Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Dec. 10-11 The Wisconsin Memorial

5SS, Rds. 1-3 G/120 d5. Rds. 4-5 40/120, SD/60 d5. Madison Marriott West, 1313 John Q. Hammons Dr., Middleton, WI 53562. HR: $89. EF: $30 (Juniors $25) by Dec. 6. $5 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 12/10. Rds.: 10-2:30-7; 10-3:30. ENT: Dennis Kosterman, 28 Singleton Ct., Madison, WI 53711 608-770-3133. INFO: dennisk@tds.net. www.wischess.org. WI Chess Tour Event. W. US Chess Junior Grand Prix!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Nov. 25-27 2016 North Central Open/Martz Memorial

6-SS. TC: Rds. 1-4, 6 45/2, SD/1 d5 Rd. 5 G/120 d5. Best Western Plus Eau Claire Conference Center, 3340 Mondovi Rd., Eau Claire, WI 54701, 715-838-9989. HR: $69.99 standard rooms, $99.99 suites Reg.: 10:30-11:30. Rds.: 12-6, 10-5, 10-3. EF: $40 if received by 11/23, $45 at site. $$ b/50 1st $400, 2nd $250, 3rd $160, A $140, B $130, C $120, D $110, E $100, U1000 $90. Ent: Guy Hoffman, 1305 D Tompkins Dr., Madison, WI 53716-3279. Checks payable to WCA. 920-279-0701. schachfuhrer@hotmail.com A Wisconsin Tour event. US Chess Junior Grand Prix! Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 6

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Reindeer Running Riot Swiss: November 17 & December 1, 8 & 15

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

G/100;d5. USCF Rated. EF: $5. (One ½-Point Bye Available for any round (except round four) if requested at least 2-days prior to round).

TD is Wainscott (414) 839-5232; ATD is Grochowski (414) 744-4872

Monday, November 07, 2016

Rattlesnake Rattles-the-Pawns Action, November 10

3-Round Swiss (two options):

G/24; d5 (USCF Quick rated) 
  or
G/25; d5 (USCF Dual rated).

EF: $5. (½- Point Bye available in only first
round if requested prior to round.) TD is Wainscott.

Saturday, November 05, 2016

8th Annual Holy Trinity Oconomowoc USCF Open

8th Annual Holy Trinity Oconomowoc USCF Open

 
3 sections:
OPEN: rated event, 4 games (g/45+5 second delay), accelerated pairings might be used.  Trophies as prizes.
SCHOLASTIC K-3: 5 games (30 minutes per player). Individual and Team trophies as prizes.
SCHOLASTIC K-12: 5 games (30 minutes per player). Individual and Team trophies as prizes.

For complete information and flyer: www.wichessacademy.com
 
Location : Holy Trinity School in Oconomowoc
Contact : htchess2016@yahoo.com This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

WCA Veterans Tournament and 2016-2017 WI Junior Open (Oshkosh, WI, November 5-6)

Events held concurrently (in separate rooms); sponsored by the Wisconsin Chess Association.

More info on the events including registration details: 

WCA Veterans   (Open to Age 18 and over)

2016-2017 WI Junior Open   (in 5 sections)

Gruenhagen Conference Center
UW-Oshkosh, Corner of High and Osceola St., Oshkosh, WI 54901.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Billy Goat Boo Blustery Swiss: October 13, 20, 27 & November 3*

4-Round Swiss in Two Sections (Open and Under 1600). G/100;
d5. USCF Rated. EF: $5. (One ½-Point Bye Available for any
round (except round four) if requested at least 2-days prior to
round). TD is Wainscott; ATD is Fogec.
*NOTE!On November 3 we will meet at St. James Church (Parish Building), 7219 S. 27th Street (south of Rawson), Franklin, WI).

Friday, October 07, 2016

Hales Corners Challenge XXIV: October 15, 2016

USCF RATING RESULTS

SEVERAL PHOTOS AT BOTTOM OF POST

USCF Grand Prix Points: 10.  Chess Magnet School Junior Grand Prix.  
4SS, G/60;d6. 2 Sections:  Open & Reserve (under 1600).

Olympia Resort Hotel, 1350 Royale Mile Rd., Oconomowoc, WI 53066; 1-800-558-9573 (mention Southwest Chess Club for $99 room rate).

EF: $40-Open, $30-Reserve, both $5 more after October 13.  Comp EF for USCF 2200+. $$GTD:

Open: 1st-$325, 2nd-$175, A-$100, B & Below-$75;
Reserve:  1st-$100, 2nd-$75, D-$50, E & Below-$40.

Registration.: 8:30-9:30. Rds: 10-1-3:30-6.

Entries to Robin Grochowski, 3835 E. Morris Ave., Cudahy, WI 53110; rgrochowski@wi.rr.com.

Questions to TD Tom Fogec: 414-405-4207.

