♘  "It is astonishing how much hot water a master can wade into within the first dozen moves, despite a century of opening exploration." -William Ewart Napier  ♘
For a list of completed events, please refer to the WCC Crosstable Listings

2019 WCC Events


REMINDER: Players must be present by 7:10 P.M. on Wednesday in order to be paired for that round.
  NOTE: The deadline for registration for Round 1 of each tournament is 7 p.m.  

* NOTE:
All the 2019 tournaments, except the Laine Memorial, the Steadman Memorial and the club championship, are 5-round Swisses. The Laine Memorial & Steadman Memorial are 4-SS. The club championship ("A" Division) is an 8-player single round robin, while the "B" Division is a 7-SS.

There is no provision for make-up weeks for snow, since I wanted to maximize the number of 5-round Swisses in the winter. Thus, there will be no Quick Chess or Blitz Championship in 2019. Priority is given to regular Swisses, G/100 d5.

The "A" Division will have 8 players: the first 4 based on Grand Prix Points, & the remaining 4 being the top 4 winning percentage (See "Pct." column in the WCC Statistics spreassheet)
with a minimum of 22 games played in 2018-2019 season.
Byes: none.
Makeup games: none.
7RR, G/100 d5, McKay Complex, Room C192, Fitchburg State University, 67 Rindge Rd., Fitchburg, MA 01420.

The "B" Division will be open to all.
7SS, G/100 d5, McKay Complex, Room C192, Fitchburg State University, 67 Rindge Rd., Fitchburg, MA 01420.
EF: $20 annual club dues. Reg.: 6:30-7:10 p.m. Rds.: 7:15 p.m. each Wed. Byes: none. Prizes: chess books to 1st, top U1800, U1600, U1400, U1200, U1000.
No byes allowed in either section.

Fitchburg State University, McKay Campus School, Room C159.
67 Rindge Road, Fitchburg, MA 01420 Click Here for Directions

Rounds Time: 7:15 p.m.

Prize Info: Chess books, bragging rights & other miscellaneous intangibles.
Inquiry: Phone: George Mirijanian, 978-345-5011
E-mail: mailto:miriling2@aol.com
Requirement: USCF membership required. MACA membership optional.
Registration Information: Entry Fee: $1 per game played; free to Wachusett CC members.
Registration - Onsite: 6:30 to 7 p.m.
It is very important to have 7 p.m. the deadline for registration for Round 1
Air-conditioned, free parking

On-line ratings as of first night of the tournament will be used.


All regular weekly Wednesday night tournaments, except as noted above, info:

5SS, G/100, d/5
Fitchburg State University, McKay Campus School, Room C159.
67 Rindge Road, Fitchburg, MA 01420 Click Here for Directions

Rounds Time: 7:15 p.m.

Byes: 1-4, limit two.
Prize Info: Chess books to 1st, 2nd, top U1800, top U1600, & top U1400 (Section rating categories may fluctuate based on attendance).
Inquiry: Phone: George Mirijanian, 978-345-5011
MailAddress: 176 Oak Hill Rd., Fitchburg, MA 01420
E-mail: mailto:miriling2@aol.com
Requirement: USCF membership required. MACA membership optional.
Registration Information: Entry Fee: $1 per game played; free to Wachusett CC members.
Registration - Onsite: 7-7:10 p.m.
Air-conditioned, free parking

On-line ratings as of first night of each tournament will be used.


REMINDER: Players must be present by 7:10 P.M. on Wednesday in order to be paired for that round.

2019 WCC EVENTS
Reggie Boone Memorial (1926-2008)
Jan. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
USChess,
MA tournaments
George E. O'Rourke Memorial (1929-2007)
Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27, March 6
Gail S. Lingner Memorial (1942-2018)
March 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10
Martin Laine Memorial (1950-2014)
April 17, 24, May 1, 8
Wachusett CC Championship (both "A" & "B") *
May 15, 22, 29, June 5, 12, 19, 26
Harlow B. Daly Memorial (1883-1979)
July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Wayne L. Steadman Memorial (1943-2018)
August 7, 14, 21, 28
Rocco R. Pasquale Memorial (1922-2014)
September 4, 11, 18, 25, October 2
Ernest E. Fandreyer Memorial (1926-2012)
October 9, 16, 23, 30, November 6
No Wachusett Chess Club meeting
Nov. 27, 2019
George Sturgis Memorial (1891-1944)
November 13, 20, December 4, 11, 18