Wednesday, November 18, 2020

SWCC Action Chess - November 19 (G/15+5)

This Thursday (Nov. 19) at 7:01 pm sharp we will hold an online event at chess.com.  If you haven't already joined the SWCC club online, go here:  https://www.chess.com/club/southwest-chess-club    to join the club.

The event is not US Chess-rated, but is chess.com-rated.  There is no entry fee; US Chess membership is not required.

Time control is Game in 15 minutes, with 5-second increment after each move.  The 3 rounds should go from 7:00 pm until about 9:00 pm (Central time).

Please arrive 5-10 minutes before 7 pm in order to "join" the tournament.  The tournament starts promptly at 7:01 pm, so you need to click "join" by 6:59 pm.  To join, simply click on this link:  https://www.chess.com/live#t=1724050     and once there, click "join".

During the event, should any questions/comments arise, you can post them to the SWCC Club's main page, under the "Notes" tab, at:   https://www.chess.com/club/southwest-chess-club

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

SWCC Action Chess - November 12

This Thursday (Nov. 12) at 7:01 pm sharp we will hold an online event at chess.com.  If you haven't already joined the SWCC club online, go here:  https://www.chess.com/club/southwest-chess-club    to join the club.

The event is not US Chess-rated, but is chess.com-rated.  There is no entry fee; US Chess membership is not required.

Time control is Game in 15 minutes, with 5-second increment after each move.  The 3 rounds should go from 7:00 pm until about 9:00 pm (Central time).

Please arrive 5-10 minutes before 7 pm in order to "join" the tournament.  The tournament starts promptly at 7:01 pm, so you need to click "join" by 6:59 pm.  To join, simply click on this link:  https://www.chess.com/live#t=1709293     and once there, click "join".

During the event, should any questions/comments arise, you can post them to the SWCC Club's main page, under the "Notes" tab, at:   https://www.chess.com/club/southwest-chess-club

Monday, November 02, 2020

SWCC Action Chess - November 5

This Thursday at 7:00 pm sharp we will hold an online event at chess.com.  If you haven't already joined the SWCC club online, go here:  https://www.chess.com/club/southwest-chess-club    to join the club.

The event is not US Chess-rated, but is chess.com-rated.  There is no entry fee; US Chess membership is not required.

Time control is Game in 15 minutes, with 5-second increment after each move.  The 3 rounds should go from 7:00 pm until about 9:00 pm (Central time).

Please arrive 5-10 minutes before 7 pm in order to "join" the tournament.  The tournament starts promptly at 7:00 pm, so you need to click "join" by 6:59 pm.  To join, simply click on this link:  https://www.chess.com/live#t=1692806     and once there, click "join".

During the event, should any questions/comments arise, you can post them to the event's Forum post, at:

https://www.chess.com/clubs/forum/view/swcc-action-november-5

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

SWCC Pumpkin Action, October 29

This Thursday at 7:00 pm sharp we will hold an online event at chess.com.  If you haven't already joined the SWCC club online, go here:  https://www.chess.com/club/southwest-chess-club    to join the club.

The event is not US Chess-rated, but is chess.com-rated.  There is no entry fee; US Chess membership is not required.

Time control is Game in 15 minutes, with 5-second increment after each move.  The 3 rounds should go from 7:00 pm until about 9:00 pm (Central time).

Please arrive 5-10 minutes before 7 pm in order to "join" the tournament.  The tournament starts promptly at 7:00 pm, so you need to click "join" by 6:59 pm.  To join, simply click on this link:  https://www.chess.com/live#t=1658700     and once there, click "join".

During the event, should any questions/comments arise, you can post them to the event's Forum post, at:

https://www.chess.com/clubs/forum/view/swcc-pumpkin-action-october-29

Tuesday, October 06, 2020

October Online Pumpkin Swiss - 3-week Swiss event, G/60 with 5-second increment - (October 8, 15, 22) - online at chess.com

Thursday, October 8, we will hold another online multi-week Swiss-system tournament with a time control of G/60+5  (initial time of 60 minutes plus a 5 second increment for each move).  

This will be a three-round tournament (1 game each Thursday 7:00 pm, for 3 Thursdays in a row: October 8, 15, and 22, in 1 section.

Remember, chess.com doesn't have the ability to automatically-pair a multi-week event, so I will step in as the Tournament Director, pairing each round (just like the old days at the club!).
 
