Boylston Chess Circus & Spectacle

Friday, November 11, 2022
Event Format
Time Control
G/90 + 30
Open, U2200, and U1700
Entry Fee
$130 for Open, $90 for U2200 and U1700. $40 more for players not rated at least 2100 in the Open. $20 more after 11/1
$$10000 Guaranteed
9:00am - 9:20am
Round Times
10:00am & 3:30pm each day
Come one, come all our first major event at 35 Kingston St, Boston, MA!

The First Annual Chess Circus and Spectacle is all about having a great time and playing great chess! Bold, imaginative play is encouraged!

Tournament scoring format encourages decisive games. Register for the optional "side show" to ratchet up the spectacle!

Don't forget November's Big Money Blitz tournament, held Friday night at 8:00 pm.

Step right up, step right up! Come join the spectacle!

Registration Links:

- Open Section rated at least 2100
- Open Section under 2100
- U2200 and U1700 sections
- November Big Money Blitz
- What in the World is a Side Show

3 points for a win, 0 points for a loss. In the event of a draw, an unrated Armageddon game will be played with the same colors:
White has 10 minutes, Black has 7 minutes, and Black has draw odds. Then the winner of the Armageddon game earns 1.5 points, and the loser of the Armageddon game earns 1 point.

Open Section: $2500, $1500, $1000, $500; top U2300 $1000, $500
U2200 Section: $500, $200; top U2000 $150 top U1800 $150
U1700 Section: $500, $200; top U1500 $150 top U1300 $150

Brilliancy Prize Fund: $1000 (# of brilliancy prizes is not fixed, judge will award all prizes at conclusion of tournament).

Byes are available at 1.5 points.

Must be rated at least 1800 to play in the Open section (either November supplement or live rating)
Event Dates
Friday, November 11 Saturday, November 12 Sunday, November 13

Need to withdraw or take a bye? Email 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