Sunday, February 16, 2020

Boylston Chess: Milestones Sunday

banner:  Tony Cortizas, Jr.


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DateSunday, February 23, 2020
Event Format3SS
Time ControlG/65 d10
SectionsPlayers will be arranged in groups of 6 by rating, to the extent possible.
Entry Fee$35, $20 for BCF members, $5 more if not registering online in advance
PrizesTBA
Registration9:30am-9:45am
Round Times10:00am, 1:15pm, 4:00pm
DescriptionOpen to college students and to all players born in 1999 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, February 21. Specify "free entry" at checkout.

** A current USCF membership is required. **
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List






Boylston Chess: Legends of Chess - Jan Timman



banner:  Tony Cortizas, Jr.

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DateSaturday, February 22, 2020
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.
** A current USCF membership is required. **
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List

Sunday, February 09, 2020

Boylston Chess: February Scholastic Grand Prix


banner:  Tony Cortizas, Jr.



 
 
 
 
 
DateSunday, February 16, 2020
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
DescriptionGrand Prix Standings
Players accumulate Grand Prix points (win = 3pts, draw = 2pts, loss = 1pt).
Grand Prix runs September-May.
Prizes for Grand Prix series winners include a special trophy, free entries to future events, and lessons with titled players.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List






Boylston Chess: Presidents Day Open

banner:  Tony Cortizas, Jr.

 
 
 
 
 
 
DateSaturday, February 15, 2020
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG/60 d5
SectionsOpen & U1900
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, U1900 $90
Registration9:15am-9:45am
Round Times10:00am, 1:00pm, 3:30pm, 6:00pm
DescriptionSections 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.
** A current USCF membership is required. **
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List

Monday, February 03, 2020

Boylston Chess: Call for Tournament Directors



    More 
    TOURNAMENT DIRECTORS 
    needed!

     
    The Boylston Chess Club 
    needs your help.


    We urgently need more tournament directors (TDs) to keep offering a wide variety of tournaments each month. Last year we ran more than 90 rated events (requiring TDs), many of which lasted multiple days.

    Last year we ran more than 90 rated events (requiring TDs).


    Bernardo Iglesias

    Nick Sterling

    Tony Cortizas, Jr.

     

    Jason Tang



    Natasha Christiasen

    Our small core group of currently active TDs is stretched quite thin, and we cannot run as many events at our beautiful site as we would like due to insufficient (wo)manpower. 


    Please consider becoming a certified USCF tournament director, if only to act as an assistant TD from time to time.

    The certification process is extremely straightforward: 


    1) Read the USCF rulebook (USCF Official Rules of Chess), available at the club or online, e.g., on Amazon

    2) Fill out and return the following form to the USCF:
     
    Parents, please consider helping out as a TD occasionally to keep the tournaments we all enjoy running smoothly. For example, perhaps
    you can help direct while your child plays to help support the club's contributions to scholastic chess.

    Finally, whether or not you choose to become a tournament director - please consider serving as a liaison to the USCF, to deal with the formalities of running USCF Grand Prix tournaments and/or to post our tournaments on the US Chess website online to raise awareness nationwide of our tournaments.

    Please feel free to contact me or any other TD if you have any questions. 


    We look forward to working with you. 

    Natasha Christiansen

    boylstonchess@gmail.com

    Sunday, February 02, 2020

    Boylston Chess: Polar Vortex


    banner:  Tony Cortizas, Jr.



      
    DateSaturday, February 8, 2020
    Event Format4SS
    Time ControlG/60 d5
    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$$360  GUARANTEED: 
    Open 1st $150, 2nd $90 U2000 1st $70, U1500 1st $50
    Registration9:15am-9:45am
    Round Times10:00am, 1:00pm, 3:30pm, 6:00pm
    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 10 players may be combined.
    ** A current USCF membership is required. **
    Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List