Sunday, August 25, 2019

Blue Moon Knight Swiss: August 29, September 5, 12, & 19

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.

Friday, August 16, 2019

Hales Corners Challenge XXX - October 5, 2019

US Chess Junior Grand Prix
4SS, G60; d6  2 Sections: Open & Reserve (under 1600) 

Crowne Plaza Milwaukee Airport, 6401 S. 13th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53221, 414-764-5300. 

EF: $50 Open, $40 Reserve, both $10 more after October 3. Comp EF for USCF 2200+.  On line registration at: https://onlineregistration.cc/WICA/HCChallengeOct2019 

$$GTD: Open: 1st-$325, 2nd-175. A-$100, B & below-$75; Reserve: 1st-$100, 2nd-$75, D-$60, E & below-$50. 

Goddesschess prizes for females. 

Reg.: 8:30-9:30. Rds.: 10-1-3:30-6. 

Questions to Chris Wainscott  (414-839-5232, after 5:30 pm), or e-mail: chris.wainscott13@outlook.com

Entries to: Robin J. Grochowski, 3835 E. Morris Avenue, Cudahy, WI 53110, e-mail: rgrochowski@wi.rr.com, (414-861-2745).  Accelerated pairings may be used.
 
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Thursday, August 15, 2019

2019 Madison Quick and Blitz Championships

2019 MADISON QUICK
AND BLITZ CHAMPIONSHIPS
(two events in one day with $1,200 in prizes)
Saturday, September 28th 

PLAYING SITE: Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel Madison (3841 East Washington Ave, Madison WI 53704; 608-819-6298)

QUICK CHESS: four rounds with time control of G/25 plus 3 second increment per move. This event is Quick Rated, but regular ratings will be used for pairings and prizes. Accelerated pairings may be used. Late registration: 9:00-9:30am. Rounds: 10:00am, 11:15am, 12:45pm, 2:00pm

BLITZ: ten games (5 double rounds) with time control of G/3 plus 2 second increment per move. This event is Blitz Rated, but regular ratings will be used for pairings and prizes. Late registration: 3:00-3:15pm. Rounds: 3:30pm and then ASAP

PRIZES: $600 (b/30) for each event: $200-$100 and $300 in class prizes with 5-8 players per class

ENTRY: for each event: $30 by September 19th, $35 by September 26th, $40 afterwards. Please include your name, contact email and phone number, and which event you are entering. PayPal (preferred): log in, choose “send money” option selecting to send to abetaneli@hotmail.com, pick “sending to a friend” and enter the appropriate amount) Checks (please do not send after September 19th): Wisconsin Chess Academy, 1280 Greenway Terrace #1, Brookfield WI 53005

QUESTIONS: abetaneli@hotmail.com is best, 608-334-2574 (texting works better than calling)

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

2019 Madison Quick Chess Scholastic Championship September 28th, 2019

2019 MADISON QUICK CHESS
SCHOLASTIC CHAMPIONSHIP
Saturday, September 28th

ELIGIBILITY: K-12 students are eligible. This is a very beginner-friendly event, so new players are encouraged to participate. Experienced tournament players may want to choose the Open section (see separate flyer).

PLAYING SITE: Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel Madison (3841 East Washington Ave, Madison WI 53704; 608-819-6298)

PRIZES: 20 individual trophies based on age and 5 team trophies. Every participant receives chocolate.

SCHEDULE: everyone plays four games, there is no elimination (you can skip some games if needed). Late registration is 9:00-9:30am. Round times: 10:00am, 11:15am, 12:45pm, 2:00pm. Award ceremony/chocolate party begins shortly after the last round.

ENTRY: $25 by September 19th, $30 by September 26th, $40 afterwards.  Please include player’s name, grade, name of the school, as well as contact email and phone number. PayPal (preferred): log in, choose “send money” option selecting to send to abetaneli@hotmail.com, pick “sending to a friend” and enter the appropriate amount. Checks (please do not mail after September 19th): Wisconsin Chess Academy, 1280 Greenway Terrace #1, Brookfield WI 53005

QUESTIONS: abetaneli@hotmail.com is best, 608-334-2574 (texting works better than calling)

