Friday, July 13, 2012

2012 Milwaukee Summer Challenge

There's still time to register - you can register tomorrow prior to the tournament's start!  There has been a great turn-out for the premiere of this event.  Southwest Chess Club went out on a limb to put this together (they are not a large or particularly well-financed chess club, by any means!) and I'm so happy to see players coming out in support!  With this kind of participation, I hope we will see a 2013 Milwaukee Summer Challenge.

Milwaukee Summer Challenge, July 14-15, 2012

5SS; G/120 with 5 second delay; 4 Sections: Master/Expert (closed), U2000, U1500, and U1000.

Wyndham Milwaukee Airport Hotel, 4747 S. Howell Avenue, Milwaukee, 414-481-8000 (mention Southwest Chess Club for $79 room rate).

EF: $40 All Sections (except U1000); U1000 Entry Fee: $25; all $5 more after 7/11. Prizes based on 40 total entries.
Master/Expert (closed section): 1st-$300, 2nd-$200, 3rd-$100;
U2000: 1st-$150;
U1500: 1st-$80;
U1000: 1st-$50.

Reg: 8:30-9:30; Rds: Saturday, July 14: 10:00am, 2:30pm, and 7:00pm, Sunday July 15: 10:00am and 2:30pm. ENT: Allen Becker, N112 W17033 Vista Court, Apt. D, Germantown, WI 53022; Questions: TD Tom Fogec, 414-405-4207 (cell) (Best Game Prizes: Master/Expert Section $50; U2000 Section $25; and U1500 Section $25.)

You can take one 1/2 point bye in any round. You need to request the bye prior to the start of the tournament. All bye requests are irrevocable (you may not change your mind at a later time).


Note: Anupama Rajendra, winner of the National All Girls Championship recently held in Chicago, has entered this weekend's event.

Goddess Chess Prizes for this event:
(1) in Master/Expert, $100 to top scoring female finisher provided at least 2 females play;
(2) in U2000, $75, to top scoring female finisher provided at least 2 females play;
(3) in U1500, $50, to top scoring female finisher provided at least 3 females play;
(4) in U1000, $25, to top scoring female finisher provided at least 3 females play;
There are no tie-breaks; if tie score the prize money is split; and
Must score a draw or win in any section to qualify for prize.

Many thanks to GM Susan Polgar's mighty blog for picking up the story and publishing it for Southwest Chess Club.

Whoop whoop whoop!  So happy about Anupama Rajendra coming to play at the Challenge! 

According to Southwest Chess Club's blog info (I'm writing this at 7:30 p.m. more or less, so there will probably be later updates), current registration:

Master/Expert:  11
U-2000:  22
U-1500:  19
U-1000:  8

Two Huang sisters are playing!  Two Ulrich sisters are playing!  A national female champion is playing! 

Stay tuned -- we're doing some tinkering with the prizes for the chess femmes, but we need to clear things with the organizers first!

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