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Open Streets with J.P. Chess

We'll be participating in J.P. Open Streets on Sunday July 21, 2024. Open Streets events start at 10am and end at 5:00pm. As with the prior year we shall be having blitz tournaments starting in the morning and in the afternoon, as well as casual chess. We will split each of the tournaments in to two groups, based on level, with 16 players per group. The tournaments will be unrated.

Draft Agenda:

9:00am   Streets Close

10:00am To be fully set up by 10am

10:00am Casual Chess on all tables

10:30am Tournament (AM) until 12:30pm (G5|0 blitz, 4 rounds, 8 games)

12:30pm Casual Chess on all tables 

2:00pm   Tournament (PM) until 4:00pm (G5|0 blitz, 4 rounds, 8 games)

4:00pm   Casual Chess on all tables until 5:00pm

5:00pm   Packing up

5:30pm   All items to be packed away by 5:30pm

6:00pm   Streets will reopen 


The tournament takes place in an open public location. Please keep your belongings safe and with you at all times. Juniors require parental supervision.

Tournament Registration

On-line registration for the tournaments will open July 1, 2024

Looking for Donors of Prizes:

In prior years we were able to provide prizes thanks to donors. If you are willing and able to donate prizes for 2024 please send us an email at . Thanks to prize donors our prior year prize fund was approximately $250.


Looking for Volunteers

This event is run by volunteers and organizers from J.P. Chess. If you are able to help in any way please reach out to a J.P. Chess organizer or send us an e-mail. We are seeking volunteers to:

- set up the tables and sets in the morning (from 9:00am)

- manage the tables throughout the day and play visitors

- help run the tournaments (at J.P. Open Streets) by collecting and reporting scores, managing score boards, directing players

- pack up sets and tables from 5:00pm

Other Open Streets

We shall also be participating in the Roxbury Open Streets on Saturday June 22, 2024 from 10am until 5pm, where we shall have tables available for casual chess.

Prior Years:

For more information on the 2023 participation see here (for 2022 participation see here). In 2023 we also participated in the Allston/Brighton and the East Boston Open Streets with casual chess and a simultaneous display. 

[photo of 2023 set up before the arrival of the crowds. 16 boards for the tournaments and 4 boards for just casual chess]

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Our Past Donors Include:

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