Schedule: Spring 2019-Spring 2020

Masters play for free

To qualify, a Master must show a current rating of 2200 or more in the latest USCF Ratings Supplement, or must possess a Life Master title, for which he/she must provide satisfactory proof at time of entry.

All tournaments, except Unrated ones, require current USCF Memberships of all participants at the time of play.

Maximum of ONE half-point bye granted in any non-Blitz event, or TWO half-point byes in ONE Round in a Rated Blitz, except where noted on the Schedule. No half-point bye is granted unless the player receiving it plays in a later Round than the one in which he receives the bye - therefore NEVER the last Round.

May 2019

Friday, May 3: Waltham First Friday #180 (quick). Seven round, G/10 d3, quick-rated Swiss. Registration 6:30-7:25 p.m. Round one at 7:45 p.m. (FIXED). EF $10 (amateur $5; Master FREE). 1st, 2nd, 3rd Prizes overall; U1800; U1400; 3rd Prize and class prizes awarded ONLY with at least five players in competition in the class.

Friday, May 10: NOTE EARLIER START TIME and SECTIONS!! Waltham Troff G/25 d5 4-Round Swiss (dual). Four round, G/25 d5, dual-rated Swiss. Registration 6:00-6:55 p.m. Round one immediately after at 7 PM. EF $10 (amateur $5; Master FREE). THREE SECTIONS: Open, U1800, U1400. Each Section to be offered ONLY with at least five players in competition in the Section. 1st, 2nd Prizes in each Section.

Friday, May 17: Waltham May G/15 d3 (quick). Five round, G/15 d3, quick-rated Swiss. Registration 6:30-7:25 p.m. Round one at 7:45 p.m. (FIXED). EF $10 (amateur $5; Master FREE). 1st, 2nd, 3rd Prizes overall; U1800; U1400; 3rd Prize and class prizes awarded ONLY with at least five players in competition in the class.

Friday, May 24: Waltham Memorial Day LADDER! Five+ round, G/15 d3, UNRATED Swiss. Registration 6:30-7:25 p.m. Round one at 7:45 p.m. (FIXED). EF $10 (amateur $5; Master FREE). Players lined up top to bottom by rating on a Ladder, move up and down Ladder as they win, lose, or draw. 1st, 2nd, 3rd Prizes based on final Ladder placement; 1st, 2nd, 3rd Prizes based on Point Score (no player may win more than one cash Prize). FREE PIZZA NIGHT!!!

Friday, May 31: Waltham May G/5 d0 (blitz). Six round, G/5 d0, RATED Double Swiss. Registration 6:30-7:25 p.m. Round one at 7:45 p.m. (FIXED). EF $10 (amateur $5; Master FREE). 1st, 2nd, 3rd Prizes overall; U1800; U1400; 3rd Prize and class prizes awarded ONLY with at least five players in competition in the class.

June 2019

Friday, June 7: Waltham First Friday #181 (quick). Seven round, G/10 d3, quick-rated Swiss. Registration 6:30-7:25 p.m. Round one at 7:45 p.m. (FIXED). EF $10 (amateur $5; Master FREE). 1st, 2nd, 3rd Prizes overall; U1800; U1400; 3rd Prize and class prizes awarded ONLY with at least five players in competition in the class.

Friday, June 14: Waltham June G/15 d3 (quick). Five round, G/15 d3, quick-rated Swiss. Registration 6:30-7:25 p.m. Round one at 7:45 p.m. (FIXED). EF $10 (amateur $5; Master FREE). 1st, 2nd, 3rd Prizes overall; U1800; U1400; 3rd Prize and class prizes awarded ONLY with at least five players in competition in the class.

Friday, June 21: Waltham Morphy G/25 d5 QUAD (dual). Three round, G/25 d5, QUAD. Registration 6:30-7:25 p.m. Round one at 7:45 p.m. (FIXED). EF $10 (amateur $5, but NOT available for QUAD Sections; Master FREE). 1st Prize in each Section.

Friday, June 28: Waltham June G/5 d0 (blitz). Six round, G/5 d0, RATED Double Swiss. Registration 6:30-7:25 p.m. Round one at 7:45 p.m. (FIXED). EF $10 (amateur $5; Master FREE). 1st, 2nd, 3rd Prizes overall; U1800; U1400; 3rd Prize and class prizes awarded ONLY with at least five players in competition in the class.

