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76th New England Open

NEO
Hilton Garden Inn Boston/Burlington, Burlington, MA
Saturday-Monday, 3-5 September 2016


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

Six (6) Round Swiss

TIME CONTROL (click here for Chronos instructions):
  - 40/90, SD/30 + 30 sec increment

PRIZE FUND ($4,000 GTD):
  - Championship: 1st $600, 2nd $300, 3rd $250, U2400 $250, U2200 $250
            Revolving Trophy to all New England residents tied for first 
  - 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 (postmarked by 26 August)
  - $80 after 26 August and at site 
  - $30 discount to players U1600 section rated under 1000 or unrated; Free to GMs and IMs
  - Membership Required
  - Mass. residents: MACA ($12 adult, $6 junior U18, add $8 for optional Chess Horizons subscription), WMCA O.K. 
  - N.H. residents: NHCA ($8 adult, $6 junior U19, $10 with N.H. Chess Journal subscription). OSA

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

ROUND TIMES:
  - 10am and 4pm on Saturday, Sunday and Monday
  - Byes available in rounds 1-5, limit 2; must be requested before round 2

LOCATION
  - Hilton Garden Inn Boston/Burlington

  - 781-272-8800; 5 Wheeler Rd, Burlington, MA 01803
  - hotel room $119 by 19 August (click here for direct reservation link)
  - Complimentary shuttle within 5-mile radius of hotel; 6am-11pm daily; includes Anderson RTC

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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New England Blitz Championship

NEO Blitz
Hilton Garden Inn Boston/Burlington, Burlington, MA
Sunday, 4 September 2016


Grand Prix Points: 6

Four (4) round double Swiss

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 NEO section
  - $25 otherwise
  - Membership Required
  - Mass. residents: MACA ($12 adult, $6 junior U18, add $8 for optional Chess Horizons subscription), WMCA O.K. 
  - N.H. residents: NHCA ($8 adult, $6 junior U19, $10 with N.H. Chess Journal subscription). OSA

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

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

LOCATION
  - Hilton Garden Inn Boston/Burlington

  - 781-272-8800; 5 Wheeler Rd, Burlington, MA 01803
  - hotel room $119 by 19 August (click here for direct reservation link)
  - Complimentary shuttle within 5-mile radius of hotel; 6am-11pm daily; includes Anderson RTC

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 2016 Fall Open

WN Fall
Town Hall Annex, West Newbury, MA
Sunday, 25 September 2016


2 Sections: Open & U1600

Four (4) Round Swiss

TIME CONTROL:
  - Game/65, Delay/5

PRIZE FUND:
  - Open: 1st $100, 2nd $80, 3rd $60, 4th $50, 5th $40, U1900 $45
  - U1600: 1st $100, 2nd $80, 3rd $60, 4th $50, 5th $40, U1200 $45

ENTRY FEE (pay online): $30 by 18 September
  - $35 onsite

REGISTRATION: 9:00-9:45 AM

ROUND TIMES:

  - 10:00am – 1:00pm – 3:30pm – 6:00pm
  - One 1/2 point bye in rounds 1-3
  - Please bring boards, sets & clocks, none provided

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

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

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Manchester Blitzfest

Blitzfest
Saturday, 1 October 2016
Quality Inn Manchester Airport, Manchester, NH

Unique round robin event!
All players will play each other
Up to 31 rounds!

Game/5, Delay/0

80% of entry fees returned as prizes
    $500 bonus for perfect score!
    Players without a blitz rating will have prizes based on regular ratings

ENTRY FEE: $20
   Entries limited to first 32 players
   Advance entries will be posted on the website as received

Quality Inn Manchester Airport
   55 John E. Devine Drive, Manchester NH 03103

REGISTRATION: 11:00-11:45 AM

Drawing of lots at 12pm sharp!
     No onsite entries after drawing of lots
     Players not in attendance will be withdrawn

ROUND TIMES:  As soon as possible after 12pm
   No byes or withdraws
   All players agree to all rounds

Please bring boards, sets & clocks, none provided


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

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Lyndonville Quick Chess

Lyndonville
The Grindstone Cafe, Lyndonville, VT
Sunday, 2 October 2016


Grand Prix Points: 6

Six (6) Round Swiss

TIME CONTROL:
  - Game/25, Delay/3

PRIZE FUND ($600):
  - 1st $200, 2nd $100, U2000 $100, U1600 $100, U1200 $100

ENTRY FEE (pay online): $25 by 24 September
  - $30 onsite

LOCATION:
  - The Grindstone Cafe
  - 102 Depot Street, Lyndonville, VT 05851
  - Site is NOT wheelchair accessible.

