8th annual



January 3-5 or 4-5, 2020


Hyatt Regency Boston Harbor

Luxurious hotel, free parking, free airport shuttle, $109 room rates
Great view of Boston harbor and downtown

Jan 3-5 or 4-5, Massachusetts

US Chess Grand Prix Points: 50 (enhanced)

8th annual Boston Chess Congress. 5SS, 40/100, SD/30 d10 (2-day option, rds 1-2 G/60 d10). 


Hyatt Regency 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.
peakrating.us regarding qualification through peak rating.  

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.

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 must average under 2200; may play in different sections; register at site (no extra fee) by 2 pm Sat.; prize limits do not apply to mixed doubles.

Top 5 sections entry fees: $87 online at chessaction.com by 1/1, 3-day $93, 2-day $92 if check mailed by 12/23, 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 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 & 3:30.
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: $109-109, use link below or at chessevents.us or call 617-568-1234, request chess rate, reserve by 12/20 or rate may increase.



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, or to qualify for Premier (see peakrating.us).

Foreign player rating info.            Prizewinner tax info               Electronic devices policy


PLAYERS MAY NOT POSSESS CELLPHONES DURING PLAY. Please leave your phone home, or in your hotel room or car, or in a bag at your table. 


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. Entries posted at www.chessaction.com (click "entry list" after entering).


Jan 4 (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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