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DateThursdays, June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2017
Event Format5SS
Time Control40/90, SD/20 d10
SectionsOpen & U1900
Entry Fee$35, $20 for BCF Members, $5 more at the door
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
DateFriday, June 2, 2017
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG/25 d5
Entry Fee$40, $30 for BCF members, $5 more at door
Prizes$150-$100-$50, U2200 $50 based on 19 paid entries
Registration6:45pm - 7:15pm
Round Times7:30pm, 8:45pm, 9:45pm, and 10:45pm
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateSaturday, June 3, 2017
Event Format3RR
Time ControlG/65 d10
SectionsPlayers will be arranged into quads by rating
Entry Fee$35, $20 for BCF Members, $5 more at the door
Prizes$$80 First place in top quad, $$50 First place in each of the other quads
Registration9:15am - 9:45am
Round Times10:00am, 1:00pm, and 3:30pm
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateSunday, June 4, 2017
Event Format3SS
Time ControlG/80 d10
Entry Fee$35, $20 for BCF Members, $5 more if not registering online
PrizesBased on entries
Registration9:15am - 9:45am
Round Times10:00am, 1:15pm; last round ASAP
DescriptionOpen to players born before June 5, 1967
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateMondays, June 5, 12, 19, 26, 2017
Event Format4SS
Time Control40/90, SD/20 d10
SectionsU1800
Entry Fee$20, BCF membership required
PrizesWinner(s) receive free entry to Reubens Landey
Registration6:30pm - 7:00pm
Round Times7:15pm
DescriptionTournament open to all BCF players U1800. This tournament is part of the BCF Championship Series. Winner(s) receive free entry to the Reubens Landey (1800-2200 championship).
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateTuesday, June 6, 2017
Round Times7:00pm - 8:30pm
DescriptionBCF members are always welcome to attend our Board of Directors meetings. An opportunity to learn how your Chess Club works and to contribute your ideas and opinions.
DateFriday, June 9, 2017
Entry Fee$20 BCF members, $30 non-members
Registration6:30pm
Round Times7:00pm - 9:00pm
DescriptionGM Eugene Perelshteyn will discuss his recent performance at Reykjavik Open 2017, including his games versus Super GM Anish Giri ( ranked 9th in the world) and former World Championship Candidate GM Gata Kamsky. As a special treat, GM Perelshteyn will share photographs of his travels through Iceland. Time permitting, a question and answer session, open to any chess-related discussion, will follow.
A buffet dinner will be provided for all attendees.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateSaturday, June 10, 2017
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG/60 d5
SectionsOpen & U1800
Entry Fee$35, $20 for BCF Members, $5 more at the door
PrizesPrizes to top scorers over 3 tournaments
DescriptionPrizes to top scorers over 3 tournaments: $400-$200, U1800 $200

Half point byes do not count for Grand Prix points

Top Grand Prix scorer not otherwise eligible will be invited to play in the Club Championship starting in September.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateTuesday, June 13, 2017 - second Tuesday of each month
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.
DateSaturday, June 17, 2017
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG/60 d5
SectionsOpen & U1800
Entry Fee$15 in advance, $30 at door, $20 for BCF members at door
Prizes$300 Guaranteed: Open: $150-$100, U1800: $50
Registration9:15am - 9:45am
Round Times10:00am, 1:00pm, 3:30pm, 6:00pm
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateSaturday, June 24, 2017
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG/60 d5
SectionsOpen & U1800
Entry Fee$35, $20 for BCF Members, $5 more at the door
Prizes$300 based on 25 paid entries: Open 1st $125, 2nd $75 U1800 1st $60, 2nd $40
Registration9:15am - 9:45am
Round Times10:00am, 1:00pm, 3:30pm, 6:00pm
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateSunday, June 25, 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, 11:50ak, 1:00pm, 2:00pm
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateJune 27, 28, 29, 30, 2017
Event Format9:00am to 12:30pm each day
Registration6/27, 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
DateJuly 6, 13, 20, 27, 2017
Event Format4SS
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, July 8, 2017
DescriptionTBA
DateMonday, July 10, 2017
Event Format5SS
Time Control40/90, SD/20 d10
Sections1800-2199
Entry Fee$20, BCF membership required
PrizesWinner(s) receives free entry to Club Championship
Registration6:30pm - 7:00pm
Round Times7:15pm
DescriptionTournament open to all players rated between 1800 and 2199.
This tournament is part of the BCF Championship Series. Winner receives free entry to the Club Championship, held in the fall of 2017.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateSaturday, July 15, 2017
DescriptionTBA
DateMonday - Friday, July 17-21
Event Format9:30am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday
DescriptionGM Larry Christiansen, three time US Champion, will teach this week long summer clinic for advanced students.

Lectures will be geared to player rated at least 1400, but players of all levels may attend. Clinic is open to scholastic players at least 8 years old, as well as adults.

Lunch will not be provided; there will be a lunch break 12:30pm - 1:30pm.

BCF membership required (for adults $150/year or $84 for six months; for juniors or seniors $120/year or $67 for six months, for families $180/year or $100 for six months).

Clinic fee is $400 until July 1, $450 after July 1.

For more information, please email boylstonchess@gmail.com
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateSaturday, July 22, 2017
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG/60 d5
SectionsOpen & U1800
Entry Fee$15 in advance, $30 at door, $20 for BCF members at door
Prizes$225 based on 25 paid entries: Open: $110-$75, U1800 $40
Registration9:15am - 9:45am
Round Times10:00am, 1:00pm, 3:30pm, 6:00pm
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateSunday, July 23, 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, July 29, 2017
DescriptionTBA
DateSunday, July 30, 2017
DescriptionTBA
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
Round Times10:00am, 1:00pm, and 3:30pm
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateSaturday, August 19, 2017
DescriptionTBA
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
DateAugust 22, 23, 24, 25, 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 26, 2017
Event Format4S
Time ControlG/60 d5
SectionsOpen & U1800
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 U1800 1st $60, 2nd $40
Registration9:15am - 9:45am
Round Times10:00am, 1:00pm, 3:30pm, 6:00pm
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List