Hola darlings! Taking place right now down at the Wyndham Milwaukee Airport Hotel on Layton just south of Howell Avenue -- a nice playing venue.
To update, I visited the blog of my adopted chess club, Southwest Chess Club, and as of about 9:30 last night there were 61 pre-registered players. When official play began this morning, there were 75 PLAYERS! A fantastic walk-up registration the morning-of and a great turnout for this first-ever Milwaukee event.
No official results posted yet. It's going to be a long busy day for the organizers with rounds at 10:00 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.! EEK!
I'm not sure how this all works with prizes. The prizes advertised were for a registration of 40 players. Since there were nearly double that amount, what does that mean for prizes? I've no idea. I should ask!
I am eager to see if any more chess femmes registered this morning. I'll let you know as soon as I do. Stay tuned for more... Meanwhile, Ellen Wanek and I are mixing up our pawns in a game over at chess.com. She snatched a pawn from me, curses! But I have a few tricks up my sleeve, bwaahaahaa! I won't go down without a nasty bloody fight, Ellen. You may outrate me by 300 points, but you don't scare me at all. Ha! You're just too nice.