Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Jan. 19-20 -- 48th Northeastern Open

SECTIONS: Three: OPEN, RESERVE (U/1500) and NOVICE (U/1000). All are USCF-rated. FORMAT: OPEN and RESERVE: 5/SS, T/C: 30/90, G/60. Rds at: 10-2:30-7:15 and 10-3. One half-point Bye any Rd. Full-pt Bye to 2100+ in Rd 1 if requested. NOVICE: 6/SS, G/60, Rds at: 10:15-1:00-3:30-6:30 and 10:15, 1:15. Two half-point Byes allowed! PLAYING SITE: Holiday Inn-Neenah, 123 E. Wisconsin Ave., Neenah, WI 54956. PH: 920-725-8441. Site has 24-hr pool, exercise/workout room, video game area and sports bar. ROOM RATES: $79 for 1-bed King or 2-bed double. Mention chess. REGISTRATION: 8:30-9:30 on Jan 19, 2013. ENTRY FEES: OPEN = $40, RESERVE = $19, NOVICE = $16 if mailed by 1/15. All are $7 more if e-mailed, phoned-in, or paid at site. Checks payable to: Mike Selig – TD. PRIZE FUND: OPEN: ($1400 b/60) $325, $225, best 1900 $190, 1800 $180, 1700 $160, 1600 $150, U/1600 $120, U/1400 $60. RESERVE: $60, $40, Trophies: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, best 1200, 1100, 1000/Under, Unrated. NOVICE: $30, Trophies: 1st, 2nd, U/800, U/600, Unr. ADVANCE ENTRIES: 48th Northeastern Open , Mike Selig – Director, 2895 W. Fourth St #’B’, Appleton, WI 54914-4330. TD e-mail: mselig@tds.net. PH: 920-739-7550. OTHER INFO: USCF Heritage event. First WCA TOUR EVENT of 2013! Fox River Mall, with 183 stores, is only 4 miles from site! Chess Magnet School Junior Grand Prix!

Monday, December 17, 2012

End of Year Party December 20

SOUTHWEST CHESS CLUB ANNUAL END OF YEAR PARTY, Thursday, December 20


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

It is time for Southwest Chess Club's annual year end party. Drop by between 6 and 10 pm for food, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages---all provided by Southwest Chess Club. Bring a dessert or dish to pass if you want, but it's not required. 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 27. After December 20, the club will again be open on Thursday January 3, 2013, which will also be the first night of a new tournament (see below).

Tom Fogec/President/Southwest Chess Club/414-405-4207(cell)


First event of 2013:
Dawn of a New Civilization Swiss: January 3, 10, 17 & 24
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.



Friday, November 23, 2012

Mayan End-of-Mankind Swiss -Nov 29, Dec 6 &13

LAST TOURNAMENT OF 2012 !!!

3-Round Swiss in Two Sections (Open and Under-1600).

Game/100 minutes. USCF Rated. EF: $5.

USCF Rating Results

Friday, November 16, 2012

Dec. 8-9 The Wisconsin Memorial

5SS, 45/2, 25/1, SD/1 (Rd 4 only 45/2, SD/1). Union South, 1308 W. Dayton St., Madison, WI 53715. EF: $22 (Juniors $18) by Dec. 4. $3 more later or on site. $$b/50 and 4 per class: $160-110. A - $90, B - $80, C - $70, D - $60, E - $50, U1000 - $40, Unr - $40. Upset $50. Reg.: 9-9:30 AM 12/8. Rds.: 10-2:30-7:30; 10-3:30. ENT: Dennis Kosterman, 28 Singleton Ct., Madison, WI 53711, 608-770-3133. INFO: dennisk@tds.net. HR: $130 608-263-2600. www.wischess.org. WI Chess Tour Event. NS. NC. W. Chess Magnet School Junior Grand Prix!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Nov. 23-25 54th Martz Mem/North Central Open

Holiday Inn-Neenah, 123 E. Wisconsin Ave., Neenah, WI 54956. In 2 Sections, Open: 6SS, Rd. 1&5: G/120 D/5, Others: 45/120, G/60 D/5. EF: $45 if mailed by 11/19. At site, e-mailed or phone entries are $5 more. $$b/45: $300-200-175. A-$160, B-$150, C-$140, D/E/Unr-$120. Rds.: 1-6; 10-5;10-3. Full point first round bye to pre-registered masters. Two half-point Byes available in either section. Novice: 7SS, G/75, D/5, Open to Under 1200 or Unrated. EF: $20 if mailed by 11/19. At site, emailed or phone entries are $5 more. $$GTD: $50-30. Trophies to Top 2, best 900, 800, U800, Unrated. Rds.: 1:15-5, 10-1:30-5, 10-2. ALL: Checks payable to WCA. Reg.: 11:30-12:30 11/23. ENT: Martz/North Central, Mike Selig - Director, 2895 W Fourth St, #B, Appleton, WI 54914-4330, 920-739-7550. INFO: mselig@tds.net. HR: $79 for King sgl or 2-bed dbl. Mention Chess 920-725-8441. www.wischess.org. WI Chess Tour Event! Fox Valley Mall w/183 stores is 4 miles from the site! NS. Chess Magnet School Junior Grand Prix! A Heritage Event!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Giblets & Gravy Turkey Swiss: November 1, 8 & 15

3-Round Swiss in Two Sections (Open and Under-1600). Game/100 minutes. USCF Rated. EF: $5. (One ½-Point Bye Available for any round (except round three) if requested at least 2-days prior to round). TD is Grochowski; ATD is Becker.   (Rounds 2 and 3 will be at our usual Hales Corners Village Hall location).

