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DateFridays, Sept. 18 - Oct. 23
Entry Fee$100 for 6 weeks, $20 for 1 week
Round Times7:00pm - 9:00pm
DescriptionFeel like you know the Opening Principles but rarely develop a plan in the Middlegame? When your opponent deviates from the Main Line, do you break into a cold sweat? Do you spend hours on tactics puzzles only to find that the quiet moves are killing you?

This is the class for you! NM Andrew Hoy and Class-A club player John Hardin are offering a brand-new, six week course on Understanding the Openings.

Each week, we will take an intensive look at one particular opening, focusing on

Typical Pawn Structures
Major Plans
Routine Tactics & Traps
Famous Games

After an hour of lecture, all students in the class will be invited to a private thematic tournament hosted on LiChess dedicated to exploring that week’s opening in a series of contests. John and Andrew will participate and add commentary to the tournament games, so every student gets a chance to gain both individual feedback and experience from their play.

The official class will run for two hours, but students are welcome to continue playing and exploring the opening together as long as they wish.

Classes are scheduled for Friday evenings, 7-9pm EDT. The current schedule is as follows:

Friday, September 18th -- Queen’s Gambit Declined

Friday, September 25th -- Caro Kann, Slav, Scandinavian

Friday, October 2nd -- King’s Indian Defense

Friday, October 9th -- Ruy Lopez

Friday, October 16th -- French Defense

Friday, October 23rd -- Sicilian Defense

Registration will be capped at 16 students per class.
DateFriday, October 2, 2020
Entry Fee$100 for 6 weeks, $20 for 1 week
Round Times7:00pm - 9:00pm
DescriptionFeel like you know the Opening Principles but rarely develop a plan in the Middlegame? When your opponent deviates from the Main Line, do you break into a cold sweat? Do you spend hours on tactics puzzles only to find that the quiet moves are killing you?

This is the class for you! NM Andrew Hoy and Class-A club player John Hardin are offering a brand-new, six week course on Understanding the Openings.

Each week, we will take an intensive look at one particular opening, focusing on

Typical Pawn Structures
Major Plans
Routine Tactics & Traps
Famous Games

After an hour of lecture, all students in the class will be invited to a private thematic tournament hosted on LiChess dedicated to exploring that week’s opening in a series of contests. John and Andrew will participate and add commentary to the tournament games, so every student gets a chance to gain both individual feedback and experience from their play.

The official class will run for two hours, but students are welcome to continue playing and exploring the opening together as long as they wish.

Classes are scheduled for Friday evenings, 7-9pm EDT. The current schedule is as follows:

Friday, September 18th -- Queen’s Gambit Declined

Friday, September 25th -- Caro Kann, Slav, Scandinavian

Friday, October 2nd -- King’s Indian Defense

Friday, October 9th -- Ruy Lopez

Friday, October 16th -- French Defense

Friday, October 23rd -- Sicilian Defense

Registration will be capped at 16 students per class.
DateSaturday, October 3, 2020
Event Format3RR
Time ControlG/50 d30
SectionsPlayers will be arranged into quads by rating; 2 quads maximum
Entry Fee$40, $25 for BCF members
PrizesNone; all proceeds will support the club
RegistrationOnline only - ends 9:30am October 3
Round Times10:30am, 1:30pm, 4:15pm
DescriptionOver the board (OTB) event!

No byes or withdrawals from quads.

Limited to 8 players born in 2004 or earlier.
No spectators or accompanying persons permitted, neither in tournament room nor in skittles room.

Must register and pay online in advance by 9:30am on October 3, and must agree to COVID safety requirements (to be provided to registrants by e-mail). COVID safety requirements include complying with MA travel restrictions, wearing a mask indoors at all times, and maintaining a distance of 6 feet from other players and directors to the maximum extent possible. Players should bring own water and/or coffee, as none will be available onsite.
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Players will play on own designated boards, with opponents sitting offset from each other.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateThursday, October 8, 2020
Event Format4SS, 1 lichess game per Thursday night set up by individual challenge
Time Control45|5
Sectionswill be determined based on the Ratings of the players who commit to play
Entry Fee$25
Prizes$60-$50-$40 based on 10 players
Round Times6:30 PM (may be modified by agreement between two players)
DescriptionThe tournament will run for four weeks on lichess each Thursday at 6:30 PM. However, if two players need to reschedule a game, PROVIDED that they notify me in advance of Thursday, they may choose a time of their own agreement.

Pairings will be posted just after 6 PM on the Boylston CC website. The cutoff time for registration in time to play a Round is 6 PM. Any players who register subsequent to 6 PM will be skipped until the following week's Round.

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.

Players must join Zoom during the event.

Meeting ID: 882 8047 7343
Passcode: 111491

Players must be current Members of USCF.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateFriday, October 9, 2020
Entry Fee$100 for 6 weeks, $20 for 1 week
Round Times7:00pm - 9:00pm
DescriptionFeel like you know the Opening Principles but rarely develop a plan in the Middlegame? When your opponent deviates from the Main Line, do you break into a cold sweat? Do you spend hours on tactics puzzles only to find that the quiet moves are killing you?

This is the class for you! NM Andrew Hoy and Class-A club player John Hardin are offering a brand-new, six week course on Understanding the Openings.

Each week, we will take an intensive look at one particular opening, focusing on

Typical Pawn Structures
Major Plans
Routine Tactics & Traps
Famous Games

After an hour of lecture, all students in the class will be invited to a private thematic tournament hosted on LiChess dedicated to exploring that week’s opening in a series of contests. John and Andrew will participate and add commentary to the tournament games, so every student gets a chance to gain both individual feedback and experience from their play.