Monday, August 12, 2019

Aug. 31-Sept. 2 Marshall Rohland Memorial/WI Closed Championship

Howard Johnson’s, 3841 East Washington Ave., Madison, WI 53704, 608-819-6298. HR.$79 1-4 guests includes breakfast. Reserve by August 16, ask for chess tournament. Open to WI residents, former champions, and students in WI schools. EF: 3 sections Premier: $40 by Aug 29, comp entry to masters. $45 at site. Reserve (U1800): $30 by Aug 29, $35 at site. U1200: $20 by Aug 29, $25 at site $$ Premier b/30: $400 + traveling trophy, 250, 150, A $100, U1800 $100. Reserve b/30: $200, 150, trophies to C, D, U1200. U1200: $75, trophies to 2nd, U1000, U700. Overall: $50 Kittsley upset prize. Rds, (TC): Premier and Reserve: 6-SS: 12-6, 10-5, 10-4 (40/2 d5, SD/1 d5); U1200: 4SS Saturday only: 10-1-3:30-6 (G/60 d5). Participants may enter Reserve for $20 with 1/2 pt byes in rds 1-2. Reg.: Sat 9-9:30, 10:30-11:30 2 1/2 point byes available in any round. Entries checks payable to WCA: Guy Hoffman, 1305D Tompkins Dr., Madison, WI 53716-3279. Schachfuhrer@hotmail.com Phone: 920-279-0701. https://onlineregistration.cc/WICA/WIClosed2019 WI Chess Tour Event.  US Chess Junior Grand Prix!  A State Championship Event!

Old Style Pawn Dueling Action Swiss: August 22

3-Round Swiss in Two Sections (G/25;d5 and G/24;d5). USCF
Rated. EF: $5.00. (½ Point Bye available for only first round if
requested prior to round). TD is Grochowski; ATD is Wainscott.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Joe Crothers Memorial Southwest Chess Club Championship: July 11, 18, 25; August 1, 8, & 15

6-Round Swiss in One Section. Game 100;d5. 
USCF Rated. EF: $7.00 (must be a member to participate). 
SWCC membership $10 (can join prior to first round).
(Two ½-point byes available in rounds 1 through 5, if requested at least 2-days in advance; no ½-point bye available for round 6).  
TD is Robin Grochowski; ATD is Chris Wainscott

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Aug. 16-18 or 17-18 8th Annual Twin Ports Open

$5,800 in prizes projected + IM John Bartholomew, GM Bryan Smith, & GM Alex Yermolinsky are playing! UWS Yellowjacket Union, 1605 Catlin Ave,. Superior, WI 54880. Open: EF $95 by 7/1/19, $110 by 8/1/19, $125 by 12pm 8/16/19; $140 onsite. Prizes (based on 45): $1,400, $700, $350; U2400 $250; U2200 $250; U2000 $250; Scott Kitsley Upset Trophy. Reserve (U1800): EF $80 by 7/1/19, $90 by 8/1/19, $100 by 12pm 8/16/19; $110 onsite. Prizes (based on 45): $1,000, $500, $250; U1600 $200; U1400 $200; U1200 Trophy. Bantam (U1200): EF $55 by 7/1/19, $60 by 8/1/19, $65 by 12pm 8/16/19; $70 onsite. Prizes (based on 20) 1st $250, 2nd $120, 3rd $80 + Trophies for the top 1st-3rd Elementary, 1st-3rd Junior high, and the top 1st-3rd High school. Schedule: 5SS. Bantam only two-day option. Three-day option: (Open & Reserve): All games 90 minutes + 30 second increment. Onsite Reg: Friday 5:30pm - 6:30pm. Rds.: Fri 7pm; Sat 11am-6pm, Sun 10am-3pm. Two-day option: (All sections) Rds.: 1 & 2 Game 60 minutes, 5 second delay Sat 10am-1pm; then, merge with 3-day Round Three. Onsite Reg: Saturday 8:30am - 9:30am. Advanced Reg: can be made online at www.onlineregistration.cc or mailed: Dane Mattson, 2629 E. 4th St., Superior, WI 54880. Checks payable to: Twin Ports Open; Must be postmarked by August 1st. Dorm Rentals: Single or Double Rooms w/twin beds available; $20 per adult, $13.50 per youth (under 18 years old). No A/C, bring fan, toiletries and pillows / blankets recommended. Crownhart Hall, 1714 Catlin Ave., Superior, WI 54880. Questions / registration: Contact Melinda Yingling (715) 394- 8244; myinglin@uwsuper.edu Tournament info: Dane Mattson, mattsondane@gmail.com, 218-591-3339.  US Chess Junior Grand Prix!  US Chess Grand Prix Points: 30 (Enhanced)

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

July 6-7 43rd Annual Green Bay Open

Radisson Hotel, 2040 Airport Dr., Green Bay, WI 54313. 5SS 40/90, SD/1 d5. EF: $49, Juniors under 19 $44, if rec’d by 7/3, all entries after 7/3 including phone, email & in person are $11 more! $$ (Top 2 Gtd. 6 per class) $2000 Cash + 6 trophies! 1st $400 + trophy; 2nd $235, X $150; 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 $115. 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; 10-3:15. HR: $99/$99/$109/$119 call 920-494-7300 mention chess tournament. Room block held to 6/14. Other Info: 1/2 bye avail. Rds. 1, 2 or 3 if req’d w/entry. WI Tour Event. W. Entries & Inquiries to: Luke Ludwig, 2191 Allouez Ave., Green Bay, WI 54311. 920-465-9859, email: lukealudwig@aol.com.  A Heritage Event!  US Chess Junior Grand Prix!  US Chess Grand Prix Points: 10

Sunday, June 16, 2019

King’s Old Style Summertime Swiss: June 6, 13, 20, & 27

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 Chris Wainscott; ATD is Robin Grochowski.  

