Friday, July 15, 2016

Joe Crothers Memorial Southwest Chess Club Championship: July 21*, August 11*, 18, 25 & September 1

This is a 5-Round Swiss in One Section. Game/100;d5. USCF Rated. EF: $7.00. (One ½ point bye available in rounds 1 through 4, if requested at least 2-days in advance.) TD is Grochowski; ATDs are Fogec/Wainscott.
NOTE: *This tournament will be interrupted for 2 weeks due to the unavailability of our Village Hall and/or St. James Church. On July 28 SWCC will be closed -- no chess! August 4 will be a casual chess night at Barnes & Noble on South 76th Street. Round 1 is July 21, followed by Round 2 on August 11, etc. All tournament rounds are at the Village Hall.

Monday, July 11, 2016

September 3 - 6th BC Open

Country Inn & Suites Brookfield, 1250 South Moorland Rd., Brookfield, WI 53005, (262)782-1400. All Sections, TC: G/60 d5. Rds.: 10-1-3:30-6. EF: Open: $35 by 9-1, Reserve (U1600) & RBO (U1000) $25 by 9-1, Non Rated $10 by 9-1, all entries $5 more after 9-1. Open: (b/30) 1st $350 - 2nd $200 - A $125 - U1800 $125. Reserve (U1600): (b/20) 1st $110- 2nd $75. RBO (U1000): (b/20) 1st $100+trophy - 2nd $50+trophy. Non rated section 1st $50, book prizes for others. Reg.: September 3rd, 8:30am - 9:30am. Entries to: Ben Corcoran, 2711 N. University Dr. #64, Waukesha, WI 53188. Q&A: Ask for Ben 262-506-4203 or also more info at

Saturday, July 09, 2016

Summer Lecture Series 2016

Thursday July 14th will see the traditional kick off of the Summer Lecture Series for the Southwest Chess Club as 2015 club champion NM Richard Martin gives a lecture followed by a simul.  This event is free to all, so please join us if you are able!

Then, continuing for the duration of the SWCC Joe Crothers Club Championship (except for the first week during registration) the club will present a lecture prior to each round.

The schedule, along with topics, are as follows:

  • July 14th: NM Richard Martin "When and When Not to Calculate"
  • August 11th: Due to Uncontrollable and Unavoidable Circumstances There Will Be No Lecture
  • August 18th: David Dathe "The Theory of Selecting a Chess Move"
  • August 25th: Ben Corcoran "The Importance of Time Management"
  • September 1st: NM Rithwik Mathur "Rithwik's Greatest Hits"
Stay tuned for more information as it develops.

Thursday, July 07, 2016

Aug. 12-14 or 13-14 -- Marshall Rohland Memorial/WI Closed Championship

Howard Johnson’s, 3841 East Washington Ave., Madison, WI 53704, 608-244-2481. HR: $79 1-4 guests includes breakfast. Reserve by August 1, ask for chess tournament. Open to WI residents, former champions, and students in WI schools. EF: 3 sections, Premier: $40 by Aug 10, comp entry to masters. $45 at site. Reserve (U1800): $30 by Aug 10, $35 at site. U1200: $20 by Aug 10, $25 at site. All: $5 discount for Juniors under 18 y.o. $$ Premier b/30: $400 + traveling trophy, 250, 150, A $100, U1800 $100. Reserve b/30: $200, 150, trophies to 3rd, C, D, U1200. U1200: $75, trophies to 2nd, U1000, U700. Overall: $50 Kittsley upset prize. Rds. (TC): Premier and Reserve: 5SS 3-day: 6pm, 10-6, 10-4 (40/2,d5, SD/1,d5); 2-day: 10-2 (G/90,d5) -6, 10-4 (40/2,d5, SD/1,d5). U1200: 4SS Saturday only: 10-1-3:30-6 (G/60, d5). Reg.: Fri 4:30-5:30; Sat 9-9:30. Entries checks payable to WCA: Guy Hoffman, 1305D Tompkins Dr., Madison, WI 53716-3279. Phone: 920-279-0701. 1/2 point bye available in any round. WI Chess Tour Event. US Chess Junior Grand Prix! A State Championship Event!

Monday, June 27, 2016

Basking Baboons on the Bog Swiss: June 16, 23, 30; July 7

Basking Baboons on the Bog Swiss: June 16, 23, 30, and July 7, a 4-Round Swiss in Two Sections (Open and U1600).

Game/100;d5. USCF Rated. EF: $5.00. (One ½ Point Bye Available for any round (except round four) if requested at least 2-
days prior to round). TD is Wainscott, ATD is Grochowski


Please note that the first round of this event will take place at the St. James Church (Parish Building), 7219 S. 27th Street (south of Rawson).  Last time we met there 27th St was under construction so please be advised that may still be the case.


All subsequent rounds will be held at our regular location at the Hales Corners Village Hall.