Monday, May 25, 2020

Boylston Chess: USCF-rated Swiss Tournaments online

USCF-Rated Swiss Tournaments online prep

Fellow Boylston Chess Club members,

I hope everyone is faring well in chess-at-home lockdown, and I look forward to offering USCF-Rated Swiss Tournaments for BCC on very soon.   However, there is a major step that must be completed by any player wishing to play in online Rated chess events on

Any player who wants to play in a USCF-Rated online tournament here on needs to fill out this form one time: Once you have done so, please join the US Chess Members Only Club here: After that you will be eligible to play in any USCF-Rated online tournament provided that you maintain a USCF Membership in good standing.

If you do not know your 5-digit PIN #, it is on your mailing label of your hard-copy Chess Life issue.  If you do not have that, you can request your PIN from USCF directly.

You may message me on (xenophon98) if you have any questions or suggestions.  Thanks and let’s help BCC have a big online presence on

Nicholas P. Sterling, Ph.D.
BCC, Tournament Director

Monday, May 18, 2020

Boylston Chess: Online Saturday G/30

BCF Online Saturday G/30

Saturday, May 23, 2020
Event Format
Time Control
G/30 + 5sec
Entry Fee
Free entry
Round Times
First round at 11:00am, other rounds start ASAP
G/30 swiss on
Tournament is UNRATED with the USCF.

Must join the Boylston Chess Club team on lichess before joining the tournament.

Tournament link:

Any questions during event, please ask on Discord.

Friday, May 08, 2020

Boylston Chess Club updates

Dear Chess Friends,

Hopefully everyone has been staying busy and healthy through this pandemic.  
I wanted to share a few updates with everyone about the Boylston Chess Club.  We will remain closed at least through the end of May.  We will have further updates after we see how the gradual reopening of Massachusetts is progressing.  

We are pleased to announce several online chess events in order to keep those chess skills honed.  GM Larry Christiansen has been hosting weekly lectures on twitch at  Tune in for the virtual chat and tactics study or catch up on past broadcasts.

Starting next week, there will also be a one-game per week Swiss tournament.  The time control will hopefully encourage more thought than the bullet and blitz games I'm sure we have all been playing.   

Finally, stay tuned for more information about rapid events hosted on over the upcoming weekends.  

Since the club has been closed for a couple of months now, the Board of Directors has decided to extend club memberships for all current members.  Once we know when we can start hosting over the board tournaments again, we will send more information about the extensions.  

In the meantime, hope to see you all online, and we all hope that you and your families are safe.

On behalf of the BCF Board of Directors,
Andrew Hoy

Boylston Chess: Online Weekly Swiss

DateStarts Monday, May 11th
Event Format6SS
Time ControlG/60 + 10
Entry Fee$5
RegistrationRegister before 11:59pm on Sunday, May 10th
DescriptionOne round a week. Pairings will be emailed to players on Monday morning, and then players will schedule a time with their opponent and play online before Sunday night.
Unrated event with games played on or Must have a USCF ID to play.
Any questions email
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List