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DateTuesdays, April 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30
Event Format5SS
Time ControlG/90 + 5
SectionsOpen & U1900
Entry Fee$20, $35 for non-BCF members; $5 more if registering onsite. Free for GM's and IM's, and also for club members who are rated at least 2200
Prizes$300 based on 25 paid entries: Open $125, $75; U1900 $60, $40
RegistrationOnsite registration is 6:45pm-7:00pm
Round Times7:15pm
DescriptionEvent starts on April 2 and ends on April 30.

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 fewer than six players may be merged.

March and April supplements and "live rating" may be used to play up a section.

**The winner(s) of a section from this month's tournament may play up one section regardless of their rating for the May Tuesday Night Swiss.**

A current USCF membership is required. Please visit the US Chess Membership site to join or renew.
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Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateThursdays, April 4, 11, 18, and 25
Event Format4SS
Time Control40/90 SD/20 d5
SectionsOpen & U1610
Entry Fee$20, $35 for non-BCF members
Prizes300 based on 25 paid entries: Open $125, $75; U1610 $60, $40
RegistrationOnsite registration is 6:45pm-7:00pm
Round Times7:15pm
DescriptionNeed 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.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateTuesday, April 16, 2024
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 May 7, 2024 @ 6 PM
Round Times6:30pm
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
DateFriday, April 19 - Sunday, April 21
Event Format5SS
Time ControlG/90 + 30
SectionsOpen & U1800
Entry Fee$100, $130 for non-members; $50 discount for players U1500. Free for GM's and IM's.
Prizes$$4000 fully guaranteed
RegistrationFriday, 6:30pm-6:45pm and Saturday, 9:30am-9:45am
Round TimesFriday 7pm, Sat & Sun 10:00am and 3:30pm
DescriptionPrizes:
Open: $1000-$500-$200, Top U2300 $300
U1800: $250-$100, Top U1500 $150

Discounted entry for U1500

Players rated at least 1600 on the April supplement, or live MSA rating may play in the Open section.

Side Events: (no additional entry fee if playing in the main event, otherwise $10, $15 for non-members)

Bughouse - Saturday 8:00pm
$400 first, $200 second
4SS, G/3 d0. Each round is a 4 game match.
At the end of the swiss, the top two teams play a match for 1st/2nd
If you do not have a partner we will match you with another unpaired player.

Time Odds Blitz - Sunday 8:00pm
$400 first, $200 second, Top U2300 $150, Top U1800 $150
5SS - Double rounds start at a time control of G/5 for each player. Starting clock times will be adjusted up to 9min vs 1min based on player ratings (30 seconds for each 100 points of rating difference).

For example, a 2000-rated player vs. a 2100-rated player will start with 5:30 vs. 4:30 on the clock. Similarly, 1900 vs. 2100 will be 6:00 vs. 4:00, etc. Players will never start with more than 9 minutes or less than 1 minute.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateFriday, April 19, 2024
Entry Fee$50, $80 for non-members
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateFriday, April 26, 2024
Event Format6SS
Time ControlG/5 d0
Entry Fee$20, $25 for non-BCF members
PrizesBased on entries
Round Times7:45pm first round, rest ASAP
DescriptionIt's Friday Night!

We'll have the normal Friday Night Blitz tournament (six double rounds, G/5 time control, no delay and no increment). But since Charles likes to BBQ, he's going to bring dinner! Exact menu TBD, but it's going to involve a giant batch of some kind of smoked protein, a veggie dish or two, and a starch dish or two.

Please register early if you can, to assist menu planning.

If you have allergies or preferences, please indicate them in the "bye requests" when you register.

Doors a little earlier than usual, at around 7:15. First round starts as usual 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, April 27, 2024
Event Format3SS
Time ControlG/60 d5
SectionsPlayers will be grouped into sections of 6 players by rating; accelerated pairings used
Entry Fee$20; $5 more day of
PrizesNone (other than top college student); all proceeds will benefit the club; $20 to top scoring college student, if at least three college students play
Registration9:45am - 10:15am (onsite)
Round Times10:30am, 1:30pm, 4:00pm
DescriptionFood and drinks will be provided.

COLLEGE STUDENTS AND BEGINNERS WELCOME!

LIMITED TO PLAYERS AT LEAST 21 AS OF APRIL 27.

Please visit the US Chess Membership site to join or renew.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateSunday, April 28, 2024
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG/30 d5
SectionsUnder 2000, Under 1500, Under 1000, Under 500
Entry Fee$20, $25 for non-BCF members, $5 more at door
PrizesTrophies for 1st/2nd each Rating section, medal for 3rd
Registration9:00am - 9:15am onsite. Online registration CLOSES at 8:00am.
Round Times9:45am, 11:00am, 12:30pm, 1:45pm or ASAP
DescriptionPlayers 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.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateSaturday, May 18, 2024
DateSaturday, June 1, 2024
DateSaturday, June 1, 2024
DateSunday, June 9, 2024
Entry FeeFree
Round Times11:00am - 4:00pm
DescriptionSign-up for the Unruly Queens Chess Festival held in Boston, MA! Sponsored by USCF and US Chess Women

More information about UQ

The event will be held at Boylston Chess Club between 11:00-4:00 PM. Lunch will be served!

Please RSVP here

Everyone is welcome, but especially girls! Our goal is to empower and promote girl's chess and expand the chess influence to new kids in the community. All levels are encouraged to come, even if you're totally new to the game. Just come and have fun!

There will be a quick lecture, followed by a puzzle competition, a blitz and bughouse event, and then a simul if we have time. (Luscious) Prizes will be awarded to top finishers and there will be something for everyone who attends!