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77th New England Open

Tournament Details Revised: 8/26/2017 2:20:00 PM
General Information
Event Organizer: SouthEast New England Chess Association  Visit Organizer Website
Event Location: Hilton Garden Inn Boston/Waltham, 450 Totten Pond Road, Waltham, MA 02451   [ Directions ]
Hotel Info: CHESS RATE AVAILABLE UNTIL WED. 8/30. Rooms are $119/night. Reserve by calling the hotel at 781-890-0100 and asking for the 2017 NEO Chess Tournament Room Block, or visit www.bostonwaltham.hgi.com and make reservations using group code SENECA. (SEE BELOW)
Event Date: Saturday, September 02, 2017
Sunday, September 03, 2017
Monday, September 04, 2017
Time Control: 4SS; 40/90 SD20; d5
Rounds Time: 3-day: Sat. 11 a.m. & 5 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m. & 5 p.m., Mon. 10 a.m. & 3:15 p.m.; 2-day (U2000 to U1600 sects. only): Sun. 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. & 5 p.m., Mon. 10 a.m. & 3:15 p.m.
Byes: Limit 2 byes, rounds 1-5 in the Championship section, rounds 1-6 in the U2000 to U1600 sections. Players must commit to byes in rounds 4-6 before round 2.
Prize Info: $4,000 b/120 paid entries, 75% guaranteed 
Inquiry: frankvogel3@verizon.net    401-837-1302
Event Webpage: senecachess.org/event/77th-new-england-open/
Registration Information
Entry Fee: 3-day section – $75 online by 11:59 PM on 8/31, $85 onsite; 2-day section – $74 online by 11:59 PM on 8/31, $85 onsite; FREE to GMs and IMs; REGISTER ONLINE.
Registration - Onsite: 3-Day: Saturday, 9/2 – 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM; 2-Day: Sunday, 9/3 – 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Sections Information
Tournament Sections: Championship section – $600 – 300 – 250, top U2400 $250, top U2200 $250
U2000 section – $400 – 200 – 150
U1800 section – $400 – 200 – 150
U1600 section – $300 – 150 – 100, top U1400 $150, top U1200 $150
Tournament Rules and Other Information
  • There is no 2-day schedule for the Championship Section.
  • The Championship Section is FIDE rated and uses FIDE rules.
  • Free entry to GMs and IMs.
  • HOTEL NOTE - Only 1 King Bed rooms remain when booking via hotel. For 2 Queen Bed rooms, contact Ben Swiszcz at benswiszcz@yahoo.com or 617-872-8190.
  • New England champion title to the highest-scoring New England resident or student in each section.
  • Unrated prize limits: $200 in U2000, $150 in U1800, $100 in U1600, cannot win title except in the Championship Section.
  • Official September USCF ratings will be used. Unofficial ratings are usually used if otherwise unrated.
  • Please bring chess sets and clocks. No equipment will be provided.

  • 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.