July 2019

Friday, July 5: Waltham First Friday #182 (quick). Seven round, G/10 d3, quick-rated Swiss. Registration 6:30-7:25 p.m. Round one at 7:45 p.m. (FIXED). EF $10 (amateur $5; Master FREE). 1st, 2nd, 3rd Prizes overall; U1800; U1400; 3rd Prize and class prizes awarded ONLY with at least five players in competition in the class.

Friday, July 12: Waltham Rudenko G/15 d3 (quick). Five round, G/15 d3, quick-rated Swiss. Registration 6:30-7:25 p.m. Round one at 7:45 p.m. (FIXED). EF $10 (amateur $5; Master FREE). 1st, 2nd, 3rd Prizes overall; U1800; U1400; 3rd Prize and class prizes awarded ONLY with at least five players in competition in the class.

Friday, July 19: Waltham Chess Club BLITZ Championship 2019 - 1 (blitz). Twelve-round RATED Double Swiss, G/5 d0, maximum of two half point byes available, but on 7/26 ONLY if the player plays in Round 12. Registration 6:30-7:25 p.m. Round one at 7:45 p.m. (FIXED. EF: Non-masters: $15 per night, $20 both nights; Masters: $7.50 per night, $10 both nights. 1st and 2nd Prizes per section for both nights combined, plus 3rd Prize, Under 1800, Under 1400 if there are at least five players competing in a class, plus one Daily Prize per night if funds permit. 1st Place winner is declared the WALTHAM CHESS CLUB BLITZ CHAMPION. TD reserves the right to split the Championship into two separate events (7/19 and 7/26) for pairing purposes.

Friday, July 26: Waltham Chess Club BLITZ Championship 2019 - 2 (blitz). Twelve-round RATED Double Swiss, G/5 d0, maximum of two half point byes available, but on 7/26 ONLY if the player plays in Round 12. Registration 6:30-7:25 p.m. Round one at 7:45 p.m. (FIXED). EF: Non-masters: $15 per night, $20 both nights; Masters: $7.50 per night, $10 both nights. 1st and 2nd Prizes per section for both nights combined, plus 3rd Prize, Under 1800, Under 1400 if there are at least five players competing in a class, plus one Daily Prize per night if funds permit. 1st Place winner is declared the WALTHAM CHESS CLUB BLITZ CHAMPION. TD reserves the right to split this Championship into two separate events (7/19 and 7/26) for pairing purposes.

August 2019

Friday, August 2: Waltham First Friday #183 (quick). Seven round, G/10 d3, quick-rated Swiss. Registration 6:30-7:25 p.m. Round one at 7:45 p.m. (FIXED). EF $10 (amateur $5; Master FREE). 1st, 2nd, 3rd Prizes overall; U1800; U1400; 3rd Prize and class prizes awarded ONLY with at least five players in competition in the class.

Friday, August 9: NOTE EARLIER START TIME and SECTIONS!! Waltham Renter G/25 d5 4-Round Swiss (dual). Four round, G/25 d5, dual-rated Swiss. Registration 6:00-6:55 p.m. Round one immediately after at 7 PM. EF $10 (amateur $5; Master FREE). THREE SECTIONS: Open, U1800, U1400. Each Section to be offered ONLY with at least five players in competition in the Section. 1st, 2nd Prizes in each Section.

Friday, August 16: Waltham August G/15 d3 (quick). Five round, G/15 d3, quick-rated Swiss. Registration 6:30-7:25 p.m. Round one at 7:45 p.m. (FIXED). EF $10 (amateur $5; Master FREE). 1st, 2nd, 3rd Prizes overall; U1800; U1400; 3rd Prize and class prizes awarded ONLY with at least five players in competition in the class.

Friday, August 23: Waltham August G/5 d0 (blitz). Six round, G/5 d0, RATED Double Swiss. Registration 6:30-7:25 p.m. Round one at 7:45 p.m. (FIXED). EF $10 (amateur $5; Master FREE). 1st, 2nd, 3rd Prizes overall; U1800; U1400; 3rd Prize and class prizes awarded ONLY with at least five players in competition in the class.