USCF Rating Results


Final Standings:

SWCC Giblets & Gravy Turkey Swiss -- SWCC Gobble 1 (Open)    Cross Table

  No.    Name                       St Rate Rd 1  Rd 2  Rd 3  Score

   1. Mhaskar, Rohan (5)..........  WI 1918 W15   W13   W5      3.0

   2. Sydlewski, Dean (16)........  WI 1503 D4    W9    W10     2.5

   3. Cardenas, David R (4).......  WI 1992 W8    W6    -N-     2.0

   4. Coons, James Jay (6)........  WI 1866 D2    W7    -N-     1.5
   5. Joachim, Peter Jam (7)......  WI 1847 -H-   W16   L1      1.5
   6. Pokorski, Jeffrey (8).......  WI 1773 W19   L3    D7      1.5
   7. Grochowski, Robin (9).......  WI 1747 W11   L4    D6      1.5
   8. Sagunsky, David L (13)......  WI 1648 L3    W15   D11     1.5
   9. Chua, Zachary  Z (12).......  WI 1648 -H-   L2    W16     1.5
  10. Moore, Micheal And (17).....  WI 1406 -H-   W14   L2      1.5
 

  11. Hayes, Raymond C (1)........  WI 2100 L7    -H-   D8      1.0
  12. Becker, Allen J (2).........  WI 2087 W14   -N-   -N-     1.0
  13. Wenz, William M (3).........  WI 2011 W18   L1    -N-     1.0
  14. Hildeman, Jonathan (10).....  WI 1733 L12   L10   W19     1.0
  15. Hegelmeyer, John (14).......  WI 1573 L1    L8    W17     1.0

  16. Huang, Alena (15)...........  WI 1567 -H-   L5    L9      0.5
  17. Vadapally, Prahlad (19).....  WI 1224 -H-   -N-   L15     0.5
 

  18. Wainscott, Chris (11).......  WI 1667 L13   -U-   -U-     0.0
  19. Hegelmeyer, John William (18) WI 1400 L6    -N-   L14     0.0


SWCC Giblets & Gravy Turkey Swiss -- SWCC Gobble 1 (Reserve) Cross Table

  No.    Name                       St Rate 1     2     3     Score

   1. Huang, Sabrina (1)..........  WI 1296 -H-   W10   W4      2.5
   2. Hogg, Alexander (5).........  WI  962 -H-   W3    W6      2.5

   3. Connor, Sean Nicho (7)......  WI  580 W8    L2    W7      2.0
   4. Connor, Michael Ru (11).....  WI  243 W11   W9    L1      2.0

   5. Vadapally, Pranay (2).......  WI 1145 -H-   -N-   W9      1.5
   6. Foat, Dustin J (6)..........  WI  927 -H-   W11   L2      1.5
   7. Foat, Patricia J (10).......  WI  293 -H-   W8    L3      1.5

   8. An, Limin (4)...............  WI  988 L3    L7    -X-     1.0

   9. Roubik, David (3)...........  WI 1094 -H-   L4    L5      0.5
  10. Foat,William E (9)..........  WI  398 -H-   L1    -N-     0.5

  11. Punati,Siddartha (8)........  WI  430 L4    L6    -F-     0.0

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Spook House Action V - October 25

3-Round Swiss: G/24 minutes (USCF Quick rated) and G/30
minutes (USCF Dual rated). 


USCF Rating Results

Winners:
G/30 - Allen Becker 1st; U1700: Zachary Chua, Nikhil James, and Dean Sydlewski

G/24 - Tim Burton 1st; U1700:  Dave Sagunsky and Jim Coons

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Oct. 27-28 WCA Veteran’s Tournament/ 2012-2013 Wisconsin Junior Open

Vets: 5SS, G/120, TD/5. Gruenhagen Conference Center, UW-Oshkosh, Corner of High and Osceola St., Oshkosh, WI 54901. Open to Age 21 and over. EF: $20 by 10/23; $25 at site. $$b/40 and 3 per class: $150-90. A - $70; B - $60; C - $50; D - $40; E/Unr - $40. Reg.: 10/27 8:45-9:30 A.M. Rds.: 10:15-2:30-7:15; 10:00-3:00. Held in conjunction with the WI Junior Open but in a separate room. Junior: 2013 Denker/Girls qualifier; Open to youth born after 10/27/1991. In 5 Sections, Open: EF: $16 in advance by 10/23; $21 at site. Prizes: Top 5, Top 3 each 1500, 1400, 1300, 1200, 1100, Under 1100 and Unrated. Girl’s Junior Open: EF: $15 in advance by 10/23; $20 at site. Prizes: Top 3 and top ages 15-16, 13-14, 11-12, 9-10 and Under 9. Reserve (Under 1100 or Unrated): EF: $15 in advance by 10/23; $20 at site. Prizes: Top 5, Top 3 each 900, 800, 700, 600 and Under 600 and top 4 Unrated. Non-Rated Beginner’s Grade 7-12: Open to Grades 7-12. EF: $12 in advance by 10/23; $17 at site. Prizes: Top 5 and top 3 Grade 7-9. Non-Rated Beginner’s Grade K-6: Open to Grades K-6. EF: $11 in advance by 10/23; $16 at site. Prizes: Top 5 and top 3 Grade K-3. ALL: 5SS, G/120; TD/5. Reg.: 10/27 8:45-9:30 A.M. Rds.: 10:15-2:30-7:15; 10:00-3:00. ENT: Mike Nietman, 2 Boca Grande Way, Madison, WI 53719. INFO: Mike Nietman, 608-467-8510 (before 10/26) mike.nietman@charter. net. HR: 920-424-1106 $40 double (dorm room) (Mention Chess). www.wischess.org. NS. NC. W. Chess Magnet School JGP.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Hales Corners Challenge XVI (Oct. 20)

