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Hurvitz Cup / State Team Championship

Tournament Details Revised: 3/22/2017 8:16:45 PM
General Information
Event Organizer: The Massachusetts Chess Association Scholastics  Visit Organizer Website
Event Location: Boxboro Regency, (formerly the Holiday Inn Boxborough), 242 Adams Place, Boxboro, MA 01719   [ Directions ]
Hotel Info: Hotel phone number is 978-263-8701.
Event Date: Sunday, April 09, 2017
Time Control: Gr. 9-12 and Gr. 6-8: G/60 d5; Gr. K-5 and Gr. K-3: G/45 d5
Rounds Time: Round 1 at 9:30 a.m., others ASAP.
Byes: No half point byes.
Prize Info: Trophies (team and individual) to the top three teams in each section, plus a Booster Prize in each section (the tournament director will determine the ratings cutoffs for the Booster prizes based on entries.), Medals to all players who score at least 3 points and don't win a trophy.
Inquiry: info@masschess.org    Bob Messenger (603) 891-2484. Day of the tournament call (603) 557-1732. No phone entries.
Registration Information
Entry Fee: $80 per team if postmarked by 4/4 or online by 4/7. On site $100. $10 discount for each new player (first USCF-rated tournament; limit $40 discount per team).
Registration - Onsite: 8:00-8:45 a.m.
Registration - Online: Closed, please register at tournament site.
Registration - Mail: Payable: MACA. Mail entry to: Bob Messenger, 4 Hamlett Dr. Apt. 12, Nashua NH 03062
Membership Requirement: USCF and MACA membership required.
Sections Information
Tournament Sections: Grades 9-12
Grades 6-8
Grades K-5
Grades K-3
Tournament Rules and Other Information
  • Four players and one or two alternates (optional) are allowed per team. Team members play in rating order, highest rated on board 1. Must have prior approval to include players from feeder schools (limit one feeder school player per team.)
  • Please send the team roster form with entry or e-mail the roster to info@masschess.org by 4/7.
  • For complete tournament rules check the Hurvitz Cup Rules here: http://www.masschess.org/scholastics/Hurvitz-Cup-Rules.aspx.
  • Proof of current USCF, MACA membership required for on-site entries. You will be required to pay membership fees if you can't provide membership card or mailing label showing exp date or USCF receipt.
  • Entry fee discounts will be issued after the tournament: a $10 discount for each new player on a team who plays at least one game, maximum $40 discount per team.
  • No outside food may be brought into 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.