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Twin State G/50

TS
Bugbee Senior Center, White River Junction, VT
Saturday, 29 September 2018


Five (5) round Swiss

TIME CONTROL:
  - 5SS, G/50 d5
  - Each player has 50 minutes for each game, with a 5-second delay at each move.

GUARANTEED CASH PRIZES:
  - Place prizes $260 • $160 • $100
  - Under 2010 $140, Under 1760 $120, Under 1510 $100
  - Under 1260 $80, Under 960 $60, Unrated $40
Expected number of entrants: 24 to 30.
Total prizes will exceed total entry fees.

ENTRY FEE:
  - $29.50 if received by September 27 (Thursday)
  - $35 on September 29
  - Exception: lower entry fee for unrated player: $16 by Sept 27 or $20 on Sept 29.
  - US Chess membership required; Dues may be paid with entry fee at a price $3 less than what USCF advertises. For information on USCF membership categories and dues, visit https://secure2.uschess.org/webstore/member.php/

LOCATION:
  - Bugbee Senior Center, 262 North Main Street, White River Junction, Vermont

REGISTRATION:
  - for at-site entrants on Sept 29: 8:45 a.m. to 9:35 a.m., or as late as 11:35 a.m. for someone who doesn’t play in Round 1.

ROUND TIMES:
  - 10:00AM - 12:00PM - 2:50PM - 4:50PM - 6:50PM
  - Lunch break from 1:45 to 2:45
  - Half-point bye OK for any one round if player requests it before 2:30


Please bring boards, sets & clocks, none provided

TOURNAMENT ORGANIZER:

Parker Montgomery, PO Box 831, Middlebury, VT 05753-0831; vermonty64@earthlink.net, mobile phone 802-349-7739. Advance entry fee may be sent via US Mail (postmarked not later than Tuesday, Sept 25) to his PO Box, or sent via PayPal.com to his email address. If sending via PayPal on Friday, September 28, please add $3.00 to the advertised advance entry fee amount, and send the money before 7:00 p.m.

TOURNAMENT DIRECTORS: Alex Relyea and Nita Patel have agreed to serve.

Sponsoring USCF affiliate is Twin State Monty (USCF ID A6033707)

Co-sponsor is Vermont Chess Association (USCF ID T5000947).

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Westford October Open

WOCT
Westford Regency Inn & Conference Center; Westford, MA
Saturday-Sunday, 6-7 October 2018


Grand Prix Points: 30 (enhanced)
Top two (2) sections FIDE rated

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

Four (4) Round Swiss

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

PRIZE FUND ($4,000 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)
  - https://squareup.com/store/relyea-chess/item/westford-october-open
  - $70 (postmarked by 29 September)
  - $80 after 29 September and at site
  - $30 discount to players in the U1600 section who rated under 1000 or unrated

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

ROUND TIMES
  - 10am and 4pm on Saturday and Sunday
  - 1/2 point bye available in rounds 1-3, limit 1

LOCATION:
  - Westford Regency Inn & Conference Center
  - 978.692.8200; 219 Littleton Road, Westford, MA 01886
  - Hotel room: $129, mention Westford Chess Open by 6 September 2018

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 Westford October Open on Square Market



Westford October Blitz

WOCTB
Westford Regency Inn & Conference Center; Westford, MA
Saturday, 6 October 2018


Grand Prix Points: 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)
  - https://squareup.com/store/relyea-chess/item/westford-october-blitz
  - $20 for players in any Westford October Open section
  - $25 otherwise

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

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

LOCATION
  - Westford Regency Inn & Conference Center
  - 978.692.8200; 219 Littleton Road, Westford, MA 01886
  - Hotel room: $129, mention Westford Chess Open by 6 September 2018

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 Westford October Blitz on Square Market



2018 U.S. Blind Chess Championship

blind
Holiday Inn Express (Pittsburgh, PA)
Saturday-Sunday, 20-21 October 2018


US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
US Chess Trust is sponsoring this US Chess National event!

