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Open Streets 2023

On Sunday, June 25, 2023 Jamaica Plain closed its main street (Centre Street) from 9am until 3pm to traffic and  opened to pedestrians only.  JP Chess set up 16 boards (8 tables) for tournaments and 4 boards (2 tables) for casual chess.

There were both morning and afternoon tournaments. For each tournament the group if entrants were split in to two groups A and B with the higher rated players in Group A. The morning tournament had x entrants and the afternoon had 32 players.  Each group played a four round SWISS with two games per round. Time controls were 5 minutes and no increments.

Games were unrated, entry was free but there were prizes on the line donated from businesses Kendal Square Dental, J.P. Licks, JP Seafood, On Centre, Café Beirut and Caffé Nero and Blue Frog Bakery. Prizes consisted for gift cards, books and chess key-rings.

Check out our Gallery and Facebook page 'JP Chess' for photos.

Morning tournaments (29 players)

Group A winner: Ryan Young ($50 of gift cards), Group B winner: Nurhan ($50 of gift cards); Top Junior Prize to Henry  ($25 of gift cards)


Afternoon Tournaments (32 players)

Group A Winner: Tim Sage ($50 of gift cards); Group B Winner: Alexander ($50 of gift cards) ; Top Junior Prize to Tal (J.P. Licks bag)



Thanks to our donors for the prizes. Please thank them with your patronage and mention JP Chess.

Kendall Square Dental - $100 cash (bought three $25 of Amazon gift cards, increased Blue Frog gift card by $10, bought chess books and chess key rings); Caffé Nero - $50 gift card; Café Beirut - $25 gift card; $JP Seafood Cafe - $25 gift card, On Centre - $25 gift card, Blue Frog Bakery - $15 gift card, J.P. Licks - Prize bag.

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