:30am, rest ASAP
Description14 & Under and 8 & Under sections are USCF rated, and USCF membership is required. The Non-USCF section is open to all players who are no more than 14 years old (both rated and unrated players), and will not be rated by the USCF; thus, USCF membership is not required for the Non-USCF section.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List





Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Masters Sunday

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DateSunday, May 13, 2018
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG/60 d5
Entry Fee$35 for BCF members, $50 for non-members, $5 more if not registering online
Prizes$350 based on 15 paid entries: $250-$100
Registration9:30am - 9:45am
Round Times10:00am, 1:00pm, 3:30pm, 6:00pm
DescriptionOpen to players rated at least 1900 on the April or May supplement or live MSA rating.
Free entry for GMs and IMs with no deduction from any prize won.
Free parking on Sundays!
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List




Mother's Day Open

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DateSaturday, May 12, 2018
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG/60 d5
SectionsOpen & U1800
Entry Fee$35, $20 for BCF members, $5 more if not registering online in advance
Prizes$$360 Guaranteed: Open 1st $150, 2nd $90 U1800 1st $72, 2nd $48
Registration9:15am - 9:45am
Round Times10:00am, 1:00pm, 3:30pm, 6:00pm
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List






Monday, April 30, 2018

Photos of 2018 US Chess Champion GM Sam Shankland lecture at Boylston Chess Club (May 20170




For those of you who might have missed this. On May 19, 2017, the 2018 U. S. Chess Champion GM Sam Shankland gave a lecture at BCC.



Photos by Tony Cortizas, Jr.




Sam autographing for the Wang family. BCC GM Sam Shankland Lecture May 19, 2017.

Sam posing with the Lee boys. BCC GM Sam Shankland Lecture May 19, 2017.










Friday, April 27, 2018

May Quads

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Saturday, May 5, 2018

3RR

G/65 d10

Players will be arranged into quads by rating

$35, $20 for BCF members, $5 more if not registering online in advance

$80 First place in top quad, $50 First place in each of the other quads

9:15am - 9:45am; ABSOLUTELY NO ONSITE REGISTRATION AFTER 9:45AM

10:00am, 1:15pm, and 4:00pm

Current Pre-Registration List



Thursday Night Swiss


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DateThursdays, May 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31
Event Format5SS
Time ControlG/105 d10
SectionsOpen & U1900
Entry Fee$35, $20 for BCF members, $5 more if not registering online in advance
Prizes$300 based on 25 entries: 1st $125, 2nd $75; U1900 1st $60, 2nd $40
Registration6:30pm - 6:50pm
Round Times7:00pm
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List

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Hi TNS players,

Requests for a bye or withdrawal from a tournament must be received at least 15 minutes before the scheduled start of a round. This helps us start rounds promptly and avoids inconveniencing participants with games that end later than they should.

Given our May TNS round start time of 7:00 PM, such requests must be received by 6:45 PM. Requests received after 6:45 PM will not be acted upon. If you are paired and don’t appear in time (one hour after round starts), our standard forfeit policy will be invoked.

Bye and withdrawal requests can be made by…

Sending an email to the club’s email address:  boylstonchess@gmail.com.

or 

Calling the club’s phone number 617-714-3022. Be sure to leave a message if no one answers.

Thanks for your cooperation!

Tony Cortizas Jr.
May TNS TD & BCC Clerk



Tornado photos by Nick Sterling




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Fellow BCF Players,

As the city of Cambridge, like all of New England, finally started to see spring-like temperatures, 36 players gathered at BCF for a violent-sounding TORNADO! Fortunately there was no wind-driven destruction of anything other than my chess-player ego at being very nicely butt-kicked by Ruohan Yin in a side game. (The game score is preserved complete if anyone wants to see it.) The weather stayed calm and warm outside while we battled over the chessboards inside.
A shout-out to our visitor from FL Jordan Applebaum who came in a three-way tie for second place in the U1800 Section. We get players from a long way around.
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Winners:
Open: Nithin Kavi
U1800: Henry He
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MACA will be hosting the MA Girls Challenge as a follow-up to our much-touted MA Girls Championship on Sunday 5/20. This special event will be combined with our normal monthly Scholastic. Details are on the Calendar.
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See you over the board.
Nicholas P. Sterling, Ph.D.
BCF, Local TD
Nicholas



