Monday, September 20, 2021


Masks required per UW-Oshkosh policy in all university buildings!!

The WCA Veterans Tournament is open to all players age 18 and over. The highest-finishing entrant age 50 and over will receive a trophy and the title of 2021 Wisconsin Senior Champion. Players must be members of the US Chess Federation. US Chess membership may be purchased at site. Wisconsin Chess Association (WCA) membership is included in your entry. WCA website address is

Playing site is the Titan Lounge of the Gruenhagen Conference Center, UW-Oshkosh, at the corner of High and Osceola Sts., Oshkosh, WI 54901. Full-service dorm rooms are $40 for one or two per room. To make dorm reservations, contact the conference center at (920) 424-1106 (mention chess).

Players may register in advance by mail or online at Late registration will be accepted at the site from 8:45-9:30 AM on Saturday, November 6. Please bring your US Chess ID card or be prepared to purchase or renew your membership during late registration. Chess sets and boards are provided in playing room only! Make phone inquiries to Mike Nietman (Event Organizer) at (608) 467-8510 evenings before Friday, November 5. Or e-mail to:

The Veterans is a five-round Swiss-System event. Rounds are at 10:15 AM, 2:30 PM and 7:15 PM on Saturday. Sunday’s rounds are at 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM. The time control is Game/90 with a 30-second increment. One half-point bye is available for round 1, 2, 3 or 4 if requested in advance.

If received by November 2, the entry fee is $30. At site entries are $10 more. Please make checks payable to the Wisconsin Chess Association. No credit cards please.

The $700 prize fund for the Veteran’s Tournament is based on 40 players and three per class:  1st Place $200, 2nd $130, 1st A $95, 1st B $85, 1st C $70, 1st D $60, 1st E/UNR $60 Prizes will be awarded at the site after the final round.

SPECIAL NOTES The WCA Veterans’ is held in conjunction with the Wisconsin Junior Open, but played in a separate room. The Senior Champion will be eligible to participate in the 2022 John T. Irwin National Tournament of Senior State Champions in Rancho Mirage, CA, August 2022. If a tie exists among those desiring to participate in the event, a series of playoff matches will be held on Sunday night beginning 30 minutes after the last game among the participants is concluded. Format is two G/30, if still tied two G/15, then G/10, then G/5.



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