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DateThursdays, November 3 - December 1
Event Format4SS
Time Control40/90 SD/20 d5
SectionsOpen, U1900, and U1500
Entry Fee$35, $20 for BCF members
Prizes$300 based on 25 entries: Open $125, $75; U1900 $60; U1500 $40
Registration6:45pm - 7:10pm
Round Times7:15pm
DescriptionNo game on Thanksgiving.

Bye and withdrawal requests must be received by 6:45pm.
Sections with fewer than 10 players may be merged.
** A current USCF membership is required **
Players rated >=1700 may play in the open section, and players rated >= 1300 may play in the U1900 section.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateTuesday, November 8, 2022
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 11/29/2022 @ 6 PM
Round TimesTuesday at 6:30 PM unless two players agree to reschedule
DescriptionContact info: TD Nick Sterling. E-mail: boylstonchess@gmail.com. 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.

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 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.
DateSaturday, December 3, 2022
Event Format3SS
Time ControlG/24; +5
SectionsBased on participants
Entry Fee$10 for members, $15 for non-members; $5 more if registering onsite
PrizesBased on entries
Registration12:30-12:45pm
Round TimesRound 1 starts at 1:00pm, rest ASAP
DescriptionOnline registration closes 1/2 hour before tournament starts.

This event is quick rated only and will not affect your regular rating.

This is a US Chess Federation rated event. USCF membership is required for all players. Please visit https://new.uschess.org/join-us-chess
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateTuesdays December 6 - December 27
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG/90 +5
SectionsOpen & U1800
Entry Fee$20, $35 for non-members
Prizes$300 based on 25 paid entries: Open $125, $75 U1800 $60 $40
Registration6:45pm - 7:10pm
Round Times7:15pm
DescriptionBye and withdrawal requests must be received by 6:45pm.
Sections with fewer than 10 players may be merged; accelerated pairings may be used.

This is a US Chess Federation rated event. USCF membership is required for all players. Please visit https://new.uschess.org/join-us-chess

Players rated =>1600 may play in the open section
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateThursdays, December 8, 15, 22, 29
Event Format4SS
Time Control40/90 SD/20 d5
SectionsOpen, U1900, and U1500
Entry Fee$35, $20 for BCF members
Prizes$300 based on 25 entries: Open $125, $75; U1900 $60; U1500 $40
Registration6:45pm - 7:10pm
Round Times7:15pm
DescriptionBye and withdrawal requests must be received by 6:45pm.
Sections with fewer than 10 players may be merged.
** A current USCF membership is required **
Players rated >=1700 may play in the open section, and players rated >= 1300 may play in the U1900 section.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateFriday, December 9, 2022
Event Format6 round double Swiss
Time ControlG5/d0
SectionsBased on participants
Entry Fee$10 for members, $15 for non-members
PrizesBased on entries
DescriptionIt's Friday Night!

We'll play six double rounds (one game with each color) with a G/5 time control, no delay and no increment. Doors open at 7:30pm, first round starts 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, December 10, 2022
Entry Fee$20, $30 for non-BCF members; $5 more if registering onsite after online registration closes at noon, 12/10/2022
Registration6:30pm - 6:50pm (onsite)
Round Times7:00pm - 9:00pm
DescriptionGM Eugene Perelshteyn will give a lecture based on his recent book, co-authored with FM Nate Solon: Evaluate Like A Grandmaster.
https://www.amazon.com/Evaluate-Like-Grandmaster-Eugene-Perelshteyn/dp/B0BHNF5CWB

Eugene will discuss why this topic is overlooked in modern chess literature, and why the evaluation is very important for chess players of all levels.

He will also share stories about his coaches: GMs Zaitsev, Dzindzichashvili, Wojtkiewitcz, and Dorfman, and how they influenced his chess.

Eugene will bring several books for purchase ($10) and signing.

Dinner to be provided by Charles. Please advise of any allergies or dietary restrictions.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateSaturday, December 10, 2022
Event Format3SS
Time ControlG/24; +5
SectionsBased on participants
Entry Fee$10 for members, $15 for non-members; $5 more if registering onsite
PrizesBased on entries
Registration12:30-12:45pm
Round TimesRound 1 starts at 1:00pm, rest ASAP
DescriptionOnline registration closes 1/2 hour before tournament starts.

This event is quick rated only and will not affect your regular rating.

