Thursday, September 22, 2022

Boylston Chess: Norris St. Engame

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DateSaturday, September 24, 2022
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG/60 d5
SectionsOpen & U1800
Entry Fee$20, $35 for non-members
Prizes$360 based on 25 paid entries: Open 1st $150, 2nd $90 U1800 1st $70, 2nd $50
Registration9:30am - 9:45am
Round Times10:00am, 1:00pm, 3:30pm, and 6:00pm
DescriptionWill you collect the final infinity stone at the Norris Street Finale? Compete to find out!

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

 

 



 

 


 


 

 


 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Boylston Chess: Autumn Six-Week Swiss Online

 


 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DateTuesday, September 20, 2022
Event Format6SS, 1 lichess game per Tuesday night set up by individual challenge
Time ControlOpen: G/60 + 10 sec, U1900: G/45 + 5 sec
SectionsOpen & U1900 (Unrated); accelerated pairings may be used
Entry Fee$40, $25 for BCF members
PrizesOpen: $120-$80 based on 10 players; U1900: Trophy to 1st Place
RegistrationDeadline 10/18/2022 @ 6 PM
Round TimesTuesday at 6:30 PM unless two players agree to reschedule
DescriptionNO CHESS ON TUESDAY 10/4 (night before Yom Kippur)

Contact info: TD Nick Sterling. E-mail: boylstonchess@gmail.com. Text/cell: 781-733-0849.

If I do not have your e-mail and cell phone # already, please send those to me in case we have to contact each other.

If I do not have your lichess Username, please send that to me or include it in the comments in your Registration.

For Round 1, Pairings will be posted on Tuesday just after 6 PM on the Boylston CC website. The cutoff time for registration in time to play a Round is Tuesday at 6 PM. Any players who register subsequent to 6 PM will be skipped until the following week's Round. Each Round begins at 6:30 PM except for games whose start times were agreed in advance to be changed.

Rating with USCF will be delayed by 72 hours after the completion of the tournament to give lichess time to ensure Fair Play was observed in all games.

Players must join Zoom and Share their Screens or show their play areas in their camera views. The link will be sent to players by e-mail. Players with scores of at least +2, or in contention for a prize, may, at the TD's discretion, be required to provide at least two separate camera views on Zoom.

Players must be current Members of USCF for the OPEN SECTION ONLY, not the U1900.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Boylston Chess: September Scholastics

 


  September Scholastics  

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DateSunday, September 18, 2022
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG/30 d5
Sections14 & Under and 8 & Under. A current USCF membership is required for both sections.
Entry Fee$20, $25 for non-BCF members, $5 more at door if not registering online in advance
PrizesTrophies for 1st/2nd each age group section, medal for 3rd
Registration11:00am - 11:20am
Round Times11:30am, 12:50pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm
Description** Note the times are AN HOUR LATER than normal. **
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List

Monday, September 12, 2022

Boylston Chess: Tornado #138

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DateSaturday, September 17, 2022
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG/60 d5
SectionsOpen & U1800
Entry Fee$20, $35 for non-members
Prizes$360 based on 25 paid entries: Open 1st $150, 2nd $90 U1800 1st $70, 2nd $50
Registration9:30am - 9:45am
Round Times10:00am, 1:00pm, 3:30pm, and 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.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List

Thursday, September 08, 2022

Boylston Chess: Black Diamond Premier (otb in club)

 


 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DateSunday, September 11, 2022
Event Format3SS
Time ControlG/60 d5
SectionsOne section
Entry Fee$20, $35 for non-BCF members; $5 more if registering onsite after online registration closes at 10:00am, 9/11/2022
PrizesNone; all proceeds will benefit the club
Registration10:00am - 10:15am (onsite)
Round Times10:30am, 1:30pm, 4:00pm
DescriptionOpen to players rated at least 1800, either
live rating or September supplement
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List

Sunday, August 28, 2022

Boylston Chess: Sept Tuesday Night Swiss (otb in club)

 


 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DateTuesdays, September 6, 13, 20, 27
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG/90 + 5
SectionsOpen & U1800
Entry Fee$20, $35 for non-members
Prizes$300 based on 25 paid entries: Open $125, $75 U1900 $60 $40
Registration6:45-6:55pm
Round Times7:00pm
DescriptionBye and withdrawal requests must be received by 6:30pm.
Sections with fewer than 10 players may be merged; accelerated pairings may be used.