4 round swiss or 4 round robin (depends on number of entries)

Time Control: Game/135, Delay/0

Guaranteed $1400
     1st $400,   2nd $300,   3rd $200,   4th $100
     $100 – Best player U1400
     $100 – Class E (1000-1199)
     $100 – Class F (800-999)
     $100 – Upset prize

Holiday Inn Express Hotel (412.788.8400)
     5311 Campbells Run Road (near airport), Pittsburgh, PA 15277
     HR $99 by 1 October (mention US Blind Chess Tournament rate)
     Click here for a direct link to 
US Blind Chess Room Block Pittsburgh 2018
     Free shuttle to/from airport

ENTRY FEE:   FREE  (enter here)
     All players must be classified as Legally Blind and bring proof.
     You must also be a current member of US Chess for $18 a year.
     You can join US Chess at the event!

REGISTRATION: 9:00-9:45 AM
ROUNDS: Sat: 10:00am - 4:00pm & Sun: 10:00am - 4:00pm


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

CONTACT: Joan DuBois, tla@uschess.org, 931.200.3412 (cell)

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WN 2018 Fall Hexes

hex
West Newbury Town Hall Annex
West Newbury, MA
Saturday, 3 November 2018


Five (5) round hex
  - 6 people in each hex
  - Play the 5 people close to you in rating!

TIME CONTROL:
  - Game/30, Delay/5

PRIZE FUND (per hex):
  - 1st $100, 2nd $50

ENTRY FEE 
(pay online):
  - https://squareup.com/store/relyea-chess/item/wn-fall-hexes
  - $40 (pre-registration and onsite)
  - Free entry to all players rated 2200 and above
  - US Chess membership required

REGISTRATION:
  - 8:45-9:15 AM

ROUND TIMES:
  - 9:30 – 10:45 – 1:00 – 2:15 – 3:30
  - NO byes or withdraws allowed
  - All players agree to play all rounds

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

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 Fall Hexes on Square Market



WN 2018 Winter Quick

quick
West Newbury Old Town Hall
West Newbury, MA
Sunday, 2 December 2018


Grand Prix Points: 6

Six (6) round Swiss

TIME CONTROL:
  - Game/25, Delay/3

PRIZE FUND (75% returned):
  - 1st $200, 2nd $100 guaranteed
  - Other prizes are based on 75% of entries

ENTRY FEE 
(pay online):
  - https://squareup.com/store/relyea-chess/item/wn-winter-quick
  - $40 postmarked by 24 November
  - $45 after 24 November or onsite
  - Free entry to all players rated 2200 and above
  - US Chess membership required

REGISTRATION:
  - 9:15-9:45 AM

ROUND TIMES:
  - 10:00 – 11:15 – 1:15 – 2:30 – 3:45
– 5:00
  - One half point by in rounds 1-5, must request by round 3

LOCATION:
  - West Newbury Old Town Hall (different location)
  - 491 Main Street, West Newbury, MA 01985
  - No refreshments available onsite; Bring your own snacks/drinks
  - Maps for dining provided

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 Quick on Square Market



New Hampshire Senior Championship

senior
Courtyard Marriott Manchester-Boston Regional
Manchester, NH
Saturday-Sunday, 22-23 December 2018


Grand Prix Points: 10
A state championship event!

Four (4) ROUND SWISS

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

PRIZE FUND ($1200 GTD)
  - 1st $300, 2nd $200
  - Age 50-54 $100
  - Age 55-59 $100
  - Age 60-64 $100
  - Age 65-69 $100
  - Age 70-74 $100
  - Age 75+ $100
  - $100 bonus and plaque to top New Hampshire resident
  - *Age as of 23 December 2018

ENTRY FEE (pay online)
  - https://squareup.com/store/relyea-chess/item/nh-senior-championship
  - $52 advance (must be postmarked by 17 December 2018)
  - $57 after 17 Dec and on site
  - $8 NHCA membership required for rated NH residents (OSA)
  - Date of Birth must be included with entry
  - Open to players born before 23 December 1968

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
  - Courtyard Marriott Manchester-Boston Regional (603-641-4900)
  - 700 Huse Road, Manchester, NH 03103
  - HR $109 by 20 Nov (mention Relyea Chess Tournament rate)

