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

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

3-week tournament starts this Thursday! 3-Round, Game/60+5 (one game each Thursday) - May 28, June 4, June 11

This Thursday marks the start of our first 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).  If there’s enough interest, we’ll have two sections.


Please post your interest in playing at the link below (or email allenbecker@wi.rr.com), remembering to provide your First Name, Last Name, chess.com username, and US Chess rating:


and “Post” a note/comment indicating you will play.  You must do this prior to 5:00 PM CDT on Thursday, May 28 (which is when we 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. (5:00 PM Thursday May 28 for round 1.)


Best regards,

Southwest Chess Club

(PS, if you encounter problems with the tournament, feel free to text/phone Allen Becker at 414-807-0269)



PS --  If you would rather just play blitz Thursday night, we have created an "Arena Blitz" event for this Thursday.  Use this link to sign up:  https://www.chess.com/live#r=208834
"Arena" blitz is different from a Swiss tournament.  The system keeps pairing players who have finished a prior game and are available.  The "Arena" is open from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm this Thursday.

FINAL RESULTS:
No.   Name                                      St  Rate Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Score
1. JamesCoons (Coons,James) (8) . WI 1708 W12 -X- W4 3.0
2. Sidlikeschess123 (Rane,Si (19) WI 1433 W6 W5 W7 3.0
3. pikachuli (Bhattacharyya,R (3) WI 1888 -H- W10 W9 2.5
4. allenbecker (Becker, Allen (1) WI 2044 W17 W19 L1 2.0
5. RyoHazuki56 (Bailey,Chri) (6) WI 1855 W20 L2 W11 2.0
6. BlobsterGaming0 (Hogg,Alex (7) WI 1801 L2 W17 W19 2.0
7. menonkutty (Menon,Gauri) (2) . WI 1960 D11 W15 L2 1.5
8. ListeningGopher (Phipps,Da (5) WI 1879 L19 D18 W20 1.5
9. treegrower2003 (Baumgartne (9) IL 1703 D10 W16 L3 1.5
10. arivedal (Rivedal,Andrew) (14) WI 1634 D9 L3 W23 1.5
11. LuckyCent (Hogg,Neil) (16) ... WI 1572 D7 W23 L5 1.5
12. ranu540 (Kaur,Jind) (20) ..... WI 1336 L1 -H- W24 1.5
13. Aditya (24) .................. WI nnnn -N- -H- W21 1.5
14. Wacked_One (Creed,Jack) (10) . WI 1700 L21 W24 -N- 1.0
15. RobinChess69 (Grochowski, (11) WI 1698 -H- L7 D16 1.0
16. wildzebra13 (Fogec,Tom) (12) . CA 1660 -H- L9 D15 1.0
17. pari538 (Kaur,Aradh) (13) .... WI 1651 L4 L6 -B- 1.0
18. srhegel (Hegelmeyer,John) (15) WI 1632 -H- D8 -N- 1.0
19. rosswilj (Ross,William) (17) . WI 1492 W8 L4 L6 1.0
20. kklandrud (Klandrud,Kevin (18) WI 1437 L5 -B- L8 1.0
21. kingbuster27 (Daven,Jeff) (21) WI 1310 W14 -F- L13 1.0
22. Elie-Mae (Wanek,Ellen) (22) .. WI 1168 -H- -H- -N- 1.0
23. chessbhatt03 (Bhattacharyy (4) WI 1883 -H- L11 L10 0.5
24. Dragonblu (Hernke,Serena) (23) WI 1043 -N- L14 L12 0.0

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

May 21 - 3-round "Rapid" event in One Section - on chess.com

Game/20 minutes, with 5-second increment

It is a 3-round tournament, starting promptly at 7:00 pm. Show up before 7:00 pm and click the link below to join the event. It should run until around 9:15 pm. (You can join late, but might get a Bye for Rd 1).


Here is a link to the event:
https://www.chess.com/live#t=1235042


(This event is chess.com "Rapid"-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:
               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--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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NEXT WEEK, we will start a 3-week, 3-round event (G/60+5). I will send out detailed information on Sunday.