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Harry Nelson Pillsbury Memorial

Tournament Details Revised: 8/27/2023 10:43:11 AM
General Information
Event Organizer: The Massachusetts Chess Association  Visit Organizer Website
Event Location: Westford Regency Inn & Conference Center, 219 Littleton Road, Westford, MA 01886   [ Directions ]
Hotel Info: Hotel phone number is 978-692-8200.
Event Date: Sunday, December 10, 2023
Time Control: 4SS; G/60; d5
Rounds Time: Rounds at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 6 p.m.
Byes: O.K. all rounds, limit 1, must commit before round 2, no half point byes for players receiving full point byes.
Prize Info: $2,000 based on 100 paid entries ($10 off entries count 75%), 60% guaranteed. Unrated can't win more than $50 in U1200, $75 in U1500, $100 in U1800, or $125 in U2050., Unofficial 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. No phone entries.
Registration Information
Entry Fee: $45 if mailed by 12/4 or online by 12/8, $55 at site. $10 discount to players in U1200 section. GMs and IMs free.
Registration - Onsite: 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Registration - Online: Available till END OF DAY OF 12/8/2023.
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: Register Now! Open $350-150, top U2250 $150
Register Now! Under 2050 $250-125
Register Now! Under 1800 $225-125
Register Now! Under 1500 $200-125
Register Now! Under 1200 $150-75, top U1000 $75
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.
  • 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.