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Harry Nelson Pillsbury Memorial

Tournament Details Revised: 10/8/2017 10:21:01 AM
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, December 10, 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: O.K. all rounds, limit 1, must commit before round 2, no half point byes for players receiving full point byes.
Prize Info: $1,500 based on 70 paid entries ($20 off entries count half), 60% guaranteed. Unrated can't win more than $50 in U1310, $75 in U1710 or $100 in U1910., 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: $39 if mailed by 12/5 or online by 12/8, $45 at site. $20 discount to players in U1310 section. GMs and IMs free.
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 $350-150, top U2110 $150
Under 1910 Section $200-100
Under 1710 Section $200-100, top U1510 $100
Under 1310 Section $100-50, trophies to top U1100, U900, 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.