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DateThursdays, May 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30
Event Format5SS
Time Control40/90 SD/20 d5
SectionsOpen & U1610
Entry Fee$20, $35 for non-BCF members
Prizes300 based on 25 paid entries: Open $125, $75; U1610 $60, $40
RegistrationOnsite registration is 6:45pm-7:00pm
Round Times7:15pm
DescriptionNeed to withdraw or take a bye: please send email to td@boylstonchess.org at least 30 minutes before the round.

In accordance with BCF policy, unrated players may play in any section. Players rated within **200** points of the lower section maximum may play up one section. Sections with less than 6 players may be merged.

This is a US Chess Federation rated event. USCF membership is required for all players. Please visit US Chess Membership to join or renew.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateTuesdays, May 7, 14, 21, and 28
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG/90 + 5
SectionsOpen & U1900
Entry Fee$20, $35 for non-BCF members; $5 more if registering onsite. Free for GM's and IM's, and also for club members who are rated at least 2200
Prizes$300 based on 25 paid entries: Open $125, $75; U1900 $60, $40
RegistrationOnsite registration is 6:45pm-7:00pm
Round Times7:15pm
DescriptionEvent starts on May 7 and ends on May 28.

In accordance with BCF policy, unrated players may play in any section. Players rated within 200 points of the lower section maximum may play up one section.

Sections with fewer than six players may be merged.

April and May supplements and "live rating" may be used to play up a section.

**The winner(s) of a section from this month's tournament may play up one section regardless of their rating for the June Tuesday Night Swiss.**

A current USCF membership is required. Please visit the US Chess Membership site to join or renew.
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Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateSunday, May 26, 2024
Event FormatBetween 4 and 6 rounds
Time Control10 minutes/game with +5 second/move increment
SectionsOne section for all; prizes given in 7-12 and 13-18 age brackets separately for boys and girls.
Entry FeeFree
PrizesFree chess sets for top performers
Round TimesRound 1 at 11:00am, remaining rounds ASAP with a lunch break.
DescriptionJoin us for a unique chess tournament featuring the newly designed Shahi chess pieces, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the World Chess Federation.

This event is part of a Massachusetts Cultural Council supported STARS residency project with Boston Public Schools. FIDE Master, FIDE Trainer, and FIDE School Instructor Tamer Karatekin will join the event as a guest speaker.

Who Can Attend: The tournament is open to all children and youth, whether or not you attend Boston Public Schools. It's beginner-friendly—even if it's your first tournament!

Special Rounds: Two rounds will be played under ancient shatranj rules. Instructions will be provided before these rounds, and players are allowed up to three illegal moves.
See the Wikipedia article for more information.

Doors open at 10:00am, with a welcome speech at 10:30am. Round 1 begins at 11:00am. The event is expected to end at 5:00pm.

Please register using this form

Note: This event is not USCF rated. A USCF membership is not required to participate in this event.
DateTuesday, May 28, 2024
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 June 18, 2024 @ 6 PM
Round Times6:30pm
DescriptionContact info: TD Nick Sterling. E-mail: td@boylstonchess.org. 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.

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. However, if the Sections need to be combined due to insufficient registration, then players who joined the U1900 Section will need USCF Memberships to play in the Open.

Forfeit of a Round for any reason may result in forfeit of any prize $$$ that would otherwise have been won, at the TD's discretion.

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.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateFriday, May 31, 2024
Event Format6SS
Time ControlG/5 d0
SectionsOpen and U1900
Entry Fee$25 for members, $35 for non-members
Prizes$$800 Guaranteed
Round Times7:45pm first round, rest ASAP
DescriptionBig Money Blitz!!

Same format as our normal Friday Night Blitz (six double rounds), but this event has a guaranteed prize fund:

Open Section: $320-$160-$80
Top Under 2300: $60
Top Under 2100: $40

U1900 Section: $80-$40
Top U1600: $20

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, June 1, 2024
DateSaturday, June 1, 2024
DateMondays, June 3, 10, 17, and 24
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG/105 d10
SectionsU1800
Entry Fee$25, BCF membership required
PrizesFree entry and qualification to Reubens Landey
Registration6:45pm - 7:10pm
Round Times7:15pm
DescriptionTournament is open to all BCF players rated under 1800 in the June 2024 supplement.

