Saturday, February 24, 2024

Boylston Chess: Early Spring Six-Week Swiss Online

 


Early Spring Six-Week Swiss Online

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Date
Tuesday, February 27, 2024
 
Event Format
6SS, 1 lichess game per Tuesday night set up by individual challenge
 
Time Control
Open: G/60 + 10 sec, U1900: G/45 + 5 sec
 
Sections
Open & U1900 (Unrated); accelerated pairings may be used
 
Entry Fee
$40, $25 for BCF members
 
Prizes
Open: $120-$80 based on 10 players; U1900: Trophy to 1st Place
 
Registration
Deadline March 19, 2024 @ 6 PM
 
Round Times
6:30pm
 
Description
Contact info: TD Nick Sterling
E-mail: td@boylstonchess.org. 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.

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. However, if the Sections need to be combined due to insufficient registration, then players who joined the U1900 Section will need USCF Memberships to play in the Open.

Forfeit of a Round for any reason may result in forfeit of any prize $$$ that would otherwise have been won, at the TD's discretion.

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.
 
Event Dates
Tuesday, February 27 
Tuesday, March 5 
Tuesday, March 12 
Tuesday, March 19 
Tuesday, March 26 
Tuesday, April 2

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Thursday, February 22, 2024

Boylston Chess: Milestones Sunday

 


 

Milestones Sunday

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Date
Sunday, February 25, 2024
 
Event Format
3SS
 
Time Control
G/60 d5
 
Sections
Players may be grouped into sections of six players by Rating; accelerated pairings may be used
 
Entry Fee
$20; $5 more if registering onsite after online registration closes at 9:45am, 02/25/2024
 
Prizes
$20 to top scoring college student, if at least three college students play; other proceeds will benefit the club
 
Registration
9:45am - 10:15 (onsite)
 
Round Times
10:30am, 1:30pm, 4:00pm
 
Description
COLLEGE STUDENTS AND BEGINNERS WELCOME!

LIMITED TO PLAYERS BORN IN 2003 OR EARLIER, AND COLLEGE STUDENTS.

E-mail natasha.christiansen@boylstonchess.org with questions.

Please visit the US Chess Membership site to join or renew.

Need to withdraw or take a bye: please send email to td@boylstonchess.org at least 30 minutes before the round.


Metered street parking is free on Sundays.

For parking and transportation info, please visit Parking and Public Transit.
 
Event Dates
Sunday, February 25

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Entry List

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Need to withdraw or take a bye? 

Email td@boylstonchess.org at least 30 minutes before the round.

For parking and transportation info, 

please visit Parking and Public Transit.

If the metal gate to the building is closed, 

please press the doorbell marked #1

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Boylston Chess: Big Money Swiss

 


 

 

Big Money Swiss

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Date
Saturday, February 24, 2024
 
Event Format
4SS
 
Time Control
G/60 d5; U1200 G/25 d5
 
Sections
Open, U1900, U1500, and U1200
 
Entry Fee
$30, $40 for non-BCF members before 2/22. $5 more after 2/22.
 
Prizes
$1300 based on 50 paid entries, 75% of each prize guaranteed
 
Registration
9:00am - 9:20am
 
Round Times
9:30am, 12:30pm, 3:00pm, 5:30pm
 
Description
Prizes:
Open: $450-$225
U1900: $250-$150
U1500: $$150-$100
U1200: Trophies for top 3

Free entry for GMs and IMs.

Free entry for club members rated at least 2300, but entry fee will be deducted from any prize won.

Registration limited to 76 players.

USCF membership is required. Please join or renew on the USCF website

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Entry List

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Need to withdraw or take a bye? 

Email td@boylstonchess.org at least 30 minutes before the round.

For parking and transportation info, 

please visit Parking and Public Transit.

