Spring Festival

Friday, April 19 - Sunday, April 21
Event Format
Time Control
G/90 + 30
Open & U1800
Entry Fee
$100, $130 for non-members; $50 discount for players U1500. Free for GM's and IM's.
$$4000 fully guaranteed
Friday, 6:30pm-6:45pm and Saturday, 9:30am-9:45am
Round Times
Friday 7pm, Sat & Sun 10:00am and 3:30pm
Open: $1000-$500-$200, Top U2300 $300
U1800: $250-$100, Top U1500 $150

Discounted entry for U1500

Players rated at least 1600 on the April supplement, or live MSA rating may play in the Open section.

Side Events: (no additional entry fee if playing in the main event, otherwise $10, $15 for non-members)

Bughouse - Saturday 8:00pm
$400 first, $200 second
4SS, G/3 d0. Each round is a 4 game match.
At the end of the swiss, the top two teams play a match for 1st/2nd
If you do not have a partner we will match you with another unpaired player.

Time Odds Blitz - Sunday 8:00pm
$400 first, $200 second, Top U2300 $150, Top U1800 $150
5SS - Double rounds start at a time control of G/5 for each player. Starting clock times will be adjusted up to 9min vs 1min based on player ratings (30 seconds for each 100 points of rating difference).

For example, a 2000-rated player vs. a 2100-rated player will start with 5:30 vs. 4:30 on the clock. Similarly, 1900 vs. 2100 will be 6:00 vs. 4:00, etc. Players will never start with more than 9 minutes or less than 1 minute.
Event Dates
Friday, April 19 Saturday, April 20 Sunday, April 21
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Entry List

Need to withdraw or take a bye? Email td@boylstonchess.org at least 30 minutes before the round.

For parking and transportation info, please visit Parking and Public Transit.

If the metal gate to the building is closed, please press the doorbell marked #1