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DateSunday, January 29, 2023
Event Format8 Rounds (2 Rounds per Evening), Team vs. Team
Time ControlG/15 +5
SectionsTBD. Team Average Rating Must be 1800 or Below
Entry FeeFree (High-School Students Only)
PrizesTrophies to Top Team in Each Section
Round Times6:30pm and 7:30pm
DescriptionThis is an unrated event. USCF membership and scorekeeping are not required. Further details available at mhscl.org/rules.
The Massachusetts High School Chess League (MHSCL) is a chess league for all high school chess players to compete and connect with each other regardless of experience level. Currently consisting of ten schools across the state, the league is for any players looking for competitive play and a community of over 100 students to share advice! During our regular season (January-April), players from the same school compete as a team monthly at the Boylston Chess Club. We also recently launched the MHSCL Grand Prix, an online, individual tournament over a series of Chess.com arenas. Visit mhscl.org to get your school involved, sign-up for a tournament, or join our community! Contact us at chessleague.ma@gmail.com with any questions.
DateTuesday, January 31, 2023
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 2/21/2023 @ 6 PM
Round TimesTuesday at 6:30 PM unless two players agree to reschedule
DescriptionContact 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.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateThursday, February 2, 2023
Event Format4SS
Time Control40/90 SD/20 d5
SectionsOpen, U1900, U1200
Entry Fee$20, $35 for non-members
Prizes$300 based on 25 entries: Open $125, $75; U1900 $60; U1200 $40
RegistrationRegistration ends at 6:45 each round
Round Times7:15
DescriptionBye and withdrawal requests must be received by 6:45pm.

Sections with fewer than 10 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.

Players rated >=1700 may play in the open section, and players rated >= 1000 may play in the U1900 section.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateTuesdays February 7-February 28
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG/90; +5
SectionsOpen, U1800, U1200
Entry Fee$20, $35 for non-members; $5 more if registering onsite
Prizes$300 based on 25 entries: Open $125, $75; U1800 $60; U1200 $40
Registration6:45pm - 7:10pm
Round Times7:15pm
DescriptionBye and withdrawal requests must be received by 6:45pm each round.

Sections with few 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 US Chess Membership to join or renew.

Parking and Public Transit information
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateFriday, February 10, 2023
Event Format6 round double Swiss
Time ControlG5/d0
SectionsBased on participants
Entry Fee$10 for members, $15 for non-members
PrizesBased on entries
Round TimesFirst round at 7:45pm, rest ASAP
DescriptionIt'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.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateSaturday, February 11, 2023
Event Format3RR
Time ControlG/65 d10
Entry Fee$20. $35 for non-BCF members. $5 more onsite
Prizes$80 First place in top quad, $50 First place in each of the other quads
Registration9:30am-9:45am onsite; online registration ends 9:15am
Round Times10:00am, 1:15pm, and 4:00pm
DescriptionABSOLUTELY NO ONSITE REGISTRATION AFTER 9:45AM.

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

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

For parking and transportation info, please visit Parking and Public Transit.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateSunday, February 12, 2023
Event Format3SS
Time ControlG/45 d5
SectionsMajor and Minor
Entry Fee$20, $35 for non-BCF members; $5 more if registering onsite after online registration closes at 10:00am, 2/12/2023
PrizesNone; all proceeds will benefit the club
Registration10:00am - 10:15am (onsite)
Round Times10:30am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm
DescriptionMajor Section: Minimum rating 2000, Live rating or February supplement.

Minor Section: 1800-2200 Live rating or February supplement.

Players must have a minimum rating of 1800 USCF to participate.

Sections may be merged if either section has fewer than six players.

Faster time control - you will be home by kick-off!

Metered street parking is free on Sundays.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateSunday, February 19, 2023
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG/30 d5
SectionsUnder 1500, Under 1000, Under 500. A current USCF membership is required for all three sections.
Entry Fee$20, $25 for non-BCF members, $5 more at door if not registering online in advance
PrizesTrophies for 1st/2nd each Rating section, medal for 3rd
Registration9:30am - 9:50am
Round Times10:00am, 11:20am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateSaturday, February 25, 2023
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
Registration9:00am - 9:20am
Round Times9:30am, 12:30pm, 3:00pm, and 5:30pm
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.

A current USCF membership is required. Please visit the the US Chess Membership site to join or renew.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateSunday, March 26, 2023
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG/30 d5
SectionsUnder 1500, Under 1000, Under 500. A current USCF membership is required for all three sections.
Entry Fee$20, $25 for non-BCF members, $5 more at door if not registering online in advance
PrizesTrophies for 1st/2nd each Rating section, medal for 3rd
Registration9:30am - 9:50am
Round Times10:00am, 11:20am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List