This is a US Chess Federation rated event. USCF membership is required for all players. Please visit https://new.uschess.org/join-us-chess
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateSunday, December 11, 2022
Event Format3SS
Time ControlG/60 d5
SectionsPlayers may be grouped into sections of six players by Rating; accelerated pairings may be used
Entry Fee$40, $25 for BCF members
PrizesNone; all proceeds will benefit the club
Registration10:30am - 10:45am (onsite)
Round Times11:00am, 2:00pm, 4:30pm
DescriptionLimited to players born in 2001 or earlier, and college students.

Free metered parking on Sundays!
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateFriday, December 16, 2022
Event Format6 round double Swiss
Time ControlG5/d0
SectionsBased on participants
Entry Fee$10 for members, $15 for non-members
PrizesBased on entries
DescriptionIt's Friday Night!

We'll play six double rounds (one game with each color) with a G/5 time control, no delay and no increment. Doors open at 7:30pm, first round starts 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
DateSunday, December 18, 2022
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG/30 d5
Sections14 & Under and 8 & Under. A current USCF membership is required for both sections.
Entry Fee$20, $25 for non-BCF members, $5 more at door if not registering online in advance
PrizesTrophies for 1st/2nd each age group section, medal for 3rd
Registration10:00am - 10:20am
Round Times10:30am, 11:50am, 1:00pm, 2:00pm
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateTuesday, December 20, 2022
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 1/10/2023 @ 6 PM
Round TimesTuesday at 6:30 PM unless two players agree to reschedule
DescriptionContact info: TD Nick Sterling. E-mail: boylstonchess@gmail.com. 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.

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 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.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateFriday, December 23, 2022
Event Format6 round double Swiss
Time ControlG5/d0
SectionsBased on participants
Entry Fee$10 for members, $15 for non-members
PrizesBased on entries
DescriptionIt's Friday Night!

We'll play six double rounds (one game with each color) with a G/5 time control, no delay and no increment. Doors open at 7:30pm, first round starts 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
DateFriday, December 30, 2022
Event Format6 round double Swiss
Time ControlG5/d0
SectionsBased on participants
Entry Fee$10 for members, $15 for non-members
PrizesBased on entries
DescriptionIt's Friday Night!

We'll play six double rounds (one game with each color) with a G/5 time control, no delay and no increment. Doors open at 7:30pm, first round starts 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
DateSunday, January 1, 2023
DescriptionTBD
DateTuesdays January 3-January 31
Event Format5SS
Time ControlG/90; +5
SectionsOpen & U1800
Entry Fee$20, $35 for non-members; $5 more if registering onsite
Prizes$300 based on 25 paid entries: Open $125, $75 U1800 $60 $40
Registration6:45pm - 7:10pm
Round Times7:15 pm
DescriptionBye and withdrawal requests must be received by 6:45pm.
Sections with fewer than 10 players may be merged; accelerated pairings may be used.

This is a US Chess Federation rated event. USCF membership is required for all players. Please visit https://new.uschess.org/join-us-chess
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateSunday, January 29, 2023
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG/30 d5
Sections14 & Under and 8 & Under. A current USCF membership is required for both sections.
Entry Fee$20, $25 for non-BCF members, $5 more at door if not registering online in advance
PrizesTrophies for 1st/2nd each age group section, medal for 3rd
Registration10:00am - 10:20am
Round Times10:30am, 11:50am, 1:00pm, 2:00pm
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateSunday, January 15, 2023
Event Format3SS
Time ControlG/45 d30
SectionsPlayers may be grouped into sections of six players by Rating; accelerated pairings may be used
Entry Fee$40, $25 for BCF members
PrizesNone; all proceeds will support the club
RegistrationOnline only - ends 9:30am January 15
Round Times10:00am, 1:00pm, 3:30pm
DescriptionEvent located at 35 Kingston St., near Downtown Crossing.

Limited to players born in 2002 or earlier, or college students. A player of college-student age not actually in college may be admitted at the TD's individual discretion.

Free metered parking on Sundays!
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateSunday, January 22, 2023
Event Format3SS
Time ControlG/60 d5
SectionsOne section
Entry Fee$20, $35 for non-BCF members; $5 more if registering onsite after online registration closes at 10:00am, 1/22/2023
PrizesNone; all proceeds will benefit the club
Registration10:00am - 10:15am (onsite)
Round Times10:30am, 1:30pm, 4:00pm
DescriptionOpen to players rated at least 1800, either
live rating or January supplement.
Metered street parking is free on Sundays!
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List