Please sign up by indicating your interest in playing to THIS FORUM post, remembering to provide your First Name, Last Name, EMAIL, chess.com username, and US Chess rating (we use USCF ratings for pairing purposes).
and “Post” a note/comment indicating you will play.  You must do this prior to 6:00 PM CDT October 8 (which is when I will do the pairings for Round 1)
 
If you don’t sign up before the pairings are completed you can always start in round two.  There is no entry fee and this will not be USCF rated (it will affect your rating on chess.com).
 
One-half point Byes are available in any round. If you would like a Bye, please notify us before the published cutoff date & time. (6:00 PM Thursdays).  I will pair each round at 6:00 pm Thursday.

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

SWCC Action, October 1st

This Thursday at 7:00 pm sharp we will hold an online event at chess.com.  If you haven't already joined the SWCC club online, go here:  https://www.chess.com/club/southwest-chess-club    to join the club.

The event is not US Chess-rated, but is chess.com-rated.  There is no entry fee.

Time control is Game in 15 minutes, with 5-second increment after each move.  The 3 rounds should go from 7:00 pm until about 9:00 pm.

Please arrive 5-10 minutes before 7 pm (earlier is OK) in order to "join" the tournament.  To join, simply click on this link:  https://www.chess.com/live#t=1599872

and once there, click "join".

During the event, should any questions/comments arise, you can post them to the event's Forum post, at:

https://www.chess.com/clubs/forum/view/swcc-action-october-1st



Tuesday, September 22, 2020

SWCC Action Chess - 1-night, 3-round event this Thursday!

This Thursday at 7:00 pm sharp we will hold an online event at chess.com.  If you haven't already joined the SWCC club online, go here:  https://www.chess.com/club/southwest-chess-club    to join the club.

The event is not US Chess-rated, but is chess.com-rated.  There is no entry fee.

Time control is Game in 15 minutes, with 5-second increment after each move.  The 3 rounds should span from 7:00 pm until about 9:00 pm.

Please arrive 5-10 minutes before 7 pm (earlier is OK) in order to "join" the tournament.  To join, simply click on this link:  https://www.chess.com/live#t=1584159

and once there, click "join".

During the event, should any questions/comments arise, you can post them to the event's Forum post, at:

https://www.chess.com/clubs/forum/view/swcc-3-round-1-night-action-event-game-15-5


Tuesday, September 01, 2020

September Swiss - 3-week Swiss event, G/60 with 5-second increment - (September 3, 10, 17) - online at chess.com

Thursday, September 3rd, we will hold another online multi-week Swiss-system tournament with a time control of G/60 +5  (initial time of 60 minutes plus a 5 second increment for each move).  

This will be a three-round tournament (1 game each Thursday 7:00 pm, for 3 Thursdays in a row: September 3, 10, and 17, in 1 section.  (If we get enough entries we might have 2 sections).

Remember, chess.com doesn't have the ability to automatically-pair a multi-week event, so I will step in as the Tournament Director, pairing each round (just like the old days at the club!).
 
Please sign up by indicating your interest in playing to THIS FORUM post, remembering to provide your First Name, Last Name, EMAIL, chess.com username, and US Chess rating (we use USCF ratings for pairing purposes).
and “Post” a note/comment indicating you will play.  You must do this prior to 6:00 PM CDT Sepgtember 3 (which is when I will do the pairings for Round 1)
 
If you don’t sign up before the pairings are completed you can always start in round two.  There is no entry fee and this will not be USCF rated (it will affect your rating on chess.com).
 
One-half point Byes are available in any round. If you would like a Bye, please notify us before the published cutoff date & time. (6:00 PM Thursdays).  I will pair each round at 6:00 pm Thursday.

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Late August "Action" (Rapid) - 1-night, 5 rounds - Game/10+3 (Thursday night, 7:01 pm, August 27)

This Thursday we will have another 1-night Action event, 5 rounds, 1 section.  To join the event, just show up before 7:00 pm (Thursday, August 28), and click this link to join the tournament:

https://www.chess.com/live#t=1537983

 

If you have any questions about the event, post them in the Forum here:

https://www.chess.com/clubs/forum/view/late-august-action-rapid-1-night-5-rounds-game-10-3

 

You need to be a member of the SWCC club online to participate.  To join:

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

Monday, August 17, 2020

1-night RAPID CHESS event - ONLINE this Thursday (August 20, 7:00 pm)


This Thursday evening at 7:00 pm (sharp!) we will hold another RAPID (Action) chess event on chess.com.  There will be 5 rounds in one evening.

