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Spiegel Cup State Championship
High School Section Open to All Mass. High School Students

Tournament Details Revised: 3/14/2018 4:14:46 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 ]
Hotel Info: 508-460-0700
Event Date: Sunday, March 18, 2018
Time Control: 4-SS; G/60 d5
Rounds Time: 1st round @ 9:30 am, others ASAP.
Byes: No half point byes.
Prize Info: Trophies for the top three players in each section, plus Top Under 2000 and Top Under 1600 in the High School section. Medals for players scoring at least three points who don’t win a trophy.
Inquiry: info@masschess.org    Bob Messenger: 603-891-2484. Day of the tournament call 603-557-1732. No phone entries.
Registration Information
Entry Fee: Free except in High School: $20 advance (postmarked by 3/12 or online by 3/16), $30 at site. $15 discount to players rated under 1200 or unrated.
Registration - Onsite: Registration (High School Section only) closes at 9:00 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 NH 03062
Membership Requirement: US Chess and MACA Memberships required.
Sections Information
Tournament Sections: High School Section
Age 14 & Under Section
Age 11 & Under Section
Age 8 & Under Section
Tournament Rules and Other Information
  • This is an "Invitational Only" event for Age 14 & Under, 11 & Under, and 8 & Under. The High School section is open to any Mass. high school player under the age of 20.
  • Likely Invitee list is posted at MACA Chess News
  • Invitees of 8U, 11U and 14U sections: send email to confirm your acceptance.
  • The winner of the High School section will represent Massachusetts at the Denker Tournament of High School Champions.
  • The top player in the Age 14 & Under section in grades K-8 will represent Massachusetts at the Barber Tournament of K-8 Champions.
  • All players must be Massachusetts residents or attend school in Massachusetts.
  • Unofficial uschess.org ratings are usually used if a player is otherwise unrated.
  • Bring chess set and clock

  • 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.