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DateMonday, September 11 - November 6
Time Control30/90 SD/30 d10
SectionsOne section
Entry FeeFree entry by invitation only
Prizes$300-$200-$100
Round Times7:15pm
DescriptionAnnual championship open to BCF members rated over 2200 and qualifiers from other championship events.
DateMonday, September 11 - November 6
Event FormatRound robin
Time Control30/90 SD/30 d10
SectionsPlayers will be arranged into round robin sections
Entry Fee$35, $20 for BCF Members, $5 more at the door
PrizesBased on entries
Registration6:30pm - 7:00pm
Round Times7:15pm
DateSunday, October 22, 2017
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG/30 d5
Sections14 & Under and 8 & Under
Entry Fee$25, $20 for BCF members, $5 more at door
PrizesTrophies for 1st/2nd each age group, medal for 3rd
Registration10:00am - 10:20am
Round Times10:30am, 11:50am, 1:00pm, 2:00pm
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateFriday, October 27, 2017
Entry Fee$20 BCF members, $30 non-members
Registration6:30pm - 7:00pm
Round Times7:00pm - 9:00pm
DescriptionGrandmaster Nadezhda Kosintseva, born in 1985, achieved major success in chess, starting at a young age. At the European Youth Chess Championship, Kosintseva won gold medals in 1995 (Girls Under-10), 1997 (Girls Under-12) and 2000 (Girls Under-18). At the World Youth Chess Championship of 1998, she won the gold medal in the Girls Under-14 event. She won the bronze medal in both 2001 and 2002 at the World Junior Chess Championship (Girls, Under-20). In 2005, she tied for first place in the European Individual Women's Championship, and won the bronze medal in 2007. GM Kosintseva won the 2008 Russian women's championship, and finished second in 2009. In 2010, she tied for 1st–7th in the Master Open section of the 43rd Biel Chess Festival.

GM Kosintseva was a member of the gold medal-winning Russian team in the Women's Chess Olympiads of 2010 and 2012, and in the Women's European Team Chess Championships of 2007, 2009, and 2011. She was awarded the Grandmaster title in 2011.

GM Kosintseva will present an informative lecture, focusing on endgames. In her view, in contemporary chess many players spend too much time on openings, memorizing theoretical novelties or computer analyses. In contrast, the Russian chess school teaches the game differently, i.e., from the end to the beginning, emphasizing the importance of learning the basic endgames prior openings and middle games. In the lecture, GM Kosintseva will demonstrate a few instructive examples from her own games that she believes can enhance your endgame knowledge and help you to master your endgame technique.

Time permitting, a question and answer session, open to any chess-related discussion, will follow.
A buffet dinner will be provided for all attendees.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateSunday, October 29, 2017
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG/60 d5
SectionsMasters
Entry Fee$50 for BCF members, $70 for non-members, $5 more if not registering online; $15 discount given to player rated at least 2200
Prizes$550 based on 18 paid entries: $400-$150
Registration9:15am - 9:45am
Round Times10:00am, 1:00pm, 3:30pm, 6:00pm
DescriptionOpen to players rated at least 2000 on the September or October supplement or live MSA rating.
Free entry for GMs and IMs with no deduction from any prize won.
Entry fee reduced by $15 for players rated at least 2200
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateThursday, November 2, 9, 16, and 30
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
DateSaturday, November 4, 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
DateSunday, November 5, 2017
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, 1:45pm, and 5:00pm
DescriptionOpen to all players born in 1996 or earlier.
Accelerated pairings may be used. Free parking on Sundays!
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateSaturday, November 11 - Sunday, November 12
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG/90 d10
SectionsOpen, U1800
Entry Fee$60, $40 for BCF Members, $5 more if not registering online
Prizes$600 based on 25 paid entries: Open 1st $300, 2nd $150; U1800 1st $150
Registration9:15am - 9:45am
Round Times10:00am and 2:30PM each day
DescriptionIM Hugh Alexander was an Irish-born British cryptanalyst, chess player, and chess writer. He worked on decrypting the German Enigma machine during the Second World War. His most notable chess results were tying for first place with David Bronstein in the Hastings 1953/54 tournament and winning the British chess championship twice.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateSaturday, November 18, 2017
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
DescriptionOPEN TO FIRST 56 PLAYERS TO REGISTER; no refund of advance entries.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateSunday, November 19, 2017
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG/30 d5
Sections14 & Under, 8 & Under, and Non-rated
Entry Fee$25, $20 for BCF members, $5 more at door
PrizesTrophies for 1st/2nd each age group and non-rated 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-rated section is open to all players under the age of 14, and will not be rated by the USCF; thus, USCF membership is not required for the Non-rated section.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateFriday, November 24 - Sunday, November 26
Event Format5SS
SectionsOpen, U2000, & U1700
DescriptionTBA
DateSaturday, December 2, 2017
Event Format3SS
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, December 3, 2017
DescriptionTBA
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
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateSunday, December 10, 2017
Sections3SS
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 players born in 1996 or earlier. Accelerated pairings may be used. Free parking on Sundays!
DateSunday, December 17, 2017
DescriptionTBA
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
DateMonday, January 1, 2018
DescriptionTBA
DateSunday, January 7, 2018
DateSunday, January 21, 2018
DescriptionTBA