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DateMonday - Thursday, July 23-26
Event Format9:00am - 5:00pm
Entry Fee$400 before July 1, $450 after July 1
DescriptionGM Larry Christiansen, three time US Champion, will teach this 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 12:00pm - 1:00pm.

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.
Entry ListCurrent Pre-Registration List
DateSaturday, July 28, 2018
DescriptionTBA
DateSunday, July 29, 2018
DescriptionTBA
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
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
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
DateSunday, August 26, 2018
DescriptionTBA
DateSunday, October 14, 2018
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