The official class will run for two hours, but students are welcome to continue playing and exploring the opening together as long as they wish.

Classes are scheduled for Friday evenings, 7-9pm EDT. The current schedule is as follows:

Friday, September 18th -- Queen’s Gambit Declined

Friday, September 25th -- Caro Kann, Slav, Scandinavian

Friday, October 2nd -- King’s Indian Defense

Friday, October 9th -- Ruy Lopez

Friday, October 16th -- French Defense

Friday, October 23rd -- Sicilian Defense

Registration will be capped at 16 students per class.
DateSunday, October 11, 2020
Event Format3SS
Time ControlG/45 d30
SectionsOne section, accelerated pairings may be used
Entry Fee$25, $40 for non-BCF members
PrizesNone; all proceeds will support the club
RegistrationOnline only - ends 9:30am October 11
Round Times10:30am, 1:30pm, 4:00pm
DescriptionOver the board (OTB) event!

Limited to 8 players born in 1999 or earlier, or college students.
No spectators or accompanying persons permitted.

Must register and pay online in advance by 9:30am on October 11, and must agree to COVID safety requirements (to be provided to registrants by e-mail). COVID safety requirements include complying with MA travel restrictions, wearing a mask indoors at all times, and maintaining a distance of 6 feet from other players and directors to the maximum extent possible. Players should bring own water and/or coffee, as none will be available onsite.
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Players will play on own designated boards, with opponents sitting offset from each other.

Free parking on Sundays!
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateFriday, October 16, 2020
Entry Fee$100 for 6 weeks, $20 for 1 week
Round Times7:00pm - 9:00pm
DescriptionFeel like you know the Opening Principles but rarely develop a plan in the Middlegame? When your opponent deviates from the Main Line, do you break into a cold sweat? Do you spend hours on tactics puzzles only to find that the quiet moves are killing you?

This is the class for you! NM Andrew Hoy and Class-A club player John Hardin are offering a brand-new, six week course on Understanding the Openings.

Each week, we will take an intensive look at one particular opening, focusing on

Typical Pawn Structures
Major Plans
Routine Tactics & Traps
Famous Games

After an hour of lecture, all students in the class will be invited to a private thematic tournament hosted on LiChess dedicated to exploring that week’s opening in a series of contests. John and Andrew will participate and add commentary to the tournament games, so every student gets a chance to gain both individual feedback and experience from their play.

The official class will run for two hours, but students are welcome to continue playing and exploring the opening together as long as they wish.

Classes are scheduled for Friday evenings, 7-9pm EDT. The current schedule is as follows:

Friday, September 18th -- Queen’s Gambit Declined

Friday, September 25th -- Caro Kann, Slav, Scandinavian

Friday, October 2nd -- King’s Indian Defense

Friday, October 9th -- Ruy Lopez

Friday, October 16th -- French Defense

Friday, October 23rd -- Sicilian Defense

Registration will be capped at 16 students per class.
DateFriday, October 23, 2020
Entry Fee$100 for 6 weeks, $20 for 1 week
Round Times7:00pm - 9:00pm
DescriptionFeel like you know the Opening Principles but rarely develop a plan in the Middlegame? When your opponent deviates from the Main Line, do you break into a cold sweat? Do you spend hours on tactics puzzles only to find that the quiet moves are killing you?

This is the class for you! NM Andrew Hoy and Class-A club player John Hardin are offering a brand-new, six week course on Understanding the Openings.

Each week, we will take an intensive look at one particular opening, focusing on

Typical Pawn Structures
Major Plans
Routine Tactics & Traps
Famous Games

After an hour of lecture, all students in the class will be invited to a private thematic tournament hosted on LiChess dedicated to exploring that week’s opening in a series of contests. John and Andrew will participate and add commentary to the tournament games, so every student gets a chance to gain both individual feedback and experience from their play.

The official class will run for two hours, but students are welcome to continue playing and exploring the opening together as long as they wish.

Classes are scheduled for Friday evenings, 7-9pm EDT. The current schedule is as follows:

Friday, September 18th -- Queen’s Gambit Declined

Friday, September 25th -- Caro Kann, Slav, Scandinavian

Friday, October 2nd -- King’s Indian Defense

Friday, October 9th -- Ruy Lopez

Friday, October 16th -- French Defense

Friday, October 23rd -- Sicilian Defense

Registration will be capped at 16 students per class.
DateSaturday, October 24, 2020
Event Format3SS
Time ControlG/50 d30
SectionsOne section, 8 players maximum
Entry Fee$40, $25 for BCF members
PrizesNone; all proceeds will support the club
RegistrationOnline only - ends 9:30am October 24
Round Times10:30am, 1:30pm, 4:15pm
DescriptionOver the board (OTB) event!

Limited to 8 players born in 2004 or earlier.
No spectators or accompanying persons permitted, neither in tournament room nor in skittles room.

Must register and pay online in advance by 9:30am on October 24, and must agree to COVID safety requirements (to be provided to registrants by e-mail). COVID safety requirements include complying with MA travel restrictions, wearing a mask indoors at all times, and maintaining a distance of 6 feet from other players and directors to the maximum extent possible. Players should bring own water and/or coffee, as none will be available onsite.
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Players will play on own designated boards, with opponents sitting offset from each other.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List