If the metal gate to the building is closed, 

please press the doorbell marked #1

 

 

 

Thursday, February 08, 2024

Boylston Chess: Quick Rated Swiss

 


 

Quick Rated Swiss

 
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Date
Saturday, February 10, 2024
 
Event Format
7SS
 
Time Control
G/15 + 10
 
Sections
One section
 
Entry Fee
$20, $35 for non-BCF members
 
Prizes
$300 based on 25 paid entries: Open $125, $75; U1900 $60; U1500 $40
 
Registration
9:30am - 9:50am
 
Round Times
10:00am, 11:00am, 12:45pm, 1:45pm, 2:45pm, 3:45pm, 4:45pm
 
Description
Quick rated chess

This tournament does not affect USCF regular ratings but it does affect USCF Quick Rating which is a separate category.

USCF membership is required.

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Entry List

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Need to withdraw or take a bye? Email td@boylstonchess.org at least 30 minutes before the round.

For parking and transportation info, please visit Parking and Public Transit.

If the metal gate to the building is closed, please press the doorbell marked #1

 

 

Boylston Chess: Friday Night Blitz

 


 

Friday Night Blitz

 

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Date
Friday, February 9, 2024
 
Event Format
6SS
 
Time Control
G/5 d0
 
Entry Fee
$10, $15 for non-BCF members
 
Prizes
Based on entries
 
Round Times
7:45pm first round, rest ASAP
 
Description
It's Friday Night!

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.

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Entry List
 

__________________

Need to withdraw or take a bye? 

Email td@boylstonchess.org at least 30 minutes before the round.

For parking and transportation info, 

please visit Parking and Public Transit.

If the metal gate to the building is closed, 

please press the doorbell marked #1

 

 

Wednesday, February 07, 2024

Boylston Chess: Fischer Random Blitz

 


Fischer Random Blitz

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Date
Saturday, February 10, 2024
 
Event Format
6 double rounds
 
Time Control
G/5 d0
 
Sections
One section
 
Entry Fee
$15, $30 for non-BCF members
 
Prizes
Based on entries - minimum 75% of entries returned as prizes
 
Registration
6:00pm-7:00pm
 
Round Times
First round at 7:00pm, rest ASAP
 
Description
Fischer Random Blitz. Each round will feature a new starting position.

This is NOT rated. US Chess Membership is not required for this event.

Introduction to Fischer Random at 7:00pm, games will start shortly after that.

Club will be open all day if you would like to come practice!

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Entry List

 

 __________________

Need to withdraw or take a bye? Email td@boylstonchess.org at least 30 minutes before the round.

For parking and transportation info, please visit Parking and Public Transit.

If the metal gate to the building is closed, please press the doorbell marked #1

 

 

 

Thursday, February 01, 2024

Boylston Chess: Sunday Morning Action

 


 

Sunday Morning Action

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Date
Sunday, February 4, 2024
 
Event Format
4SS
 
Time Control
G/25 + 5
 
Sections
Open & U1800
 
Entry Fee
$20, $35 for non-BCF members
 
Prizes
$360 based on 25 paid entries: Open 1st $150, 2nd $90; U1800 1st $70, 2nd $50
 
Registration
8:45m - 8:55am
 
Round Times
9:00am, 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm
 
Description
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. Sections may be merged if there are few players in one section.

A current USCF membership is required. Please visit the US Chess Membership site to join or renew.

Metered street parking is free on Sundays!

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Entry List
 

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Need to withdraw or take a bye? Email td@boylstonchess.org at least 30 minutes before the round.

For parking and transportation info, please visit Parking and Public Transit.

If the metal gate to the building is closed, please press the doorbell marked #1

 

 

 

Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Boylston Chess: Big Money Blitz

 


 

Big Money Blitz

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Date
Friday, February 2, 2024
 
Event Format
6SS
 
Time Control
G/5 d0
 
Sections
Open and U1900
 
Entry Fee
$25 for members, $35 for non-members
 
Prizes
$$800 Guaranteed
 
Round Times
7:45pm first round, rest ASAP
 
Description
Big Money Blitz!!

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

Open Section: $320-$160-$80
Top Under 2300: $60
Top Under 2100: $40

U1900 Section: $80-$40
Top U1600: $20

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.

