Monday, September 05, 2016

Adventurous Aardvark Autumn Swiss

September 8, 15, 22 & 29; 4-Round Swiss in Two Sections (Open and Under 1600).  G/100; d5.  USCF Rated.  EF: $5.  One ½-Point Bye available for any round (except round four) if requested at least 2-days prior to round.
TD is Tom Fogec, ATD's are Chris Wainscott and Robin Grochowski.

Sunday, September 04, 2016

Hales Corners Challenge XXIV: October 15, 2016

USCF Grand Prix Points: 10.  Chess Magnet School Junior Grand Prix.  
4SS, G/60;d6. 2 Sections:  Open & Reserve (under 1600).

Olympia Resort Hotel, 1350 Royale Mile Rd., Oconomowoc, WI 53066; 1-800-558-9573 (mention Southwest Chess Club for $99 room rate).

EF: $40-Open, $30-Reserve, both $5 more after October 13.  Comp EF for USCF 2200+. $$GTD:

Open: 1st-$325, 2nd-$175, A-$100, B & Below-$75;
Reserve:  1st-$100, 2nd-$75, D-$50, E & Below-$40.

Registration.: 8:30-9:30. Rds: 10-1-3:30-6.

Entries to Robin Grochowski, 3835 E. Morris Ave., Cudahy, WI 53110;

Questions to TD Tom Fogec: 414-405-4207.

Goddesschess prizes for females and males in addition to above prizes:  For Females: Open: $50 per win/$25 per draw; Reserve: $20 per win/$10 per draw; Perfect Score Prizes for Females: $80 in Open/$40 in Reserve; Don McLean Award for Top Finishing Male in each Section: $100 in Open/$50 in Reserve.

NM Nolan Hendrickson will be available all four rounds to review the games of tournament participants.  

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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.