Sunday, May 26, 2019

June 9 WI G/60 State Championship

4-SS, G/60 d5.3 sections: Open, Reserve (U1600), Novice (U1000). Howard Johnson’s, 3841 East Washington Ave., Madison, WI 53704, 608-244-2481. EF: $40 Open, $30 Reserve, $20 Novice, all $5 more after June 6. Comp entry for US Chess 2200+ (deducted from any winnings). $$: Open (b/35) 1st $350, 2nd $200 A $150, U1800 $140. Reserve (b25): 1st $125, 2nd $90, U1300 $60. Novice (b10): 1st $50, trophies to 1st, 2nd, U700. Reg: 8:30-9:30. Rds: 10-1-3:30-6. Entries: checks payable to WCA: Guy Hoffman, 1305D Tompkins Dr., Madison, WI 53716-3279. Schachfuhrer@hotmail.com Phone: 920-279-0701. https://onlineregistration.cc/WICA/2019WIG60. 1/2 point bye available in any round. WI Chess Tour Event.

Friday, May 24, 2019

Bishop’s Bud Belligerent Brewing Action Swiss: May 30

3-Round Swiss in Two Sections (G/25;d5 and G/24;d5) 
USCF Rated.  EF: $5.00.
(½ Point Bye available for only first round if requested prior to round).
TD is Robin Grochowski; ATD is Chris Wainscott.

Friday, April 19, 2019

Carlsberg Pawn Structure Swiss: April 25; May 2, 9, 16, & 23

5-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 five) if requested at least 2-days prior to round).

TD is Robin Grochowski; ATD is Chris Wainscott.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

May 4-5 Arpad Elo Open

5SS, Rd. 1 G/90 d5; Rds. 2-5 30/90, SD/60; d5, Chula Vista Resort, 2501 River Rd., WI Dells, WI 53965. EF: $40 by 4/30; $45 at site. $$b/50: & 3/class. $400-250. A-$150, B-$140, C-$130, D-$120, U1200-$100, Unr- $80. Reg.: 5/4: 9-9:30. Rds.: 10-2-7:30; 10-3:30. ENT: Mike Nietman, 2 Boca Grande Way, Madison, WI 53719 608-467-8510 onlineregistration.cc. INFO: mike.nietman@charter.net. A WI Tour Event. www.wischess.org. HR: $129. Reserve by 4/3. 833-381-4595. Mention H01452. W.  US Chess Junior Grand Prix!

Monday, April 15, 2019

Knight’s Knock Down Miller Action Swiss - April 18 (one-night Action event)

3-Round Swiss in Two Sections (G/25;d5 and G/24;d5).  USCF Rated.  EF: $5.00.  (½ Point Bye available for only first round if requested prior to round). 

TD is Robin Grochowski; ATD is Chris Wainscott.

G/25;d5 is "dual-rated" (affects both your Regular and Quick ratings), while
G/24;d5 is not Regular-rated; only Quick-rated.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Blatz Bishop Burping Swiss: March 21*, 28*; April 4, & 11

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.

*March 21 and 28 we will meet at St. James Church (Parish Building), 7219 S. 27th Street (south of Rawson), Franklin, WI.   April 4 and 11 we are back at the usual location, Hales Corners Village Hall. 

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Hales Corners Challenge XXIX - April 13, 2019 (Saturday, one day)

Update!  Tournament rating results here: 
https://www.uschess.org/msa/XtblMain.php?201904138152.0

Several photos at bottom of post, thanks to Al Buschmann, Steve Etzel, and Allen Becker


US Chess Grand Prix Points: 10
A Wisconsin Tour event!
4SS, G/60;d6. 2 Sections: Open & Reserve (under 1600).

Crowne Plaza Milwaukee Airport, 6401 S 13th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53221, 414-764-5300.

EF: $50-Open, $40 Reserve, both $10 more after April 11. Comp EF for USCF 2200+.  
On-line registration at https://onlineregistration.cc/WICA/HCChallengeApril2019

$$GTD: Open: 1st-$325, 2nd-$175, A-$100, B & below-$75;
Reserve: 1st $100, 2nd $75, D-$60, E & below $50. 

Goddesschess 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.


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

Questions to Chris Wainscott (414-839-5232, after 5:30 pm), or e-mail: chris.wainscott13@outlook.com.

Entries to: Robin J. Grochowski, 3835 E. Morris Avenue, Cudahy, WI 53110, (414-861-2745), e-mail: rgrochowski@wi.rr.com.

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