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80th New England Open
Masks required

Tournament Details Revised: 9/1/2021 7:54:03 PM
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: Rooms are $149 for 1-2 people. Reserve by 8/4 and mention MA Chess Association chess tournament. 978-692-8200. https://us01.iqwebbook.com/WRICCMA543/~/?coupon=MACA
Event Date: Saturday, September 04, 2021
Sunday, September 05, 2021
Monday, September 06, 2021
Time Control: 40/120, SD/30; d5 (2-day rds. 1-3 are G/45; d5). 30 Grand Prix Points (enhanced).
Rounds Time: 3-day: Sat. 10:30 a.m. & 5 p.m., Sun. 10:30 a.m. & 5 p.m., Mon. 10 a.m. & 4:00 p.m.; 2-day (U2000 to U1200 sects. only): Sun. 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. & 5 p.m., Mon. 10 a.m. & 4 p.m.
Byes: Limit 2 byes, rounds 1-5 in Championship, rounds 1-6 in U2000 to U1200. Rounds 4-6 must commit before round 2.
Prize Info: $4,300, 75% guaranteed based on 100 fully paid entries ($30 off entries count half).
Inquiry: info@masschess.org   
Registration Information
Entry Fee: $69 for 3-day, $68 for 2-day if mailed by 8/30 or online by 9/2; $80 at site. $30 discount for players in U1200 section rated under 1000 or unrated. Free to GMs and IMs.
Registration - Onsite: 3-day: Sat. 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.; 2-day (U2000 to U1200 only): Sun. 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Registration - Online: Closed, please register at tournament site.
Registration - Mail: Payable: MACA. Mail entry to: Robert Messenger, 4 Hamlett Dr. Apt. 12, Nashua NH 03062
Membership Requirement: MACA or WMCA membership required for Mass. residents; NHCA membership required for N.H. residents. US Chess membership required for all players.
Sections Information
Tournament Sections: Championship $600-300-250, top U2400 $250, top U2200 $250
Under 2000 $400-200-150
Under 1800 $400-200-150
Under 1500 $300-150-100
Under 1200 $250-150-100, top U1000 $100
Tournament Rules and Other Information
  • No 2-day schedule for the Championship Section.
  • The Championship section is FIDE rated and uses FIDE rules.
  • Free entry to GMs and IMs.
  • New England champion title to the high-scoring New England resident or student in each section.
  • Unrated prize limits: $200 in U2000, $150 in U1800, $125 in U1600, $100 in U1200, can't win title.
  • Official September ratings used. Unofficial ratings usually used if otherwise unrated.
  • Please bring chess sets and clocks. No equipment is provided.
  • Masks are required for all, regardless of vaccination status,

  • 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.