Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Jan. 14-15 47th Northeastern Open

A Heritage Event!
SECTIONS: Three: OPEN, RESERVE (U/1500), and NOVICE (U/1000). All are USCF-rated. FORMAT: OPEN and RESERVE: 5/SS, T/C: 35/90, G/60, Rds. at 10-2:30-7:15 and 10-3. One half-point Bye in any Round. Full-point Bye in Rd 1 to players 2100+ if pre-registered. NOVICE: 6/SS, G/60, Rounds at 10:15, 1, 3:30, 6:30 and 10:15, 1:00. Two half-point Byes allowed. PLAYING SITE: Holiday Inn - Neenah, 123 E. Wisconsin Ave., Neenah, WI 54956. PH: 1-920-725-8441. Site has 24-hour pool, exercise/workout rooms, video game area and sports bar. ROOM RATES: $79 for 1-bed King, or 2-bed double. Must mention chess. REGISTRATION: 8:30 - 9:30 on 1/14/12. ENTRY FEES: OPEN = $39, RESERVE = $18, NOVICE = $16. All are $7 more if emailed, phoned-in or mailed after 1/9/12. Checks payable to: Mike Selig - TD. PRIZE FUND: OPEN ($ 1400 b/60) $330, $220, best 1900 - 180, 1800 - 170, 1700 - 160, 1600 - 150, U/1600 - $120, U/1400 - 70. RESERVE: $60 - 40. Trophies to: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, best 1200, 1100, 1000, U/1000, Unrated. NOVICE: $30, Trophies to: 1st, 2nd, best U/800, U/600, Unrated. ADVANCE ENTRIES: 47th NORTHEASTERN OPEN, Mike Selig - Director, 2895 W. Fourth St. Condo "B" Appleton, WI 54914-4330. TD Phone: 920-739-7550. Email: mselig@tds.net. OTHER INFO: Special USCF "Tournament Membership" for players age 24/Under is only $ 7.00. Fox River Mega-Mall - 183 stores - is 4 miles from the site! Chess Magnet School JGP.

Monday, December 19, 2011

SOUTHWEST CHESS CLUB ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY, Thursday, December 22


Casual Chess, food and socializing. No entry fee !!

It is time for Southwest Chess Club's annual year end party.  Drop by between 6:30 and 10 pm for food, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages.  Food from many countries often finds its way to this gathering, so be willing to try new things.  Bring a dessert or dish to pass if you want.  Plenty of casual chess.  All ages welcome. 

We meet at the Hales Corners Village Hall in the lower level community room.  The address is 5635 S. New Berlin Road in Hales Corners.  Parking is next to the building.

The chess club will not meet on Thursday night, December 29.  After December 22, the club will again be open on Thursday January 52012, which will also be the first night of a new tournament (see below).
Tom Fogec/President/Southwest Chess Club/414-405-4207(cell)

Next event:
Ice-covered Tundra Swiss: January 5, 12, 19 & 26
4-Round Swiss in Two Sections (Open and U1600).
Game/100 minutes. 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 Robin Grochowski;
ATD is Tom Fogec