Saturday, December 03, 2022

Boylston Chess: Dec Tuesday Night Swiss (otb)

 


 

 
OTB in club

35 Kingston St, Boston 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DateTuesdays December 6 - December 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 U1800 $60 $40
Registration6:45pm - 7:10pm
Round Times7:15pm
DescriptionBye and withdrawal requests must be received by 6:45pm.
Sections with fewer than 10 players may be merged; accelerated pairings may be used.

This is a US Chess Federation rated event. USCF membership is required for all players. Please visit https://new.uschess.org/join-us-chess

Players rated =>1600 may play in the open section
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List

Friday, December 02, 2022

Boylston Chess: December Quick Rated #1

 


 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DateSaturday, December 3, 2022
Event Format3SS
Time ControlG/24; +5
SectionsBased on participants
Entry Fee$10 for members, $15 for non-members; $5 more if registering onsite
PrizesBased on entries
Registration12:30-12:45pm
Round TimesRound 1 starts at 1:00pm, rest ASAP
DescriptionOnline registration closes 1/2 hour before tournament starts.

This event is quick rated only and will not affect your regular rating.

This is a US Chess Federation rated event. USCF membership is required for all players. Please visit https://new.uschess.org/join-us-chess
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List

Boylston Chess: December Big Money Blitz

 


 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DateFriday, December 2, 2022
Event FormatDouble round Swiss
Time ControlG/5, no delay
SectionsOpen and U1900
Entry Fee$25 for members; $35 for non-members
Prizes$$1000 Guaranteed
RegistrationDoors open at 7:30pm
Round TimesFirst round starts at 7:45pm, rest ASAP
DescriptionIt's the first Friday of the month, and that means BIG MONEY BLITZ!

Same format as our normal Friday Night Blitz (six double rounds), but this event has a guaranteed prize fund:

Open Section: $400-$200-$100
Top Under 2300: $75
Top Under 2100: $50

U1900 Section: $100-$50
Top U1600: $25

November's Big Money Blitz brought four GMs and one IM. What will December bring? Come find out!

This is a US Chess Federation rated event. USCF membership is required for all players. Please visit the US Chess Membership site to join or renew.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Boylston Chess: Historic tables and bookcases

Boylston Chess

Historic tables and bookcases


Dear BCC friends,

As we continue with our move to our new Boston site (very close to the original Boylston location!), we need to sell some our beautiful historic tables as well as our wood bookcases with glass doors. 

Please let me know if you are interested in giving at least one of our tables or bookcases a new home.

$300 or best offer for 6’ table
$150 or best offer for bookcase

- Natasha
natasha.christiansen@boylstonchess.org

 



 

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Boylston Chess: Historic chess tables

 

  

Historic chess tables


 

  

Dear BCC friends,

As we transition to our new space in Boston, 

we need to sell some of our beautiful historic chess tables.

Please let me know if you are interested in giving at least one of our tables a new home.  

$300 or best offer for 6’ table, 

$200 or best offer for 3’ table.


-Natasha
natasha.christiansen@boylstonchess.org

 

 

Friday, November 18, 2022

Boylston Chess: call for tournament directors.

 


 

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.  

 

Our small core group of currently active TDs 

is stretched quite thin, and 

we cannot run as many events 

at our beautiful new 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: Form 


 

 

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 us or any other TD if you have any questions.  We look forward to working with you.


 Natasha Christiansen

Stephen Gradijan



td@boylstonchess.org

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Boylston Chess: Black diamond Premier

 


 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DateSaturday, November 19, 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, 11/19/2022
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 November supplement.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List

Boylston Chess: Friday Night Blitz

 


 

 
 
 

 

 
 
 
DateFriday, November 18, 2022
Event FormatDouble round (one game with each color) Swiss
Time ControlG5/d0
SectionsBased on participants
Entry Fee$10 for members, $15 for non-members
PrizesBased on entries
DescriptionOur regularly-scheduled Friday Night Blitz event is back!

We'll play six double rounds (one game with each color) with a G/5 time control, no delay and no increment. Doors open at 7:30pm, first round starts at 7:45pm.

Afterwards, what happens happens...

This is a US Chess Federation rated event. USCF membership is required for all players. Please visit the US Chess Membership site to join or renew.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List

Thursday, November 10, 2022

Boylston Chess: Circus (Sections)

 


 

 

 
 
 
 
DateFriday, November 11, 2022
Entry Fee$130 for Open, $40 more for players <2100. $20 more after 11/1
Round Times10:00am & 3:30pm each day
DescriptionRegistration for players rated at least 2100 for the Open Section

Overall tournament details here: Boylston Chess Circus and Spectacle
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
 

Boylston Chess: Big Money Blitz - Spectacle Edition

 


 
 
Spectacle Edition 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DateFriday, November 11, 2022
Event Format6SS double round Swiss
Time ControlG/5, d0
SectionsOpen and U1900
Entry Fee$25 for members, $35 for non-members
Prizes$$1000 Guaranteed
RegistrationRegister up the last minute
Round TimesFirst round 8:00pm, subsequent rounds ASAP
DescriptionBig money! Big Prizes! I love it!

Step out from under the Big Top, and play in November's Big Money Blitz!

Six round double swiss, G/5, no delay.

GMs and IMs play free. Register for your chance to tame these lions!

Prizes:
Open Section: $400-$200-$100
Top Under 2300 $75
Top Under 2100 $75

U1900 Section: $100-$50
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List

Boylston Chess Circus & Spectacle

 


 
  


 
DateFriday, November 11, 

Friday, November 04, 2022

Boylston Chess: Friday Night Blitz (otb at 35 Kingston St.)

 

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DateFriday, November 4, 2022
Event Format6 double-round swiss
Time ControlG/5, d0
SectionsBased on participants
Entry Fee$10 for members, $15 for non-members
PrizesBased on entries
RegistrationDoors open at 7:30pm
Round TimesFirst round at 7:45pm, rest ASAP
DescriptionOur regularly-scheduled Friday Night Blitz event is back!

We'll play six double rounds (one game with each color) with a G/5 time control. Doors open at 7:30pm, first round starts at 7:45pm.

Afterwards, what happens happens...

Stop by and see the progress as we continue to build out the club!

This is a US Chess Federation rated event. USCF membership is required for all players. Please visit the US Chess Membership site to join or renew.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List

Tuesday, November 01, 2022

Boylston Chess: Late Autumn Six-Week Swiss onlin

 


 

 
 
 
 
 
 
DateTuesday, November 8, 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 11/29/2022 @ 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

Monday, October 31, 2022

Boylston Chess: Nov Thursday Night Swiss (otb)

 


 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DateThursdays, November 3 - December 1
Event Format4SS
Time Control40/90 SD/20 d5
SectionsOpen, U1900, and U1500
Entry Fee$35, $20 for BCF members
Prizes$300 based on 25 entries: Open $125, $75; U1900 $60 $40
Registration6:45pm - 7:10pm
Round Times7:15pm
DescriptionNo game on Thanksgiving.

Bye and withdrawal requests must be received by 6:45pm.
Sections with fewer than 10 players may be merged.
** A current USCF membership is required **
Players rated >=1700 may play in the open section, and players rated >= 1300 may play in the U1900 section.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List