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DateThursdays, August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Event Format5SS
Time ControlG/105 d10
SectionsOpen & U1900
Entry Fee$35, $20 for BCF members, $5 more if not registering online in advance
Prizes$300 based on 25 entries: 1st $125, 2nd $75; U1900 1st $60, 2nd $40
Registration6:15pm - 6:45pm
Round Times7:00pm
DescriptionBye and withdrawal requests must be received by 6:45pm.

Sections with fewer than 12 players may be merged.
DateFriday, August 24, 2018
Event Format5SS
Time ControlG/90+30
SectionsOpen, U2100
Entry Fee$60, $80 for non-BCF members, $5 more if not registering online in advance
PrizesGuaranteed Prizes for the Open: $450, $180 and U2100: $180, $90
RegistrationFriday, 6:15pm - 6:45pm
Round Times7pm Friday, 11am & 5pm Saturday-Sunday
DescriptionFIDE rated Swiss (5SS) tournament held over the weekend (Friday through Sunday).
USCF ratings used for eligibility and pairings.
Max two half point byes, last round must be requested before the start of round 2.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateThursdays, September 6, 13, 20, and 27
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG/105 d10
SectionsOpen & U1900
Entry Fee$35, $20 for BCF members, $5 more if not registering online in advance
Prizes$300 based on 25 entries: 1st $125, 2nd $75; U1900 1st $60, 2nd $40
Registration6:15pm - 6:45pm
Round Times7:00pm
DescriptionBye and withdrawal requests must be received by 6:45pm.

Sections with fewer than 10 players may be merged.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateSaturday, September 8, 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
Round Times10:00am, 1:15pm, 4:00pm
DescriptionABSOLUTELY NO ONSITE REGISTRATION AFTER 9:45AM
** No byes or withdrawals are allowed. All rounds must be played. **
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateSunday, September 9, 2018
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG/60 d5
Entry Fee$35 for BCF members, $50 for non-members, $5 more if not registering online
Prizes$350 based on 15 paid entries: $250-$100
Registration9:30am-9:45am
Round Times10:00am, 1:00pm, 3:30pm, 6:00pm
DescriptionOpen to players rated at least 1900 on the August or September Supplement or live MSA rating.
Free entry for GMs and IMs with no deduction from any prize won.
Free parking on Sundays!
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateSaturday, September 15, 2018
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG45 d5
SectionsOpen, U2000, U1400, U800
Entry Fee$25, $35 on-site
PrizesOpen: $300, $150, $100 ; U2000: $75, $50. ; U1400: $50, $25 ; U800: Chess Books
Registration9-10:30 a.m.
Round Times10:30am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm, 5:00pm
DescriptionThe Harvard Chess Club and the Boylston Chess Foundation present the 1st Annual Harvard Open on September 15 at the beautiful SOCH in Harvard’s Radcliffe Quadrangle. The one-day tournament will feature the top chess players in Massachusetts battling it out across four rounds of G/45 for their share of a $750 guaranteed prize fund. In addition, there will be a grandmaster simul in the morning and game analysis throughout the day for players of all levels. Register today for a day full of chess on Harvard’s historic campus!

The Harvard Open will take place at the Harvard SOCH

Please bring boards, sets, and clocks, if possible.

For a more information, including pictures of the venue, transpiration information, please see the Harvard Chess Club web page
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateSunday, September 16, 2018
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG/60 d5
SectionsOpen, U2000, & U1500
Entry Fee$15 in advance, $30 at door, $20 for BCF members at door
Prizes$$300 Guaranteed: Open: $150-$50, U2000: $60, U1500: $40
Registration9:15am - 9:45am
Round Times10:00am, 1:00pm, 3:30pm, 6:00pm
DescriptionFREE PARKING ON SUNDAYS!
Description OPEN TO FIRST 56 PLAYERS TO REGISTER; no refund of advance entries.
Sections with fewer than 10 players may be combined
In accordance with BCF policy, unrated players may play in any section. Rated players rated within 200 points of the lower section maximum may play up one section.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateSaturday, September 22, 2018
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG/60 d5
SectionsOpen, U2000, & U1500
Entry Fee$35, $20 for BCF members, $5 more if not registering online in advance
Prizes$$360 GUARANTEED: Open 1st $150, 2nd $90 U2000 1st $70, U1500 1st $50
Registration9:15am - 9:45am
Round Times10:00am, 1:00pm, 3:30pm, 6:00pm
DescriptionSections with fewer than 10 players may be combined.
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.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateSunday, September 23, 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
DateSunday, September 30, 2018
Event Format3SS
Time ControlG/80 d10
SectionsTBA
Entry Fee$35, $20 for BCF members, $5 more if not registering online in advance
PrizesTBA
Registration9:30am-9:45am
Round Times10:00am, 1:45pm, 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
DateThursdays, October 4, 11, 18, and 25
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG/105 d10
SectionsOpen & U1900
Entry Fee$35, $20 for BCF members, $5 more if not registering online in advance
Prizes$300 based on 25 entries: 1st $125, 2nd $75; U1900 1st $60, 2nd $40
Registration6:15pm - 6:45pm
Round Times7:00pm
DescriptionBye and withdrawal requests must be received by 6:45pm.