REGISTRATION: 9:00 - 9:45 AM

ROUND TIMES:

  - 10AM – 11AM – 1PM – 2PM – 3PM – 4PM
  - One 1/2 point bye in rounds 1-5, must request by 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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Manchester Senior Open

Senior Open
Saturday-Sunday, 22-23 October 2016
Courtyard Marriott Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, Manchester, NH

Grand Prix Points: 10
FIDE rated

4SS (4 round swiss)

TIME CONTROL
(click here for Chronos instructions):
   40/90, SD/30 + 30 sec increment
   Analog clocks not allowed

ENTRY FEE: $50 (by 15 October)
   $55 at site
   Date of Birth must be included with entry
   Open to players born before 23 October 1966

PRIZE FUND ($$$1,100 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
   *Age as of 22 October 2016

LOCATION:
   Courtyard Marriott Manchester-Boston Regional Airport
   700 Huse Road, Manchester, NH 03103; phone: 603-641-4900
   HR $119 by 23 Sept (mention Relyea Chess Tournament rate)

REGISTRATION: 9:00-9:45 AM

ROUND TIMES:
   Sat: 10:00am - 4:00pm & Sun: 10:00am - 4:00pm
   One ½ point bye rounds 1-3

Please bring boards, sets & clocks, none provided


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

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Manchester Senior Blitz

Senior Blitz
Saturday, 22 Oct 2016
Courtyard Marriott Manchester-Boston Regional Airport,
Manchester, NH

5SS (5 round swiss)

Game/5, Delay/5

ENTRY FEE:
   $20 to players in Manchester Senior Open
   $25 otherwise
   Date of Birth must be included with entry
   Open to players born before 23 October 1966

PRIZE FUND
   80% of entry fees returned as prizes

LOCATION:
   Courtyard Marriott Manchester-Boston Regional Airport
   700 Huse Road, Manchester, NH 03103; phone: 603-641-4900
   HR $119 by 23 Sept (mention Relyea Chess Tournament rate)

REGISTRATION: 8:00-8:45 PM

Round 1 at 9:00 PM, rest ASAP


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

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Vermont Open

Vermont Open
Saturday-Sunday, 29-30 October 2016
Contois Auditorium, City Hall, Burlington, VT

4SS (4 round swiss) in three (3) sections

TIME CONTROL
(click here for Chronos instructions):
   40/90, SD/30 delay/5

ENTRY FEE:
    $48 for Open
    $38 for U1810
    $28 for U1410 ($18 for U1000 or Unrated in U1410 section)
    All entries $7 more after 10/27 or at site
Entrants must be members of the United States Chess Federation; USCF Dues may be paid with entry fee or at the playing site.

$$$1800 PRIZE FUND (based on 16 paid entries per section)
   OPEN: 1st $300, 2nd $200, 3rd $100, U2010 $150
   U1810: 1st $200, 2nd $150, 3rd $100, U1610 $150
   U1410: 1st $150, 2nd $100, 3rd $75, U1210 $75, U1010 $50

LOCATION:
  - Contois Auditorium, City Hall, 149 Church Street,
  - Burlington, VT 05401; 1.6 miles off Interstate 89, exit 14‐W

REGISTRATION:
  - Saturday, 9:30‐10:30 AM

ROUND TIMES:
  - Saturday, 11:00 and 4:00; Sunday, 10:00 and 3:15
  - 1/2‐point bye for rounds 1‐4 (1‐3 in Open) w/notice before round 1

