Tuesday, September 22, 2020

SWCC Action Chess - 1-night, 3-round event this Thursday!

This Thursday at 7:00 pm sharp we will hold an online event at chess.com.  If you haven't already joined the SWCC club online, go here:  https://www.chess.com/club/southwest-chess-club    to join the club.

The event is not US Chess-rated, but is chess.com-rated.  There is no entry fee.

Time control is Game in 15 minutes, with 5-second increment after each move.  The 3 rounds should span from 7:00 pm until about 9:00 pm.

Please arrive 5-10 minutes before 7 pm (earlier is OK) in order to "join" the tournament.  To join, simply click on this link:  https://www.chess.com/live#t=1584159

and once there, click "join".

During the event, should any questions/comments arise, you can post them to the event's Forum post, at:

https://www.chess.com/clubs/forum/view/swcc-3-round-1-night-action-event-game-15-5


Tuesday, September 01, 2020

September Swiss - 3-week Swiss event, G/60 with 5-second increment - (September 3, 10, 17) - online at chess.com

Thursday, September 3rd, we will hold 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: September 3, 10, and 17, in 1 section.  (If we get enough entries we might have 2 sections).

Remember, chess.com doesn't have the ability to automatically-pair 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 sign up by indicating your interest in playing to THIS 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 Sepgtember 3 (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. (6:00 PM Thursdays).  I will pair each round at 6:00 pm Thursday.

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Late August "Action" (Rapid) - 1-night, 5 rounds - Game/10+3 (Thursday night, 7:01 pm, August 27)

This Thursday we will have another 1-night Action event, 5 rounds, 1 section.  To join the event, just show up before 7:00 pm (Thursday, August 28), and click this link to join the tournament:

https://www.chess.com/live#t=1537983

 

If you have any questions about the event, post them in the Forum here:

https://www.chess.com/clubs/forum/view/late-august-action-rapid-1-night-5-rounds-game-10-3

 

You need to be a member of the SWCC club online to participate.  To join:

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

Monday, August 17, 2020

1-night RAPID CHESS event - ONLINE this Thursday (August 20, 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 5 rounds in one evening.

Time control is Game in 10 minute, with 3-second increment after each move (Game 10+3).

Here is the link to join:   https://www.chess.com/live#t=1511061

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.

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)