Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Annual Membership Drive

The Boylston Chess Foundation

A special message to BCF MEMBERS, current and past

Dear Chess Friend,

When I was a boy in a small town in western PA with no chess scene, I taught my younger brother the game, but he didn’t like playing.  I had to wrestle him into submission to get him to play a game.  Many years later I found the Boylston Chess Club, then in Copley Square, a place filled with people, young and old, novices, experienced competitors, and masters, all of whom loved to play chess. 

You don’t have to wrestle your little brother into submission  - just come to the Boylston.  Play some games or join the vibrant, historic home of chess in the Boston area.

(See some of the more than 500 players who have been members or players at the Boylston at 

Membership benefits include:
· Reduced tournament entry fees, including free entry to your first tournament as a member
· Free chess lessons for young people by BCF Champion FM Chris Chase, a experienced and gifted teacher.
· Chess camps for young players by the renowned chess teacher FM Jacob Rasin, free for new members.
· Free entry to great lectures that are held throughout the year and given by strong players.
· Use of our huge chess library, including an extensive collection of DVD lessons by GM Roman Dzindzichashvili

We are committed to making sure your membership has even greater value in the future.  That is why we are  hosting the 2nd Annual Boylston Chess Club Picnic (see  flyer on reverse,), as part of Membership Appreciation Month in July, which will include a BCF Master Challenge and a game contest  -  BCF president NM Charles Riordan will select and annotate the best member games.

As a member you help us continue the proud tradition of our century old chess club.  That is why we are writing today to ask that you extend your BCF membership, or if your membership has lapsed, to please consider renewing.

Our adult membership rates are still only $125 per year, or $70 for six months.  Senior (65+) and Junior (under 18) membership rates are $100 per year, or $56 for six months.  Finally, Family Membership (parents and children in a single household) rates are $125 per year, or $70 for six months.

Renewing or extending your membership is easy. Just mail back the attached membership form with a check, or renew on line at

Thanks for supporting the Boylston Chess Foundation. We look forward to seeing you at the picnic!
Amici sumus,

Robert Oresick
Boylston Chess Foundation

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