Sections with fewer than 10 players may be merged.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateSaturday, October 6, 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 in advance
Prizes$80 First place in top quad, $50 First place in each of the other quads
Registration9:15am - 9:45am
Round Times10:00am, 1:15pm, 4:00pm
DescriptionABSOLUTELY NO ONSITE REGISTRATION AFTER 9:45AM
** No byes or withdrawals are allowed. All rounds must be played. **
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateSunday, October 7, 2018
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG/60 d5
Entry Fee$35 for BCF members, $50 for non-members, $5 more if not registering online
Prizes$350 based on 15 paid entries: $250-$100
Registration9:30am-9:45am
Round Times10:00am, 1:00pm, 3:30pm, 6:00pm
DescriptionOpen to players rated at least 1900 on the September or OctoberSupplement or live MSA rating.
Free entry for GMs and IMs with no deduction from any prize won.
Free parking on Sundays!
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateSaturday, October 13, 2018
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG/60 d5
SectionsOpen, U2000, & U1500
Entry Fee$35, $20 for BCF members, $5 more if not registering online in advance
Prizes$$360 GUARANTEED: Open 1st $150, 2nd $90 U2000 1st $70, U1500 1st $50
Registration9:15am - 9:45am
Round Times10:00am, 1:00pm, 3:30pm, 6:00pm
DescriptionSections with fewer than 10 players may be combined.

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.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateSunday, October 14, 2018
DateSaturday, October 20, 2018
Event Format3SS
Time ControlG/80 d10
SectionsOpen, U2000, & U1500
Entry Fee$35, $20 for BCF members, $5 more if not registering online in advance
Prizes$$240 guaranteed: Open $100 - $50, U2000 $50, U1500 $40
Registration9:15am - 9:45am
Round Times10:00am, 1:45pm, 5:00pm
DescriptionSections with fewer than 10 players may be merged.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateSunday, October 21, 2018
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG/30 d5
Sections14 & Under, 8 & Under, and Non-USCF
Entry Fee$25, $20 for BCF members, $5 more at door
PrizesTrophies for 1st/2nd each age group and non-USCF section, medal for 3rd
Registration10:00am - 10:20am
Round Times10:30am, 11:50am, 1:00pm, 2:00pm
Description14 & Under and 8 & Under sections are USCF rated, and USCF membership is required. The Non-USCF section is open to all players who are no more than 14 years old (both rated and unrated players), and will not be rated by the USCF; thus, USCF membership is not required for the Non-USCF section
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateSaturday, October 27, 2018
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG/60 d5
SectionsOpen, U2000, & U1500
Entry Fee$35, $20 for BCF members, $5 more if not registering online in advance
Prizes$$360 GUARANTEED: Open 1st $150, 2nd $90 U2000 1st $70, U1500 1st $50
Registration9:15am - 9:45am
Round Times10:00am, 1:00pm, 3:30pm, 6:00pm
DescriptionSections with fewer than 10 players may be combined.
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.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateSunday, October 28, 2018
Event Format3SS
Time ControlG/80 d10
SectionsTBA
Entry Fee$35, $20 for BCF members, $5 more if not registering online in advance
PrizesTBA
Registration9:30am-9:45am
Round Times10:00am, 1:45pm, 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
DateThursdays, November 1, 8, 15, and 29
Event Format4SS
DescriptionTBA
DateSaturday, November 3, 2018
DescriptionTBA
DateSunday, November 4, 2018
DescriptionTBA
DateSaturday, November 10, 2018
DescriptionTBA
DateSaturday, November 17, 2018
DescriptionTBA
DateSunday, November 18, 2018
DescriptionTBA
DateSaturday, December 1, 2018
DescriptionTBA