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DateMondays, June 4, 11, 18, and 25
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 in the June 2018 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 - U2200 championship) in July.
DateThursdays, June 7, 14, 21, and 28
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG/105 d10
SectionsOpen & U1900
Entry Fee$35, $20 for BCF members, $5 more if not registering online in advance
Prizes$300 based on 25 entries: 1st $125, 2nd $75; U1900 1st $60, 2nd $40
Registration6:15pm - 6:45pm
Round Times7:00pm
DescriptionBye and withdrawal requests must be received by 6:45pm.
Sections with less than 10 players may be merged.
DateSaturday, June 23, 2018
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG/60 d5
SectionsOpen & U1800
Entry Fee$35, $20 for BCF members, $5 more if not registering online in advance
PrizesPrizes to top scorers over 3 tournaments: $400-$200, U1800 $200
Registration9:15am - 9:45am
Round Times10:00am, 1:00pm, 3:30pm, 6:00pm
DescriptionHalf 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.
Grand Prix Standings
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateTuesday June 26 - Friday June 29
Event Format9:00am to 12:30pm each day
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, June 30, 2018
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG/60 d5
SectionsOpen, U2000, & U1600
Entry Fee$35, $20 for BCF members, $5 more if not registering online in advance
Prizes$$360 GUARANTEED: Open 1st $150, 2nd $90 U2000 1st $70, U1600 1st $50
Registration9:15am - 9:45am
Round Times10:00am, 1:00pm, 3:30pm, 6:00pm
DescriptionSections with fewer than 10 players may be combined.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateSunday, July 1, 2018
Event Format3SS
Time ControlG80 d10
Entry Fee$35, $20 for BCF members, $5 more at door
PrizesTBA
Registration9:30am-9:45am
Round Times10:00am, 1:45pm, 5:00pm
DescriptionOpen to all players born in 1997 or earlier.
Accelerated pairings may be used. Free parking on Sundays!
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateThursdays, July 5, 12, 19, and 26
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG/105 d10
SectionsOpen & U1900
Entry Fee$35, $20 for BCF members, $5 more if not registering online in advance
Prizes$300 based on 25 entries: 1st $125, 2nd $75; U1900 1st $60, 2nd $40
Registration6:15pm - 6:45pm
Round Times7:00pm
DescriptionBye and withdrawal requests must be received by 6:45pm.
Sections with less than 10 players may be merged.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateSaturday, July 7, 2018
Event Format3SS
Time ControlG/65 d10
SectionsPlayers will be arranged into quads by rating
Entry Fee$35, $20 for BCF members, $5 more if not registering online in advance
Prizes$$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, 1:15pm, and 4:00pm
Description** No byes or withdrawals are allowed. All rounds must be played. **
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateSunday, July 8, 2018
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG/30 d5
SectionsU1400 & U700 - Age 15 & Under for both sections
Entry Fee$25 in advance, $30 at the door
PrizesTrophies for 1st and 2nd, medals for 3rd in each section. Top 11 yr old and Top 8 yr old and under also get a trophy.
Registration10:00am - 10:20am
Round Times10:30am, 11:50am, 1:00pm, 2:10pm or ASAP
DescriptionBoth sections are USCF rated and USCF membership is required. Two half point byes are allowed, byes for the last round must be requested before the start of round 2.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateMondays, July 9, 16, 23, 30 and August 6
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 on either the June or July rating supplements.
This tournament is part of the BCF Championship Series. Winner receives free entry to the Club Championship, held in the fall of 2018.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateFriday, July 13, 2018
Entry Fee$25 in advance online, $30 at the door
Registration6:30pm - 6:55pm
Round Times7:00pm - 9:00pm
DescriptionFIDE Master Nate Solon will show key games from his run to shared first in the 2018 Massachusetts Open. Analysis will focus on the “mental game” of chess - practical and psychological considerations for tournament play - drawing on his experience as a professional poker player. This is a neglected area of chess that can benefit players of all levels.

