BOSTON CHESS CONGRESS
January 8-10 or 9-10, 2016
Hyatt Boston Harbor
Luxurious hotel, free parking, free airport shuttle, $99 room rates
LINK FOR HOTEL RESERVATIONS
Jan 8-10 or 9-10, Massachusetts
Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 50 (enhanced)
4th annual Boston Chess Congress. 5SS, 40/110, SD/30, d10 (2-day option, rds 1-2 G/60, d10).
Hyatt Boston Harbor at Logan Airport, 101 Harborside Dr, Boston MA 02128. Free parking. Prizes $12,000 based on 220 paid entries (U1300 & re-entries count 60%), minimum $8000 (2/3 each prize) guaranteed. In 6 sections.
Premier Section: Open to 1900/over. Prizes $1200-600-400, clear or tiebreak 1st $100 bonus, top Under 2300 $500-250.
Under 2100 Section: Prizes $1000-500-300.
Under 1900 Section: Prizes $1000-500-300.
Under 1700 Section: Prizes $900-500-300.
Under 1500 Section: Prizes $800-400-300.
Under 1300 Section: Prizes $400-200-150.
Unrated may enter any section except Premier, with prize limit $200 in U1300, $400 in U1500, $600 in U1700.
Mixed doubles bonus prizes: best male/female 2-player "team" combined score among all sections: $800-400-200. Team average must be under 2200; teammates may play in different sections; teams must register at site (no extra fee) by 2 pm Jan 9; prize limits do not apply to mixed doubles.
Top 5 sections entry fees: $87 online at chessaction.com by 1/6, $95 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 1/4 (entry only, no questions), 3-day $93, 2-day $92 if check mailed by 12/29, all $100 at site, or online until 2 hours before round 1. GMs free; $80 deducted from prize.
Under 1300 entry fee: All $40 less than above.
All: Online EF $5 less to MACA members; may join/renew at masschess.org. Re-entry $50, not available in Premier. No checks at site, credit cards OK.
USCF membership required. Special 1 year USCF dues with magazine if paid with entry. Online at chessaction.com by 12/31, Adult $30, Young Adult $20, Scholastic $15. Online at chessaction.com after 12/31, Adult $35, Young Adult $22, Scholastic $15. Mailed, phoned or at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $25, Scholastic $17. USCF Junior Grand Prix points available.
3-Day Schedule: Reg. ends Fri 6 pm. Rds. Fri 7, Sat
11 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:30.
2-Day Schedule: Reg. ends Sat 10 am. Rds. Sat 11, 2 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:30.
Half point byes available all rounds, limit 2 byes, Premier must commit before rd. 2, others before rd 3.
Hotel rates: $99-99, reserve room online (link below) or call 888-421-1442 or 617-568-1234, request chess rate, reserve by 12/25 or rate may increase.
LINK FOR HOTEL RESERVATIONS
Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #D657633, or reserve car online through chesstour.com.
Ratings: January official USCF rating list used. Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. Foreign player rating info. Prizewinner tax info Electronic devices policy
Bring set, board, clock if possible- none supplied.
Entry: www.chessaction.com or Continental Chess, PO Box 249, Salisbury Mills, NY 12577. $15 service charge for refunds. Advance entries posted at www.chessaction.com (online entries posted instantly).
SIDE EVENT: BOSTON CHESS
Jan 9 (BLZ). Boston Chess Congress Blitz. 4SS, G/5, d0, double round, 8 games, Hyatt Boston Harbor Hotel (see Boston Chess Congress). Prizes $300 based on 20 entries, else in proportion: $100-50, U2100 $60, U1800 $50, U1500/Unr $40. EF: $20, at site only, no checks. Reg. ends 9:15 pm, rds. 9:30, 10, 10:30, 11. Bye: 1. Blitz rated, but higher of regular or blitz used for pairings & prizes.
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