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 NH Senior Championship on Square Market



Westford January Open

wjan
Westford Regency Inn & Conference Center; Westford, MA
Saturday-Sunday, 5-6 January 2019


Grand Prix Points: 30 (enhanced)
Top two (2) sections FIDE rated

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

Four (4) Round Swiss

TIME CONTROL
  - Game/90 + 60 sec increment
  - Clocks unable to use increment play Game/120 (no delay)

PRIZE FUND ($4,000 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)
  - https://squareup.com/store/relyea-chess/item/westford-january-open
  - $70 (postmarked by 29 December)
  - $80 after 29 December and at site
  - $30 discount to players in the U1600 section who are rated under 1000 or unrated

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

ROUND TIMES
  - 10am and 4pm on Saturday and Sunday
  - 1/2 point bye available in rounds 1-3, limit 1

LOCATION
  - Westford Regency Inn & Conference Center
  - 978.692.8200; 219 Littleton Road, Westford, MA 01886
  - Hotel room: $99, mention Westford Chess Open by 6 December 2018

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 Westford January Open on Square Market



Westford January Blitz

wjanb
Westford Regency Inn & Conference Center; Westford, MA
Saturday, 5 January 2019


Grand Prix Points: 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)
  - https://squareup.com/store/relyea-chess/item/westford-january-blitz
  - $20 for players in any Westford January Open section
  - $25 otherwise

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

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

LOCATION
  - Westford Regency Inn & Conference Center
  - 978.692.8200; 219 Littleton Road, Westford, MA 01886
  - Hotel room: $99, mention Westford Chess Open by 6 December 2018

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 Westford January Blitz on Square Market



WN 2019 Winter Open

winter
West Newbury Old Town Hall (different site)
West Newbury, MA
Sunday, 27 January 2019


US Chess Grand Prix Points: 6

Four (4) round Swiss

SECTIONS:
  - Open & U1600 
  - U1600 is open to 1599 and under

TIME CONTROL:
  - Game/65; Delay/5

PRIZE FUND: $800 Guaranteed
  - Open: 1st $150, 2nd $120, 3rd $80, U2000 $50
  - U1600: 1st $120, 2nd $80, 3rd $60, 4th $50, 5th $40, U1200 $50

ENTRY FEE (pay online):
  - https://squareup.com/store/relyea-chess/item/wn-winter-open
  - $40 postmarked by 19 January
  - $45 after 19 January and at site
  - 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:
  - 8:45 – 9:15 AM

ROUND TIMES:
  - 9:30am – 12:30pm – 3:00pm – 5:30pm
  - 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 2019 Winter Open on Square Market



Westford April Open

wapr
Westford Regency Inn & Conference Center; Westford, MA
Saturday-Sunday, 13-14 April 2019


Grand Prix Points: 30 (enhanced)
Top two (2) sections FIDE rated

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

Four (4) Round Swiss

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

PRIZE FUND ($4,000 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)
  - https://squareup.com/store/relyea-chess/item/westford-april-open
  - $70 (postmarked by 6 April)
  - $80 after 6 April and at site
  - $30 discount to players in the U1600 section who are rated under 1000 or unrated

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

ROUND TIMES
  - 10am and 4pm on Saturday and Sunday
  - 1/2 point bye available in rounds 1-3, limit 1

LOCATION
  - Westford Regency Inn & Conference Center
  - 978.692.8200; 219 Littleton Road, Westford, MA 01886
  - Hotel room: $125, mention Westford Chess Open by 14 March 2019

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 Westford April Open on Square Market



Westford April Blitz

waprb
Westford Regency Inn & Conference Center; Westford, MA
Saturday, 13 April 2019


Grand Prix Points: 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)
  - https://squareup.com/store/relyea-chess/item/westford-april-blitz
  - $20 for players in any Westford April Open section
  - $25 otherwise

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

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

LOCATION
  - Westford Regency Inn & Conference Center
  - 978.692.8200; 219 Littleton Road, Westford, MA 01886
  - Hotel room: $125, mention Westford Chess Open by 14 March 2019

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 Westford April Blitz on Square Market



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