Monday, February 03, 2020

Boylston Chess: Call for Tournament Directors


    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

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