Friday, August 30: Waltham FREE Wild Card #52 (Labor Day weekend). Five round G/4 d2 (Double Swiss) or five round G/10 d2 or four round G/10 d5 based on consensus. EF FREE!! No cash prizes. Unrated event. FREE PIZZA NIGHT!!!

September 2019

Friday, September 6: Waltham First Friday #184 (quick). Seven round, G/10 d3, quick-rated Swiss. Registration 6:30-7:25 p.m. Round one at 7:45 p.m. (FIXED). EF $10 (amateur $5; Master FREE). 1st, 2nd, 3rd Prizes overall; U1800; U1400; 3rd Prize and class prizes awarded ONLY with at least five players in competition in the class.

Friday, September 13: Waltham Triskaidekaphobia #20 (quick). Six round, G/13 d3, quick-rated Swiss. Registration 6:30-7:25 p.m. Round one at 7:45 PM (FIXED). EF $13 (amateur $5; Master FREE). 1st, 2nd, 3rd Prizes overall; U1800; U1400; 3rd Prize and class prizes awarded ONLY with at least five players in competition in the class.

Friday, September 20: Waltham Zukertort G/25 d5 QUAD (dual). Three round, G/25 d5, QUAD. Registration 6:30-7:25 p.m. Round one at 7:45 p.m. (FIXED). EF $10 (amateur $5, but NOT available for QUAD Sections; Master FREE). 1st Prize in each Section.

Friday, September 27: Waltham September G/5 d0 (blitz). Six round, G/5 d0, RATED Double Swiss. Registration 6:30-7:25 p.m. Round one at 7:45 p.m. (FIXED). EF $10 (amateur $5; Master FREE). 1st, 2nd, 3rd Prizes overall; U1800; U1400; 3rd Prize and class prizes awarded ONLY with at least five players in competition in the class.

October 2019

Friday, October 4: Waltham FREE Wild Card #53 (Columbus Day weekend). Five round G/4 d2 (Double Swiss) or five round G/10 d2 or four round G/10 d5 based on consensus. EF FREE!! No cash prizes. Unrated event. FREE PIZZA NIGHT!!!

Friday, October 11: Waltham Chess Club Championship and Pat Arena Memorial Open 2019 - 1 (dual). Championship: Five-way Round Robin, one game per evening, 40/90 SD/30 d5, by invitation only to six of Waltham CC's strongest players, the winner of whom will be declared the WALTHAM CHESS CLUB CHAMPION. (2nd Place Prize offered if prizes permit.) Pat Arena Memorial Open: Ten-round Swiss, G/45 d5, two games per evening, maximum of two half point byes available EXCEPT for Round 10 AFTER 11/1 (or Round 9 unless player shows up for Round 10). Registration 6:30-7:25 p.m. Round one at 7:45 p.m. (FIXED). EF: Championship: $25 all five nights. Pat Arena Memorial Open: Non-masters: $15 per night, $40 all five nights; Masters: $10 per night, $25 all five nights. One Daily Prize per Section every night. Grand 1st and 2nd Prizes per Section for all five nights, plus 3rd Prize, Under 1800, Under 1400 if there are at least five players competing in a class.

Friday, October 18: Waltham Chess Club Championship and Pat Arena Memorial Open 2019 - 2 (dual). Championship: Five-way Round Robin, one game per evening, 40/90 SD/30 d5, by invitation only to six of Waltham CC's strongest players, the winner of whom will be declared the WALTHAM CHESS CLUB CHAMPION. (2nd Place Prize offered if prizes permit.) Pat Arena Memorial Open: Ten-round Swiss, G/45 d5, two games per evening, maximum of two half point byes available EXCEPT for Round 10 AFTER 11/1 (or Round 9 unless player shows up for Round 10). Registration 6:30-7:25 p.m. Round one at 7:45 p.m. (FIXED). EF: Championship: $25 all five nights. Pat Arena Memorial Open: Non-masters: $15 per night, $40 all five nights; Masters: $10 per night, $25 all five nights. One Daily Prize per Section every night. Grand 1st and 2nd Prizes per Section for all five nights, plus 3rd Prize, Under 1800, Under 1400 if there are at least five players competing in a class.

