5th annual

BOSTON CHESS CONGRESS

 

January 6-8 or 7-8, 2017

 

Hyatt Boston Harbor

Luxurious hotel, free parking, free airport shuttle, $99 room rates
FREE LECTURE BY IM ANATOLY OSTROVSKIY (note change), SUNDAY 9 AM


Jan 6-8 or 7-8, Massachusetts

Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 50 (enhanced)

5th annual Boston Chess Congress. 5SS, 40/100, 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 (U1250 & 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 1250 Section:
Prizes $400-200-150.

Unrated
may enter any section except Premier, with prize limit $100 in U1250, $200 in U1500, $300 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 7; prize limits do not apply to mixed doubles.

Top 5 sections entry fees: $87 online at chessaction.com by 1/4, $95 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 1/2 (entry only, no questions), 3-day $93, 2-day $92 if check mailed by 12/27, all $100 at site, or online until 2 hours before round 1. GMs free; $80 deducted from prize.

 

Under 1250 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, Adult $35, Young Adult $22, Scholastic $15. Mailed, phoned or at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $25, Scholastic $17. US Chess Junior Grand Prix points available.

 

3-Day Schedule: Reg. ends Fri 6 pm. Rds. Fri 7, Sat 11 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:15.
2-Day Schedule:
Reg. ends Sat 10 am. Rds. Sat 11, 2 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:15.
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 12/23 or rate may increase.


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 CONGRESS BLITZ
Jan 7 (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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