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Entry List
 

 _________________

 

Need to withdraw or take a bye? Email td@boylstonchess.org at least 30 minutes before the round.

For parking and transportation info, please visit Parking and Public Transit.

If the metal gate to the building is closed, please press the doorbell marked #1

 

 

 

Monday, January 29, 2024

Boylston Chess: February Thursday Night Swiss

 


 

 

February Thursday Night Swiss

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Date
Thursdays, February 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29
 
Event Format
5SS
 
Time Control
40/90 SD/20 d5
 
Sections
Open & U1610
 
Entry Fee
$20, $35 for non-BCF members
 
Prizes
300 based on 25 paid entries: Open $125, $75; U1610 $60, $40
 
Registration
6:45pm - 7:00pm
 
Round Times
7:15pm
 
Description
Need to withdraw or take a bye: please send email to td@boylstonchess.org at least 30 minutes before the round.

In accordance with BCF policy, unrated players may play in any section. Players rated within **200** points of the lower section maximum may play up one section. Sections with less than 6 players may be merged.

This is a US Chess Federation rated event. USCF membership is required for all players. Please visit US Chess Membership to join or renew.
 
Event Dates
Thursday, February 1 Thursday, February 8 Thursday, February 15 Thursday, February 22 Thursday, February 29

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Entry List

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Need to withdraw or take a bye? Email td@boylstonchess.org at least 30 minutes before the round.

For parking and transportation info, please visit Parking and Public Transit.

If the metal gate to the building is closed, please press the doorbell marked #1

 

Thursday, January 25, 2024

Boylston Chess: January Scholastics

 


 

January Scholastics

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Date
Sunday, January 28, 2024
 
Event Format
4SS
 
Time Control
G/30 d5
 
Sections
Under 2000, Under 1500, Under 1000, Under 500.
 
Entry Fee
$20, $25 for non-BCF members, $5 more at door
 
Prizes
Trophies for 1st/2nd each Rating section, medal for 3rd
 
Registration
9:00am - 9:15am onsite. Online registration CLOSES at 8:00am.
 
Round Times
9:45am, 11:00am, 12:30pm, 1:45pm or ASAP
 
Description
Players must be under the age of 18 at the time of play.

A current USCF membership is required for all four sections.

A USCF 1300+ Live or latest Supplement Rating is required to play in the U2000 Section.
 
Event Dates
Sunday, January 28

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Entry List

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Need to withdraw or take a bye? Email td@boylstonchess.org at least 30 minutes before the round.

For parking and transportation info, please visit Parking and Public Transit.

If the metal gate to the building is closed, please press the doorbell marked #1

 

 

Boylson Chess: Friday Night Blitz

 


 

 

Friday Night Blitz

 
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Date
Friday, January 26, 2024
 
Event Format
6SS
 
Time Control
G/5 d0
 
Entry Fee
$10, $15 for non-BCF members
 
Prizes
Based on entries
 
Round Times
7:45pm first round, rest ASAP
 
Description
It's Friday Night!

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.

Register Online Now

Entry List

 

 ____________________

Need to withdraw or take a bye? Email td@boylstonchess.org at least 30 minutes before the round.

For parking and transportation info, please visit Parking and Public Transit.

If the metal gate to the building is closed, please press the doorbell marked #1

 

 

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Boylston Chess: January Quads

 

 

January Quads

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Date
Saturday, January 27, 2024
 
Event Format
3RR
 
Time Control
G/65 d10
 
Sections
Groups of 4 by rating
 
Entry Fee
$20, $35 for non-BCF members, $5 more after 1/25
 
Prizes
$80 First place in top quad, $50 First place in each of the other quads or small Swiss
 
Registration
Online open till 9:30am; onsite 9:20-9:45am
 
Round Times
10:00am, 1:15pm, 3:45pm
 
Description
** No byes or withdrawals are allowed. All rounds must be played. **
If the number of players is not divisible by 4 then the bottom section will be a small Swiss with 5-7 players.

