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73rd New England Open

Tournament Details Revised: 8/15/2013 5:55:28 PM
General Information
Event Organizer: The Massachusetts Chess Association  Visit Organizer Website
Event Location: Doubletree by Hilton (formerly Four Points by Sheraton), 99 Erdman Way, Leominster, MA 01435   [ Directions ]
Hotel Info: Rooms are $92 for 1-4 people. Reserve by 8/16 and mention chess tournament. 978-534-9000
Event Date: Saturday, August 31, 2013
Sunday, September 01, 2013
Monday, September 02, 2013
Time Control: 30/90, SD/60; d5 (2-day rds. 1-3 are G/45; d5). 15 Grand Prix Points (enhanced).
Rounds Time: 3-day: Sat. 10 a.m. & 4 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m. & 4 p.m., Mon. 9:30 a.m. & 3:30 p.m.; 2-day (U2000 to U1500 sects. only): Sun. 10 a.m., 12 noon, 2 p.m. & 4 p.m., Mon. 9:30 a.m. & 3:30 p.m.
Byes: Limit 2 byes, rounds 1-5 in Open, rounds 1-6 in U2000 to U1500.
Prize Info: $3,000, 75% guaranteed based on 80 paid entries ($30 off entries count half).
Inquiry: info@masschess.org    603-891-2484. Day of the tournament call the hotel at 978-534-9000.
Registration Information
Entry Fee: $69 for 3-day, $68 for 2-day if mailed by 8/26 or online by 8/29; $80 at site. $30 discount for players in U1500 section rated under 1200 or unrated.
Registration - Onsite: 3-day: Sat. 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.; 2-day (U2000 to U1500 only): Sun. 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Registration - Online: Closed, please register at tournament site.
Registration - Mail: Payable: MACA. Mail entry to: Robert Messenger, 4 Hamlett Dr. Apt. 12, Nashua NH 03062
Membership Requirement: MACA or WMCA membership required for Mass. residents; NHCA membership required for N.H. residents. USCF membership required for all players.
Sections Information
Tournament Sections: Open $500-250-150, top U2200 $200-100
U2000 $300-150-100
U1750 $300-150-100
U1500 $250-125-100, top U1350 $125, top U1200 $100
Tournament Rules and Other Information
  • No 2-day schedule for the Open Section.
  • New England champion title to the high-scoring New England resident or student in each section.
  • Unrated prize limits: $200 in U2000, $150 in U1750, $100 in U1500, can't win title except in Open.
  • Free to GMs and IMs.
  • Official September ratings used. Unofficial ratings usually used if otherwise unrated.

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  • Remember that each player is responsible for bringing and setting up their clock. Please refer to the Metrowest Chess Club Digital Clock Guide for instructions on how to set digital clocks.
  • MACA does not recommend but allows US Chess approved electronic scorekeeping devices. Please note that some national tournaments held by US Chess ban electronic scorekeeping, so be sure to know how to keep score without aid of electronics.
  • If online registration is enabled on this event, you can Join/Renew your USCF and MACA membership at the online registration page. If online registration is not available, you can join MACA (The Massachusetts Chess Association) at our Online Membership Form and USCF (United States Chess Federation) at USCF Membership Page.