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75th New England Open

Tournament Details Revised: 6/8/2015 10:53:43 PM
General Information
Event Organizer: The Massachusetts Chess Association  Visit Organizer Website
Event Location: Holiday Inn Boxborough, 242 Adams Place, Boxborough, MA 01719   [ Directions ]
Hotel Info: Rooms are $109 for 1-2 people. Reserve by 8/16 and mention chess tournament. 978-263-8701
Event Date: Saturday, September 05, 2015
Sunday, September 06, 2015
Monday, September 07, 2015
Time Control: 40/100, SD/60; d5 (2-day rds. 1-3 are G/45; d5). 30 Grand Prix Points (enhanced).
Rounds Time: 3-day: Sat. 10:30 a.m. & 5 p.m., Sun. 10:30 a.m. & 5 p.m., Mon. 10 a.m. & 4:30 p.m.; 2-day (U2000 to U1600 sects. only): Sun. 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. & 5 p.m., Mon. 10 a.m. & 4:30 p.m.
Byes: Limit 2 byes, rounds 1-5 in Championship, rounds 1-6 in U2000 to U1600. Rounds 4-6 must commit before round 2.
Prize Info: $4,000, 75% guaranteed based on 100 fully paid entries ($30 off entries count half).
Inquiry: relyea@operamail.com   
Registration Information
Entry Fee: $69 for 3-day, $68 for 2-day if mailed by 8/31 or online by 9/3; $80 at site. $30 discount for players in U1600 section rated under 1000 or unrated. Free to GMs and IMs.
Registration - Onsite: 3-day: Sat. 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.; 2-day (U2000 to U1600 only): Sun. 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Registration - Online: Closed, please register at tournament site.
Registration - Mail: Payable: MACA. Mail entry to: Alex Relyea, 49 Technology Dr. #89, Bedford NH 03110
Membership Requirement: MACA or WMCA membership required for Mass. residents; NHCA membership required for N.H. residents. USCF membership required for all players.
Sections Information
Tournament Sections: Championship Section (rated 1800 or above) $600-300-250, top U2400 $250, top U2200 $250.
Under 2000 Section $400-200-150
Under 1800 Section $400-200-150
Under 1600 Section $300-150-100, top U1400 $150, top U1200 $150.
Tournament Rules and Other Information
  • No 2-day schedule for the Championship Section.
  • The Championship section is FIDE rated and uses FIDE rules.
  • Free entry to GMs and IMs.
  • New England champion title to the high-scoring New England resident or student in each section.
  • Unrated prize limits: $200 in U2000, $150 in U1800, $100 in U1600, can't win title except in the Championship section.
  • Official September ratings used. Unofficial ratings usually used if otherwise unrated.
  • Please bring chess sets and clocks. No equipment is provided.

  • 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.