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New Hampshire Senior Championship

Senior
Courtyard Marriott Manchester-Boston Regional
Manchester, NH
Saturday-Sunday, 21-22 October 2017


Grand Prix Points: 10
A state championship event!

Four (4) ROUND SWISS

TIME CONTROL (click here for Chronos instructions):
  - 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 22 October 2017

ENTRY FEE (pay online)
  - $50 advance (must be postmarked by 14 October 2017)
  - $55 after 14 October and on site
  - Date of Birth must be included with entry
  - Open to players born before 22 October 1967

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 $119 by 3 Oct (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

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2017 Vermont Open Chess Tournament

Senior
Contois Auditorium in City Hall,
149 Church Street in downtown Burlington, Vermont
Saturday-Sunday, 28-29 October 2017


Four rounds, Swiss system … Time control for all games: 40/90, SD/45 d5

In three sections:
Championship ENTRY FEE: $44 if rec’d by October 26, or $50 at the site.
GUARANTEED PRIZES: $250 • $160, Under 2110 $155, Under 1910 $150.
Prizes will be increased if more than 16 paid entries are received.
State Champion title to top-scoring Vermont resident.

Under 1810 ENTRY FEE: $39 if rec’d by October 26, or $45 at the site.
PRIZES BASED ON 16 PLAYERS: $200 • $135, Under 1610 $130 • 100.

Under 1410 ENTRY FEE: $34 if rec’d by October 26, or $40 at the site,
or $24/$30 for anyone who is USCF-unrated or USCF-rated under 800.
PRIZES BASED ON 16 PLAYERS: $150 • $100, U1210 $90, U1010 $80.
No unrated player may win more than $90 in Under 1810 or $45 in Under 1410.

All entrants must be members of the United States Chess Federation. USCF dues may be paid with advance entry fee or on October 28 before start of play. Contact Parker (see below) for more information on USCF membership options.

To enter in advance, make check payable to Parker Montgomery, and mail it to him at PO Box 831, Middlebury, VT 05753-0831. Deadline for entry via USmail: postmarked by October 24. If you have a PayPal account, you may send advance EF via PayPal to Parker's account: vermonty64@earthlink.net (PayPal deadline 7:00 PM on October 27.)

Registration period for at-site entrants: Saturday, October 28, 9:00 to 10:05 AM.

Starting times of the rounds: Saturday 10:30 AM & 3:45 PM, Sunday 10:00 AM & 3:15 PM.

Half-point bye OK for any one round except for Round 4 in the Championship section. Deadline for requesting a half-point bye: Saturday 3:15 PM.

Tournament organizer: Parker "Monty" Montgomery, vermonty64@earthlink.net or 802-349-7739 (mobile). Tournament directors: Alex Relyea and Nita Patel.


♔ Sponsored by Vermont Chess Association and Chittenden County Chess Club ♚

We are grateful to the City of Burlington for providing the playing site for free!

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WN 2017 G/25;D3 QUICK

WNQ
Town Hall Annex, West Newbury MA
Saturday, 18 November 2017
Grand Prix Points: 6


5 round Swiss

TIME CONTROL:
  - Game/25, Delay/3

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

ENTRY FEE:
  - $30 by 10 November
  - $35 after 10 November or onsite
  - Free entry to all players rated 2200 or higher

LOCATION:
  - 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

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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
  - U1800: 1st $200, 2nd $100
  - Top 2 places guaranteed
  - Other 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



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

Pay online for NH Quick Championship on Square Market



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