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Harry Nelson Pillsbury Memorial

Tournament Details Revised: 9/10/2021 10:35:17 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: Hotel phone number is 978-692-8200.
Event Date: Sunday, December 05, 2021
Time Control: 4 round Swiss. G/60 d5. 10 Grand Prix points (enhanced).
Rounds Time: Rounds at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 6 p.m.
Byes: O.K. all rounds, limit 1, must commit before round 2, no half point byes for players receiving full point byes.
Prize Info: $1,500 based on 80 paid entries ($20 off entries count half), 60% guaranteed. Unrated can't win more than $50 in U1450, $75 in U1750 or $100 in U1950., Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated.
Inquiry: info@masschess.org    Bob Messenger 603-891-2484. Day of the tournament call 603-557-1732. No phone entries.
Registration Information
Entry Fee: $45 if mailed by 11/29 or online by 12/3, $55 at site. $20 discount to players in U1450 section rated under 1200 or unrated. GMs and IMs free.
Registration - Onsite: 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Registration - Online: Available till END OF DAY OF 12/3/2021.
Registration - Mail: Payable: MACA. Mail entry to: Robert Messenger, 4 Hamlett Dr. Apt. 12, Nashua NH 03062
Membership Requirement: USCF and MACA membership required.
Sections Information
Tournament Sections: Register Now! Open $350-150, top U2150 $150
Register Now! Under 1950 $225-100
Register Now! Under 1750 $200-100
Register Now! Under 1450, rated 1200 or above $150-75, trophies to top U1200, U1000, U800, Unrated
Register Now! Under 1450, rated under 1200 or unrated
Tournament Rules and Other Information
  • Bring chess set and clock if possible.
  • Masks may be required.

  • 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.