SITE: Crowne Plaza Milwaukee Airport Hotel—6401 S. 13th Street—414-764-5300
I94 to College Avenue East exit, College to 13th (one block), turn right on 13th to hotel (two blocks on right)
Mention Southwest Chess Club for discounted room rates by September 16
Information and registration form. Four rounds, G/60: 10:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 6:00 p.m. Two section Swiss, Open and Reserve (U1600).
ENTRY FEE: $35 – Open; $25 – Reserve
(both sections $5 more after October 13, 2010)
Comp Entry Fee for USCF 2200+: Entry fee subtracted from any prizes won
B & Below—$75 E & Below—$40
Goddesschess Prizes for Female Players in the Open Section:
W 150 ELO or higher = $30
D 150 ELO or higher = $15
W 100 ELO or higher = $20
D 100 ELO or higher = $10
W = $10
D = $5
Goddesschess Prizes for Female Players in Reserve Section:
W 150 ELO or higher = $15
D 150 ELO or higher = $7.50
W 100 ELO or higher = $10
D 100 ELO or higher = $5
W = $5
D = $2.50
My chessplaying friend and founder of Computer Labs 4 Kids, Shira Evans, with a rating over 1700, will be playing in the Open Section. I will be playing in the Reserve Section with - UNRATED - after my name. LOL!
Shira is very familiar with tournament play although she hasn't played in any OTB tournaments in recent years. Me - not at all. I've never played a game with a clock. I will most likely be playing against people much younger than I am who are trained in chess openings, middle game and even end game technique. I expect it won't take me an hour on my clock to lose each game, but my goal is to have one draw. Ambitious! I will consider that a triumph! Maybe there will be a two year old I can fool with a Scholar's Mate - if I can remember the moves....