This tournament is part of the BCF Championship Series. Winner(s) receive free entry to the Reubens Landey.

Players rated between 1800 and 2200 in the June supplement may play in the Reubens Landey (1800-2200 championship) in July/August.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateSunday, June 9, 2024
Entry FeeFree
Round Times11:00am - 4:00pm
DescriptionSign-up for the Unruly Queens Chess Festival held in Boston, MA! Sponsored by USCF and US Chess Women

More information about UQ

The event will be held at Boylston Chess Club between 11:00-4:00 PM. Lunch will be served!

Please RSVP here

Everyone is welcome, but especially girls! Our goal is to empower and promote girl's chess and expand the chess influence to new kids in the community. All levels are encouraged to come, even if you're totally new to the game. Just come and have fun!

There will be a quick lecture, followed by a puzzle competition, a blitz and bughouse event, and then a simul if we have time. (Luscious) Prizes will be awarded to top finishers and there will be something for everyone who attends!
DateSaturday, June 15, 2024
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG/60 d5
Entry Fee$125, BCF membership is required
RegistrationMust register in advance online
Round Times9:30am, 12:30pm, 3:00pm, and 5:30pm
DescriptionWant to play strong opponents? Then this event is for you!

We have assembled a gang of strong players. Chess gladiators, all rated at least 2000, and some much higher. They're not playing each other, they're playing the challengers. They're playing YOU!

Can you score a point? Test your might!

Participation is limited to club members. The price for non-members in the registration menu below includes a one-year adult membership for the club. If you'd like a different membership tier, please head to our Membership page.

Participation is also currently limited to the first 10 players to sign up, but may expand depending on how many Gladiators we can recruit.

The fine print:
Challengers will play gladiators at least 3 out of 4 rounds. If challengers play each other, there will be no more than a 100 rating point difference or a difference of 2 places on the wallchart.

Pairings will be calculated and published in advance and include randomness as opposed to standard swiss pairings.

This event is USCF rated, and a current US Chess membership is required. Please visit the US Chess Membership site to join or renew.

Our confirmed gladiators include players rated:
1 x 2500+
2 x 2300+
2 x 2200+
1 x 2100+
1 x 2000+
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateSaturday, June 22, 2024
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG/60 d5
SectionsOpen, U1900, U1500
Entry Fee$30, $40 for non-BCF members before 6/20. $5 more after 6/20.
Prizes$1300 based on 50 paid entries, 75% of each prize guaranteed
Registration9:00am - 9:20am
Round Times9:30am, 12:30pm, 3:00pm, 5:30pm
DescriptionPrizes:
Open: $450-$225
U1900: $250-$150
U1500: $$150-$100

Free entry for GMs and IMs.

Free entry for club members rated at least 2300, but entry fee will be deducted from any prize won.

Registration limited to 76 players.

USCF membership is required. Please join or renew on the USCF website
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateSunday, June 23, 2024
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG/30 d5
SectionsUnder 2000, Under 1500, Under 1000, Under 500
Entry Fee$20, $25 for non-BCF members, $5 more at door
PrizesTrophies for 1st/2nd each Rating section, medal for 3rd
Registration9:00am - 9:15am onsite. Online registration CLOSES at 8:00am
Round Times9:45am, 11:00am, 12:30pm, 1:45pm or ASAP
DescriptionPlayers must be under the age of 18 at the time of play.

A current USCF membership is required for all four sections.

A USCF 1300+ Live or latest Supplement Rating is required to play in the U2000 Section.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateMondays, July 15, 22, 29, August 5, 12
Event Format5SS
Time ControlG/105 d10
Sections1800-2200
Entry Fee$25, BCF membership required
PrizesFree entry and qualification to club championship
Registration6:45pm - 7:10pm
Round Times7:15pm
DescriptionTournament is open to all BCF players rated between under 2200 and at least 1800 on the June or July 2024 supplement.

This tournament is part of the BCF Championship Series. Winner(s) receive free entry to the club championship.

Players rated at least 2200 will be invited to play in the club championship in the fall.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List