Time control is Game in 10 minute, with 3-second increment after each move (Game 10+3).

Here is the link to join:   https://www.chess.com/live#t=1511061

Please show up well before 7:00 pm, and click on "join" so that you can start Round 1 on time.

If any questions arise during the tournament, please post any comments/questions/etc on the forum site for this event.

Monday, July 20, 2020

3-round, 3-week G/60+5 Swiss online at chess.com: July 23, July 30, August 6

This Thursday we start another online multi-week Swiss-system tournament with a time control of G/60;+5  (initial time of 60 minutes plus a 5 second increment for each move).

This will be a three-round tournament (1 game each Thursday 7:00 pm, for 3 Thursdays in a row: July 23, July 30, August 6, in 1 section.  (If we get a large number of entries we might have 2 sections).

Remember, chess.com doesn't have the ability to auto-run a multi-week event, so I will step in as the Tournament Director, pairing each round (just like the old days at the club!).
Please indicate your interest in playing to the following FORUM post, remembering to provide your First Name, Last Name, EMAIL, chess.com username, and US Chess rating (we use USCF ratings for pairing purposes):
and “Post” a note/comment indicating you will play.  You must do this prior to 6:00 PM CDT this Thursday, July 23 (which is when I will do the pairings for Round 1)
If you don’t sign up before the pairings are completed you can always start in round two.  There is no entry fee and this will not be USCF rated (it will affect your rating on chess.com).
One-half point Byes are available in any round. If you would like a Bye, please notify us before the published cutoff date & time. (5:30 PM Thursdays).

(PS, if you encounter problems with the tournament, feel free to text/phone Allen Becker at 414-807-0269, or email allenbecker@wi.rr.com)

Monday, July 13, 2020

1-night RAPID CHESS event this Thursday (July 16, 7:00 pm)

This Thursday evening at 7:00 pm (sharp!) we will hold another RAPID (Action) chess event on chess.com.  There will be 6 rounds in one evening.

Time control is Game in 10 minute, with 2-second increment after each move (Game 10+2).

Here is the link to join:   https://www.chess.com/live#t=1313921

Please show up well before 7:00 pm, and click on "join" so that you can start Round 1 on time.

If any questions arise during the tournament, please post any comments/questions/etc on the forum site for this event.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Is Anyone Looking to Play an OTB Event?

Luke Ludwig in Green Bay is looking to see how many might be wanting to play in over the board tournaments.

The Green Bay Open may be held in the near future if it looks like enough are interested. Please indicate your willingness in the comments below.

A Heritage Event!
US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
July 25-26   44th Annual Green Bay Open
US Chess Grand Prix Points: 10
Radisson Hotel, 2040 Airport Dr., Green Bay, WI 54313. 5SS, 40/90, SD/1 d5. EF: $50, if rec’d by 7/22, all entries after 7/22 including phone, email & in person are $10 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: $109/$109/$119/$129 call 920-494-7300 mention chess tournament. Room block held to 7/3. 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. Email: lukealudwig@aol.com, 920-465-9859.

Monday, June 22, 2020

3-round, 3-week G/60+5 Swiss on chess.com: June 25, July 2, July 9

This Thursday marks the start of our SECOND online multi-night Swiss-system tournament with a longer time control (G/60;+5 = initial time of 60 minutes plus a 5 second increment for each move).  This will be a three-round tournament (1 game each Thursday 7:00 pm, for 3 Thursdays in a row: June 25, July 2, July 9), in TWO SECTIONS.

Remember, chess.com doesn't have the ability to auto-run a multi-week event, so I will step in as the Tournament Director, pairing each round (just like the old days at the club!).

Please indicate your interest in playing to the following FORUM post , remembering to provide your First Name, Last Name, EMAIL, chess.com username, and US Chess rating:
and “Post” a note/comment indicating you will play.  You must do this prior to 5:30 PM CDT this Thursday, June 25 (which is when I will do the pairings)
If you don’t sign up before the pairings are completed you can always start in round two. There is no entry fee and this will not be USCF rated (it will affect your rating on chess.com).

We need this information in order to do the pairings. 
Everyone will be paired according to their USCF rating, but the tournament is not USCF rated.
One-half point Byes are available in any round. If you would like a Bye, please notify us before the published cutoff date & time. (5:30 PM Thursdays).


