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Back Bay Open

Back Bay
Hilton Boston Back Bay, Boston, MA
Saturday-Sunday: 16-17 December 2017

FIDE rated; GPP 30 (enhanced)

Four (4) ROUND SWISS

Four (4) SECTIONS
  - Championship (open to 1800 & above); FIDE rated
  - U2000 (open to 1999 & under); FIDE rated
  - U1800 (open to 1799 & under)
  - U1600 (open to 1599 & under); Adult unrated not allowed in section

TIME CONTROL (click here for Chronos instructions):
  - Digital clocks: 40/90,  SD/30 + 30 sec increment 
  - analog clocks play 40/90, SD/60
  - analog clocks may not be used in Championship section

PRIZE FUND ($4000 GTD)
  - Championship: 1st $600, 2nd $300, 3rd $250, U2400 $250, U2200 $250
  - U2000: 1st $400, 2nd $200, 3rd $150
  - U1800: 1st $400, 2nd $200, 3rd $150
  - U1600: 1st $300, 2nd $150, 3rd $100, U1400 $150, U1200 $150

ENTRY FEE (pay online)
  - $70 advance (must be postmarked by 9 December 2017)
  - $80 after 9 December and on site
  - $30 discount to players in U1600 section rated under 1000 or unrated 

REGISTRATION
  - 8:30-9:30 AM on Saturday

ROUND TIMES
  - Sat  10:00 – 4:00; Sun  10:00 – 4:00
  - 1/2 point bye available in rounds 1 through 3; limit 1

LOCATION
  - Hilton Boston Back Bay (617-236-1100)

  - 40 Dalton Street, Boston, MA 02115
  - Garage parking $43 with in & out privileges
  - Day parking $25
  - One (1) block from Prudential T stop
  - Room rate $120.00  by 16 November (mention Back Bay Open)

Please bring boards, sets & clocks, none provided

ENT: Alex Relyea, 49 Technology Drive #89, Bedford, NH 03110
INFO: Alex Relyea, relyea@operamail.com, www.relyeachess.com

Pay online for Back Bay Open on Square Market



Back Bay Open Blitz

Back Bay Blitz
Hilton Boston Back Bay, Boston, MA
Saturday: 16 December 2017

GPP 6

Eight (8) round Swiss
  - If fewer than 9 entries, will play 4 DBLSS

TIME CONTROL
  - Game/5 +  2 sec increment

PRIZE FUND ($500 GTD)
  - 1st $200, 2nd $100, U2000 $100, U1600 $100

ENTRY FEE (pay online):
  - $20 for players in any Back Bay Open section
  - $25 otherwise

REGISTRATION:
  - 8:00-8:45 PM on Saturday

ROUND TIMES
  - 1st round at 9:00PM, rest ASAP

LOCATION
  - Hilton Boston Back Bay (617-236-1100)

  - 40 Dalton Street, Boston, MA 02115
  - Garage parking $43 with in & out privileges
  - Day parking $25
  - One (1) block from Prudential T stop
  - Room rate $120.00  by 16 November (mention Back Bay Open)

Please bring boards, sets & clocks, none provided

ENT: Alex Relyea, 49 Technology Drive #89, Bedford, NH 03110
INFO: Alex Relyea, relyea@operamail.com, www.relyeachess.com

Pay online for Back Bay Open Blitz on Square Market



Portsmouth Open

Portsmouth
Holiday Inn Portsmouth, Portsmouth, NH
Saturday-Sunday, 13-14 January 2018

FIDE rated; GPP 20 (enhanced)

Four (4) ROUND SWISS

Two (2) SECTIONS
  - Open; FIDE rated
  - U1750 (open to 1749 & under)

TIME CONTROL (click here for Chronos instructions):
  - Digital clocks: 40/90,  SD/30 + 30 sec increment 
  - analog clocks play 40/90, SD/60
  - analog clocks may not be used in Open section

PRIZE FUND ($2100 GTD)
  - Open: 1st $550, 2nd $300, U2250 $125, U2000 $125
  - U1750: 1st $500, 2nd $250, U1500 $100, U1250 $100

ENTRY FEE (pay online)
  - $62 advance (must be postmarked by 9 December 2017)
  - $67 after 6 January and on site
  - US Chess Membership Required 

REGISTRATION
  - 9:00-9:45 AM on Saturday

ROUND TIMES
  - Sat  10:00 – 4:00; Sun  10:00 – 4:00
  - 1/2 point bye available in rounds 1 through 3; limit 1
  - Accelerated pairings may be used

LOCATION
  - Holiday Inn Portsmouth (603-431-8000)
  - Room rate $89.00  by 13 December (mention Relyea Chess, code RCT)
  - 300 Woodbury Avenue, Portsmouth, NH 03801
  - Hotel requests that you consume all outside food in your sleeping room

Please bring boards, sets & clocks, none provided

ENT: Alex Relyea, 49 Technology Drive #89, Bedford, NH 03110
INFO: Alex Relyea, relyea@operamail.com, www.relyeachess.com

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WN 2018 WINTER 2-DAY OPEN

NH Winter
West Newbury Old Town Hall (different site)
West Newbury, MA
Saturday-Sunday, 27-28 January 2018

US Chess Grand Prix Points: 6
US Chess Junior Grand Prix

4 round Swiss

SECTIONS:
  - Championship & U1800
  - Championship is FIDE rated
  - Championship is open to 1600 and above
  - U1800 is open to 1799 and under

