Thursday, January 16, 2020

SWCC Schedule update - and reminder, tonight we meet at 600 W. Virginia St., Milwaukee

A new schedule is posted.


Remember!

For the next 3 Thursdays the Southwest Chess Club will meet at 600 W. Virginia St (near south side of Milwaukee).

The building has multiple entrances and we will be using the one on the east side of the building. This temporary location will be used on each of these dates:

  • January 16, 23, 30
  • February 6, 13 (not yet confirmed)
  • March 12, 19, 26 (not yet confirmed)
  • April 2 (not yet confirmed)




Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Jan. 25-26 55th Northeastern Open

Hilton Garden Inn, 1355 W. 20th St., Oshkosh, WI 54901. HR: $89-Single, $95 Double 920-966-1300 (Mention Chess-Reserve Early). In 3 Sections, Open: 5SS, G/120 d5, EF: $41 by 1/21; $48 at site. $$b/40: $250-175. 1900-$135, 1800-$125, 1700-$115, 1600-$105, U1600-$95. Rds.: 10- 2:30-7:30; 10-3. Reserve (U1500): 5SS, G/120 d5, Open to U1500. EF: $26 by 1/21; $33 on site. $$b/20: $70-50. 1200: $40; U1200-$40. Rds.: 10-2:30-7:30; 10-3. Novice (U1000): 6SS, G/60 d5, Open to U1000. EF: $16 by 1/21; $23 at site. Prizes: Trophies to 1st-5th. Rds.: 10-1-3:30- 6:30; 10-1. ALL: Reg: 1/25 - 8:45-9:30 am. One 1/2-point bye any Rd. Full-pt bye to 2100+ in Rd.1 if requested in advance. Checks payable to Mike Nietman. ENT: Mike Nietman-Organizer, 2 Boca Grande Way, Madison, WI 53719, 608-467-8510 (before 1/24). INFO: mike.nietman@charter.net. Online Reg. at www.kingregistration.com/tournaments. W.  US Chess Junior Grand Prix!

Monday, January 13, 2020

Avengers (Rook) Endgame Swiss: January 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30

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 Chris Wainscott; ATD is Robin Grochowski.


NOTE:  Club dues for 2020 will be collected ($10/yr unless you are a student or senior).  Please arrive early.


NOTE !!   For Rounds 3, 4, and 5 we will meet at:

 600 W. Virginia St (near south side of Milwaukee) Here a map of the loation.  

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Temporary Location Change !



Meeting Location Changed for Thursdays in January!

 January 16, 23, and 30, 2020

For the next 3 Thursdays the Southwest Chess Club will meet at 600 W. Virginia St (near south side of Milwaukee).

The building has multiple entrances and we will be using the one on the east side of the building. This temporary location is likely to be used on each of these dates:
  • January 16, 23, 30
  • February 6, 13 (not yet confirmed)
  • March 12, 19, 26 (not yet confirmed)
  • April 2 (not yet confirmed)
 Map of the Club location.





Friday, January 10, 2020

Hales Corners Challenge XXXI (April 4, 2020)

US Chess Junior Grand Prix!

US Chess Grand Prix Points: 10

4SS, G/60 d6. 2 Sections: Open & Reserve (under 1601). Crowne Plaza Milwaukee Airport, 6401 S. 13th St., Milwaukee, WI 53221, 414-764-5300. EF: $50 Open, $40 Reserve, both $10 more after April 2. Comp EF for USCF 2200+. 


$$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 Ave., Cudahy, WI 53110, e-mail: rgrochowski@wi.rr.com, (414-861-2745). 

Accelerated pairings may be used. WI Tour Event.

Thursday, January 09, 2020

Homestead Charity Scholastic Tournament

Parents, even if your kids would never normally consider playing in a scholastic event, please consider this one!

Homestead High School Chess Club, together with the Mequon-Thiensville Scholastic Chess Club, are hosting a scholastic benefit tournament for the WSCF's "Chess to College" program for new chess clubs in underserved areas in Wisconsin.  All net proceeds from this event, concessions included, will be donated to this program.
WHEN
Saturday, January 18, 2020
Check-in: 8:15 - 9:00 am
Round 1:  9:30 am
WHERE
Homestead High School
5000 W. Mequon Road
Mequon, WI 53092
Please use the Fieldhouse entrance.
Byes Limit one half-point bye if requested prior to first round. Last round byes are  zero points.
Bring Pencils & Clocks. Sets provided. 
Breakfast & Lunch Concessions on site. 
Supervision Players in K-8th grade MUST have adult supervision at all times.
E-mail questions to td@ia-chess.com or info@mequonchessclub.com
Scholastic Tournament 
4 SECTIONS
K-6 Non-Rated
K-12 Non-Rated
K-6 USCF Rated
K-12 USCF Rated
Time Control: All sections play 5 rounds, G/30 with 5 second delay (G/30 d5)
Awards -- All Sections 
Top 3 Team, Top 7 Individual. Participation Awards to all. 
ENTRY FEE (Remember - all proceeds go the WSCF "Chess to College" program)
$15 Online Pre-registration, Non-Rated sections
$20 Online Pre-registration, USCF rated sections
$5 extra starting Sunday, January 12