Hales Corners Challenge History:  number of players (open+reserve=total) and the winner(s):
HCC XVI 10/20/2012 (48+35+1=84)  GM FRIEDEL, BOOR, WILLIAMS, A. BECKER
HCC XV.. 4/2012 (56+49=105)  SANTARIUS, BURGESS
HCC XIV. 10/2011 (46+37=83)  SANTARIUS, SAWALANI
HCC XIII.. 4/2011 (57+48=105) FM STAMNOV, MENON, BREIDER, RAGHAVAN
HCC XII.. 10/2010 (41+37=78)  FM BETANELI, HENDRICKSON
HCC XI…  4/2010 (41+37=78)  SANTARIUS
HCC X...  10/2009 (42+34=76)  GM AMANOV
HCC IX... 4/2009 (56+51=107)  GM AMANOV, IM YOUNG, SANTARIUS, KOHLENBERG
HCC VIII.10/2008 (33+32=65)  IM TATE, IM YOUNG, TENNANT, A. BECKER
HCC VII..  4/2008 (22+30=52)  BURGESS, TENNANT, PARKER
HCC VI...10/2007 (30+32=62)  TENNANT, BREIDER, SANTARIUS
HCC V....  4/2007 (40+22=62)  IM TATE, FM STAMNOV
HCC IV...11/2006 (23+26=49)  FM STAMNOV
HCC III..   4/2006 (28+17=45)  TENNANT
HCC II... 10/2005 (20+18=38)  BURGESS, A. BECKER
HCC I....   4/2005 (34+36=70)  BETANELI  


10 USCF Grand Prix Points
4SS, G/60.

Goddesschess Prizes for Females in Addition to Above Prizes, Open: $40 per win/$20 per draw; Reserve: $20 per win/$10 per draw (and highest-scoring female in each section wins free entry into HCC XVII).

Life Master Sheldon Gelbart was on hand throughout the tournament analyzing games for tournament participants.

Goddesschess-sponsored Best Game prize in Reserve Section, won by Matt Oscarson for his Rd 4 draw vs. Brian MacLeish.

84 Players in two sections;  13 female players (a new HCC record!).

Here are USCF results.

Final Prizewinners:

OPEN SECTION (10 USCF Grand Prix Points):

1st Overall (tie):

GM Josh Friedel
NM Carl Boor
NM Bill Williams
NM Allen Becker

A Class (tie):
Rohan Mhaskar, Rachel Ulrich

B Class (tie):
Jeff Pokorski, David Sagunsky, Natanel Monosov

Rachel Ulrich wins Goddesschess Prize of free entry into Open Section of  Hales Corners Challenge XVII (April 13, 2013)


RESERVE SECTION:

1st Place

Dean Sydlewski

2nd Place/"D" (tie):
Brian MacLeish, Gary Wright, Vanisa Sycocie, Anne Ulrich, Chris Schultz, Sarfarez Mohammed

E and below (tie):

Roman Bakalinsky, Matt Oscarson, Limin An

Anne Ulrich wins Goddesschess Prize of free entry into Reserve Section of  Hales Corners Challenge XVII (April 13, 2013)


Some photos:







Record-breaking attendance by female chessplayers (4 in Open, 9 in Reserve):

Round 4, Boards 1-4:





Monday, September 24, 2012

Falling into Fall Swiss -- Sept. 27, Oct. 4, 11 & 18

4-Round Swiss in Two Sections (Open and Under 1600).

Game/100 minutes. USCF Rated. EF: $5. (One ½-Point
Bye Available for any round (except round four) if
requested at least 2-days prior to round).


Thursday, September 20, 2012

Sept. 29-30 Greg Knutson Memorial

5-SS, TC rds. 1-3, G/120, rds. 4-5, 45/2, SD/1. Union South, 1308 W. Dayton St., Madison, WI 608-263-2600. Rds.: 10, 2:30, 7:30; 10, 3:30. EF: $16 if received by 9/27, $20 at site. $$ $650 guaranteed: 1st $140, 2nd $120, A $90, B $80, C $70, D $60, U1200 $50, unrated $40. Entries: Guy Hoffman, 1305 D Tompkins Dr., Madison, WI 53716-3279, 920-279-0701. NC. NS. Chess Magnet School JGP. A WCA Tour Event

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Colored Leaves Rattle-the-Pawns Blitz IV: Sept. 20

10-Round (Round-Robin) in one or more sections
(depending on number of players). Game/5 minutes.
USCF Quick-Rated. EF: $5. TDs Grochowski & Fogec

USCF RESULTS!
Winners:
Section 1: Alex Betaneli
Section 2:  Ryan Murphy

Saturday, September 08, 2012

Panting Dog Days Quad: August 30 & Sept. 6 & 13

3-Round “Round-Robin” (a “Quad”). Four chess players to a Quad. G/100 minutes. USCF Rated. EF: $5. TD is Grochowski; ATD is Wainscott. We plan to start promptly at 7:00 p.m. Registration is 6:20-6:50 p.m. Since this is a quad (round-robin) there are no byes available. The August Supplement will be used for ratings.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Sept. 1-3 Marshall Rohland Memorial/WI Closed Championship

