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DateThursday, December 7, 14, 21, and 28
Event Format4SS
Time Control40/90 SD/20 d10
SectionsOpen & U1900
Entry Fee$35, $20 for BCF Members, $5 more if not registering online
Prizes$300 based on 25 paid entries: Open 1st $125, 2nd $75 U1900 1st $60, 2nd $40
Registration6:30pm - 7:00pm
Round Times7:15 pm
DateSunday, December 17, 2017
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG/30 d5
Sections14 & Under, 8 & Under, and Non-USCF
Entry Fee$25, $20 for BCF members, $5 more at door
PrizesTrophies for 1st/2nd each age group and non-USCF section, medal for 3rd
Registration10:00am - 10:20am
Round Times10:30am, 11:50am, 1:00pm, 2:00pm
Description14 & Under and 8 & Under sections are USCF rated, and USCF membership is required. The Non-USCF section is open to all players who are no more than 14 years old (both rated and unrated players), and will not be rated by the USCF; thus, USCF membership is not required for the Non-USCF section.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateSaturday, December 23, 2017
Event Format3SS
Time ControlG/80 d10
SectionsOpen & U1800
Entry Fee$35, $20 for BCF Members, $5 more if not registering online
Prizes$240 based on 20 paid entries: Open $100 - $60, U1800 $50 - $30
Registration9:15am - 9:45am
Round Times10:00am, 1:45pm, and 5:00pm
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateDecember 26, 27, 28, 29
Event Format9:00am to 12:30pm each day
Registration12/26, 9:00am onsite
Round Times9:00am to 12:30pm
DescriptionThis program invites young chess players who already have a complete understanding of the rules of chess to come and develop their abilities. With a combination of lecture, question/answer and guided cooperative learning, the instructor will cover essential elements of the game: Tactics, Strategy, Openings, Middlegames, Endgames, Problems. Students will develop their memory, visualization ability, attention span, critical thinking skills, as well as their sense of fairness and good sportsmanship — all while having fun!

Who can join? School-age children, K-12, who are interested in improving at chess and maturing from motivated beginners to skilled intermediate players.

How much does it cost? Club membership is required for participation (Junior: $120/yr; $67/6 months; Family: $180/yr; $100/6 months). Participation fee: $160; $120 per child, if two or more per family. For first-time Club members, the fee is reduced to $125. Please make checks payable to the Boylston Chess Foundation and please pay on site.

Registration: Located in the renovated former Ellis School building, there is plenty of room at our pristine site. Reservation is not required. Just show up to unit B103, at 40 Norris Street the morning of the first day, before or around 9:00 a.m.! Use the right-side door of the building.

About the instructor: A master of the game and a Boylston Chess Club member for over 25 years, Jacob Rasin has been a professional chess teacher for over 35 years in the Soviet Union and the United States. 1978-1989, Jacob served as head coach at the Pioneers Palace of the Leningrad Province; 1982-1985, he had the additional assignment of training Soviet grandmasters and international masters. Since 1990, he has taught privately and at schools in the Boston area. His students have won dozens of scholastic state championships and medals, and more than ten national championships in various brackets. Jacob has directed the School Break Program since 1994.

For more information, call Jacob Rasin at home after 9pm (617) 783-6307; cell (857) 225-1297 or email boylstonchess@gmail.com
DateThurs & Fri, December 28-29, 2017
Event Format9:00am - 4:00pm, Thursday & Friday
Entry Fee$200, $110 for one day
DescriptionThis two day clinic will feature GM Larry Christiansen, three time US Champion.

Lectures will be geared towards players rated at least 1400, but players of all levels may attend. The clinic is open to scholastic players at least 8 years old. Lunch will not be provided, there will be a lunch break between 12:00pm and 1:00pm.

