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82nd Greater Boston Open

Tournament Details Revised: 7/16/2015 6:36:06 AM
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: Hotel phone number is 508-460-0700 or 888-543-9500.
Event Date: Sunday, October 18, 2015
Time Control: 4 round Swiss. G/60, d5. 15 Grand Prix points (enhanced).
Rounds Time: Rounds at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 6 p.m.
Byes: Bye available all rounds, limit 1, must commit before round 2. No half point byes for players receiving full point byes.
Prize Info: $2,500 based on 100 paid entries (U1200 counts 75%), $2,000 minimum (80% of each prize), Unrated can't win more than $75 in U1200, $125 in U1500, $150 in U1700, $200 in U1900. Unpublished uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated.
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: $39 if mailed by 10/13 or online by 10/16, $45 at site. GMs and IMs free. $10 discount for U1200 section.
Registration - Onsite: 8:30 to 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: USCF and MACA membership required.
Sections Information
Tournament Sections: Open Section $400-200, top U2300 $200, top U2100 $200
Under 1900 Section $300-150
Under 1700 Section $300-150
Under 1500 Section $250-125
Under 1200 Section $150-75, trophies to top 3, top Under 1000, Under 800, Under 600, Unrated.
Tournament Rules and Other Information
  • Bring chess set and clock if possible.
  • 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.