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DateSaturday, July 29, 2017
Event Format7SS
Time ControlG/30 d5
SectionsOne section
Entry Fee$35, $20 for BCF Members, $5 more at the door
Prizes$300 based on 25 paid entries: Open 1st $150, 2nd $100 U1800 1st $50
Round Times10:00am, 11:20am, 1:00pm, 2:15pm, 3:30pm, 4:45pm, 6:00pm
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateSunday, July 30 and August 6
Event Format6SS; accelerated pairings will be used
Time ControlG/80 d10
SectionsOpen
Entry FeeFor 6 rounds: $70, $40 for BCF members; For 3 rounds: $35, $20 for BCF members. All: $5 more at door.
PrizesTo be announced
Registration9:15am - 9:45am
Round Times10:00am, 1:45pm, and 5:00pm
DescriptionBCF senior club championship; open to all players born before July 31, 1967. One day option: pay the 3-round entry fee at the door with up to 3 half-point byes, with no eligibility for title or prizes. For two-day option, bye for last round must be requested before start of Round 2. Note: free parking on Sundays
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateAugust 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 2017
Event Format5SS
Time Control40/90, SD/20 d10
SectionsOpen & U1900
Entry Fee$35, $20 for BCF Members, $5 more if not registered online
Prizes$300 based on 25 paid entries: Open 1st $125, 2nd $75 U1900 1st $60, 2nd $40
Registration6:30pm - 7:00pm
Round Times7:15pm
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateSaturday, August 5, 2017
Event Format3RR
Time ControlG/65 d10
SectionsPlayers will be arranged into quads by rating
Entry Fee$35, $20 for BCF Members, $5 more if not registered online
Prizes$$80 First place in top quad, $$50 First place in each of the other quads
Registration9:15am - 9:45am; ABSOLUTELY NO ONSITE REGISTRATION AFTER 9:45AM
Round Times10:00am, 1:00pm, and 3:30pm
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateTuesday, August 8, 2017
Entry Feefree
Round Times12:00pm - 2:00pm
DescriptionLarry Christiansen will play against 25 chess players simultaneously at South Station.
Open seating until 1:15 pm.
Winner(s) receive free entry coupon for a BCC tournament.
Email natashaus@alum.mit.edu with any questions.
DateAugust 15, 16, 17, 18, 2017
Event Format9:00am to 12:30pm each day
Registration8/22, 9:00am onsite
DescriptionThis program invites young chess players who already have a complete understanding of the rules of chess to come and develop their abilities. With a combination of lecture, question/answer and guided cooperative learning, the instructor will cover essential elements of the game: Tactics, Strategy, Openings, Middlegames, Endgames, Problems. Students will develop their memory, visualization ability, attention span, critical thinking skills, as well as their sense of fairness and good sportsmanship — all while having fun!

Who can join? School-age children, K-12, who are interested in improving at chess and maturing from motivated beginners to skilled intermediate players.

How much does it cost? Club membership is required for participation (Junior: $120/yr; $67/6 months; Family: $180/yr; $100/6 months). Participation fee: $160; $120 per child, if two or more per family. For first-time Club members, the fee is reduced to $125. Please make checks payable to the Boylston Chess Foundation and please pay on site.

Registration: Located in the renovated former Ellis School building, there is plenty of room at our pristine site. Reservation is not required. Just show up to unit B103, at 40 Norris Street the morning of the first day, before or around 9:00 a.m.! Use the right-side door of the building.

About the instructor: A master of the game and a Boylston Chess Club member for over 25 years, Jacob Rasin has been a professional chess teacher for over 35 years in the Soviet Union and the United States. 1978-1989, Jacob served as head coach at the Pioneers Palace of the Leningrad Province; 1982-1985, he had the additional assignment of training Soviet grandmasters and international masters. Since 1990, he has taught privately and at schools in the Boston area. His students have won dozens of scholastic state championships and medals, and more than ten national championships in various brackets. Jacob has directed the School Break Program since 1994.

For more information, call Jacob Rasin at home after 9pm (617) 783-6307; cell (857) 225-1297 or email boylstonchess@gmail.com
DateSaturday, August 19, 2017
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG/60 d5
SectionsOpen & U1950
Entry Fee$35, $20 for BCF Members, $5 more at door
Prizes$$400 guaranteed: $100-$60-$40 in each section
Registration9:15am - 9:45am
Round Times10:00am, 1:00pm, 3:30pm, 6:00pm
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateSunday, August 20, 2017
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG/30 d5
Sections14 & Under and 8 & Under
Entry Fee$25, $20 for BCF members, $5 more at door
PrizesTrophies for 1st/2nd each age group, medal for 3rd
Registration10:00am - 10:20am
Round Times10:30am, 11:50am, 1:00pm, 2:00pm
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateSaturday, August 26, 2017
Event Format4S
Time ControlG/60 d5
SectionsOpen & U1800
Entry Fee$35, $20 for BCF Members, $5 more if not registered online
Prizes$$360 Guaranteed: Open 1st $150, 2nd $90 U1800 1st $72, 2nd $48
Registration9:15am - 9:45am
Round Times10:00am, 1:00pm, 3:30pm, 6:00pm
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateTuesday, September 12, 2017
Entry Feefree
Round Times12:00pm - 2:00pm
DescriptionLarry Christiansen will play against 25 chess players simultaneously at South Station.
Open seating until 1:15 pm.
Winner(s) receive free entry coupon for a BCC tournament.
Email natashaus@alum.mit.edu with any questions.