** A current USCF membership is required **
Players rated =>1600 may play in the open section

Free entry for club members rated >= 2200
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List

Saturday, August 27, 2022

Boylston Chess: Sept Thursday Night Swiss (otb in club)

 


 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DateThursdays, September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Event Format5SS
Time Control40/90 SD/20 d5
SectionsOpen & U1900
Entry Fee$35, $20 for BCF members
Prizes$300 based on 25 entries: Open $125, $75; U1900 $60 $40
Registration6:30pm - 6:55pm
Round Times7:00pm
DescriptionBye and withdrawal requests must be received by 6:30pm.
Sections with fewer than 10 players may be merged.
** A current USCF membership is required **
Players rated >=1700 may play in the open section
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List


















Saturday, August 20, 2022

Boylston Chess: Kate Gasser has passed.

   



 

Katharine Brownlee Gasser, 75, 

U.S. Women’s Open Chess Champion,

Engineer, & MIT Graduate

 
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HOPKINTON – Katharine (“Kate”) Brownlee Gasser, 75, of Hopkinton, passed away at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on Saturday, August 13, 2022.

Born in New York City, New York, she was the daughter of the late Emily (Graves) and Robertson Sillars.

She met her future husband Morrie Gasser in college, and they have been together ever since, happily married for 53 years.

Kate held a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from the University of Chicago, a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and was licensed as a Professional Engineer. In her career, she worked for technology companies as a computer programmer and mechanical engineer. Her hobbies and talents included chess, painting and drawing.

In 1962 at the age of 14, she played in the U.S. Women’s Chess Championship in New York City, and in 1963 she won the U.S. Women’s Open Chess Championship in Chicago. She was a lifelong member of the U.S. Chess Federation.

She was passionate about contributing to the community, working as a volunteer teaching chess, helping at the Greater Boston Food Bank, and teaching mathematics at the Cambridge Community Learning Center.

Kate will be remembered as a kind and compassionate woman who cared deeply for her friends & family. She was strong minded but scrupulously fair and honest, always concerned for others. She handled life’s ups and downs with a song in her heart. We are eternally grateful for her treasured presence in our lives.

Besides her husband, she is survived by two children, Daniel Gasser of Danvers and Rebecca Gasser of Rehovot, Israel, and her siblings David, Janet and Tony Sillars. She also leaves behind 3 grandchildren, Noa Yaish, Emma Pliska and Dylan Gasser.

A graveside service will take place at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, August 18 at the Framingham/Natick Jewish Cemetery, 39 Fairview Avenue in Natick.

 In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Friends of the Community Learning Center in Cambridge.

Arrangements are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton.

 

RIP

Vychnaya Pamyat 



Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Boylston Chess: August Scholastics

 


 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DateSunday, August 21, 2022
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG/30 d5
Sections14 & Under and 8 & Under. A current USCF membership is required for both sections.
Entry Fee$20, $25 for non-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: August Quads (otb in club)

 


 August Quads  

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DateSaturday, August 20, 2022
Event Format3RR
Time ControlG/65 d10
Entry Fee$20, $35 for non-members
PrizesNone, all proceeds will support the club
Registration9:30am-9:45am
Round Times10:00am, 1:00pm, and 3:30pm
DescriptionABSOLUTELY NO ONSITE REGISTRATION AFTER 9:45AM.

** No byes or withdrawals are allowed. All rounds must be played. **

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

 





















Monday, August 15, 2022

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Call for Cleaning Volunteers

The BCC needs you!  Construction work is ongoing at our new home.  The next step is a clean-up before painting.

We need help vacuuming, sweeping, and dusting (including of ceiling light fixtures).  If you have some time and elbow grease to spare, please come by at any time between 10 am - 2 pm on Saturday, August 20:
35 Kingston St., Suite 1
Boston, MA

E-mail any questions to boylstonchess@gmail.com

Looking forward to seeing you!