Friday, October 25: Waltham Chess Club Championship and Pat Arena Memorial Open 2019 - 3 (dual). Championship: Five-way Round Robin, one game per evening, 40/90 SD/30 d5, by invitation only to six of Waltham CC's strongest players, the winner of whom will be declared the WALTHAM CHESS CLUB CHAMPION. (2nd Place Prize offered if prizes permit.) Pat Arena Memorial Open: Ten-round Swiss, G/45 d5, two games per evening, maximum of two half point byes available EXCEPT for Round 10 AFTER 11/1 (or Round 9 unless player shows up for Round 10). Registration 6:30-7:25 p.m. Round one at 7:45 p.m. (FIXED). EF: Championship: $25 all five nights. Pat Arena Memorial Open: Non-masters: $15 per night, $40 all five nights; Masters: $10 per night, $25 all five nights. One Daily Prize per Section every night. Grand 1st and 2nd Prizes per Section for all five nights, plus 3rd Prize, Under 1800, Under 1400 if there are at least five players competing in a class.

November 2019

Friday, November 1: Waltham Chess Club Championship and Pat Arena Memorial Open 2019 - 4 (dual). Championship: Five-way Round Robin, one game per evening, 40/90 SD/30 d5, by invitation only to six of Waltham CC's strongest players, the winner of whom will be declared the WALTHAM CHESS CLUB CHAMPION. (2nd Place Prize offered if prizes permit.) Pat Arena Memorial Open: Ten-round Swiss, G/45 d5, two games per evening, maximum of two half point byes available EXCEPT for Round 10 AFTER 11/1 (or Round 9 unless player shows up for Round 10). Registration 6:30-7:25 p.m. Round one at 7:45 p.m. (FIXED). EF: Championship: $25 all five nights. Pat Arena Memorial Open: Non-masters: $15 per night, $40 all five nights; Masters: $10 per night, $25 all five nights. One Daily Prize per Section every night. Grand 1st and 2nd Prizes per Section for all five nights, plus 3rd Prize, Under 1800, Under 1400 if there are at least five players competing in a class.

Friday, November 8: Waltham Chess Club Championship and Pat Arena Memorial Open 2019 - 5 (dual). Championship: Five-way Round Robin, one game per evening, 40/90 SD/30 d5, by invitation only to six of Waltham CC's strongest players, the winner of whom will be declared the WALTHAM CHESS CLUB CHAMPION. (2nd Place Prize offered if prizes permit.) Pat Arena Memorial Open: Ten-round Swiss, G/45 d5, two games per evening, maximum of two half point byes available EXCEPT for Round 10 AFTER 11/1 (or Round 9 unless player shows up for Round 10). Registration 6:30-7:25 p.m. Round one at 7:45 p.m. (FIXED). EF: Championship: $25 all five nights. Pat Arena Memorial Open: Non-masters: $15 per night, $40 all five nights; Masters: $10 per night, $25 all five nights. One Daily Prize per Section every night. Grand 1st and 2nd Prizes per Section for all five nights, plus 3rd Prize, Under 1800, Under 1400 if there are at least five players competing in a class.

Friday, November 15: Waltham NOT First Friday #13 (quick). Seven round, G/10 d3, quick-rated Swiss. Registration 6:30-7:25 p.m. Round one at 7:45 p.m. (FIXED). EF $10 (amateur $5; Master FREE). 1st, 2nd, 3rd Prizes overall; U1800; U1400; 3rd Prize and class prizes awarded ONLY with at least five players in competition in the class.

Friday, November 22: Waltham Capablanca G/5 d0 (blitz). Six round, G/5 d0, RATED Double Swiss. Registration 6:30-7:25 p.m. Round one at 7:45 p.m. (FIXED). EF $10 (amateur $5; Master FREE). 1st, 2nd, 3rd Prizes overall; U1800; U1400; 3rd Prize and class prizes awarded ONLY with at least five players in competition in the class.

Friday, November 29: CLOSED (Thanksgiving weekend) - Happy Holidays!!!

