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Winter Team Challenge
Out of state teams welcome!

Tournament Details Revised: 10/19/2017 1:59:53 PM
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   [ Directions ]
Hotel Info: 508-460-0700
Event Date: Sunday, January 28, 2018
Time Control: K-12 (G/60,d5), K-6 (G/45,d5), K-3 (G/30,d5)
Rounds Time: Four rounds. Round 1 is at 9:30 a.m., others ASAP
Byes: No half point byes allowed
Prize Info: Trophies to members of the top three teams in each section. Medals to all players who score at least 3 points and who do not win trophies.
Inquiry: info@masschess.org    Bob Messenger: 603-891-2484 Emergencies ONLY on playing date: 603-557-1732. No phone entries.
Registration Information
Entry Fee: $80 per team if mailed by 1/23 or online by 1/26. $100 at site. $10 discount per 1st time team player (first USCF-rated tournament), up to 4 (send email to info@masschess.org to ask for refund for discount).
Registration - Onsite: 8:00-8:45 AM
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 membership required. MACA membership required for Massachusetts residents.
Sections Information
Tournament Sections: Grades K-12 Section
Grades K-6 Section
Grades K-3 Section
Tournament Rules and Other Information
  • Send team name and a list of players to info@masschess.org - your registration will not be completed if you don't send this.
  • Team average restriction for non-schools: U1800 in K-12, U1400 in K-6, U1000 in K-3. School teams from same school only.
  • Lineup is determined by Jan 2018 ratings. The tournament director may assign ratings to unrated players.
  • Scholastic players compete in teams of 4. Teams do not have to be school-based.
  • Teams may have one or two alternates. Alternates don't affect the team's average rating. Only the top four players on a winning team win trophies. Alternates win medals.
  • A team may have only three players but is at a disadvantage because it will forfeit the bottom board in every match.
  • 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.
  • 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.