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78th New England Open

Tournament Details Revised: 8/21/2018 7:38:33 PM
General Information
Event Organizer: SouthEast New England Chess Association  Visit Organizer Website
Event Location: Crowne Plaza Boston - Newton, 320 Washington Street, Newton, MA 02458   [ Directions ]
Hotel Info: Rooms are $119/night. Reserve ASAP due to limited availability. Reserve by calling the hotel directly at 617-969-3010 and asking for the 2018 NEO Chess Room Rate. RESERVE BY 8/17/18.
Event Date: Saturday, September 01, 2018
Sunday, September 02, 2018
Monday, September 03, 2018
Time Control: 4SS; 40/90 SD20; d5
Rounds Time: 3-day: Sat. 11 a.m. & 5:30 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m. & 5:30 p.m., Mon. 10:30 a.m. & 3:45 p.m.; 2-day (U2000 to U1600 sects. only): Sun. 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. & 5:30 p.m., Mon. 10:30 a.m. & 3:45 p.m.
Byes: Limit 2 byes, rounds 1-5 in the Championship section, rounds 1-6 in the U2000 to U1600 sections. Players must commit to byes in rounds 4-6 before round 2.
Prize Info: $4,000 GUARANTEED 
Inquiry: frankvogel3@verizon.net    401-837-1302
Event Webpage: senecachess.org/event/78th-new-england-open/
Registration Information
Entry Fee: 3-day section – $75 online by 11:59 PM on 8/30, $85 onsite; 2-day section – $74 online by 11:59 PM on 8/30, $85 onsite; FREE to GMs and IMs; REGISTER ONLINE.
Registration - Onsite: 3-Day: Saturday, 9/1 – 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM; 2-Day: Sunday, 9/2 – 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Sections Information
Tournament Sections: Championship section $650 - 300 - 250, top U2400 $225, top U2200 $225
U2000 section $400 - 200 - 150
U1800 section $400 - 200 - 150
U1600 section $300 - 150 - 100, top U1400 $150, top U1200 $150
Tournament Rules and Other Information
  • There is 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 highest-scoring New England resident or student in each section.
  • Unrated prize limits: $200 in U2000, $150 in U1800, $100 in U1600, cannot win title except in the Championship Section.
  • Official September USCF ratings will be used. Unofficial ratings are usually used if otherwise unrated.
  • Please bring chess sets and clocks. No equipment will be provided.
  • Note: parking in garage next to hotel is free Saturday and Sunday, $10 on Monday.
  • For more information, contact Frank Vogel at 401-837-1302 or at frankvogel3@verizon.net. After August 29, you must contact Frank Vogel via phone. Email will not be actively monitored after August 29, 2018.

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