Monday, July 20, 2020

3-round, 3-week G/60+5 Swiss online at chess.com: July 23, July 30, August 6

This Thursday we start another online multi-week Swiss-system tournament with a time control of G/60;+5  (initial time of 60 minutes plus a 5 second increment for each move).

This will be a three-round tournament (1 game each Thursday 7:00 pm, for 3 Thursdays in a row: July 23, July 30, August 6, in 1 section.  (If we get a large number of entries we might have 2 sections).

Remember, chess.com doesn't have the ability to auto-run a multi-week event, so I will step in as the Tournament Director, pairing each round (just like the old days at the club!).
Please indicate your interest in playing to the following FORUM post, remembering to provide your First Name, Last Name, EMAIL, chess.com username, and US Chess rating (we use USCF ratings for pairing purposes):
and “Post” a note/comment indicating you will play.  You must do this prior to 6:00 PM CDT this Thursday, July 23 (which is when I will do the pairings for Round 1)
If you don’t sign up before the pairings are completed you can always start in round two.  There is no entry fee and this will not be USCF rated (it will affect your rating on chess.com).
One-half point Byes are available in any round. If you would like a Bye, please notify us before the published cutoff date & time. (5:30 PM Thursdays).

(PS, if you encounter problems with the tournament, feel free to text/phone Allen Becker at 414-807-0269, or email allenbecker@wi.rr.com)

Monday, July 13, 2020

1-night RAPID CHESS event this Thursday (July 16, 7:00 pm)

This Thursday evening at 7:00 pm (sharp!) we will hold another RAPID (Action) chess event on chess.com.  There will be 6 rounds in one evening.

Time control is Game in 10 minute, with 2-second increment after each move (Game 10+2).

Here is the link to join:   https://www.chess.com/live#t=1313921

Please show up well before 7:00 pm, and click on "join" so that you can start Round 1 on time.

If any questions arise during the tournament, please post any comments/questions/etc on the forum site for this event.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Is Anyone Looking to Play an OTB Event?

Luke Ludwig in Green Bay is looking to see how many might be wanting to play in over the board tournaments.

The Green Bay Open may be held in the near future if it looks like enough are interested. Please indicate your willingness in the comments below.

A Heritage Event!
US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
July 25-26   44th Annual Green Bay Open
US Chess Grand Prix Points: 10
Radisson Hotel, 2040 Airport Dr., Green Bay, WI 54313. 5SS, 40/90, SD/1 d5. EF: $50, if rec’d by 7/22, all entries after 7/22 including phone, email & in person are $10 more. $$ (Top 2 Gtd. 6 per class) $2000 Cash + 6 trophies! 1st $400 + trophy; 2nd $235, X $150; 1900’s & 1800’s $145 each; 1700’s & 1600’s $140 each; 1500’s & 1400’s $135 each; 1300’s & 1200’s $130 each; Under 1200/Unrated $115. Trophies to top Juniors ages 17-18, 15-16, 13-14, 11-12, 10 & under. Reg.: 8:45-9:25am. Rds.: 10-2:30-7:30; 10-3:15. HR: $109/$109/$119/$129 call 920-494-7300 mention chess tournament. Room block held to 7/3. Other Info: 1/2 bye avail. Rds. 1, 2 or 3 if req’d w/entry. WI Tour Event. W. Entries & Inquiries to: Luke Ludwig, 2191 Allouez Ave., Green Bay, WI 54311. Email: lukealudwig@aol.com, 920-465-9859.

Monday, June 22, 2020

3-round, 3-week G/60+5 Swiss on chess.com: June 25, July 2, July 9

This Thursday marks the start of our SECOND online multi-night Swiss-system tournament with a longer time control (G/60;+5 = initial time of 60 minutes plus a 5 second increment for each move).  This will be a three-round tournament (1 game each Thursday 7:00 pm, for 3 Thursdays in a row: June 25, July 2, July 9), in TWO SECTIONS.

Remember, chess.com doesn't have the ability to auto-run a multi-week event, so I will step in as the Tournament Director, pairing each round (just like the old days at the club!).

Please indicate your interest in playing to the following FORUM post , remembering to provide your First Name, Last Name, EMAIL, chess.com username, and US Chess rating:
and “Post” a note/comment indicating you will play.  You must do this prior to 5:30 PM CDT this Thursday, June 25 (which is when I will do the pairings)
If you don’t sign up before the pairings are completed you can always start in round two. There is no entry fee and this will not be USCF rated (it will affect your rating on chess.com).

We need this information in order to do the pairings. 
Everyone will be paired according to their USCF rating, but the tournament is not USCF rated.
One-half point Byes are available in any round. If you would like a Bye, please notify us before the published cutoff date & time. (5:30 PM Thursdays).


Best regards,

Southwest Chess Club

(PS, if you encounter problems with the tournament, feel free to text/phone Allen Becker at 414-807-0269, or email allenbecker@wi.rr.com)

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Blitz event (online), Thursday June 18, 7:00 pm

We will have a 1-night Blitz event, online at chess.com.  Time control is 5 minutes per game, plus 3-second increment with each move (5+3).

There will be two sections, Open and Reserve.  You may enter either section, but players rated below 1600 (USCF, or chess.com) might prefer the Reserve Section.

The event will start at 7:00 pm sharp Thursday night.  Please show up a few minutes early (to "join" the tournament).   Each round will start after the prior round finishes.

Link to the OPEN Section:   
https://www.chess.com/live#t=1271814

Link to the RESERVE Section:   
https://www.chess.com/live#t=1272126


This  tournament has a FORUM topic dedicated to it.  If you have any questions or comments, feel free to post them in this Forum section:  
https://www.chess.com/clubs/forum/view/swcc-blitz-5-3-june-18-2020

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(PS, we will start another multi-week, slow time-control, tournament on June 25.  More news soon)


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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:
               https://www.chess.com/register

(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