Goddesschess prizes for females and males in addition to above prizes:  For Females: Open: $50 per win/$25 per draw; Reserve: $20 per win/$10 per draw; Perfect Score Prizes for Females: $80 in Open/$40 in Reserve; Don McLean Award for Top Finishing Male in each Section: $100 in Open/$50 in Reserve.

NM Nolan Hendrickson will be available all four rounds to review the games of tournament participants.  

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Monday, October 03, 2016

Antelope Arcade Action Swiss: October 6

3-Round Swiss: G/24; d5 (USCF Quick rated) and G/25; d5
(USCF Dual rated). EF: $5. (½- Point Bye available in only first
round if requested prior to round.) TD is Grochowski.
Registration closes at 6:50 sharp!! I cannot be reached after 5:00 pm for any entries!
Pre-entries: 414-861-2745 or rgrochowski@wi.rr.com

Monday, September 05, 2016

Adventurous Aardvark Autumn Swiss

September 8, 15, 22 & 29; 4-Round Swiss in Two Sections (Open and Under 1600).  G/100; d5.  USCF Rated.  EF: $5.  One ½-Point Bye available for any round (except round four) if requested at least 2-days prior to round.
TD is Tom Fogec, ATD's are Chris Wainscott and Robin Grochowski.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Joe Crothers Memorial Southwest Chess Club Championship: July 21*, August 11*, 18, 25 & September 1

This is a 5-Round Swiss in One Section. Game/100;d5. USCF Rated. EF: $7.00. (One ½ point bye available in rounds 1 through 4, if requested at least 2-days in advance.) TD is Grochowski; ATDs are Fogec/Wainscott.
NOTE: *This tournament will be interrupted for 2 weeks due to the unavailability of our Village Hall and/or St. James Church. On July 28 SWCC will be closed -- no chess! August 4 will be a casual chess night at Barnes & Noble on South 76th Street. Round 1 is July 21, followed by Round 2 on August 11, etc. All tournament rounds are at the Village Hall.

Monday, July 11, 2016

September 3 - 6th BC Open

Country Inn & Suites Brookfield, 1250 South Moorland Rd., Brookfield, WI 53005, (262)782-1400. All Sections, TC: G/60 d5. Rds.: 10-1-3:30-6. EF: Open: $35 by 9-1, Reserve (U1600) & RBO (U1000) $25 by 9-1, Non Rated $10 by 9-1, all entries $5 more after 9-1. Open: (b/30) 1st $350 - 2nd $200 - A $125 - U1800 $125. Reserve (U1600): (b/20) 1st $110- 2nd $75. RBO (U1000): (b/20) 1st $100+trophy - 2nd $50+trophy. Non rated section 1st $50, book prizes for others. Reg.: September 3rd, 8:30am - 9:30am. Entries to: Ben Corcoran, 2711 N. University Dr. #64, Waukesha, WI 53188. Q&A: Ask for Ben 262-506-4203 or benzochess@gmail.com also more info at www.benzochess.com.

Saturday, July 09, 2016

Summer Lecture Series 2016

Thursday July 14th will see the traditional kick off of the Summer Lecture Series for the Southwest Chess Club as 2015 club champion NM Richard Martin gives a lecture followed by a simul.  This event is free to all, so please join us if you are able!

Then, continuing for the duration of the SWCC Joe Crothers Club Championship (except for the first week during registration) the club will present a lecture prior to each round.

The schedule, along with topics, are as follows:

  • July 14th: NM Richard Martin "When and When Not to Calculate"
  • August 11th: Due to Uncontrollable and Unavoidable Circumstances There Will Be No Lecture
  • August 18th: David Dathe "The Theory of Selecting a Chess Move"
  • August 25th: Ben Corcoran "The Importance of Time Management"
  • September 1st: NM Rithwik Mathur "Rithwik's Greatest Hits"
Stay tuned for more information as it develops.

Thursday, July 07, 2016

Aug. 12-14 or 13-14 -- Marshall Rohland Memorial/WI Closed Championship

Howard Johnson’s, 3841 East Washington Ave., Madison, WI 53704, 608-244-2481. HR: $79 1-4 guests includes breakfast. Reserve by August 1, ask for chess tournament. Open to WI residents, former champions, and students in WI schools. EF: 3 sections, Premier: $40 by Aug 10, comp entry to masters. $45 at site. Reserve (U1800): $30 by Aug 10, $35 at site. U1200: $20 by Aug 10, $25 at site. All: $5 discount for Juniors under 18 y.o. $$ Premier b/30: $400 + traveling trophy, 250, 150, A $100, U1800 $100. Reserve b/30: $200, 150, trophies to 3rd, C, D, U1200. U1200: $75, trophies to 2nd, U1000, U700. Overall: $50 Kittsley upset prize. Rds. (TC): Premier and Reserve: 5SS 3-day: 6pm, 10-6, 10-4 (40/2,d5, SD/1,d5); 2-day: 10-2 (G/90,d5) -6, 10-4 (40/2,d5, SD/1,d5). U1200: 4SS Saturday only: 10-1-3:30-6 (G/60, d5). Reg.: Fri 4:30-5:30; Sat 9-9:30. Entries checks payable to WCA: Guy Hoffman, 1305D Tompkins Dr., Madison, WI 53716-3279. Schachfuhrer@hotmail.com. Phone: 920-279-0701. 1/2 point bye available in any round. WI Chess Tour Event. US Chess Junior Grand Prix! A State Championship Event!