Best regards,

Southwest Chess Club

(PS, if you encounter problems with the tournament, feel free to text/phone Allen Becker at 414-807-0269, or email allenbecker@wi.rr.com)

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Blitz event (online), Thursday June 18, 7:00 pm

We will have a 1-night Blitz event, online at chess.com.  Time control is 5 minutes per game, plus 3-second increment with each move (5+3).

There will be two sections, Open and Reserve.  You may enter either section, but players rated below 1600 (USCF, or chess.com) might prefer the Reserve Section.

The event will start at 7:00 pm sharp Thursday night.  Please show up a few minutes early (to "join" the tournament).   Each round will start after the prior round finishes.

Link to the OPEN Section:   
https://www.chess.com/live#t=1271814

Link to the RESERVE Section:   
https://www.chess.com/live#t=1272126


This  tournament has a FORUM topic dedicated to it.  If you have any questions or comments, feel free to post them in this Forum section:  
https://www.chess.com/clubs/forum/view/swcc-blitz-5-3-june-18-2020

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(PS, we will start another multi-week, slow time-control, tournament on June 25.  More news soon)


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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:
               https://www.chess.com/register

(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

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

3-week tournament starts this Thursday! 3-Round, Game/60+5 (one game each Thursday) - May 28, June 4, June 11

This Thursday marks the start of our first online multi-night Swiss-system tournament with a longer time control (G/60;+5 = initial time of 60 minutes plus a 5 second increment for each move).  This will be a three-round tournament (1 game each Thursday 7:00 pm, for 3 Thursdays in a row).  If there’s enough interest, we’ll have two sections.


Please post your interest in playing at the link below (or email allenbecker@wi.rr.com), remembering to provide your First Name, Last Name, chess.com username, and US Chess rating:


and “Post” a note/comment indicating you will play.  You must do this prior to 5:00 PM CDT on Thursday, May 28 (which is when we will do the pairings). 
If you don’t sign up before the pairings are completed you can always start in round two. There is no entry fee and this will not be USCF rated (it will affect your rating on chess.com).


We need this information in order to do the pairings. 
Everyone will be paired according to their USCF rating, but the tournament is not USCF rated.
One-half point Byes are available in any round. If you would like a Bye, please notify us before the published cutoff date & time. (5:00 PM Thursday May 28 for round 1.)


Best regards,

Southwest Chess Club

(PS, if you encounter problems with the tournament, feel free to text/phone Allen Becker at 414-807-0269)



PS --  If you would rather just play blitz Thursday night, we have created an "Arena Blitz" event for this Thursday.  Use this link to sign up:  https://www.chess.com/live#r=208834
"Arena" blitz is different from a Swiss tournament.  The system keeps pairing players who have finished a prior game and are available.  The "Arena" is open from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm this Thursday.

FINAL RESULTS:
No.   Name                                      St  Rate Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Score
1. JamesCoons (Coons,James) (8) . WI 1708 W12 -X- W4 3.0
2. Sidlikeschess123 (Rane,Si (19) WI 1433 W6 W5 W7 3.0
3. pikachuli (Bhattacharyya,R (3) WI 1888 -H- W10 W9 2.5
4. allenbecker (Becker, Allen (1) WI 2044 W17 W19 L1 2.0
5. RyoHazuki56 (Bailey,Chri) (6) WI 1855 W20 L2 W11 2.0
6. BlobsterGaming0 (Hogg,Alex (7) WI 1801 L2 W17 W19 2.0
7. menonkutty (Menon,Gauri) (2) . WI 1960 D11 W15 L2 1.5
8. ListeningGopher (Phipps,Da (5) WI 1879 L19 D18 W20 1.5
9. treegrower2003 (Baumgartne (9) IL 1703 D10 W16 L3 1.5
10. arivedal (Rivedal,Andrew) (14) WI 1634 D9 L3 W23 1.5
11. LuckyCent (Hogg,Neil) (16) ... WI 1572 D7 W23 L5 1.5
12. ranu540 (Kaur,Jind) (20) ..... WI 1336 L1 -H- W24 1.5
13. Aditya (24) .................. WI nnnn -N- -H- W21 1.5
14. Wacked_One (Creed,Jack) (10) . WI 1700 L21 W24 -N- 1.0
15. RobinChess69 (Grochowski, (11) WI 1698 -H- L7 D16 1.0
16. wildzebra13 (Fogec,Tom) (12) . CA 1660 -H- L9 D15 1.0
17. pari538 (Kaur,Aradh) (13) .... WI 1651 L4 L6 -B- 1.0
18. srhegel (Hegelmeyer,John) (15) WI 1632 -H- D8 -N- 1.0
19. rosswilj (Ross,William) (17) . WI 1492 W8 L4 L6 1.0
20. kklandrud (Klandrud,Kevin (18) WI 1437 L5 -B- L8 1.0
21. kingbuster27 (Daven,Jeff) (21) WI 1310 W14 -F- L13 1.0
22. Elie-Mae (Wanek,Ellen) (22) .. WI 1168 -H- -H- -N- 1.0
23. chessbhatt03 (Bhattacharyy (4) WI 1883 -H- L11 L10 0.5
24. Dragonblu (Hernke,Serena) (23) WI 1043 -N- L14 L12 0.0