Tim came from Ireland



Monday, April 23, 2018

April Scholastic

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DateSunday, April 29, 2018
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG/30 d5
Sections14 & Under, 8 & Under, and Non-USCF
Entry Fee$25, $20 for BCF members, $5 more at door
PrizesTrophies for 1st/2nd each age group and non-USCF section, medal for 3rd
Registration10:00am - 10:20 am
Round Times10:30am, 11:50am, 1:00pm, 2:00pm
Description14 & Under and 8 & Under sections are USCF rated, and USCF membership is required. The Non-USCF section is open to all players who are no more than 14 years old (both rated and unrated players), and will not be rated by the USCF; thus, USCF membership is not required for the Non-USCF section.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List





Monday, April 16, 2018

Masters Sunday

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Sunday, April 22, 2018

4SS

G/60 d5

Masters

$35 for BCF members, $50 for non-members, $5 more if not registering online

$350 based on 15 paid entries: $250-$100

9:30am - 9:45am

10:00am, 1:00pm, 3:30pm, 6:00pm

Masters Section to players rated at least 1900 on the March or April supplement or live MSA rating.
Free entry for GMs and IMs with no deduction from any prize won.
Free parking on Sundays!

Current Pre-Registration List





Tornado #131

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Saturday, April 21, 2018

4SS

G/60 d5

Open & U1800

$35, $20 for BCF members, $5 more if not registering online in advance

$$360 Guaranteed: Open 1st $150, 2nd $90 U1800 1st $72, 2nd $48

9:15am - 9:45am

10:00am, 1:00pm, 3:30pm, 6:00pm

Current Pre-Registration List





MIT Spring Open

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MIT Spring Open, 2018 

Sunday May 6










A rated USCF tournament hosted at the MIT Stata Center on Sunday May 6.
Join us for our fifth tournament, hosted at MIT on Sunday, May 6th!
We will be hosting the tournament at the beautiful MIT Stata Center.
Previous results are linked here.
Our last tournament was the 2017 MIT Spring Open, linked here!
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Format:           4SS G/61 d5


Registration and Check-in:   9-9:45 am

Rounds: 10 am – 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm – 6 pm   

Location:
MIT Stata Center 
(32 Vassar St)

32-124 & 32-144 (first floor)

Directions:

The tournament site is a short 3-minute walk from the Kendall Square Red Line T-stop. We highly encourage the use of public transportation, as we cannot guarantee parking availability. Please see our parking suggestions if driving is necessary.
There are a number of inexpensive food options along Main Ave., and the Stratton Center (Student Center) is about a 10 minute walk from the site.

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Prizes:

$700 Total Prize Fund

Open: $200-100-50
U1800: $120-60-30
U1400: $80-40-20

Calculation based on 35 paid entries, adjusted accordingly.

 
Enty Fee:  
$35 advance, $40 at door.
($15 MIT student discount). 
Titled players (IM and GM) free.

 

Registration:

      Online Registration: at the MACA site.

      At Door:

                We only accept cash and checks at the door.














BCC PATRIOT'S DAY OPEN: GM ALEXANDER IVANOV / FM JACOB CHUDNOVSKY / 1-2ND OPEN // CALEB CURRIER 4-0 / 1ST PLACE / U1900 // 33 PLAY //

 
A TOURNAMENT IN 2 SECTIONS
GAME 60, 5" DELAY
OPEN SECTION
Zubin Baliga vs GM Alexander Ivanov, Round 1.
Alex tied for 1-2nd with 3.5 points;
Zubin share 3-4th place with 2.5 points.
FM Jacob Chudnovsky vs Soren Sandmann Pedersen,
Round 1. Jacob scored 3.5 point to share 1-2nd place.
Jason Tang vs FM Jacob Chudnovsky, Round 2.
Jason scored 2.5 points to share 3-4th place.
U1900 SECTION
Caleb Currier scored 4 points to take 
clear 1st place, with a +56 to 1665 rating.
Bravo, Caleb!
Alan Lu, black vs Jericho Carlson, round 1.
Alan Lu scored 3.5 points to take clear 2nd place.
and a +76 to 1573 rating. Bravo, Alan!
SCENES FROM
AROUND THE HALL
CONCENTRATION
WRITING DOWN THE MOVES
(bottom - up): Michelle Zhang vs Jonathan Crowe, Round 1.
Jeffrey Liu vs Sritan Devineni;
Alen Lu, black, vs Jerocho Carlson.
PLANNING
Andrew Su, black vs Ed Foye, Round 2.
(background): Dr. Oresick vs Alessia Iancarelli.
Alessia Iancarelli vs Dr. Chase Yarbrough, Round 1.
Alexander Fang Meng
LASER CONCENTRATION
GM ALEXANDER IVANOV VS DAVID MILLIERN, ROUND 2.
NM DR. ALEJANDRO BOTTA OBSERVES.
BERNARDO IGLESIAS CHIEF TD
DAVID MILLIERN ASST TD
NM NITHIN KAVI ASST TD
PHOTOS: STEVE STEPAK

