Contact: Frank Kolasinski
Phone: 413-209-9450
Springfield MA – November 1, 2008

Greetings to all my valued chess friends and supporters,

As a 501(c7) not-for-profit organization, the Western Massachusetts Chess Association attempts to do some “good will”/charitable work each year to assist the community in which most of us reside in. This year, WMCA is co-sponsoring the 6th annual UMass G/60, with ALL profits to go to support the UMass Chess Club at the UMass Campus in Amherst.

The ideas behind this are simple: Back in the early to mid-70’s, the UMass CC sponsored many strong and lavish chess events, with grandmaster-style playing conditions. We hope our efforts to support the club will assist everyone in a return to this era, while helping to promote the revival of chess in the five college area as well! Please note the special entry fees offered to ALL master level players, as well as to ALL college students (please bring your college I.D.!) and new or unrated players.

The prize fund for this annual “fun” event is higher this year as well, in an effort to attract top level competition. All that is needed now is your support… by playing in this event, you help support a worthy cause and assist our efforts to promote the game that we all love.

I hope to see you across the board from me on Saturday, November 15th at UMass/Amherst!!

Best wishes,
Frank Kolasinski
President, Western Massachusetts Chess Association

6th annual UMass G/60
Co-sponsored by the UMass Chess Club and the Western Massachusetts Chess Association


UMASS COLLEGE CAMPUS, Lincoln Campus Center Amherst, MA

PRIZE FUND: $780 b/30 Entries (Those paying the SPECIAL ENTRY FEE are not included in the b/30). FORMAT: 4SS, Game/60, U.S.C.F. Rated. U.S.C.F. membership is required.

BYES: Limit of one 1/2-point bye, available for any round, specified with entry.


ROUND TIMES: 9:30 AM, 12:00 PM, 2:30 PM, 5:00 PM

SECTIONS//PRIZES: OPEN // 1st $200, 2nd $150U1800 // 1st $150, 2nd $100 U1400 // 1st $100, 2nd $75

ADVANCE ENTRY FEE: $26, Postmarked by November 10th, 2008.

ALL COLLEGE STUDENTS: $20 advanced entry fee!!!

SPECIAL ENTRY FEES: Titled Masters of any kind

– FREE ENTRY (Advanced entry fee deducted from PRIZE WINNINGS) New and unrated players, $15 postmarked by November 10th. New and unrated players must play in U1400 Section.

W.M.C.A. MEMBER DISCOUNTS: $2 off (USCF and WMCA memberships available at site).


Directions: Mass Pike (Route 90) West to Exit 4 (West Springfield) onto Route 91 North to Exit 19 (Northampton/Amherst) – Right onto Route 9 and go approximately 4.5 miles to Route 116 North (left turn at the lights), then 1 mile to Umass Exit – Right at the end of the ramp onto Massachusetts Avenue. At the second set of lights turn left onto Commonwealth Avenue. Boyden Gymnasium is on the corner of Commonwealth & Massachusetts Avenues – At the next set of lights turn right onto Campus Center Way and proceed up Campus Center Way – The entrance to the Campus Center Parking Garage is halfway to the top of the hill on the right.

Mail check, payable to W.M.C.A., and entry form to: Frank Kolasinski, 119 Brunswick Street, Springfield MA 01108

Any questions? Call Frank at 413-209-9450 or e-mail:
WMCA website:*

*******************entry form*******************************************
UMass G/60Name ________________________________USCF ID #:________________________Expiration date_________
Rating ________Section______________________________½ point byes (if available) circle round/s 1 2 3 4
Entry Fee:_____________ USCF membership fee (circle one) new or renewing: _______________ TOTAL enclosed: _________________

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