Madison Marriott West, 1313 John Q. Hammons Dr., Middleton, WI 53562. Open to state residents, past champions and students in WI schools. In 3 Sections, Premier: 6SS, 40/2,SD/1, EF: $38 by 8/29, $45 at site, USCF juniors $5 less. $$b/30: $350-200-150. 'A' $100, U1800 $100. Traveling and permanent trophy to winner. $50 Kittsley Upset Prize (1 overall). Rds.: 12-7; 10-7; 10-3:30. Reserve: 6SS, 40/2,SD/1, Open to 1799 & under. EF: $23 by 8/29, $30 at site, USCF juniors $5 less. $$b/30: $200-100. Trophy to 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 1st 'C', 1st 'D', 1st U1200, 1st Unr., Traveling trophy to 1st. $50 Kittsley Upset Prize (1 overall). Rds.: 12-7; 10-7; 10-3:30. Scholastic: 5SS, G/90, Open to under 1800 & under age 19. EF: $16 by 8/29, $23 at site. Prizes: Trophies to top 3 and 1st HS, 1st MS and 1st Elementary. Medals to scores of 3 or more. Rds.: 9/1: 12-3:30-7, 9/2: 10-2. ALL: Checks payable to WCA. Reg.: 9/1 10:30-11:30am. WCA Membership Mtg 9/2 3:30pm. ENT: Guy Hoffman, 1305D Tompkins Dr., Madison, WI 53716 920-279-0701. INFO: schachfuhrer@hotmail.com. HR: $89 608-831-2000. Mention Chess. www.wischess.org. NS. NC. W. Chess Magnet School JGP.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Summer Actionade Cooler VI - August 23

This Thursday, August 23 Southwest Chess Club is holding a one night, three round tournament. There will be two sections, one Quick Rated only and the other Dual Rated (Quick and Regular Ratings affected). The event will take place at our usual meeting place, in the downstairs community room at the Hales Corners Village Hall. Registration is from 6:20 PM to 6:50 PM. Please arrive early to register, so that the first round can start at 7.  All three rounds will be played this Thursday.  Details below.

Summer Actionade Cooler VI: August 23, 2012

3-Round Swiss: Two Sections: G/24 minutes (USCF Quick rated) and G/30
minutes (USCF Dual rated). EF: $5. (½- Point Bye available
in only first round if requested prior to round.) TD is Tom Fogec;
ATD is Robin Grochowski.






Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Joe Crothers Memorial Southwest Chess Club Championship

FINAL STANDINGS (not in tiebreak order). 



USCF Rating results




SWCC-Joe Crothers Memorial Club Championship - PRIZEWINNERS SHOWN BELOW 


  No.    Name                     St Rate Rd 1  Rd 2  Rd 3  Rd 4  Rd 5  Rd 6  Score    
   1. Williams, William (1)......  WI 2200 W28   W13   W8    D3    W4    W11    5.5   1st    

   2. Breider, Jon P (2).........  WI 2119 W29   W33   L3    W9    W20   W8     5.0
   3. Kinsman, Jim A (7).........  WI 1999 W25   W21   W2    D1    W5    D4     5.0   2nd
   


   4. Zhou, Jerry Zhexua (5).....  WI 2049 W23   W10   W11   W14   L1    D3     4.5 
   
   5. Becker, Allen J (4)........  WI 2065 W34   W9    W20   -H-   L3    D6     4.0
   6. Kohlenberg, Jacob (6)......  WI 2043 W35   L11   D34   W29   W30   D5     4.0
   7. Haubrich, Scott A (8)......  WI 1994 W16   L14   -H-   -H-   W35   W21    4.0   
   8. Cardenas, David R (10).....  WI 1975 W17   W22   L1    W18   W14   L2     4.0   
CLASS A - 1st
   9. Mueller, James H (14)......  WI 1900 W46   L5    W24   L2    W34   W23    4.0
  10. Joachim, Peter Jam (15)....  WI 1815 W37   L4    D16   W32   W15   D12    4.0   
CLASS A - 3rd
  11. Coons, James Jay (16)......  WI 1813 W40   W6    L4    W26   W12   L1     4.0    CLASS A - 2nd


  12. Hayes, Raymond C (3).......  WI 2100 L30   W36   W19   W17   L11   D10    3.5
  13. Grochowski, Andrew (13)....  WI 1935 W45   L1    W35   -H-   L16   W30    3.5
  14. Grochowski, Robin (19).....  WI 1744 W48   W7    -X-   L4    L8    D18    3.5    CLASS B - 1st
  15. Hegelmeyer, John A (30)....  WI 1507 -H-   W42   D26   -H-   L10   W27    3.5   
CLASS C - 2nd
  16. Huang, Alena (31)..........  WI 1419 L7    W48   D10   W27   W13   -U-    3.5    CLASS C - 1st
  17. Jester, James Will (33)....  WI 1361 L8    W44   W21   L12   D28   W29    3.5    CLASS D - 1st
  18. Daun, Mitchell Kei (36)....  WI 1267 -H-   -H-   W28   L8    W22   D14    3.5    CLASS D - 2nd
  19. Hogg, Alexander (46).......  WI  659 -H-   W38   L12   L23   W37   -X-    3.5    U1000 - 1st


  20. Becker, John R (9).........  WI 1975 W31   W30   L5    W22   L2    -U-    3.0
  21. Pokorski, Jeffrey (18).....  WI 1760 W43   L3    L17   W45   W25   L7     3.0   
CLASS B - 2nd
  22. Sagunsky, David L (20).....  WI 1708 W49   L8    W31   L20   L18   W35    3.0
  23. Dreuth, Adam W (25)........  WI 1598 L4    W43   D33   W19   -H-   L9     3.0    CLASS C - 3rd
  24. Georgakakis, Paris (27)....  WI 1574 -H-   -H-   L9    -F-   W45   W40    3.0
  25. Murphy, Ryan P (29)........  IL 1529 L3    -H-   -H-   W44   L21   W33    3.0
  26. Moore, Michael (37)........  MI 1254 -H-   W39   D15   L11   L27   W34    3.0

