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92nd Massachusetts Open
Massachusetts State Championship

Tournament Details Revised: 4/11/2024 4:55:06 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: $151 per night, reserve by 4/24. Call 978-692-8200 and mention the chess tournament.
Event Date: Saturday, May 25, 2024
Sunday, May 26, 2024
Monday, May 27, 2024
Time Control: 6SS, 40/120, SD/30, d10 (2-day schedule, G/40, d10 in rounds 1-3)
Rounds Time: 3-day: Sat. 10:30 & 5, Sun. 10:30 & 5, Mon. 10 & 4. 2-day: Sun. 10:30, 1, 3 & 5, Mon. 10 & 4. No 2-day Championship section schedule.
Byes: Byes in rounds 1-5 in Championship section, 1-6 in others, limit 2, rounds 4-6 must commit before round 2.
Prize Info: $7,500 guaranteed 
Inquiry: info@masschess.org    Bob Messenger 603-891-2484. May 25-27 call 603-557-1732.
Registration Information
Entry Fee: $90 for 3-day, $89 for 2-day mailed by 5/20 or online by Wednesday 5/22, $110 online by 5/23 or at site.$30 discount to players in U1200 section. GMs and IMs free.
Registration - Onsite: 3-day: Sat. 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. 2-day: Sun. 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Registration - Online: Available till END OF DAY OF 5/22/2024.
Registration - Mail: Payable: MACA. Mail entry to: Bob Messenger, 4 Hamlett Dr. Apt. 12, Nashua N.H. 03062
Membership Requirement: USCF membership required. MACA membership required for Mass. residents.
Sections Information
Tournament Sections: Register Now! Championship, rated 1800 or above $1000-500, top Under 2300 $500
Register Now! Under 2100, 3-Day $800-400, top Under 1900 $400
Register Now! Under 2100, 2-Day
Register Now! Under 1800, 3-Day $800-400, top Under 1600 $400
Register Now! Under 1800, 2-Day
Register Now! Under 1500, 3-Day $700-350, top Under 1300 $350
Register Now! Under 1500, 2-Day
Register Now! Under 1200, 3-Day $400-250, top Under 1000 $250
Register Now! Under 1200, 2-Day
Tournament Rules and Other Information
  • The Championship section is open to players rated 1800 and above.
  • There is no 2-day schedule in the Championship section.
  • The Championship section is FIDE rated, and FIDE rules are used.
  • State Champion title to the top-scoring Mass. resident or student in each section.
  • Unrated prize limits: $400 in U2100, $300 in U1800, $200 in U1500, $100 in U1200, can't win title.
  • Bring chess set and clock.
  • Payment at site must be by cash or check. No credit cards.
  • MACA annual meeting Monday 9 a.m.
  • Foreign player ratings: see foreignratings.com.

  • 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.