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Gus Gosselin Grade Championship / Spiegel HS Qualifier!
Must be a resident of, or attend school in, Massachusetts

Tournament Details Revised: 12/7/2021 5:02:01 PM
General Information
Event Organizer: The Massachusetts Chess Association Scholastics  Visit Organizer Website
Event Location: Courtyard by Marriott Norwood, 300 River Ridge Dr, Norwood, MA 02062   [ Directions ]
Event Date: Sunday, January 16, 2022
Time Control: 4SS, G/60 d5 in 9-12 and 6-8, G/45 d5 in other sections
Rounds Time: Round 1 at 9:30 a.m., other rounds ASAP.
Byes: No half-point elective byes available.
Prize Info: Trophies to the top three players in each section, plus trophies to the top Grade 9 in 9-12, top Grade 6 in 6-8, and top Grade 1 and Kindergarten players in the Grades K-2 section. Medals to players with three or more points not winning a trophy., Top three finishers in the Grades 9-12 Section qualify for Spiegel Cup Finals - now fully invitational
Inquiry: info@masschess.org    Bob Messenger, 603-891-2484. Emergencies on playing date ONLY: 603-557-1732. No phone entries.
Registration Information
Entry Fee: $25 mailed by 1/10 or online by 1/14, $30 at the site
Registration - Onsite: 8:15 to 8:45 a.m.
Registration - Online: Closed, please register at tournament site.
Registration - Mail: Payable: Payable to MACA. Mail entry to: Bob Messenger, 4 Hamlett Dr. Apt 12, Nashua NH 03062
Membership Requirement: USCF and MACA membership required.
Sections Information
Tournament Sections: Grades 9-12
Grades 6-8
Grade 5
Grade 4
Grade 3
Grades K-2
Tournament Rules and Other Information
  • Onsite registration ends at 8:45 a.m. sharp. Late entrants will receive a zero point bye and be paired for round 2.
  • All players must enter the section based on their current grade in school. No "playing up."
  • 9-12, 6-8 and K-2 sections: Please send email to info@masschess.org with school grade.
  • Proof of current USCF and MACA membership is required for on-site entries. You can join on-site when you register.
  • Phone or e-mail entries are not accepted.
  • Bring your own chess set, board, and chess clock (if you have one). Equipment will not be provided.
  • No outside food is allowed in the hotel.
  • Masks are required for all, regardless of vaccination status.

  • 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.