  27. Creed, John Jack (17)......  WI 1785 -N-   -H-   W49   L16   W26   L15    2.5
  28. Johnson, James R (21)......  WI 1703 L1    W45   L18   W31   D17   -F-    2.5
  29. Hildeman, Jonathan (22)....  WI 1702 L2    W46   -H-   L6    W42   L17    2.5
  30. Demler, John (23)..........  WI 1672 W12   L20   -H-   W33   L6    L13    2.5
  31. Wright, Gary M (32)........  WI 1375 L20   W49   L22   L28   D43   W42    2.5
  32. Vootkur, Srikar (41).......  WI  978 -H-   L41   W39   L10   -N-   W43    2.5     U1000 - 2nd

  33. Mhaskar, Rohan (11)........  WI 1953 W36   L2    D23   L30   -H-   L25    2.0
  34. Wainscott, Chris (24)......  WI 1618 L5    W37   D6    -H-   L9    L26    2.0
  35. Sydlewski, Dean Wi (28)....  WI 1571 L6    W40   L13   W36   L7    L22    2.0
  36. Khaliq, Abdul (34).........  WI 1342 L33   L12   W43   L35   L39   -B-    2.0
  37. Roubik, David (39).........  WI 1139 L10   L34   W48   -H-   L19   D38    2.0   
CLASS E - 1st
  38. Vootkur, Manisha (40)......  WI 1064 -H-   L19   D42   -H-   -N-   D37    2.0    CLASS E - 2nd

  39. Yan, Ruilin (43)...........  WI  826 -H-   L26   L32   D42   W36   -U-    2.0
  40. Foat, Dustin J (44)........  WI  821 L11   L35   L45   W48   W49   L24    2.0

  41. McKee, Conor T (26)........  WI 1597 -H-   W32   -F-   -U-   -U-   -U-    1.5
  42. An, Limin (42).............  WI  939 -H-   L15   D38   D39   L29   L31    1.5
  43. Rusch, Lucas Danie (45)....  WI  819 L21   L23   L36   W46   D31   L32    1.5

  44. Ruggiero, Brian T (12).....  IL 1942 -U-   L17   W46   L25   -U-   -U-    1.0
  45. Neumann, Curt E (35).......  WI 1331 L13   L28   W40   L21   L24   -U-    1.0
  46. Huang, Sabrina (38)........  WI 1227 L9    L29   L44   L43   -B-   -U-    1.0
  47. Foat, Patricia J (49)......  WI  250 -U-   -U-   -U-   -U-   -U-   W49    1.0

  48. Zorro, Alfonso J (47)......  WI  560 L14   L16   L37   L40   -U-   -U-    0.0
  49. Burgin, W H (48)...........  WI  417 L22   L31   L27   -F-   L40   L47    0.0

Sunday, July 29, 2012

BC OPEN -- AUGUST 11, 2012

A Wisconsin Chess Tour Event! When: Saturday August 11th. On site Registration is from 8:30am – 9:30am. Site: Country Spring Hotel, 2810 Golf Road, Pewaukee, WI 53072 Entry Fees: Open is $33, Reserve (U1600) is $21, RBO (U1200) is $12, and Non Rated K-12 is $9 by 8-9. After 8-9 is $5 more for the Open and Reserve and $3 more for RBO and Non Rated K-12. $3 discount to Juniors and new members in Open and Reserve Section Time Control: Game in 60 mins. If using a digital clock, G/60 with 5 second delay. Rounds: 10am - 1pm - 3:30pm - 6pm Prizes: Open: (B/25) 1st $300, 2nd $160, A $90, U1800 $60, Reserve(U1600):(B/25) 1st $90, 2nd $65, D $40, U1200 $30, RBO(U1200): Trophies to top 3,1st U800, & 1st U500. All others receive participant medals Non Rated K-12: Trophies to 1st in K12, K9, K6 & K3. All others receive participant medals Advance entries: (Make check payable to) Benjamin Corcoran 2711 N. University Dr. #64 Waukesha, WI 53188 Have questions? Ask Ben at (262) 506-4203 or send an E-mail to benzochess@chess.com For other information, check out www.benzochess.com Only one Half point byes available in first 3 rounds, Comp entry to Masters!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

36th Annual Green Bay Open, July 28-29

Radisson Hotel, 2040 Airport Dr., Green Bay, WI 54313. 5SS, 40/100, 30/1, SD/30.
1st $425 + trophy, 2nd $220, X $120; 1900’s & 1800's $120 each; 1700’s &1600’s $115 each; 1500’s & 1400’s $110 each; 1300’s & 1200’s $105 each; Under 1200/Unrated $95. Note: Class prizes are based on a minimum of 5 players per class. Trophies to top Juniors ages 17-18, 15-16, 13-14, 11-12, 10 & under.

(If anyone knows prizewinners, please email allenbecker@wi.rr.com or post in a comment... thanks!)

USCF RATING RESULTS

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Milwaukee Summer Challenge, July 14-15, 2012

77 Players made the event a success!   (Several photos at bottom of post)


USCF RATING RESULTS

Best Game Prize winners:
MX - Alexander Velikanov (win over Zhou)
U2000 - Andrew Grochowski (win over Bruch)
U1500 - Anne Ulrich (win over Khaliq)
U1000 - John Brandt (win over Burgin)
Play over the BEST GAMES here! 

