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84th Greater Boston Open

Tournament Details Revised: 8/25/2017 6:20:03 PM
General Information
Event Organizer: The Massachusetts Chess Association  Visit Organizer Website
Event Location: Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel, 181 Boston Post Rd. West, Marlboro, MA   [ Directions ]
Hotel Info: Hotel phone number is 508-460-0700 or 888-543-9500.
Event Date: Sunday, October 15, 2017
Time Control: 4SS; 40/90 SD20; d5
Rounds Time: Rounds at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 6 p.m.
Byes: Bye available all rounds, limit 1, must commit before round 2. No half point byes for players receiving full point byes.
Prize Info: $2,500 based on 100 paid entries (U1200 counts 75%), $2,000 minimum (80% of each prize), Unrated can't win more than $75 in U1200, $125 in U1600, $150 in U1900, $200 in U2100. Unpublished uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated.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.
Registration Information
Entry Fee: $39 if mailed by 10/10 or online by 10/13, $45 at site. GMs and IMs free. $10 discount for U1200 section.
Registration - Onsite: 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Registration - Online: Closed, please register at tournament site.
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: Open Section $400-200, top U2300 $200
Under 2100 Section $300-150
Under 1900 Section $275-125, top U1750 $125
Under 1600 Section $250-125, top U1400 $125
Under 1200 Section $150-75, trophies to top 3, top U1000, U800, U600, Unrated
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.