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Massachusetts Junior Open
Open to out of state players. Free entry prizes!

Tournament Details Revised: 10/27/2017 8:25:37 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  
Hotel Info: 508-460-0700
Event Date: Sunday, October 29, 2017
Time Control: 4 round Swiss. G/60 d5 in Championship Section, G/45 d5 in Under 1600 and Under 1200 Sections, G/30 d5 in Under 800 and Under 400 Sections.
Rounds Time: 1st round at 9:30 a.m., others ASAP.
Byes: No half point byes.
Prize Info: Trophies to the top 3 players in each section, plus trophies for top U1800 in Championship, U1400 in U1600, top U1000 in U1200, top U600 in U800, top U200 in U400, Medals to players not winning trophies who score 3 points or more. See below for more prizes.
Inquiry: info@masschess.org    Bob Messenger: 603-891-2484 Emergencies ONLY on playing date: 603-557-1732
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Registration Information
Entry Fee: $20 mailed by 10/24 or online by 10/27, $30 at site. $15 discount to first time players (first USCF rated event) in U400 section.
Registration - Onsite: Registration ends at 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: US Chess and MACA membership required.
Sections Information
Tournament Sections: Championship Section (rated 1600+)
Under 1600 Section
Under 1200 Section
Under 800 Section
Under 400 Section
Tournament Rules and Other Information
  • Minimum rating of 1600 to play in the Championship Section. This can be the player's official or current rating, whichever is higher.
  • Massachusetts Junior Champion title to top scoring Mass. resident or student in the Championship Section.
  • Free entry to the 2018 Massachusetts Open to the winner of each section.
  • Chess mug to the winner of each section.
  • Free chess pencil for all players.
  • Puzzle contest after round 4 for players in the U400 and U800 sections.
  • New players: enter ID number as 00000000, pay for USCF and MACA memberships, send email to info@masschess.org with player's name, address and date of birth.
  • USCF membership required for all players. MACA membership required for Mass. residents.
  • Please bring chess sets and clocks if possible.
  • 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.
  • 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.