Final Results:

Milwaukee Summer Challenge -- Master/Expert Cross Table

  No.    Name                         St Rate Rd 1  Rd 2  Rd 3  Rd 4  Rd 5 Score

NOLAN HENDRICKSON, 1st Place, $300
ALEXANDER VELIKANOV, 2nd Place, $200
Tie for 3rd Place ($33 each): Bill Williams, Jerry Zhou, Thomas Schneider

   1. Hendrickson, Nolan (2)........  WI 2202 D8    W13   W10   W3    D2      4.0



   2. Velikanov, Alexander (4)......  WI 2199 W4    D10   D5    W6    D1      3.5


   3. Williams, William (3).........  WI 2200 W9    W12   -H-   L1    D4      3.0
   4. Zhou, Jerry Zhexua (11).......  WI 2049 L2    W14   W12   D5    D3      3.0
   5. Schneider, Thomas (12)........  WI 2025 D6    W8    D2    D4    D7      3.0


   6. Smail, Benedict A (5).........  WI 2143 D5    D7    W13   L2    D9      2.5
   7. Jin, David (8)................  WI 2081 L10   D6    W11   D8    D5      2.5
   8. Becker, Allen J (9)...........  WI 2065 D1    L5    D9    D7    W14     2.5
   9. Jing, Aaron (10)..............  WI 2056 L3    D11   D8    W14   D6      2.5

  10. Santarius, Erik (1)...........  WI 2403 W7    D2    L1    -U-   -H-     2.0
  11. Kinsman, Jim A (13)...........  WI 2005 L12   D9    L7    -H-   -B-     2.0

  12. Breider, Jon P (6)............  WI 2119 W11   L3    L4    -U-   -U-     1.0
  13. Cen, Kent Y (7)...............  IL 2110 W14   L1    L6    -U-   -U-     1.0
  14. Ellis, James S (14)...........  IA 2000 L13   L4    -B-   L9    L8      1.0
 


Milwaukee Summer Challenge -- U2000 Cross Table

  No.    Name                         St Rate 1     2     3     4     5     Score
RICHARD MARTIN III and TROY ZIMMERMAN, tie for 1st Place, $75 each

   1. Martin III, Richard (1).......  WI 1979 W20   D2    W9    W8    D3      4.0
   2. Zimmermann, Troy J (8)........  WI 1887 W18   D1    D4    W14   W6      4.0


   3. Modes, Daniel R (7)...........  IL 1888 D5    W14   -H-   W13   D1      3.5
   4. Rajendra, Anupama (13)........  WI 1808 W27   D10   D2    D7    W9      3.5
   5. Dreuth, Adam W (21)...........  WI 1598 D3    L13   W21   W22   W10     3.5

   6. Rajendra, Avinash (3).........  WI 1940 W17   W12   D8    D9    L2      3.0
   7. Both, Robert K (5)............  WI 1900 W24   L8    -H-   D4    W19     3.0

   8. Cardenas, David R (2).........  WI 1975 W16   W7    D6    L1    -U-     2.5
   9. Grochowski, Andrew (4)........  WI 1935 W22   W11   L1    D6    L4      2.5
  10. Hoffman, Guy G (6)............  WI 1900 W23   D4    D13   D11   L5      2.5
  11. Bruch, Robert M (9)...........  WI 1837 W25   L9    W17   D10   -U-     2.5
  12. Christensen, Wade (10)........  WI 1830 W26   L6    W15   -H-   -N-     2.5
  13. Ulrich, Rachel J (11).........  WI 1818 D21   W5    D10   L3    D16     2.5
  14. Coons, James Jay (12).........  WI 1813 W19   L3    W18   L2    D17     2.5
  15. Oberg, John E (15)............  WI 1714 -H-   D21   L12   D18   W23     2.5
  16. Sagunsky, David L (16)........  WI 1708 L8    L18   W20   W21   D13     2.5
  17. Hildeman, Jonathan (17).......  WI 1702 L6    W26   L11   W25   D14     2.5
  18. Reinke, Robert T (22).........  WI 1579 L2    W16   L14   D15   W22     2.5
  19. Bakalinsky, Jacob (26)........  WI 1223 L14   W24   -H-   W23   L7      2.5

  20. Pokorski, Jeffrey (14)........  WI 1760 L1    L23   L16   -B-   W26     2.0
  21. Hegelmeyer, John A (25).......  WI 1507 D13   D15   L5    L16   W25     2.0

  22. James, Nikhil (18)............  WI 1627 L9    W25   -H-   L5    L18     1.5
  23. Monosov, Natanel A (20).......  WI 1608 L10   W20   -H-   L19   L15     1.5

  24. Wainscott, Chris (19).........  WI 1618 L7    L19   -H-   D26   -U-     1.0
  25. Sydlewski, Dean Wi (23).......  WI 1571 L11   L22   -B-   L17   L21     1.0
  26. Ma, Leo (24)..................  WI 1567 L12   L17   -H-   D24   L20     1.0

  27. Bakalinsky, Roman (27)........  WI  964 L4    -N-   -N-   -N-   -N-     0.0
 


Milwaukee Summer Challenge -- U1500 Cross Table

  No.    Name                         St Rate 1     2     3     4     5     Score
JACK THAIN, 1st Place, Under 1500, $80

   1. Thain, Jack (1)...............  IL 1477 W19   W20   W13   W8    D3      4.5


   2. Weber, Bryan Scott (15).......  WI 1190 L6    W18   W10   W16   W8      4.0

   3. Etzel, Steven W (2)...........  WI 1465 -H-   D14   W17   W7    D1      3.5
   4. Saycocie, Vanisa (19).........  WI 1146 W12   L16   -H-   W20   W13     3.5
   5. Ulrich, Anne E (23)...........  WI  928 -B-   L13   W21   D17   W16     3.5