-Natasha Christiansen

 

 
 
DateSaturday, August 20, 2022
Round Times10:00am - 2:00pm
DescriptionThe BCC needs you! Construction work is ongoing at our new home. The next step is a clean-up before painting.

We need help vacuuming, sweeping, and dusting (including of ceiling light fixtures). If you have some time and elbow gease to spare, please come by at any time between 10:00am - 2:00pm on Saturday, August 20:
35 Kingston St., Suite 1
Boston, MA 02111
   

Tuesday, August 09, 2022

Boylston Chess: Milestones Sunday (otb in club)

 


 

 
 
 
 
 
 
DateSunday, August 14, 2022
Event Format3SS
Time ControlG/45 d30
SectionsPlayers may be grouped into sections of six players by Rating; accelerated pairings may be used
Entry Fee$40, $25 for BCF members
PrizesNone; all proceeds will support the club
RegistrationOnline only - ends 9:30am August 14
Round Times10:00am, 1:00pm, 3:30pm
DescriptionLimited to players born in 2001 or earlier, or college students. A player of college-student age not actually in college may be admitted at the TD's individual discretion.

Free parking on Sundays!
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List

Boylston Chess: Winners' Grab

 


 

 
 
 
 
 
 
DateSaturday, August 13, 2022
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG/45 d5
SectionsOne section, USCF membership NOT required
Entry Fee$30, membership not required
Prizes$50 first place, winner of each game gets $10
Registration11:15am-11:30am
Round Times12:00pm, 2:00pm, 4:00pm, and 6:00pm
DescriptionUnrated over the board event

Unrated play for adults (21 years and older) who have no rating or a US Chess rating less than 1500.

Total to play is $30 for up to four games. Winner of each game gets $10. Swiss pairing used to determine player matchups.

First place winner gets an extra $50.

Pizza, wine, and other refreshments served.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List

Tuesday, August 02, 2022

Boylston Chess: August G/80 (otb in club)

 


 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DateSaturday, August 6, 2022
Event Format3SS
Time ControlG/80 + 10
SectionsOpen & U1800
Entry Fee$20, $35 for non-members
Prizes$360 based on 25 paid entries: Open 1st $150, 2nd $90 U1800 1st $70, 2nd $50
Registration9:30am - 9:45am
Round Times10:00am, 1:45pm, and 5:00pm
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 may be merged if there are few players in one section.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List

Friday, July 29, 2022

Boylston Chess: Late summer six-week Swiss Online

  


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DateTuesdays, beginning August 9, 2022 
Event Format6SS, 1 lichess game per Tuesday night set up by individual challenge
Time ControlOpen: G/60 + 10 sec, U1900: G/45 + 5 sec
SectionsOpen & U1900 (Unrated); accelerated pairings may be used
Entry Fee$40, $25 for BCF members
PrizesOpen: $120-$80 based on 10 players; U1900: Trophy to 1st Place
RegistrationDeadline 8/30/2022 @ 6 PM
Round TimesTuesday at 6:30 PM unless two players agree to reschedule
DescriptionContact info: TD Nick Sterling. E-mail: boylstonchess@gmail.com. Text/cell: 781-733-0849.

If I do not have your e-mail and cell phone # already, please send those to me in case we have to contact each other.

If I do not have your lichess Username, please send that to me or include it in the comments in your Registration.

For Round 1, Pairings will be posted on Tuesday just after 6 PM on the Boylston CC website. The cutoff time for registration in time to play a Round is Tuesday at 6 PM. Any players who register subsequent to 6 PM will be skipped until the following week's Round. Each Round begins at 6:30 PM except for games whose start times were agreed in advance to be changed.

Rating with USCF will be delayed by 72 hours after the completion of the tournament to give lichess time to ensure Fair Play was observed in all games.

Players must join Zoom and Share their Screens or show their play areas in their camera views. The link will be sent to players by e-mail. Players with scores of at least +2, or in contention for a prize, may, at the TD's discretion, be required to provide at least two separate camera views on Zoom.

Players must be current Members of USCF for the OPEN SECTION ONLY, not the U1900.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List