December 2019

Friday, December 6: Waltham Chess Club QUICK Championship 2019 - 1 (quick). Fourteen-round Swiss, G/10 d3, maximum of two half point byes available, but on 12/13 ONLY if the player plays in Round 14. Registration 6:30-7:25 p.m. Round one at 7:45 p.m. (FIXED). EF: Non-masters: $15 per night, $20 both nights; Masters: $7.50 per night, $10 both nights. 1st and 2nd Prizes per section for both nights combined, plus 3rd Prize, Under 1800, Under 1400 if there are at least five players competing in a class, plus one Daily Prize per night if funds permit. 1st Place winner is declared the WALTHAM CHESS CLUB QUICK CHAMPION. TD reserves the right to split the Championship into two separate events (12/6 and 12/13) for pairing purposes.

Friday, December 13: Waltham Chess Club QUICK Championship 2019 - 2 (quick). Fourteen-round Swiss, G/10 d3, maximum of two half point byes available, but on 12/13 ONLY if the player plays in Round 14. Registration 6:30-7:25 p.m. Round one at 7:45 p.m. (FIXED). EF: Non-masters: $15 per night, $20 both nights; Masters: $7.50 per night, $10 both nights. 1st and 2nd Prizes per section for both nights combined, plus 3rd Prize, Under 1800, Under 1400 if there are at least five players competing in a class, plus one Daily Prize per night if funds permit. 1st Place winner is declared the WALTHAM CHESS CLUB QUICK CHAMPION. TD reserves the right to split the Championship into two separate events (12/6 and 12/13) for pairing purposes.

Friday, December 20: Open House ** Christmas Party!!! ** 7:30 PM. Please bring a food/snack item. G/5 d0 or G/10 d3 based on consensus. May involve Bughouse. EF FREE!! No cash prizes. Unrated event.

Friday, December 27: CLOSED (Holiday Week) - Happy Holidays!!!

January 2020

Friday, January 3: Waltham First Friday #185 (quick). Seven round, G/10 d3, quick-rated Swiss. Registration 6:30-7:25 p.m. Round one at 7:45 p.m. (FIXED). EF $10 (amateur $5; Master FREE). 1st, 2nd, 3rd Prizes overall; U1800; U1400; 3rd Prize and class prizes awarded ONLY with at least five players in competition in the class.

Friday, January 10: Waltham January G/15 d3 (quick). Five round, G/15 d3, quick-rated Swiss. Registration 6:30-7:25 p.m. Round one at 7:45 p.m. (FIXED). EF $10 (amateur $5; Master FREE). 1st, 2nd, 3rd Prizes overall; U1800; U1400; 3rd Prize and class prizes awarded ONLY with at least five players in competition in the class.

Friday, January 17: NOTE EARLIER START TIME and SECTIONS!! Waltham Vladimirov G/25 d5 4-Round Swiss (dual). Four round, G/25 d5, dual-rated Swiss. Registration 6:00-6:55 p.m. Round one immediately after at 7 PM. EF $10 (amateur $5; Master FREE). THREE SECTIONS: Open, U1800, U1400. Each Section to be offered ONLY with at least five players in competition in the Section. 1st, 2nd Prizes in each Section.

Friday, January 24: WINTERTIME! THEMATIC Tournament!! Four round, G/10 d0, UNRATED Double Swiss. Registration 6:30-7:25 p.m. Round one at 7:45 p.m. (FIXED). EF $10 (amateur $5; Master FREE). Openings to be chosen randomly from players' suggestions and announced in advance. Competitors play BOTH WHITE AND BLACK from the same starting position in two separate games per Round. 1st, 2nd, 3rd Prizes overall; U1800; U1400; 3rd Prize and class prizes awarded ONLY with at least five players in competition in the class.

Friday, January 31: Waltham January G/5 d0 (blitz). Six round, G/5 d0, RATED Double Swiss. Registration 6:30-7:25 p.m. Round one at 7:45 p.m. (FIXED). EF $10 (amateur $5; Master FREE). 1st, 2nd, 3rd Prizes overall; U1800; U1400; 3rd Prize and class prizes awarded ONLY with at least five players in competition in the class.

February 2020

Friday, February 7: Waltham First Friday #186 (quick). Seven round, G/10 d3, quick-rated Swiss. Registration 6:30-7:25 p.m. Round one at 7:45 p.m. (FIXED). EF $10 (amateur $5; Master FREE). 1st, 2nd, 3rd Prizes overall; U1800; U1400; 3rd Prize and class prizes awarded ONLY with at least five players in competition in the class.