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

May 21 - 3-round "Rapid" event in One Section - on chess.com

Game/20 minutes, with 5-second increment

It is a 3-round tournament, starting promptly at 7:00 pm. Show up before 7:00 pm and click the link below to join the event. It should run until around 9:15 pm. (You can join late, but might get a Bye for Rd 1).


Here is a link to the event:
https://www.chess.com/live#t=1235042


(This event is chess.com "Rapid"-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:
               https://www.chess.com/register

(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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NEXT WEEK, we will start a 3-week, 3-round event (G/60+5). I will send out detailed information on Sunday.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

May 14 - 6-round "Rapid" event in Two Sections - on chess.com

This week's event - "RAPID" chess  --    Game/10 minutes, with 2-second increment

It is a 6-round tournament, starting promptly at 7:00 pm.  Show up before 7:00 pm and click one of the links below to join the event.  It should run until around 9:15 pm.  (You can join late, but might get a Bye for Rd 1).

There will be 2 Sections.  You are free to choose the Reserve Section if your US Chess rating is below 1600Anyone can join the Open Section.

Here is a link to the OPEN SECTION:  https://www.chess.com/live#t=1226664

Here is a link to the RESERVE SECTION:   https://www.chess.com/live#t=1226665

(This event is chess.com "Rapid"-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

Wednesday, May 06, 2020

May 7 - 3-round "Action" event in Two Sections - on chess.com

This week's event - ACTION chess  --    Game/20 minutes, with 5-second increment

It is a 3-round tournament, starting promptly at 7:00 pm.  Show up before 7:00 pm and click one of the links below to join the event.  It should run until around 9:15 pm.  (You can join late, but might get a Bye for Rd 1).

There will be 2 Sections.  You are free to choose the Reserve Section if your US Chess rating is below 1600Anyone can join the Open Section.

Here is a link to the OPEN SECTION:  https://www.chess.com/live#t=1218487

Here is a link to the RESERVE SECTION:   https://www.chess.com/live#t=1218489

(This event is chess.com "Rapid"-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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Tuesday, April 28, 2020

April 30 - "Slow Blitz" event in 2 sections (Game 8 + 3 seconds); Open & Reserve

this Thursday (April 30) we are once again having a "SLOW BLITZ" event, this time in TWO Sections.  We start promptly at 7:00 pm Thursday night.


Time control is 8+3 (8 minutes, with 3-second increment), with 6 rounds.  The event should take roughly two hours (7:00-9:00 pm).


With the two sections, there are no restrictions.  The idea is that players with USCF ratings <=1600 play in the Reserve Section, while anyone can join the Open Section.


To enter the OPEN SECTION, go here:   https://www.chess.com/live#t=1208654

To enter the RESERVE SECTION, go here:  https://www.chess.com/live#t=1208655

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

https://www.chess.com/register

(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

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

April 23 - G/20+5 Action event (3 games, one night)

This week's event - ACTION chess  --    Game/20 minutes, with 5-second increment

It is a 3-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 9:15 pm. 

Here is a direct link to the tournament:  https://www.chess.com/live#t=1201367

(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, April 14, 2020

April 16 - Action event (3 games, one night; G/20 minutes + 5-second increment)

This week's event - ACTION chess

Game/20 minutes, with 5-second increment

It is a 3-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=1191051

(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.

Wednesday, April 08, 2020

April 9 - 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