Wednesday, April 08, 2020

April 8 - Southwest Chess Club ----> Online event at Chess.com " Slow Blitz " (Game/8 minutes, + 2-second increment)

We will continue to hold weekly Thursday night events online at chess.com.


This week we will try "slow blitz" (time control is 8 minutes plus 2-second INCREMENT).  This means that you get 2 seconds added on to your clock every time you make a move.

It is a 6-round tournament, starting promptly at 7:00 pm.  Be on time and click the link below to join the event.  It should run until around 9:30 pm.  (You can always "leave" the event if you need to; if you show up late, you can still join, getting a bye for any missed round)

Here is a direct link to the tournament:  https://www.chess.com/live#t=1183878

(the event is not USCF-rated; it is chess.com-rated)

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Notes:

(1)  if you aren't a Chess.com member yet, they offer free/basic membership
      (and other premium memberships).  To sign up for a basic (free) membership, go to:



(2)  if you are already a Chess.com member, then join the online SWCC club by clicking
       the “Join” button here:

       https://www.chess.com/club/southwest-chess-club

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We will try to have a variety of time controls and tournament formats.  Please email allenbecker@wi.rr.com to let us know your preferred time controls!   Thanks.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

This Thursday - ONLINE Chess Tournament !

The Southwest Chess Club will begin hosting online events, starting this Thursday 

This Thursday at 7:00 pm we will hold a 2-round Game/30 minutes (with 5-second increment) event.

                                                                   DETAILS:

(1)  if you are already a Chess.com member, then join the online SWCC club by clicking:
                   https://www.chess.com/club/southwest-chess-club

(2)  if you aren't a Chess.com member yet, they offer free/basic membership (and other premium
              memberships).  To sign up for a basic (free) membership, go to:
                   https://www.chess.com/register
              and, then join the SWCC Club on Chess.com

(3)    Here is how you join the tournament on Thursday evening:
           You must have completed the above steps before the start time (7:00 pm).
           Then, there are three different ways to get into the tournament:
              * Click this direct link to the tournament:  https://www.chess.com/live#t=1174202
                                    or
              * Go to:  Connect > Clubs > Southwest Chess Club
                  (https://www.chess.com/club/southwest-chess-club)
                                    or
              * Go to:  Play > Live > Tournaments  (then choosing "Upcoming" or "In Progress")
                    (you choose "upcoming" if it's before 7:00 pm, or "in progress" if you arrive late)

(4)   Once you get to the tournament you must click on the "Join" button (link).

Now you are in the "playing hall".  Again, you should do this before the designated start time. 
At the start time (or shortly thereafter) the site will create pairings and players will be thrust into their games.
 
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Please email allenbecker@wi.rr.com if you have suggestions for future events.  We will have "Action" events (Game/20, for example) and "Blitz" (Game 3 with 4-second increment, e.g.).  Your input is welcome.  Also, if anyone would like to help out (becoming an "Admin" so you can help run these events) let Allen Becker know.

If you run into any snags on Thursday night, feel free to email Allen, or text/call:  414-807-0269

Thursday, March 26, 2020

CLUB CLOSED through April 30. Tentative re-opening May 7.

CLUB CLOSED through April 30. Tentative re-opening May 7.

The Southwest Chess Club will be closed through April 30, due to public health concerns.

We anticipate reopening on May 7.  We will keep you updated.

Saturday, March 14, 2020

CLUB CLOSED through April 9. Re-opening April 16.

The Southwest Chess Club will be closed through April 9, due to public health concerns.

We anticipate reopening on April 16.  We will keep you updated.

Hales Corners Challenge XXXI (April 4, 2020) -CANCELLED

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.

Monday, March 09, 2020

The Lion King Action Swiss: March 12 (NOTE: at 600 W. Virginia, Milwaukee, 1-night)

3-Round Swiss in Two Sections (G/25;d5 and G/24;d5).   (One-night event)

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.  