Friday, February 14: Waltham FREE Wild Card #54 (start of President's Day weekend). Five round G/4 d2 (Double Swiss) or five round G/10 d2 or four round G/10 d5 based on consensus. EF FREE!! No cash prizes. Unrated event. FREE PIZZA NIGHT!!!

Friday, February 21: Waltham Koch G/15 d3 (quick). Five round, G/15 d3, quick-rated Swiss. Registration 6:30-7:25 p.m. Round one at 7:45 p.m. (FIXED). EF $10 (amateur $5; Master FREE). 1st, 2nd, 3rd Prizes overall; U1800; U1400; 3rd Prize and class prizes awarded ONLY with at least five players in competition in the class.

Friday, February 28: Waltham February G/5 d0 (blitz). Six round, G/5 d0, RATED Double Swiss. Registration 6:30-7:25 p.m. Round one at 7:45 p.m. (FIXED). EF $10 (amateur $5; Master FREE). 1st, 2nd, 3rd Prizes overall; U1800; U1400; 3rd Prize and class prizes awarded ONLY with at least five players in competition in the class.

March 2020

Friday, March 6: Waltham First Friday #187 (quick). Seven round, G/10 d3, quick-rated Swiss. Registration 6:30-7:25 p.m. Round one at 7:45 p.m. (FIXED). EF $10 (amateur $5; Master FREE). 1st, 2nd, 3rd Prizes overall; U1800; U1400; 3rd Prize and class prizes awarded ONLY with at least five players in competition in the class.

Friday, March 13: Waltham Triskaidekaphobia #21 (quick). Six round, G/13 d3, quick-rated Swiss. Registration 6:30-7:25 p.m. Round one at 7:45 PM (FIXED). EF $13 (amateur $5; Master FREE). 1st, 2nd, 3rd Prizes overall; U1800; U1400; 3rd Prize and class prizes awarded ONLY with at least five players in competition in the class.

Friday, March 20: Waltham Kunte G/25 d5 QUAD (dual). Three round, G/25 d5, QUAD. Registration 6:30-7:25 p.m. Round one at 7:45 p.m. (FIXED). EF $10 (amateur $5, but NOT available for QUAD Sections; Master FREE). 1st Prize in each Section.

Friday, March 27: Waltham March G/5 d0 (blitz). Six round, G/5 d0, RATED Double Swiss. Registration 6:30-7:25 p.m. Round one at 7:45 p.m. (FIXED). EF $10 (amateur $5; Master FREE). 1st, 2nd, 3rd Prizes overall; U1800; U1400; 3rd Prize and class prizes awarded ONLY with at least five players in competition in the class.

April 2020

Friday, April 3: Waltham First Friday #188 (quick). Seven round, G/10 d3, quick-rated Swiss. Registration 6:30-7:25 p.m. Round one at 7:45 p.m. (FIXED). EF $10 (amateur $5; Master FREE). 1st, 2nd, 3rd Prizes overall; U1800; U1400; 3rd Prize and class prizes awarded ONLY with at least five players in competition in the class.

Friday, April 10: Waltham FREE Wild Card #55 (start of President's Day weekend). Five round G/4 d2 (Double Swiss) or five round G/10 d2 or four round G/10 d5 based on consensus. EF FREE!! No cash prizes. Unrated event.

Friday, April 17: Waltham Antunac G/15 d3 (quick). Five round, G/15 d3, quick-rated Swiss. Registration 6:30-7:25 p.m. Round one at 7:45 p.m. (FIXED). EF $10 (amateur $5; Master FREE). 1st, 2nd, 3rd Prizes overall; U1800; U1400; 3rd Prize and class prizes awarded ONLY with at least five players in competition in the class.

Friday, April 24: Waltham April G/5 d0 (blitz). Six round, G/5 d0, RATED Double Swiss. Registration 6:30-7:25 p.m. Round one at 7:45 p.m. (FIXED). EF $10 (amateur $5; Master FREE). 1st, 2nd, 3rd Prizes overall; U1800; U1400; 3rd Prize and class prizes awarded ONLY with at least five players in competition in the class.

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