Solon was one of the best players for his age group in the United States as a junior, but took a ten-year break from tournament chess, during which he played poker professionally. Since returning to competitive chess in 2017 he has won the Massachusetts Game 60 Championship and tied for first in the Massachusetts Open.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateSaturday, July 14, 2018
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG/60 d5
SectionsOpen & U1800
Entry Fee$35, $20 for BCF members, $5 more if not registering online in advance
PrizesPrizes to top scorers over 3 tournaments: $400-$200, U1800 $200
Registration9:15am - 9:45am
Round Times10:00am, 1:00pm, 3:30pm, 6:00pm
DescriptionHalf 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.
Grand Prix Standings
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateSunday, July 15, 2018
DateSaturday, July 21, 2018
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG/60 d5
SectionsOpen & U1800
Entry Fee$35, $20 for BCF members, $5 more if not registering online in advance
PrizesPrizes to top scorers over 3 tournaments: $400-$200, U1800 $200
Registration9:15am - 9:45am
Round Times10:00am, 1:00pm, 3:30pm, 6:00pm
DescriptionHalf 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.
Grand Prix Standings
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateSunday, July 22, 2018
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG/30 d5
Sections14 & Under, 8 & Under, and Non-USCF
Entry Fee$25, $20 for BCF members, $5 more at door
PrizesTrophies for 1st/2nd each age group and non-USCF section, medal for 3rd
Registration10:00am - 10:20am
Round Times10:30am, 11:50am, 1:00pm, 2:00pm
Description14 & Under and 8 & Under sections are USCF rated, and USCF membership is required. The Non-USCF section is open to all players who are no more than 14 years old (both rated and unrated players), and will not be rated by the USCF; thus, USCF membership is not required for the Non-USCF section
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateSaturday, July 28, 2018
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG/60 d5
SectionsOpen, U2000, & U1600
Entry Fee$15 in advance, $30 at door, $20 for BCF members at door
Prizes$$300 Guaranteed: Open: $150-$50, U2000: $60, U1600: $40
Registration9:15am - 9:45am
Round Times10:00am, 1:00pm, 3:30pm, 6:00pm
DescriptionOPEN TO FIRST 56 PLAYERS TO REGISTER; no refund of advance entries.
Sections with fewer than 10 players may be combined
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateSunday, July 29, 2018
Event Format4SS
Time ControlG/60 d5
SectionsMasters
Entry Fee$35 for BCF members, $50 for non-members, $5 more if not registering online
Prizes$350 based on 15 paid entries: $250-$100
Registration9:30am-9:45am
Round Times10:00am, 1:00pm, 3:30pm, 6:00pm
DescriptionOpen to players rated at least 1900 on the June or July Supplement or live MSA rating.
Free entry for GMs and IMs with no deduction from any prize won.
Free parking on Sundays!
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateThursdays, August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Event Format5SS
Time ControlG/105 d10
SectionsOpen & U1900
Entry Fee$35, $20 for BCF members, $5 more if not registering online in advance
Prizes$300 based on 25 entries: 1st $125, 2nd $75; U1900 1st $60, 2nd $40
Registration6:15pm - 6:45pm
Round Times7:00pm
DescriptionBye and withdrawal requests must be received by 6:45pm.

Sections with less than 10 players may be merged.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
Date08/03/2018
Event Format3R
Time ControlG/65 d10
SectionsPlayers will be arranged into quads by rating
Entry Fee$35, $20 for BCF members, $5 more if not registering online in advance
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, 1:45pm, 5:00pm
Description** No byes or withdrawals are allowed. All rounds must be played. **
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateSunday, August 5, 2018
Event Format3SS
Time ControlG/80 d10
SectionsTBA
Entry Fee$35, $20 for BCF members, $5 more if not registering online in advance
PrizesTBA
Registration9:30am - 9:45am
Round Times10:00am, 1:45pm, 5:00pm
DescriptionOpen to all players born in 1997 or earlier.
Accelerated pairings may be used. Free parking on Sundays!
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateSaturday, August 11, 2018
DescriptionTBA
DateSunday, August 12, 2018
DescriptionTBA
DateTuesday August 14 - Friday August 17
Event Format9:00am to 12:30pm each day
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, September 8, 2018
DescriptionTBA
DateSunday, September 9, 2018
DescriptionTBA
DateSunday, September 16, 2018
DescriptionTBA
DateSaturday, September 22, 2018
DescriptionTBA
DateSunday, September 23, 2018
DescriptionTBA
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