Sunday, February 25, 2018

18th Annual Paramount

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Registration is now closed to new players.

(Correction:  this is the 17th, not 18th Paramount as previously listed.)


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DateMonday, March 5 - Monday, May 7
Event Format10 Rounds 2RR. Players divided into six player sections by rating.
Time Control40/90, SD/60 d5. 
Adjournments are allowed after 3.25 hours of play, 11:15 PM at the latest.
Entry Fee$35, $20 for BCF Members, $5 more at the door
Prizes50% of entry fees
Registration6:30pm - 7:00pm
Round Times7:15pm
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List

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Enable smoother pairing, 
since this is a double round robin event
 and all pairings for the ten rounds will be set the first evening.


17th  Annual Paramount

Weekly on Monday Evenings
For some people, spring is signaled   
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

This will be the 17th annual edition of the popular tournament 
(there was a hiatus in 2016),  a ten-round, double round-robin. .
I used to think it was initiated by past BCC president Bryan Clark, bur now I have learned it was Jared Becker's  idea.  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.

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