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Barry S. Spiegel Memorial 3-round Rapid Online Tournament
Commemorating Feb. 4 birthday of longtime MACA volunteer, director, organizer, TD and chess bookseller Barry S. Spiegel

Tournament Details Revised: 1/13/2021 3:12:18 PM
General Information
Event Organizer: The Wachusett Chess Club  Visit Organizer Website
Event Location: Online via chess.com   [ Directions ]
Event Date: Wednesday, February 03, 2021
Time Control: G/15 +2 (Game 15 minutes per player with 2-second increment per move)
Rounds Time: Round 1 at 7:15 p.m.
Inquiry: mjcommisso@yahoo.com   
Event Webpage: chess.com/club/wachusett-chess-club
Registration Information
Entry Fee:
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Sections Information
Tournament Sections: 3-round Open Swiss
Tournament Rules and Other Information
  • Barry S. Spiegel of Worcester was born on Feb. 4. 1948 and died at age 44 on June 26, 1992. His funeral was held on the day that Mikhail Tal died, June 28, 1992.
  • He was one of the longest-serving volunteers in the history of the Massachusetts Chess Associaton.
  • He served on the MACA board of director for nearly two decades.
  • He was at one time the New England Regional Vice-President for the U.S. Chess Federation.
  • He organized chess tournaments and was a certified TD.
  • He attended numerous U.S. Opens throughout the country durng the 1970s and 1980s.
  • He was a well-known chess bookseller in New England and was the chief bookseller at hte 1988 U.S. Open in Boston.
  • He hosted for many years the mailing sessions of Chess Horizons at his home in Worcester.
  • He was known by chess organizers and TDs throughout the country.
  • He represented Massachusetts at many USCF annual membership meetings.

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