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First State Championship/Spiegel Cup Qualifier - Novice Sections Open to Out of State Players!

Tournament Details Revised: 9/6/2014 9:46:45 AM
General Information
Event Organizer: The Massachusetts Chess Association Scholastics  Visit Organizer Website
Event Location: Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel, 181 Boston Post Rd. West, Marlboro, MA   [ Directions ]
Event Date: Sunday, October 19, 2014
Time Control: 14U-G/60; 11U-G/45; 8U-G/45; Novice Sections: G/30
Rounds Time: Round 1 at 9:30 AM; other rounds ASAP
Byes: No 1/2 byes available.
Prize Info: Trophies for top 3 in each Section; winning MA student in each 14U, 11U, and 8U qualifies for state championship finals. (ties broken by playoff games)., Medals awarded to those scoring at least 3 points who do not win a trophy, or to any player with the same point score as the third-place trophy winner.
Inquiry: info@masschess.org    Steve Frymer, 781-862-3799. Emergencies on playing date ONLY: 603-557-1732.
Registration Information
Entry Fee: $20 advance postmarked by 10/14; online (Paypal): $20 by 10/17. $25 at site. $5 discount to players in Novice sections. $15 discount to 1st time players in Novice sections.
Registration - Onsite: 8:00 - 9:00 AM.
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: Current USCF and MACA Membership required.
Sections Information
Tournament Sections: 14U
Novice U400
Novice U800
Tournament Rules and Other Information
  • On-site registration cut-off is 9:00 AM sharp. Anybody registering after 9:00 will receive a 0-point byte in Round 1, and will be paired in Round 2. There are no 1/2 point byes available.
  • Parents generally prohibited from tournament room. No smoking, no computers, or electronic devices other than USCF-approved scorekeeping devices; site is wheelchair-accessible
  • Section eligibility based on age as of Dec 31, 2014.
  • Bring your own chess set, board, and chess clock (if you have one). Items not provided at tournament.
  • All food consumed in the hotel must be purchased from the hotel.

  • MACA provides tournament listing for all as a service to the chess community. For question, comments, or dispute regarding events that are not organized by MACA, please contact the tournament organizer directly.
  • 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.