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78th New England Open

September 1 @ 8:00 am - September 3 @ 8:00 pm

SENECA will be hosting the 2018 New England Open in Newton, MA, on Labor Day Weekend. We invite players of all ages to participate in one of our 3-day, 2-day, or scholastic sections!

 

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Dates
September 1-3, 2018

Location
Crowne Plaza Boston – Newton
320 Washington Street
Newton, MA 02458

Hotel Information
Rooms are $119/night. Reserve ASAP due to limited availability. Reserve by calling the hotel directly at 617-969-3010 and asking for the 2018 NEO Chess Room Rate.

Time Control
40/100, SD/30, d10 (2-day rounds 1-3 are G/45, d5)

USCF Grand Prix Points
20 Grand Prix Points

Sections
Championship Section (rated 1800 or above) – 3-day only – FIDE Rated
U2000 – 3-day or 2-day
U1800 – 3-day or 2-day
U1600 – 3-day or 2-day

Round Times – 3 Day Section
Saturday 11:00 AM & 5:30 PM
Sunday 11:00 AM & 5:30 PM
Monday 10:30 AM & 3:45 PM

Round Times – 2 Day Section (Rounds 1-3 are G/45, d5)
Sunday 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM & 5:30 PM
Monday 10:30 AM & 3:45 PM

Byes
Limit 2 byes, rounds 1-5 in the Championship section, rounds 1-6 in the U2000 to U1600 sections. Players must commit to byes in rounds 4-6 before round 2. Byes in rounds 4-6 are irrevocable.

Prizes
$4,000 GUARANTEED
Championship section – $650 – 300 – 250, top U2400 $225, top U2200 $225
U2000 section – $400 – 200 – 150
U1800 section – $400 – 200 – 150
U1600 section – $300 – 150 – 100, top U1400 $150, top U1200 $150

Entry Fee
3-day section – $75 online by 11:59 PM on 8/30, $85 onsite
2-day section – $74 online by 11:59 PM on 8/30, $85 onsite
FREE to GMs and IMs

Onsite Registration
3-Day: Saturday, 9/1 – 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
2-Day: Sunday, 9/2 – 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM

Other Information
1. There is no 2-day schedule for the Championship Section.
2. The Championship Section is FIDE rated and uses FIDE rules.
3. Free entry to GMs and IMs.
4. New England champion title to the highest-scoring New England resident or student in each section.
5. Unrated prize limits: $200 in U2000, $150 in U1800, $100 in U1600, cannot win title except in the Championship Section.
6. Official September USCF ratings will be used. Unofficial ratings are usually used if otherwise unrated.
7. Please bring chess sets and clocks. No equipment will be provided.

Contact Info
For more information, contact Frank Vogel at 401-837-1302 or at frankvogel3@verizon.net. After August 29, you must contact Frank Vogel via phone. Email will not be actively monitored after August 29, 2018.

Tax Reporting
Please note our Tax Reporting Policy and bring appropriate documentation to the event, if applicable.

Details

Start:
September 1 @ 8:00 am
End:
September 3 @ 8:00 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

Southeast New England Chess Assn.
Phone:
401-837-1302
Email:
frankvogel3@verizon.net
Website:
www.senecachess.org

Venue

Crowne Plaza Boston – Newton
320 Washington Street
Newton, MA 02458 United States
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Phone:
617-969-3010
Website:
http://www.crowneplazanewton.com/