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DateMondays, August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Event Format5SS
Time ControlG/105 d10
Sections1800-2199
Entry Fee$25, BCF membership required
PrizesWinner(s) receive free entry to club championship
Registration6:30pm - 6:55pm
Round Times7:00pm
DescriptionTournament is open to all BCF players rated between 1800 and 2199 in the June, July, or August 2022 supplements. This tournament is part of the BCF Championship Series. Winner(s) receive free entry to the club championship.
Players rated 2200 or over will be directly invited to the championship in the fall.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateTuesdays, August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Event Format5SS
Time ControlG/90 + 5
SectionsOpen & U1900
Entry Fee$20, $35 for non-members
Prizes$300 based on 25 paid entries: Open $125, $75 U1900 $60 $40
Registration6:45-6:55pm
Round Times7:00pm
DescriptionBye and withdrawal requests must be received by 6:30pm.
Sections with fewer than 10 players may be merged.
** A current USCF membership is required **
Players rated =>1700 may play in the open section

Free entry for club members rated >= 2200
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateThursday, August 4, 2022
Entry Fee$90 for four weeks or $30 per week
PrizesNA
Round Times7:00-9:00pm
DescriptionSo you've learned the rules of chess, you're developing your pieces and controlling the center, but...you still feel like you have no idea what you're doing. This is the class for you! Sign up if you want to:

Learn simple plans that will help you better understand any opening you want to play
Understand how and when to look for tactics so you can actually use all those puzzles you've been working on
Get help creating your own study plan so you can keep learning well into the future
Join a community of like-minded learners excited about chess improvement

Class meets on consecutive Thursdays 7--9pm EDT:

August 4, 11, 18, 25

Class will consist of both a lecture and a practical portion in which students play each other in exercise positions.

Students are welcome to continue hanging out and playing after the conclusion of class at 9pm.

Recommended for the following rating ranges:

USCF: Up to 1500
LiChess: Up to 1800 Rapid/Blitz
Chess.com: Up to 1700 Rapid/Blitz


About the Instructor:

John Hardin is a USCF Expert and has been teaching chess professionally for ten years. He was responsible for the management and coaching of the TAG School for Young Scholars chess team in New York City from 2012 to 2020, bringing that program up from scratch to compete regularly at State and City Championship tournaments. In addition to his work with school programs, John works privately with students all over the country and of all ages.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateThursdays, August 4, 11, 18, and 25
Event Format4SS
Time Control40/90 SD/20 d5
SectionsOpen & U1900
Entry Fee$35, $20 for BCF members
Prizes$300 based on 25 entries: Open $125, $75; U1900 $60 $40
Registration6:30pm - 6:55pm
Round Times7:00pm
DescriptionBye and withdrawal requests must be received by 6:30pm.
Sections with fewer than 10 players may be merged.
** A current USCF membership is required **
Players rated >=1700 may play in the open section
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateTuesday, August 9, 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 8/30/2022 @ 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.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateSaturday, August 13, 2022
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG/45 d5
SectionsOne section, USCF membership NOT required
Entry Fee$30, membership not required
Prizes$50 first place, winner of each game gets $10
Registration11:15am-11:30am
Round Times12:00pm, 2:00pm, 4:00pm, and 6:00pm
DescriptionUnrated over the board event

Unrated play for adults (21 years and older) who have no rating or a US Chess rating less than 1500.

Total to play is $30 for up to four games. Winner of each game gets $10. Swiss pairing used to determine player matchups.

First place winner gets an extra $50.

Pizza, wine, and other refreshments served.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateSunday, August 14, 2022
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 August 14
Round Times10:00am, 1:00pm, 3:30pm
DescriptionLimited to players born in 2001 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 parking on Sundays!
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateSaturday, August 20, 2022
Event Format3RR
Time ControlG/65 d10
Entry Fee$20, $35 for non-members
PrizesNone, all proceeds will support the club
Registration9:30am-9:45am
Round Times10:00am, 1:00pm, and 3:30pm
DescriptionABSOLUTELY NO ONSITE REGISTRATION AFTER 9:45AM.

** No byes or withdrawals are allowed. All rounds must be played. **

** A current USCF membership is required. **
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateSunday, August 21, 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
DateSaturday, August 27, 2022
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG/60 d5
SectionsOpen & U1800
Entry Fee$15
PrizesNone, all proceeds will support the club
Registration9:30am-9:45am
Round Times10:00am, 1:00pm, 3:30pm, and 6:00pm
DescriptionOver the board Saturday tournament.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List