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84th Massachusetts Open
Massachusetts State Championship

Tournament Details Revised: 3/11/2015 3:29:25 PM
General Information
Event Organizer: The Massachusetts Chess Association  Visit Organizer Website
Event Location: Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel, 181 Boston Post Rd. West, Marlboro, MA  
Hotel Info: $109-109, reserve by 4/29 and mention tournament. 508-460-0700 or 888-543-9500
Event Date: Saturday, May 23, 2015
Sunday, May 24, 2015
Monday, May 25, 2015
Time Control: 6 round Swiss. 40/120, SD/30; d10. 2-day schedule rounds 1-3 are G/40; d10. 40 Grand Prix Points.
Rounds Time: 3-day: Sat. 10:30 & 5, Sun. 10:30 & 5, Mon. 10 & 4. 2-day: Sun. 10:30, 1, 3 & 5, Mon. 10 - 4. No 2-day Championship section schedule.
Byes: Byes in rounds 1-5 in the Championship section, 1-6 in others; limit 2, rounds 4-6 must commit before round 2.
Prize Info: $4,200 based on 100 paid entries ($25 off entries count half), 75% guaranteed (Championship Section prizes and game prizes are 100% guaranteed) , Prize for Most Interesting Game in each section: Championship $300, U2100 $250, U1800 $200, U1500 $100, plus book or DVD to each
Inquiry: info@masschess.org    Bob Messenger 603-891-2484. Day of the tournament call 603-557-1732.
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Registration Information
Entry Fee: $55 for 3-day, $54 for 2-day mailed by 5/18 or online by 5/21, $70 at site.$25 discount to players in U1500 section rated under 1000 or unrated. GMs and IMs free.
Registration - Onsite: 3-day: Sat. 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. 2-day: Sun. 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Registration - Online: Closed, please register at tournament site.
Registration - Mail: Payable: MACA. Mail entry to: Bob Messenger, 4 Hamlett Dr. Apt. 12, Nashua N.H. 03062
Membership Requirement: USCF membership required. MACA membership required for Mass. residents.
Sections Information
Tournament Sections: Championship $1,000-400-200, top U2300 $250.
Under 2100 $400-200, top U1950 $200.
Under 1800 $400-200, top U1650 $200.
Under 1500 $300-150, top U1350 $150, top U1200 $150.
Tournament Rules and Other Information
  • The Championship section is open to players rated 1800 and above.
  • There is no 2-day schedule in the Championship section.
  • The Championship section is FIDE rated, and FIDE rules are used.
  • State Champion title to the top-scoring Mass. resident or student in each section.
  • Unrated prize limits: $200 in U2100, $150 in U1800, $100 in U1500, can't win title.
  • MACA Annual Meeting: Mon. 5/25 at 9:30 a.m.
  • 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.
  • 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.