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88th Massachusetts Open
Massachusetts State Championship

Tournament Details Revised: 3/21/2019 6:18:44 AM
General Information
Event Organizer: The Massachusetts Chess Association  Visit Organizer Website
Event Location: Westford Regency Inn & Conference Center, 219 Littleton Road, Westford, MA 01886   [ Directions ]
Hotel Info: $139-139,reserve by 4/26 and mention tournament. 978-692-8200
Event Date: Saturday, May 25, 2019
Sunday, May 26, 2019
Monday, May 27, 2019
Time Control: 4SS; 40/90 SD20; d5
Rounds Time: 3-day: Sat. 10:30 & 5, Sun. 10:30 & 5, Mon. 10 & 4. 2-day: Sun. 10:30, 1, 3 & 5, Mon. 10 & 4. No 2-day Championship section schedule.
Byes: Byes in rounds 1-5 in Championship section, 1-6 in others, limit 2, rounds 4-6 must commit before round 2.
Prize Info: $8,200 based on 120 paid entries ($25 off entries count half), 75% guaranteed (Championship section prizes are 100% guaranteed) 
Inquiry: info@masschess.org    Bob Messenger 603-891-2484. May 25-27 call 603-557-1732.
Registration Information
Entry Fee: $55 for 3-day, $54 for 2-day mailed by 5/20 or online by 5/23, $70 at site.$25 discount to players in U1500 section rated under 1000 or unrated. GMs and IMs free.
Registration - Onsite: 3-day: Sat. 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. 2-day: Sun. 8:30 to 9:30 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 N.H. 03062
Membership Requirement: USCF membership required. MACA membership required for Mass. residents.
Sections Information
Tournament Sections: Championship Section $3,000-$1,500-750, top U2300 $500
Under 2100 Section $450-200, top U1950 $200
Under 1800 Section $400-200, top U1650 $200
Under 1500 Section $350-150, top U1350 $150, top U1200 $150
Tournament Rules and Other Information
  • The Championship section is open to players rated 1800 and above.
  • There is no 2-day schedule in the Championship section.
  • The Championship section is FIDE rated, and FIDE rules are used.
  • State Champion title to the top-scoring Mass. resident or student in each section.
  • Unrated prize limits: $200 in U2100, $150 in U1800, $100 in U1500, can't win title.
  • MACA Annual Meeting: Mon. 5/27 at 9:30 a.m.
  • Bring chess set and clock.

  • 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.