Thursday, June 06, 2013

Milwaukee Summer Challenge II

Prizewinners:

Master/Expert
1st      -     Erik Santarius
2nd/3rd - Nolan Hendrickson and Ben Smail 
U2000
1st  - Jim Ellis
U2000 Goddesschess winner was Anupama Rajendra. 
U1500 
1st - Alena Huang 
(Alena also won the Goddesschess prize for this section.)
U1000 
1st - Hersh Singh
 
EVENT RATED (click)

Chess Magnet School Junior Grand Prix!

June 15-16, Milwaukee Summer Challenge II

5SS, G/120;d5. 4 Sections: Master/Expert (closed), U2000, U1500, U1000. Comfort Suites Milwaukee Airport Hotel, 6362 S. 13th St., Oak Creek, WI; 414-570-1111; (Mention Southwest Chess Club for $89 room rate). EF: $40 All Sections (except U1000), U1000 Entry Fee: $25, all $5 more after 6/13. Prizes based on 50 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, June 15: 10:00 am, 2:30 pm, 7:00 pm, Sunday June 16: 10:00 am-2:30 pm.
ENT: Robin Grochowski, 3835 E. Morris Ave., Cudahy, WI 53110 or allenbecker@wi.rr.com. Questions: TD Robin Grochowski; 414-861-2745 (cell).




FLYER



Goddess Chess Prizes for this event:
(1) in Master/Expert, $100 to top scoring female finisher provided at least 2 females play;
(2) in U2000, $75, to top scoring female finisher provided at least 2 females play;
(3) in U1500, $50, to top scoring female finisher provided at least 3 females play;
(4) in U1000, $25, to top scoring female finisher provided at least 3 females play;
There are no tie-breaks; if tie score the prize money is split; and
Must score a draw or win in any section to qualify for prize.


Best Games Prizes:
Master/Expert: $50   Won by Nolan Hendrickson for his win over Richard Martin III
U2000: $50   Won by Andrew Grochowski for his win over Anne Ulrich
U1500: $25   Won by Sabrina Huang for her win over Stephen Shi
U1000: $25   Won by Neil Hogg for his win over Ronit Gupta



Several photos (Allen Becker & Al Buschmann):























20 comments:

Robin said...

Please try to pre-register, as that helps us to organize better and also saves you some funds. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

GM Varuzhan Akobian has some outstanding lactures on You Tube. Great for class players. He is one of the best lecturers I have seen.

Chris said...

I attended a lecture by GM Akobian once. It was excellent!

Chris said...

Also, please note that the best game prize for the master/expert section is now known as the Bill Williams Fighting Chess Award

Tom said...

A fitting tribute to an excellent veteran of the 64 Squares and a true gentleman !!

Troy said...

I'll probably be there, but I cannot confirm quite yet.

Southwest Chess Club said...

If anyone took any photos last night, please send to Allen Becker, so we can add them to the blog post. Thanks!

Chris said...

Here is an article I wrote for the online blog for the Skokie Patch. If you like it (or if you don't) please leave a comment on the Patch's website so that they can see that there really is an active chess community.

http://skokie.patch.com/groups/skokie-chess-news/p/new-princes-crowned-in-the-game-of-kings_c507e5f8

Southwest Chess Club said...

Chris, nice article!

Robin said...

For informational purposes, players can play up a section except for the closed master/expert section. For example, if you are rated 1400 you can play in the U2000 section; and if you are rated 900, you can play in the U1500. The master/expert section is the only one that is closed.

Chris said...

Joel Benjamin visited Skokie, IL today. Here is the write up I did... http://skokie.patch.com/groups/skokie-chess-news/p/four-time-us-chess-champ-visits-skokie

I was joking with him that he should come play in the Summer Challenge.

Tom said...

So, is he ??

Jan said...

Hello everyone!

I hope many chess femmes will come out to play in the Summer Challenge II. I will eagerly be following the action and reporting results as they are available. Goddesschess is also once again sponsoring a $50 best game prize in the Open, and maybe a chess dude will win it! Let it not be said we don't spread the love, darlings :)

Chris said...

Somehow I doubt it, but it was a thrill just to be able to ask...

Anonymous said...

Early predictions:

Closed: Hendrickson
U2000: Shi
U1500: A. Huang
U1000: Gopal

Robin said...

If one is driving north on I-94 to get to the tournament, due to I-94 being closed at Rawson Avenue this weekend, please exit the freeway at Ryan Road (go east one block to 13th Street), take 13th Street and continue north on 13th Street until you reach the hotel. If you see College Avenue, you have gone past the hotel by about 1 block. Thanks.

Comfort Suites Milwaukee Airport Hotel, 6362 S. 13th St., Oak Creek, WI; 414-570-1111

alleenkatze said...

Nice win over NM Ulrich in the second round Allen. I should have stayed to see the finish!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for arranging and sponsoring a most enjoyable tournament! Great job!

Anonymous said...

Nice domination by Mr.Santarius!

Anonymous said...

Who won the Best Game Prizes?