BCF membership required (Junior $120/year or $67/six months; Family $180/year or $100/six months).
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateSaturday, December 30, 2017
Event Format3RR
Time ControlG/65 d10
SectionsPlayers will be arranged into quads by rating
Entry Fee$35, $20 for BCF Members, $5 more if not registering online
Prizes$$80 First place in top quad, $$50 First place in each of the other quads
Registration9:15am - 9:45am; ABSOLUTELY NO ONSITE REGISTRATION AFTER 9:45AM
Round Times10:00am, 1:15pm, and 4:00pm
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateMonday, January 1, 2018
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG/40 d5
SectionsRated & Unrated
Entry Fee$35, $20 for BCF members, $5 more at door
PrizesBased on entries
Registration11:00am - 11:40am
Round Times11:45am, 1:40pm, 3:30pm, 5:10pm
DescriptionFree food and drinks all day for tournament players
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateThursday, January 4, 11, 18, 25
Event Format4SS
Time Control40/90, SD/20 d10
SectionsOpen & U1900
Entry Fee$35, $20 for BCF Members, $5 more if not registering online
Prizes$300 based on 25 paid entries: Open 1st $125, 2nd $75 U1900 1st $60, 2nd $40
Registration6:30pm - 7:00pm
Round Times7:15pm
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateSunday, January 7, 2018
DateSaturday, January 13, 2018
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG60 d5
SectionsOpen & U1800
Entry Fee$15 if registering online, $30 at door, $20 for BCF members at door
Prizes$300 Guaranteed: Open: $150-$100, U1800: $50
Registration9:15am - 9:45am
Round Times10:00am, 1:00pm, 3:30pm, 6:00pm
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateSunday, January 14, 2018
Event Format3SS
Time ControlG/80 d10
SectionsTBA
Entry Fee$35, $20 for BCF Members, $5 more if not registering online
PrizesTBA
Registration9:30am - 9:45am
Round Times10:00am, 1:45 pm, 5:00pm
DescriptionOpen to all players born in 1997 or earlier.
Accelerated pairings may be used. Free parking on Sundays!
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateSaturday, January 20, 2018
Event Format3SS
Time ControlG/80 d10
SectionsOpen & U1800
Entry Fee$35, $20 for BCF Members, $5 more if not registering online
Prizes$240 guaranteed: Open $100 - $60, U1800 $50 - $30
Registration9:15am - 9:45am
Round Times10:00am, 1:45 pm, 5:00pm
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateSunday, January 21, 2018
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG/30 d5
Sections14 & Under, 11& Under, 8 & Under, and Non-USCF
Entry Fee$25, $20 for BCF members, $5 more at door
PrizesTrophies for 1st/2nd each age group and non-USCF section, medal for 3rd
Registration10:00am - 10:20am
Round Times10:30am, 11:50am, 1:00pm, 2:00pm
DescriptionSection eligibility based on age as of December 31, 2017.

14 & Under and 8 & Under sections are USCF rated, and USCF membership is required. The Non-USCF section is open to all players who are no more than 14 years old (both rated and unrated players), and will not be rated by the USCF; thus, USCF membership is not required for the Non-USCF section.

Points earned from the 14 & Under, 11 & Under, and 8 & Under count toward qualification to be invited to play in the Spiegel Cup in March, the Massachusetts State Scholastic Championship organized by MACA.

Half-point byes, if granted, do NOT count toward Spiegel Cup qualification.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateSaturday, January 27, 2018
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG60 d5
SectionsOpen & U1800
Entry Fee$35, $20 for BCF Members, $5 more if not registering online
Prizes$$360 GUARANTEED: Open 1st $150, 2nd $90 U1800 1st $70, 2nd $50
Registration9:15am - 9:45am
Round Times10:00am, 1:00pm, 3:30pm, 6:00pm
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateThursdays, February 1, 8, 15, 22
Event Format4SS
Time Control40/90, SD/20 d10
SectionsOpen & U1900
Entry Fee$35, $20 for BCF Members, $5 more if not registering online
Prizes$300 based on 25 entries: 1st $125, 2nd $75; U1900 1st $60, 2nd $40
Registration6:30pm - 7:00pm
Round Times7:15pm
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateSaturday, February 3, 2018
Event Format3RR
Time ControlG/65 d10
SectionsPlayers will be arranged into quads by rating
Entry Fee$35, $20 for BCF Members, $5 more if not registering online
Prizes$$80 First place in top quad, $$50 First place in each of the other quads
Registration9:15am - 9:45am; ABSOLUTELY NO ONSITE REGISTRATION AFTER 9:45AM
Round Times10:00am, 1:15pm, and 4:00pm
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateSunday, February 4, 2018
Event Format3SS
Time ControlG/55 d5
SectionsTBA
Entry Fee$35, $20 for BCF Members, $5 more if not registering online
PrizesTBA
Registration9:30am - 9:45am
Round Times10:00am, 12:50 pm, 3:00pm
DescriptionOpen to all players born in 1997 or earlier.
Accelerated pairings may be used. Free parking on Sundays!
All games will finish in time for the Super Bowl!
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateSaturday, February 10, 2018
Event Format6SS
Time ControlG/25 d5
SectionsOpen
Entry Fee$25; $30 if not registering online in advance
PrizesTBA
Registration9:15-9:45 a.m.
Round Times10:00am, 11:15am, 1:15pm, 2:30pm, 3:45pm; 5:30pm
DescriptionTeam event for 3-person teams (plus an alternate, if desired) with an average rating below 2000, based on top 3 boards. Side games may be arranged for alternates, if desired. Players without teams will be assigned teams at the door.