(Reminder: We meet at 600 W. Virginia Street, Milwaukee, this evening)

Monday, February 10, 2020

3rd Medical College of Wisconsin Open Swiss - CANCELLED

March 14, 2020
Medical College of Wisconsin "Alumni Center"
8701 W Watertown Plank Rd
Wauwatosa, WI 53226

Time Control: G/60 d5
Round Times: 10:00am - 1:00pm - 3:30pm - 6:00pm

Entry Fee: $15 if registered ahead of time, $20 on site. On site registration will be held between 8:30am-9:30am
For more information, or to register, please go here: https://www.kingregistration.com/event/3MCWSS



Saturday, February 08, 2020

How to Train Your Dragon Swiss: Feb. 13, 20, 27, & March 5

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 Grochowski; ATD is Wainscott. 

NOTE!  February 13 we’ll meet at 600 W. Virginia St. in Milwaukee
            February 20, 27, and March 5 we are back at the Hales Corners Village Hall

Friday, February 07, 2020

Feb. 29 Waukesha Memorial (39th Annual)

A Wisconsin Tour Event! 4SS. G/60 d5. USCF rated (Dual rated). To obtain USCF membership, see uschess.org. Country Inn & Suites, 1250 S. Moorland RD., Brookfield, WI (1-262-782-1400) Exit 301(AB) from I-94. $$Non-monetary; traveling trophy to First, books for class winners. Open to all. EF: $15 by 2/28 ($20 at site). Reg.: 8:00-9:15; 1/2 point bye if registered after 9:15; groups of 4 or more must pre-register; pre-registrants check in by 9:30 to assure pairing. Rds.: 10:00; 1:00; 3:30; 6:00. No state memb. req’d. OSA. Mail entries to Waukesha CC, 1911 Stardust DR., Waukesha, WI 53186. Phone Info: Jim Nickell (262) 544-6266. Online info: jnickell@wi.rr.com   A Heritage Event!

Friday, January 31, 2020

2020 Wisconsin State Quick Chess Championship

2020 WISCONSIN
STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
(two events in one day with $1,200 in prizes)
Saturday, February 15th
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
PRIZES: $600 (b/30) $200-$100 and $300 in class prizes with 5-8 players per class
ENTRY: $30 by February 8th, $35 by February 13th, $40 afterwards.
Checks (please do not send after February 8th): Wisconsin Chess Academy, 1280 Greenway Terrace #1, Brookfield WI 53005
QUESTIONS: abetaneli@hotmail.com is best, 608-334-2574 (texting works better than calling)
To register or view entries please visit https://www.kingregistration.com/event/2020Quick

2020 Wisconsin State Blitz Chess Championship

2020 WISCONSIN
STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
(two events in one day with $1,200 in prizes)

Saturday, February 15th
PLAYING SITE: Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel Madison (3841 East Washington Ave, Madison WI 53704; 608-819-6298)
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) $200-$100 and $300 in class prizes with 5-8 players per class
ENTRY: $30 by February 8th, $35 by February 13th, $40 afterwards.
Checks (please do not send after February 8th): Wisconsin Chess Academy, 1280 Greenway Terrace #1, Brookfield WI 53005
QUESTIONS: abetaneli@hotmail.com is best, 608-334-2574 (texting works better than calling)

To register or view entries please visit https://www.kingregistration.com/event/2020Blitz

2020 Wisconsin State Quick Chess Scholastic Championship


2020 WISCONSIN QUICK CHESS
SCHOLASTIC CHAMPIONSHIP
Saturday, February 15th

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 February 8th, $30 by February 13th, $40 afterwards. Please include player’s name, grade, name of the school.
Checks (please do not mail after February 29th): Wisconsin Chess Academy, 1280 Greenway Terrace #1, Brookfield WI 53005
QUESTIONS: abetaneli@hotmail.com is best, 608-334-2574 (texting works better than calling)

To register or view entries please visit https://www.kingregistration.com/event/2020QuickScholastic