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!