TIME CONTROL:
  - 40/90, SD/30 + 30 sec increment

PRIZE FUND ($$75% Returned):
  - Championship: 1st $200, 2nd $100, top 2 places guaranteed, other prizes are based on 75% of entries
  - U1800: prizes are based on 75% of entries

ENTRY FEE (pay online):
  - $50 by 20 January
  - $57 after 20 January or onsite
  - Free entry to all players rated 2200 or higher

LOCATION:
  - West Newbury Old Town Hall (different site)
  - 491 Main Street, West Newbury, MA 01985
  - No refreshments available onsite.
  - Bring your own snacks. Map for dining provided.
  - Limited internet access at site

REGISTRATION:
  - Saturday, 9:00 - 9:45 AM

ROUND TIMES:
  - Saturday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  - Sunday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  - One half point bye available in rounds 1-3


Please bring boards, sets & clocks, none provided

ENT: Alex Relyea, 49 Technology Drive #89, Bedford, NH 03110
INFO: Alex Relyea, relyea@operamail.com, www.relyeachess.com

Pay online for WN 2018 WINTER 2-DAY OPEN on Square Market



Saco Open

Saco
Hampton Inn Saco/Biddeford, Saco,ME
Saturday-Sunday: 17-18 March 2018
FIDE rated
US Chess Grand Prix Points: 20 (enhanced)


Four (4) ROUND SWISS

Two (2) SECTIONS
  - Open
  - U1750 (open to 1749 & under)
  - Both sections will use FIDE pairing rules

TIME CONTROL (click here for Chronos instructions):
  - Digital clocks: 40/90,  SD/30 + 30 sec increment 
  - analog clocks play 40/90, SD/60
  - analog clocks may not be used in Open section

PRIZE FUND ($1925 GTD)
  - Open: 1st $500, 2nd $250, U2250 $150, U2000 $150
  - U1750: 1st $400, 2nd $200, U1500 $100, U1250 $100, Unrated $75

ENTRY FEE (pay online)
  - $52 advance (must be postmarked by 10 March 2018)
  - $57 after 10 March and on site
  - US Chess Membership Required 

REGISTRATION
  - 9:00-9:45 AM on Saturday

ROUND TIMES
  - Sat  10:00 – 4:00; Sun  10:00 – 4:00
  - 1/2 point bye available in rounds 1 through 3; limit 1

LOCATION
  - Hampton Inn Saco/Biddeford (207-282-7222)
  - 48 Industrial Park Road, Saco, ME 04072
  - Room rate $89.00  by 24 February (mention Relyea Chess)
  - Click here for direct hotel registration link 

Please bring boards, sets & clocks, none provided

ENT: Alex Relyea, 49 Technology Drive #89, Bedford, NH 03110
INFO: Alex Relyea, relyea@operamail.com, www.relyeachess.com

Pay online for Saco Open on Square Market



NH Quick Chess Championship

NH Quick
Holiday Inn Portsmouth, Portsmouth, NH
Saturday, 24 March 2018

Grand Prix Points: 6  
A State Championship Event!

8 round swiss

TIME CONTROL: Game/25, Delay/3

PRIZE FUND ($600 GTD)
  - 1st $200, 2nd $100, U2000 $100, U1600 $100
  - Plaque and $100 bonus for top-finishing NH resident

ENTRY FEE (pay online)
  - $22 advance (must be postmarked by 17 March 2018)
  - $27 after 17 March and at site
  - US Chess Membership Required
  - $8 NHCA membership required for rated NH residents ($6 for juniors)
  - $10 with printed NHCJ, Other State Associations Accepted

REGISTRATION
  - 9:00-9:45 AM on Saturday

ROUND TIMES
  - 10am - 11am - 1pm - 2pm - 3pm - 4pm - 5:30pm - 6:30pm
  - Byes available rounds 1-7, limit 2, must request before round 4

LOCATION
  - Holiday Inn Portsmouth (603-431-8000)
  - 300 Woodbury Avenue, Portsmouth, NH 03801
  - Hotel requests that you consume all outside food in your sleeping room

Please bring boards, sets & clocks, none provided

ENT: Alex Relyea, 49 Technology Drive #89, Bedford, NH 03110
INFO: Alex Relyea, relyea@operamail.com, www.relyeachess.com

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WN WINTER 2018 RBO

RBO
WN WINTER 2018 RBO
Town Hall Annex, West Newbury, MA
Saturday, 31 March 2018


Five (5) round Swiss
Open to Under 1200 or unrated

TIME CONTROL:
  - Game/30, Delay/5

PRIZE FUND:
  - Trophies for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, U900, U600, U300 and top unrated

ENTRY FEE (register online):
  - $20 advance (must be postmarked by 24 March)
  - $25 after 24 March and at site
  - US Chess membership required

LOCATION:
  - West Newbury Town Hall Annex, 381 Main Street, West Newbury MA 01985
  - No refreshments available onsite. Bring your own snacks. Map for dining provided.

REGISTRATION:
  - 9:15AM to 9:45AM

ROUND TIMES:
  - 10:00AM - 11:15AM - 1:15PM - 2:30PM - 3:45PM
  - 1 half point bye rounds 1-4, must request before round 3  


Please bring boards, sets & clocks, none provided

ENT: Alex Relyea, 49 Technology Drive #89, Bedford, NH 03110
INFO: Alex Relyea, relyea@operamail.com, www.relyeachess.com

Pay online for WN WINTER 2018 RBO on Square Market



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