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)