Monday, June 27, 2016

Basking Baboons on the Bog Swiss: June 16, 23, 30; July 7

Basking Baboons on the Bog Swiss: June 16, 23, 30, and July 7, a 4-Round Swiss in Two Sections (Open and U1600).

Game/100;d5. 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 Wainscott, ATD is Grochowski

 

Please note that the first round of this event will take place at the St. James Church (Parish Building), 7219 S. 27th Street (south of Rawson).  Last time we met there 27th St was under construction so please be advised that may still be the case.

 

All subsequent rounds will be held at our regular location at the Hales Corners Village Hall.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

July 9-10 -- 40th Annual Green Bay Open

Radisson Hotel, 2040 Airport Dr., Green Bay, WI 54313. 5SS, 40/95, 30/1, SD/30 d5. EF: $46, Juniors under 19 $41, if rec’d by 7/6, all entries after 7/6 including phone, email & in person are $9 more! $$ (Top 2 Gtd. 6 per class) $2035 Cash + 6 trophies! 1st $425 + trophy; 2nd $240, X $160; 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 $110. 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; 10-3:30. HR: $95/$95/$105/$110 call 920-494-7300 mention chess tournament. Room block held to 6/17. Other Info: 1/2 bye avail. Rds.: 1, 2 or 3 if req’d w/entry. WCA Tour Event. Entries & Inquiries to: Luke Ludwig, 2191 Allouez Ave., Green Bay, WI 54311. 920-465-9859, email: lukealudwig@aol.com. W. A Heritage Event! US Chess Junior Grand Prix! Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 10

Monday, June 13, 2016

June 25th -- 2nd Wisconsin Open G/60 Championship

4SS, G/60 d5. Dual rated. Olympia Resort Hotel, 1350 Royale Mile Rd., Oconomowoc, WI . (1-800-558-9573). All Sections, TC: G/60 d5. Rds.: 10-1-3:30-6. EF: Open: $37 by 6-23, Reserve (U1600) & Novice (U1000) $22 by 6-23. All EF after 6-23 is $3 more. Prizes: Open: 1st $325 - 2nd $175 - A $120 - U1800 $120. Reserve (U1600) - 1st $100 - 2nd $75 - U1300 $50. Novice (U1000) 1st $50 + trophy - 2nd $30 + trophy - Trophies to 1st U800 & U600. Trophies to top WI finisher in each section. Reg.: June 25th 8:30 - 9:30. Mail entries (checks payable to Wisconsin Chess Association or WCA) to Dennis J. Kosterman, 28 Singleton Ct., Madison, WI 53711. Info: dennisk@tds.net or 608-770-3133. A Wisconsin Tour Event! wischess.org. A State Championship Event! Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 10

Friday, June 10, 2016

Milwaukee Summer Challenge V - June 11-12, 2016, Pewaukee, WI


USCF RATING LINK

Milwaukee Summer Challenge (total) and Master/Expert winner:
I  (July, 2012) 82 players; Nolan Hendrickson
II (June, 2013) 68 players; Erik Santarius
III (June, 2014 59 players; Allen Becker
IV (June 2015) 55 players; Erick Santarius/Brady  Harder
V (June 2016) 73 players; Rithwik Mathur
 
TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 10  --   USCF Junior Grand Prix

5SS, G/120;d5 in top 3 sections: Master/Expert (closed section), U2000, U1500.
4SS, G/60;d6 in U1000 section.

Country Springs Hotel, 2810 Golf Road, Pewaukee, WI; 1-800-247-6640;
(Mention Southwest Chess Club for $139 room rate, including Waterpark access).  

EF: $40 in top 3 sections, $25 in U1000. All $5 more after 6/10.

$$GTD: Master/Expert = 1st-$300, 2nd-$200, 3rd-$100.  U2000=1st-$150, U1500=1st-$80, U1000=1st-$50.
Plus Goddesschess Prizes for females in all sections*.

Schedule:  Reg: 8:30-9:30.
Top 3 sections-Saturday June 11: 10:00 am, 2:30 pm, 7:00 pm, Sunday June 12: 10:00 am-3:00 pm.  U1000 Saturday June 11 (only): 10:00 am, 1:00 pm, 3:30 pm, 6:00 pm.

Entries to: Robin Grochowski, 3835 E Morris Avenue, Cudahy, WI 53110 or rgrochowski@wi.rr.com.
Questions: TD Tom Fogec 414-405-4207.

*Goddess Chess Prizes for this event:
(1) in Master/Expert, $150 to top scoring female finisher provided at least 2 females play;
(2) in U2000, $100, 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.


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Several photos by Al Buschmann (and a few by Becker):