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DateTuesday, September 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 10/18/2022 @ 6 PM
Round TimesTuesday at 6:30 PM unless two players agree to reschedule
DescriptionNO CHESS ON TUESDAY 10/4 (night before Yom Kippur)

Contact 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
DateThursdays, October 6, 13, 20, 27
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
Registration6:45pm - 7:10pm
Round Times7:15pm
DescriptionThis event will be held at 35 Kingston St, Boston, MA.

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
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateFriday, October 7, 2022
Event Format6SS, double round swiss
Time ControlG/5 d0
SectionsOpen & U1900
Entry Fee$25, $35 for non-members
Prizes$$1000 Guaranteed
Registration7:00pm - 7:25pm
Round TimesFirst round at 7:30pm, rest ASAP
DescriptionSummer is over. School has started. It's time to get the Friday Night Blitz back at the Boylston, AT ITS NEW LOCATION!

For this season's inaugural outing of the Friday Night Blitz, we've turbo-charged the prize fund to draw a crowd and have some fun! Come one, come all!

USCF rated blitz event, USCF membership is required for all players. Please visit new.uschess.org/join-us-chess to join or renew.

Event located at 35 Kingston St, Boston, MA, near Downtown Crossing.

Prizes:
Open Section: $400-$200-$100
Top Under 2300 $75
Top Under 2100 $75

U1900 Section: $100-$50
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateSunday, October 16, 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 October 16
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
DateSunday, October 23, 2022
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, 10/23/2022
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 October supplement.
Metered street parking is free on Sundays!
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateFriday, November 11, 2022
Entry Fee$130 for Open, $40 more for players <2100. $20 more after 10/1
DescriptionRegistration for players rated at least 2100 for the Open Section

Boylston Chess Circus and Spectacle
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateFriday, November 11, 2022
Entry Fee$130 for Open, $40 more for players <2100. $20 more after 10/1
DescriptionRegistration for players rated under 2100 for the Open Section or unrated

Boylston Chess Circus and Spectacle
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateFriday, November 11, 2022
Entry Fee$90 for U2200 and U1700
DescriptionRegistration for U2200 and U1700 sections

Boylston Chess Circus and Spectacle
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateFriday, November 11, 2022
Entry Fee$15
PrizesBased on Entries
DescriptionWelcome to the Side Show! Here's how this works:

Entry into this event is optional, but registration in the Circus and Spectacle is required to enter this event.

Those who enter the Side Show will join the pool of players who are eligible to win one of five available prizes. They are:

1. Largest upset. The winner of the game with the largest rating difference between opponents wins the prize.

2. Most number of decisive games.
Whoever has the most decisive games (including both wins and losses) wins the prize. If there is more than one person who qualifies, the prize goes to the person with the most wins. If there is still a tie, the winners share the prize equally.

3. Fastest decisive game. Here, "fastest" means the shortest time played. Prize goes to the winner.

4. Shortest decisive game. Here, "shortest" means fewest number of moves. Prize goes to the winner.

5. Longest decisive game. Here, "longest" means most number of moves. Prize goes to the winner.

Each prize is 20% of the prize fund. A single player may win more than one prize.

For example, if 30 people join the Side Show, then the prize fund is 30 x $15 = $450. That means each individual prize is $450/5 = $90.

If more than one person qualifies for a prize, the prize will be divided equally among all those who qualify.

(Note: this event is not eligible for free entries.)
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateSunday, November 27, 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