   6. Kosterman, Dennis (5).........  WI 1407 W2    L8    W22   D13   D7      3.0
   7. Huang, Sabrina (13)...........  WI 1227 W9    D17   W14   L3    D6      3.0
   8. Cai, Haoyu (16)...............  WI 1160 W18   W6    W16   L1    L2      3.0

   9. Pahl, Sandra R (3)............  WI 1456 L7    W21   W12   -H-   -N-     2.5
  10. Huang, Alena (4)..............  WI 1419 L20   W19   L2    D14   W17     2.5
  11. Buck, Finn (8)................  WI 1357 L17   L15   -H-   W23   W20     2.5
  12. Breuer, Michael A (9).........  WI 1347 L4    W23   L9    W22   D14     2.5
  13. Rasmussen, Kenneth (11).......  WI 1317 W22   W5    L1    D6    L4      2.5
  14. Etta, Kevin J (20)............  WI 1098 W21   D3    L7    D10   D12     2.5
  15. Bakalinsky, Roman (22)........  WI  964 -N-   W11   -H-   -N-   W21     2.5

  16. Wright, Gary M (7)............  WI 1375 W23   W4    L8    L2    L5      2.0
  17. Breuer, Ryan M (18)...........  WI 1151 W11   D7    L3    D5    L10     2.0

  18. Venkat, Abhyudhaya (6)........  IL 1394 L8    L2    -H-   L19   W22     1.5
  19. Holmes, Russ (12).............  WI 1237 L1    L10   D23   W18   -U-     1.5
  20. Mehta, Moulik A (14)..........  WI 1223 W10   L1    -H-   L4    L11     1.5

  21. Khaliq, Abdul (10)............  WI 1342 L14   L9    L5    -B-   L15     1.0
  22. Landey, Charles N (21)........  WI 1036 L13   -B-   L6    L12   L18     1.0

  23. Sondhi, Kunal (17)............  WI 1158 L16   L12   D19   L11   -U-     0.5


Milwaukee Summer Challenge --  U1000 Cross Table

  No.    Name                         St Rate 1     2     3     4     5     Score

RITIKA PANDEY and RUILIN YAN, Tie for 1st Place, Under 1000, $25 each

   1. Pandey, Ritika (3)............  WI  885 W4    W8    W9    L2    D3      3.5
   2. Yan, Ruilin (5)...............  WI  826 L6    W10   W3    W1    D4      3.5


   3. An, Limin (2).................  WI  939 D10   W6    L2    W9    D1      3.0
   4. Ma, Angela (9)................  WI  563 L1    W11   -H-   W7    D2      3.0
   5. Buck, Luke (10)...............  WI  562 L7    W12   -H-   D8    W9      3.0
   6. Iyer, Akshay (11).............  WI  520 W2    L3    -H-   W11   D8      3.0

   7. Zender-Alexander, Debra (4)...  WI  838 W5    L9    -H-   L4    W10     2.5
   8. Brandt, John (6)..............  WI  769 W11   L1    -H-   D5    D6      2.5

   9. Scalzo II, David A (1)........  WI  973 W12   W7    L1    L3    L5      2.0
  10. Snyder, Robert Hug (7)........  WI  669 D3    L2    D12   -B-   L7      2.0
  11. Burgin, W H (12)..............  WI  417 L8    L4    -B-   L6    -X-     2.0

  12. Pandey, Divya (8).............  WI  570 L9    L5    D10   -H-   -F-     1.0


Goddess Chess Prizes for this event, for top-scoring female finishers:
(1) in U2000:  Anupama Rajendra, 3.5 points, $100
(2) in U1500Vanisa Saycocie & Anne Ulrich (tie, 3.5 pts each), $37.50 each
(3) in U1000: Ritika Pandey, 3.5 points, $25 (also tied for 1st in U1000 Section).


5SS; G/120 with 5 second delay; 4 Sections: Master/Expert (closed), U2000, U1500, and U1000. Wyndham Milwaukee Airport Hotel, 4747 S. Howell Avenue, Milwaukee, 414-481-8000 (mention Southwest Chess Club for $79 room rate). EF: $40 All Sections (except U1000); U1000 Entry Fee: $25; all $5 more after 7/11. Prizes based on 40 total entries. Master/Expert (closed section): 1st-$300, 2nd-$200, 3rd-$100; U2000: 1st-$150; U1500: 1st-$80; U1000: 1st-$50. Reg: 8:30-9:30; Rds: Saturday, July 14: 10:00am, 2:30pm, and 7:00pm, Sunday July 15: 10:00am and 2:30pm. ENT: Allen Becker, N112 W17033 Vista Court, Apt. D, Germantown, WI 53022; Questions: TD Tom Fogec, 414-405-4207 (cell) (Best Game Prizes: Master/Expert Section $50; U2000 Section $25; and U1500 Section $25.)

Note:  Anupama Rajendra, winner of the National All Girls Championship recently held in Chicago, participated in this weekend's event.
















Wednesday, July 04, 2012

SWCC SIMUL KICKoff

 2011 Club Champion and USCF Expert Jerry Zhou will give a Lecture this Thursday, July 5 on the topic:  What to do with Doubled Pawns.  The Lecture will start at 6:15 and run approximately 45 minutes.  Immediately following the Lecture, Jerry will conduct a Simultaneous Exhibition.  There is no charge to attend the Lecture or play in the Simul.
 