Mail Entries To: David Carter, 36‐B Mansion Street, Winooski, VT 05404

Please bring boards, sets & clocks, none provided


Sponsored by Vermont Chess Association, Chittenden County Chess Club, Relyea Chess and City of Burlington, VT

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WN 2016 G/30 Hexes

Hex
West Newbury, MA
Saturday, 12 November 2016

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

TIME CONTROL
    - Game/30, Delay/5

PRIZE FUND: $100 per hex
    - 1st $70, 2nd $30

ENTRY FEE (pay online): $20 (postmarked by 5 November)
    - $25 at site 

REGISTRATION: 
    - 9:00-9:45AM 

ROUND TIMES:
    - 10:00AM – 11:15AM – 1:15PM – 2:30PM – 3:45PM
    - NO byes or withdraws allowed
    - All players agree to play all rounds

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

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IM Danny Kopec UMaine Memorial

Kopec
University of Maine, Orono, Maine
Saturday, 19 November 2016

All proceeds benefit the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network!

Four (4) round Swiss

TIME CONTROL:
  - Game/65, Delay/5

SECTIONS:
  - Open, U2000 and U1550

PRIZE FUND ($1,000 GTD):
  - Open: 1st $200, 2nd $100
  - U2000: 1st $200, 2nd $100
  - U1550: 1st $200, 2nd $100; U1100 $100

ENTRY FEE (pay online):
  - $25 by 12 November
  - $30 onsite

LOCATION:
  - Bangor Room, Memorial Union, University of Maine, Orono, ME

REGISTRATION:
  - 9:00 to 9:45AM 

ROUND TIMES:
  - 10AM – 1PM – 3:30PM – 6PM
  - One 1/2 point bye in rounds 1-3

Please bring boards, sets & clocks, none provided

CHECKS: payable to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
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

BB
Hilton Boston Back Bay
Saturday-Sunday, 17-18 December 2016


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 (click here for Chronos instructions):
  - 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): $70 (postmarked by 10 December)
  - $80 at site 
  - $30 discount to players U1600 section 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:
  - Hilton Boston Back Bay

  - 617-236-1100; 40 Dalton St, Boston MA 02115
  - Hotel room: $109, mention Back Bay Open by 16 November
  - NOTE: Garage $43/day with in & out, 1 block from Prudential T Stop

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 Blitz

BB Blitz
Hilton Boston Back Bay
Saturday, 17 December 2016


Grand Prix Points: 6

Four (4) round double Swiss

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 St, Boston MA 02115
  - Hotel room: $109, mention Back Bay Open by 16 November
  - NOTE: Garage $43/day with in & out, 1 block from Prudential T Stop

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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Portsmouth Open

Portsmouth
Holiday Inn, Portsmouth, NH
Saturday-Sunday: 14-15 January 2017

FIDE rated; GPP 20 (enhanced)

Four (4) round double Swiss

Two (2) sections: Open & U1750

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): 
  - $60 advance (must be postmarked by 7 January 2017)
  - $65 on site

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

ROUND TIMES:
  - Sat  10:00 – 4:00; Sun  10:00 – 4:00

LOCATION:
  - Holiday Inn Portsmouth (603-431-8000)

  - 300 Woodbury Avenue, Portsmouth, NH 03801
  - Room rate $89.00  by 15 December (mention Relyea Chess)

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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Queen City IM Norm Tournament

IM Norm
Homewood Suites, Manchester NH
Thursday-Monday, 23-27 March 2017


Ten (10) round event!
Six (6) player double round robin

TIME CONTROL (click here for Chronos instructions):
  - Digital clocks: 40/90,  SD/30 + 30 sec increment from move one

PRIZE FUND ($2000 GTD):
  - 1st $1,000, 2nd $600, 3rd $400

ENTRY FEE:  by invitation only

ROUND TIMES:
  - 10:00AM and 5:00PM each day

LOCATION:
  - Homewood Suites Manchester (603-668-2200)

  - 1000 Perimeter Road, Manchester, NH 03103
  - Studio Suites $149; One Bedroom Suites $159

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


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