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Third State Championship/Spiegel Cup Qualifier - Booster Sections Open to Out of State Players!

Tournament Details Revised: 12/5/2016 7:23:41 AM
General Information
Event Organizer: The Massachusetts Chess Association Scholastics  Visit Organizer Website
Event Location: Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel, 181 Boston Post Rd. West, Marlboro, MA   [ Directions ]
Event Date: Sunday, December 11, 2016
Time Control: 14U-G/60,d5; 11U-G/45,d5; 8U-G/45,d5; Booster Sections: G/30,d5
Rounds Time: Round 1 at 9:30 AM; other rounds ASAP.
Byes: No 1/2 byes available.
Prize Info: Trophies for top 3 in each division; winning MA student in each 14U, 11U, and 8U qualifies for state championship finals. (Ties broken by playoff games) , Medals awarded to those scoring at least 3 points who do not win a trophy, or to any player with the same point score as the third-place trophy winner.
Inquiry: info@masschess.org    Steve Frymer, 781-862-3799. Emergencies ONLY on playing date: 603-557-1732. No phone entries.
Registration Information
Entry Fee: $20 advance mailed by 12/06/16; online (Paypal): $20 by 12/09/16. $25 at site. $5 discount to players in Booster sections. $15 discount to 1st time players (first US Chess-rated tournament) in Booster sections.
Registration - Onsite: 8:00 - 9:00 AM.
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: Current US Chess and MACA Membership required.
Sections Information
Tournament Sections: Age 14 & Under
Age 11 & Under
Age 8 & Under
Booster Under 1200
Booster Under 800
Booster Under 400
Tournament Rules and Other Information
  • On-site registration cut-off is 9:00 AM sharp. Anybody registering after 9:00 will receive a 0-point bye in Round 1, and will be paired in Round 2. There are no 1/2 point byes available.
  • Section eligibility based on age as of December 31, 2016
  • We suggest that players rated under 1200, or under 600 for age 8 & under, play in booster sections. May play in qualifier sections if eligible according to age.
  • Only players in qualifier sections (14U, 11U and 8U) can earn Spiegel Cup Series (SCS) points.
  • No smoking, no computers, or electronic devices other than US Chess-approved scorekeeping devices; site is wheelchair-accessible
  • Bring your own chess set, board, and chess clock (if you have one). Items not provided at tournament.
  • All food consumed in the hotel must be purchased from the hotel.

  • 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.