Wednesday, April 08, 2020

April 8 - Southwest Chess Club ----> Online event at Chess.com " Slow Blitz " (Game/8 minutes, + 2-second increment)

We will continue to hold weekly Thursday night events online at chess.com.


This week we will try "slow blitz" (time control is 8 minutes plus 2-second INCREMENT).  This means that you get 2 seconds added on to your clock every time you make a move.

It is a 6-round tournament, starting promptly at 7:00 pm.  Be on time and click the link below to join the event.  It should run until around 9:30 pm.  (You can always "leave" the event if you need to; if you show up late, you can still join, getting a bye for any missed round)

Here is a direct link to the tournament:  https://www.chess.com/live#t=1183878

(the event is not USCF-rated; it is chess.com-rated)

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Notes:

(1)  if you aren't a Chess.com member yet, they offer free/basic membership
      (and other premium memberships).  To sign up for a basic (free) membership, go to:



(2)  if you are already a Chess.com member, then join the online SWCC club by clicking
       the “Join” button here:

       https://www.chess.com/club/southwest-chess-club

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We will try to have a variety of time controls and tournament formats.  Please email allenbecker@wi.rr.com to let us know your preferred time controls!   Thanks.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

This Thursday - ONLINE Chess Tournament !

The Southwest Chess Club will begin hosting online events, starting this Thursday 

This Thursday at 7:00 pm we will hold a 2-round Game/30 minutes (with 5-second increment) event.

                                                                   DETAILS:

(1)  if you are already a Chess.com member, then join the online SWCC club by clicking:
                   https://www.chess.com/club/southwest-chess-club

(2)  if you aren't a Chess.com member yet, they offer free/basic membership (and other premium
              memberships).  To sign up for a basic (free) membership, go to:
                   https://www.chess.com/register
              and, then join the SWCC Club on Chess.com

(3)    Here is how you join the tournament on Thursday evening:
           You must have completed the above steps before the start time (7:00 pm).
           Then, there are three different ways to get into the tournament:
              * Click this direct link to the tournament:  https://www.chess.com/live#t=1174202
                                    or
              * Go to:  Connect > Clubs > Southwest Chess Club
                  (https://www.chess.com/club/southwest-chess-club)
                                    or
              * Go to:  Play > Live > Tournaments  (then choosing "Upcoming" or "In Progress")
                    (you choose "upcoming" if it's before 7:00 pm, or "in progress" if you arrive late)

(4)   Once you get to the tournament you must click on the "Join" button (link).

Now you are in the "playing hall".  Again, you should do this before the designated start time. 
At the start time (or shortly thereafter) the site will create pairings and players will be thrust into their games.
 
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Please email allenbecker@wi.rr.com if you have suggestions for future events.  We will have "Action" events (Game/20, for example) and "Blitz" (Game 3 with 4-second increment, e.g.).  Your input is welcome.  Also, if anyone would like to help out (becoming an "Admin" so you can help run these events) let Allen Becker know.

If you run into any snags on Thursday night, feel free to email Allen, or text/call:  414-807-0269

Thursday, March 26, 2020

CLUB CLOSED through April 30. Tentative re-opening May 7.

CLUB CLOSED through April 30. Tentative re-opening May 7.

The Southwest Chess Club will be closed through April 30, due to public health concerns.

We anticipate reopening on May 7.  We will keep you updated.

Saturday, March 14, 2020

CLUB CLOSED through April 9. Re-opening April 16.

The Southwest Chess Club will be closed through April 9, due to public health concerns.

We anticipate reopening on April 16.  We will keep you updated.

Hales Corners Challenge XXXI (April 4, 2020) -CANCELLED

US Chess Junior Grand Prix!

US Chess Grand Prix Points: 10

4SS, G/60 d6. 2 Sections: Open & Reserve (under 1601). Crowne Plaza Milwaukee Airport, 6401 S. 13th St., Milwaukee, WI 53221, 414-764-5300. EF: $50 Open, $40 Reserve, both $10 more after April 2. Comp EF for USCF 2200+. 


$$GTD: Open: 1st-$325, 2nd-175. A-$100, B & below-$75; Reserve: 1st-$100, 2nd-$75, D-$60, E & below-$50. Goddesschess prizes for females. Reg.: 8:30-9:30. Rds.: 10-1-3:30-6.  

Questions to: Chris Wainscott (414-839-5232, after 5:30 pm), or e-mail: chris.wainscott13@outlook.com. 

Entries to: Robin J. Grochowski, 3835 E. Morris Ave., Cudahy, WI 53110, e-mail: rgrochowski@wi.rr.com, (414-861-2745). 

Accelerated pairings may be used. WI Tour Event.

Monday, March 09, 2020

The Lion King Action Swiss: March 12 (NOTE: at 600 W. Virginia, Milwaukee, 1-night)

3-Round Swiss in Two Sections (G/25;d5 and G/24;d5).   (One-night event)

USCF Rated. EF: $5.00. (½ Point Bye available for only first round if requested prior to round). 

TD is Robin Grochowski; ATD is Chris Wainscott.  

(Reminder: We meet at 600 W. Virginia Street, Milwaukee, this evening)