Monday, April 09, 2018

BCC APRIL QUADS // RECORD 12 X 4 = 48 PLAY! // FIRST PLACES: 1-12 // NITHIN KAVI; ATUL KANNAN; NICHOLAS BELOUS; ILYA ROZONOYER; DAVID MILLIERN; VICTOR FENG; JUSTIN LI / HERMENEGILDO NETO; AARON LI; JEFFREY LIU / LYDIA SHEN; RIYA KANURY; ISAAC CHEN; LEONARD SWEENEY-BARRETT //

3RR G65 10" DELAY
 QUAD 1
NM Nathan Solon vs NM Nithin Kavi, Round 1.
Nithin scored 2.5/3 to take clear 1st place.
QUAD 2 
 Atul Kannan, black vs Joe Perl, Esq. Round 2.
Atul scored 3 points to take clear 1st place, and
a +31 to 2195 rating upgrade!
Bravo, Atul!
QUAD 3
Nicholas Belous vs Maxwell Chen, Round 2.
Nick scored a perfect 3-0 to take clear 1st place
and a +61 to 2063 rating upgrade. Bravo, Nick!
QUAD 4
  
Natasha Christiansen, black vs Ilya Rozonoyer, Round 1.
Ilya scored 2.5/3 to take clear 1st place.
(background): Joaquin Carlson, black vs  Soren Pedersen.
QUAD 5
David Milliern vs Derek Chubo Zhao, Round 1.
David scored 2.5/3 to take clear 1st place.
QUAD 6 
 Victor Feng scored a perfect 3-0 to take
clear 1st place.
 QUAD 7
Justin Y Li vs Dr. Robert Oresick, Round 2.
Justin scored 2/3 to share 1-2nd place.
 (background): Hermenegildo Neto vs Brandon Ni
Hermenegildo Neto scored 2 points
to share 1-2nd place.

QUAD 8
Sai Sneha Yerra, black vs Aaron Li, Round 2.
Aaron scored 3 points to take clear 1st place
and a +86 to 1666 rating. Bravo, Aaron!
 QUAD 9
Lydia Shen (lavandar) vs Alan Lu and Jeffrey Liu (violet) vs Ben Hough;
Lydia and Jeffrey each scored 2 points to share 1-2nd place.
QUAD 10 
Saanvi Tiruveedhula, black vs Riya Kanury, Round 2.
Riya scored 2.5 points to take clear 1st place.
(background): Maruthi Kishore Tiruveedhula, black vs
Alessia Iancarelli; Isaac Chen, black vs Michael Bernier;
Michelle Zhang vs Anthony DiNosse. 
QUAD 11
Isaac Chen scored a perfect 3-0 to
take clear 1st place.
Bravo, Isaac!
QUAD 12
Leonard Sweeney-Barrett, black vs Suhavi Tiruveedhula,
Round 2.  Leonard scored a perfect 3-0 to take clear 
1st place and a rating upgrade of +79 to 1226.
Bravo, Leonard! [Note: I played a series of 5 blitz
games with Leonard during lunch break. My blitz rating 
hovers around 1850; Leonard won our match 4-1; 
he won all his games on time, using the "new" control:
3 minutes with 2 seconds added per move!
Leonard played confidently and very very fast.
Did I mention: fast!]
SCENES FROM 
AROUND THE CLUB 
LUNCH

 

TOURNAMENT ADMINISTRATION:
CHIEF TD BERNARDO IGLESIAS
ASST TD NATASHA CHRISTIANSEN
ASST TD FARZAD ABDI
PHOTOS: STEVE STEPAK