In what has become a Southwest Chess Club tradition, our defending club champion gives a Lecture and Simul the week before we start the next Joe Crothers Memorial Southwest Chess Club Championship. Jerry achieved a USCF Expert rating for his performance in last year's club championship and has maintained that rating since then.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Sweltering Muggy Summer Swiss: June 14, 21 & 28

3-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 three) if requested at least 2-days prior
to round). TD is Tom Fogec; ATD is Robin Grochowski

Friday, June 01, 2012

GM Josh Friedel: Lecture and Simul, June 7

Lecture: 6:15-7:15, with Simul Exhibition immediately following Lecture. The lecture is free and the simul is $10.00. We are limited to the first 25 boards, so first come, first served (Please see Tom, Robin, or Allen at the club to sign up to ensure a seat at the simul).  SWCC LECTURE SERIES resumes with this event! Members get first priority to play. You can join the Club when signing up. So far 12 players have signed up. Please sign up early to make sure you get a board!


Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Summer is Coming Round-Robin: May 17, 24, & 31

3-Round “Round-Robin” (a “Quad”). Four chess players to a Quad. Game/100 minutes. USCF Rated. EF: $5.00. TD is Grochowski; ATD is Fogec. (*Round 3, May 31 only, at St. James Catholic Church: 7219 South 27th Street, Franklin, WI)

Saturday, April 28, 2012

May 19-20, Arpad Elo Open

Wyndham Milwaukee Airport Hotel, 4747 S. Howell Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53207. In 2 Sections, Open: 5SS, 45/2; SD/1; TD/5, EF: $37 (Jr $35) if received by 5/15; $3 more later or at site. $$b/30: $325-175. X 125; A 110; U1800: 75. Top Female $100. Reserve: 5SS, 45/2; SD/1; TD/5, Open to Under 1700. EF: $25 (Jr $23) if received by 5/15; $3 more later or at site. $$b/30: $110-80. Trophies to 1st, 2nd, 1st D, 1st E, 1st U1000, Top Female. ALL: Reg.: 8:30-9:30 am 5/19/12. Rds.: 10-2:30-7:30; 10-3:30. ENT: Dennis Kosterman, 28 Singleton Ct., Madison, WI 53711 608-770-3133. INFO: dennisk@tds.net. HR: $82 414-481-8000 (mention Chess). www.wischess.org. WCA Tour Event! Chess Magnet School JGP.

Monday, April 16, 2012

April Rising Tulips Swiss: April 19, 26 & May 3

April Rising Tulips Swiss: April 19, 26 & May 3*
3-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 three) if requested at least 2-days prior to round). TD is Grochowski; ATDs is Becker. (*Round 3, May 3 only, at St. James Catholic Church: 7219 South 27th Street, Franklin, WI).

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Hales Corners Challenge XV

April 21, 2012
10 USCF Grand Prix Points.
A Wisconsin TOUR Event!


Hales Corners Challenge History:  number of players (open+reserve=total) and the winner(s):
HCC XV.. 4/2012 (56+49=105)  SANTARIUS, BURGESS
HCC XIV. 10/2011 (46+37=83)  SANTARIUS, SAWALANI
HCC XIII.. 4/2011 (57+48=105) FM STAMNOV, MENON, BREIDER, RAGHAVAN
HCC XII.. 10/2010 (41+37=78)  FM BETANELI, HENDRICKSON
HCC XI…  4/2010 (41+37=78)  SANTARIUS
HCC X...  10/2009 (42+34=76)  GM AMANOV
HCC IX... 4/2009 (56+51=107)  GM AMANOV, IM YOUNG, SANTARIUS, KOHLENBERG
HCC VIII.10/2008 (33+32=65)  IM TATE, IM YOUNG, TENNANT, A. BECKER
HCC VII..  4/2008 (22+30=52)  BURGESS, TENNANT, PARKER
HCC VI...10/2007 (30+32=62)  TENNANT, BREIDER, SANTARIUS
HCC V....  4/2007 (40+22=62)  IM TATE, FM STAMNOV
HCC IV...11/2006 (23+26=49)  FM STAMNOV
HCC III..   4/2006 (28+17=45)  TENNANT
HCC II... 10/2005 (20+18=38)  BURGESS, A. BECKER
HCC I....   4/2005 (34+36=70)  BETANELI   
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Prizewinners:

OPEN SECTION
1st-2nd:  Erik Santarius & Jon Burgess
Expert:  Brady Harder
A:  13-way tie!
B:   Rachel Ulrich (who also wins GoddessChess Prize of free entry to Hales Corners Challenge XVI)

RESERVE SECTION:
1st-2nd:  Xavier Loomer, Eric Ran
D:  Greg Reese, Sr., and Tony Sproehlich
E:  Curt Neumann (who came in 3rd overall)
Manisha Vootkur wins GoddessChess Prize in Reserve Section for free entry to HCC XVI).


USCF Rating results here  

Top Boards in the Reserve Section: Jim Nickell-Ryan Murphy (back); Al Buschmann-Sarfarez Mohammed
Jon Burgess-Jon Breider
Board 1 & 2 action:  Erik Santarius-Awonder Liang (back, Bd 1), Kent Cen-Anthony Parker
Reserve Section action; Bud Burgin, Gary Wright, Jan Newton .....


Jon Breider-Brian Ruggiero
Allen Becker
Anthony Parker-Erik Santarius;
 Bill Williams-Jon Burgess



 
 Brady Harder, winner of the Expert Prize:



Monday, March 05, 2012

Melting Ice Action VI: April 5

3-Round Swiss in Two Sections (G/30 Minutes and G/24 Minutes, dual- and quick-rated, respectively).

USCF RESULTS

Congratulations to Bill Williams and Allen Becker for winning the Game/30 with 3-0 scores, and to David Cardenas for winning the Game/24 with a perfect 3-0 score.