The Blackstone Chess Center is located in
the arts and cultural district of Pawtucket, RI.
Our regular club meetings are held Thursday evenings (7pm-11pm)
and Saturday afternoons (Noon-6pm).
Come visit the Chess Center at 250 Main Street,
Suite B3, Pawtucket RI.
Directions and more information
Next Major Event: Sunday May 19, Pawtucket Open, 12 Noon
Upcoming Events at the Blackstone Chess Center
Thu. May 9:16:23:30 8pm May Mayhem: 4SS G/90-10s, $5/game
Thu. May 9:16:23:30 7pm - 8pm Club Hour Quick Chess
Sat. May 11 12 Noon Rated/Unrated Quads: 3RR G/40-5, $10/$5
Sat. May 18 12 Noon Scrimmage/Quads: 2SS G/45-5, $10, side games $5
Sun. May 19 12 Noon Pawtucket Open: 3SS G/35+15, $25
Sat. May 25 12 Noon Rated/Unrated Quads: 3RR G/40-5, $10/$5
Sat. June 8 11am Open House A Quads: 2SS G/45+15, $15, $50 1st
Sat. June 8 1pm Open House B Quads: 2SS G/40-5, $10, $25 1st
Sat. June 8 4:00pm Open House Blitz: 6SS G/10 $5
Every Saturday - Scrimmage/Quads - 12 Noon
Quads: 2SS G/45, 12 noon, EF: $10, Prize: $25/quad
Rated games, $5. Quads (2 round swiss $10).
3:30pm: Quick Chess, Game/10-Game/15, $5
Format is flexible. Early arrivals can play longer games.
Late arrivals can form separate Quads, $5, $15 1st.
Side Games, $5.
SPECIAL May 11 and May 25 QUADS
Quads start at 1:00pm, 3SS G/40
Rated Quad: EF: $10, Prize: $25 1st.
Unrated Quad: EF: $5, Prize: $15 1st.
Sunday May 19 - Pawtucket Open
12 Noon. 3SS, Game/35, 15 sec. increment
EF: $25/30 (online/on-site), IM/GM free
U2000: $20/24 U1500; $15/18, U1000 $10/12
1at Prize in Open: $100, Guaranteed
Prizes: Open: $150-100, U2000: $75
U1500: $50-$25, U1000: Fun Prize
Total prize fund: $400 (based on 16 paid entries)
June 8: Open House
A Quads: 11:00am, 2SS, G/45+15s incr., EF:$15, 1st: $50
B Quads: 1:00pm, 2SS, G/40-5s delay, EF:$10, 1st: $25
Quick Chess: 4:00pm. 6 games G/10 or 4 games G/15
Entry Fee $5, free if you play in the Quads.
Rated games (side games) $5, Unrated games free
Every Thursday - Quick Chess + Rated Games - 7pm
6:30-8:30pm: unrated quick games (G/10 to G/30)
8pm: G/90-10s 4SS $5/game, flexible format, $$prizes
Play 1, 2, 3, or 4 games. Only one 1/2 point bye**
Rated side games available ($5), G/40-G/70
USCF rated games
One game per week for 3 or 4 weeks. $5 per game
Side games $5. Game/90, 10 second delay, 8pm
Quick Chess G/10-30 6:30-8pm. Rated side games 8pm.
Unrated games G/20 or greater after 8pm in designated area,
or Game/90 with 8pm start. Game/70 for late starters.
**Only one half-point bye allowed in this format,
unless joining round 3 in 4SS (two ½ point byes).
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