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.

Thursday, April 18, 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. Phone: 920-279-0701. 1/2 point bye available in any round. WI Chess Tour Event.

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 INFO: A WI Tour Event. 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:

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

$$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:

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