The Paramount has begun with 16 players (see below),
but ideally we could have 3 groups of 6,
so we can accept 2 more players.
At this point we have found two additional players
|Date||Monday, March 6, 2017 - Monday, May 8, 2017|
|Event Format||10 Rounds 2RR. Players divided into six player sections by rating.|
|Time Control||40/90, SD/60 d5. Adjournments are allowed after 3 hours of play, 11:15 PM at the latest.|
|Entry Fee||$35, $20 for BCF Members, $5 more at the door|
|Registration||6:30pm - 7:00pm|
|1||ANDREW HOY||B 4|
|2||ATUL S KANNAN||W 5|
|3||EDWARD ASTRACHAN||B 6|
|4||GABRIEL BIRZU||W 1|
|5||NATASHA CHRISTIANSEN||B 2|
|6||ROBERT C SULLIVAN||W 3|
|7||BENJAMIN GUNBY||- 10|
|8||JONATHAN M LEE||W 11|
|9||OMKAR V DIXIT||B 12|
|10||ALEXANDER PAPHITIS||- 7|
|11||LARRY ELDRIDGE||B 8|
|12||FRANK FRAZIER||W 9|
|13||ANTHONY CORTIZAS JR||B 14|
|14||ROBERT ORESICK||W 13|
|15||ANDREW C ALLERDT||B 16|
|16||THOMAS PENDERGAST||W 15|
17th Annual Paramount
Weekly on Mondas
40 Norris St, Cambridge, MA 02140, USA
by the start of Red Sox reporting to spring training,
by groundhog day,
by the returning swallows to Capistrano...
But for many of us it is the Paramount
This will be the 17th annual edition of the popular tournament (there was a hiatus in 2016),
a ten-round, double round-robin.
Initiated by past BCC president Bryan Clark,
this format [generous time control with two try's against known opponents bunched in competitive groups] remains popular.
And it is one of the few tournaments left that incorporate adjournments.
At $2 per evening for ten Monday evenings for BCC members, this is is an incredible bargain for a high quality chess match.
If you haven't played in a Paramount before, give it a try.
If you have, please play again.
As Steve Stepak has put it:
Steve Stepak's photo report on the last Paramount.
The crosstable for the 16th Paramount in 2015 is here.