Indicate your team name in the comments, when registering.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateSunday, February 18, 2018
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG/30 d5
Sections14 & Under, 8 & Under, and Non-USCF
Entry Fee$25, $20 for BCF members, $5 more at door
PrizesTrophies for 1st/2nd each age group and non-USCF section, medal for 3rd
Registration10:00am - 10:20am
Round Times10:30am, 11:50am, 1:00pm, 2:00pm
Description14 & Under and 8 & Under sections are USCF rated, and USCF membership is required. The Non-USCF section is open to all players who are no more than 14 years old (both rated and unrated players), and will not be rated by the USCF; thus, USCF membership is not required for the Non-USCF section.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateFebruary 20, 21, 22, 23, 2018
Event Format9:00am to 12:30pm each day
Registration2/20, 9:00am onsite
Round Times9:00am to 12:30pm each day
DescriptionThis program invites young chess players who already have a complete understanding of the rules of chess to come and develop their abilities. With a combination of lecture, question/answer and guided cooperative learning, the instructor will cover essential elements of the game: Tactics, Strategy, Openings, Middlegames, Endgames, Problems. Students will develop their memory, visualization ability, attention span, critical thinking skills, as well as their sense of fairness and good sportsmanship — all while having fun!

Who can join? School-age children, K-12, who are interested in improving at chess and maturing from motivated beginners to skilled intermediate players.

How much does it cost? Club membership is required for participation (Junior: $120/yr; $67/6 months; Family: $180/yr; $100/6 months). Participation fee: $160; $120 per child, if two or more per family. For first-time Club members, the fee is reduced to $125. Please make checks payable to the Boylston Chess Foundation and please pay on site.

Registration: Located in the renovated former Ellis School building, there is plenty of room at our pristine site. Reservation is not required. Just show up to unit B103, at 40 Norris Street the morning of the first day, before or around 9:00 a.m.! Use the right-side door of the building.

About the instructor: A master of the game and a Boylston Chess Club member for over 25 years, Jacob Rasin has been a professional chess teacher for over 35 years in the Soviet Union and the United States. 1978-1989, Jacob served as head coach at the Pioneers Palace of the Leningrad Province; 1982-1985, he had the additional assignment of training Soviet grandmasters and international masters. Since 1990, he has taught privately and at schools in the Boston area. His students have won dozens of scholastic state championships and medals, and more than ten national championships in various brackets. Jacob has directed the School Break Program since 1994.

For more information, call Jacob Rasin at home after 9pm (617) 783-6307; cell (857) 225-1297 or email boylstonchess@gmail.com
DateSaturday, February 24, 2018
Time ControlG60 d5
SectionsOpen & U1800
Entry Fee$35, $20 for BCF Members, $5 more if not registering online
Prizes$$360 Guaranteed: Open 1st $150, 2nd $90 U1800 1st $72, 2nd $48
Registration9:15am - 9:45am
Round Times10:00am, 1:00pm, 3:30pm, 6:00pm
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateThursday, March 1, 2018
DescriptionTBA
DateSaturday, March 3, 2018
Event Format3RR
Time ControlG/65 d10
SectionsPlayers will be arranged into quads by rating
Entry Fee$35, $20 for BCF Members, $5 more if not registering online
Prizes$80 First place in top quad, $50 First place in each of the other quads
Registration9:15am - 9:45am; ABSOLUTELY NO ONSITE REGISTRATION AFTER 9:45AM
Round Times10:00am, 1:15pm, and 4:00pm
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateMonday, March 5, 2018
DescriptionTBA
DateSaturday, March 10, 2018
DescriptionTBA
DateSunday, March 11, 2018
DescriptionTBA
DateSaturday, March 17, 2018
DescriptionTBA
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