Monday, September 16, 2019

at BIDMC Shapiro Center Plaza


International Master Marc Esserman

will be giving a free simul open to the public! 

Monday, September 16 • 3-5 PM


The simul will be at 366 Brookline Ave., Boston, MA 
(BIDMC Shapiro Center Plaza
corner of Longwood and Brookline Aves) 
The simul will be from 3-5 PM--the first player to win will receive a free copy of Marc's book, Mayhem in the Morra!   See you there.

Boylston Chess: Sept. Scholastics


banner:  Tony Cortizas, Jr.



DateSunday, September 22, 2019
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG/30 d5
Sections14 & Under and 8 & Under. A current USCF membership is required for both sections.
Entry Fee$25, $20 for BCF members, $5 more at door if not registering online in advance
PrizesTrophies for 1st/2nd each age group section, medal for 3rd
Registration10:00am - 10:20am
Round Times10:30am, 11:50am, 1:00pm, 2:00pm
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List










Boylston Chess: BCF Centennial - Legends of Chess: Harry Pillsbury


banner:  Tony Cortizas, Jr.



BCF Centennial - 

Legends of Chess: 
Harry Pillsbury 
DateSaturday, September 21, 2019
Event Format3SS
Time ControlG/65 d10
SectionsOpen, U2000, & U1500
Entry Fee$35, $20 for BCF members, $5 more if not registering online in advance. Free entry for BCF members rated 2300+, but entry fee deducted from won prize.
Prizes$$240 guaranteed: Open $100 - $50, U2000 $50, U1500 $40
Registration9:15am - 9:45am
Round Times10:00am, 1:15pm, 4:00pm
DescriptionIn accordance with BCF policy, unrated players may play in any section.
Rated players rated within 200 points of the lower section maximum may play up one section.
Sections with fewer than 8 players may be merged.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List

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Pillsbury at the Boylston

Starting in the 1850s the Boston Young Men's Christian Union maintained a small room for chess; John F. Barry, Harry Nelson Pillsbury, C.F. Burille, Franklin K. Young and Walcott frequented it in the 1890s.

The club was formally organized on August 27, 1919 at the YMCU at 48 Boylston Street in Boston. There were 22 charter members, and Augustus Seaver was elected as the first club President.

In its history, many leading chess figures have been Club President, including Master Emeritus Harry Lyman.

In 1989, facing sharply increased rent and deteriorating facilities, the Boylston Chess Club moved to the 8th floor of the YWCA at 140 Clarendon St.

January 16, 1945 the club was chartered as affiliate #51 of the United States Chess Federation, itself founded in 1939.

Since 1991 the Boylston has organized more than 815 rated chess tournaments. The club was incorporated as a Massachusetts non-profit corporation in 1995.

In December 2003 the YWCA's building renovation plans forced the Club to move to a new home in Davis Square, Somerville (140 Elm Street) -- all the easier for the spirit of Harry Nelson Pillsbury to frequent this incarnation of the club once again --- (re-incorporated in the body of chess teacher Joe Perl?)


In 2005 the BCC became reorganized as the Boylston Chess Foundation.

from an old blog post by rjo.





Monday, September 09, 2019

Boylston Chess: Milestones Sunday

banner:  Tony Cortizas, Jr.




DateSunday, September 15, 2019
Event Format3SS
Time ControlG/65 d10
SectionsPlayers will be arranged in groups of 6 by rating, to the extent possible.
Entry Fee$25, $20 for BCF members, $5 more at door if not registering online in advance
PrizesTBA
Registration9:30am-9:45am
Round Times10:00am, 1:15pm, 4:00pm
DescriptionOpen to all players born in 1998 or earlier.
Accelerated pairings may be used. Free parking on Sundays!

Free entry to BCF members rated 2100+ who register online by midnight of Friday, September 13. Specify "free entry" at checkout.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List









Boylston Chess: $15 Open


banner:  Tony Cortizas, Jr.


 
 
 
 
DateSaturday, September 14, 2019
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG/60 d5
SectionsOpen, U2000, & U1500
Entry Fee$15 in advance, $30 at door, $20 for BCF members at door. Free entry for BCF members rated 2300+ but entry fee deducted from prize won.
Prizes$$300 Guaranteed: Open: $150-$50, U2000: $60, U1500: $40
Registration9:15am - 9:45am
Round Times10:00am, 1:00pm, 3:30pm, 6:00pm
DescriptionOPEN TO FIRST 52 PLAYERS TO REGISTER; no refund of advance entries.
Sections with fewer than 10 players may be merged.
In accordance with BCF policy, unrated players may play in any section. Rated players rated within 200 points of the lower section maximum may play up one section.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List








Wednesday, September 04, 2019

IM Marc Esserman simul


International Master 

Marc Esserman

free simul




This  
Thursday, September 5 
from 3-5 pm


International Master Marc Esserman will be giving a free simul open to the public!  
 
The simul will be at 

Countway Courtyard.  
677 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA.


For more directions see the google link map:   

Countway Courtyard – go down steps from 677 Huntington Ave. and look for the blue Outside signs.  

Feel free to spread the word.  This promises to be a very exciting event!







Tuesday, September 03, 2019

Boylston Chess: September Quads

banner:  Tony Cortizas, Jr.




Saturday, September 7, 2019


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. Free entry for BCF members rated 2300+, but entry fee deducted from won prize.

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

9:15am - 9:45am

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

ABSOLUTELY NO ONSITE REGISTRATION AFTER 9:45AM.
** No byes or withdrawals are allowed.

** All rounds must be played!

** A current USCF membership is required.













Boylston Chess: Thursday Night Swiss

banner:  Tony Cortizas, Jr.




 
 
 
 
 
DateThursdays, September 5, 12, 19, 26
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG/105 d10
SectionsOpen & U1900
Entry Fee$35, $20 for BCF members; $5 more if not registering online in advance. Club members rated 2200+ may play in the Thursday Night Swiss with no entry fee and no prize deductions.
Prizes$300 based on 25 paid entries: 1st $125, 2nd $75; U1900 1st $60, 2nd $40
Registration6:15pm - 6:45pm
Round Times7:00pm
DescriptionBye and withdrawal requests must be received by 6:45pm.
Sections with fewer than 10 players may be merged.
** A current USCF membership is required. **
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List