A current USCF membership is required. Please visit the US Chess Membership site to join or renew.
 
Event Dates
Saturday, January 27

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Entry List

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Need to withdraw or take a bye? Email td@boylstonchess.org at least 30 minutes before the round.

For parking and transportation info, please visit Parking and Public Transit.

If the metal gate to the building is closed, please press the doorbell marked #1

 


Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Boylston Chess: Milestones Sunday

 




 

Milestones Sunday

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Date
Sunday, January 21, 2024
 
Event Format
3SS
 
Time Control
G/60 d5
 
Sections
Players may be grouped into sections of six players by Rating; accelerated pairings may be used
 
Entry Fee
$20 for members and college students, $35 for non-BCF members; $5 more if registering onsite after online registration closes at 9:45am, 01/21/2024
 
Prizes
$20 to top scoring college student, if at least three college students play; other proceeds will benefit the club
 
Registration
9:45am - 10:15am (onsite)
 
 
Round Times
10:30am, 1:30pm, 4:00pm
 
Description
COLLEGE STUDENTS AND BEGINNERS WELCOME!

LIMITED TO PLAYERS BORN IN 2003 OR EARLIER, AND COLLEGE STUDENTS.

College students: to register at BCF member rate, click on "free entry" when registering online. Show college ID and pay $20 cash or check onsite before 10:15 AM on 1/21 to be paired. E-mail natasha.christiansen@boylstonchess.org with questions.

Please visit the US Chess Membership site to join or renew.

Need to withdraw or take a bye: please send email to td@boylstonchess.org at least 30 minutes before the round.


Metered street parking is free on Sundays.

For parking and transportation info, please visit Parking and Public Transit.
 
Event Dates
Sunday, January 21

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Entry List

 ___________________

 

Need to withdraw or take a bye? Email td@boylstonchess.org at least 30 minutes before the round.

For parking and transportation info, please visit Parking and Public Transit.

If the metal gate to the building is closed, please press the doorbell marked #1

 

 

Monday, January 15, 2024

Boylston Chess: Friday Night Blitz

 


 

Friday Night Blitz

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Date
Friday, January 19, 2024
 
Event Format
6SS
 
Time Control
G/5 d0
 
Entry Fee
$10, $15 for non-BCF members
 
Prizes
Based on entries
 
Round Times
7:45pm first round, rest ASAP
 
Description
It's Friday Night!

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.

Register Online Now

Entry List

 __________________

Need to withdraw or take a bye? Email td@boylstonchess.org at least 30 minutes before the round.

For parking and transportation info, please visit Parking and Public Transit.

If the metal gate to the building is closed, please press the doorbell marked #1

 

 

Sunday, January 14, 2024

Boylston Chess: Chess and Mathematics

 


 

 

Chess and Mathematics 

with GM Leonid Kritz

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Date
Saturday, January 20, 2024
 
Entry Fee
$40 before 1/14 -- $50 thereafter
 
Registration
9:30-9:45am (on site)
 
Round Times
10:00am - 1:30pm
 
Description
The BCC is happy to announce another collaboration with Grandmaster, Leonid Kritz.

GM Kritz is the founder of the Four Knights Chess Academy, a
renowned chess and mathematics after-school program operating in Massachusetts and offering a well-developed and highly interactive
approach to both disciplines.

The event begins with a two-hour chess lecture followed by an
interactive class that will include brain teasers, logic puzzles, and other
IQ-test types of problems. Throughout both sessions, kids will be
exposed to various interesting challenges, learn basic problem-solving
approaches, and engage in various activities.

Schedule:

10:00 – 12:00 Chess lecture

12:00 – 12:30 Lunch break

12:30 – 1:30 Logical mathematics class
 
 
Event Dates
Saturday, January 20

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Entry List
 

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Need to withdraw or take a bye? Email td@boylstonchess.org at least 30 minutes before the round.

For parking and transportation info, please visit Parking and Public Transit.

If the metal gate to the building is closed, please press the doorbell marked #1