It is hard to believe, but Goddesschess has been sponsoring prizes for the Hales Corners Chess Challenges since HCCC VIII!
To end all of the suspense -- yes, Elie-Mae -- er, Ellen Waynek, has convinced me to play in Challenge XVI. Seriously, I do not expect to win a single game, but I will try my damndest to do so unless my head explodes first. Hope it doesn't do it during a game though, YECH!
To celebrate our 9th -- yes 9th (count 'em on your fingers -- I did!) -- sponsorship of chess femme prizes for the Hales Corners Challenges sponsored by my beloved adopted chess club, the Southwest Chess Club (used to be known as the Southwest Chess Club of Hales Corners), in southeast Wisconsin, Goddesschess will be providing a little bit extra by way of special gift bags for the top-finishing females in the Open and Reserve sections - one each.
Well, I don't expect most chessplayers to know that the number 9 ends a full cycle in numerology, before the cycle begins all over again, with number 1. For us, this event is something special. Some profound events have happened in the lives of each of the principals of Goddesschess since Hales Corners Challenge XV in April 2012. I won my very first, and very probably last, chess game in a tournament during Challenge XV. I do not know if we will be able to continue. We'll do our damnedest (is that a word???) to continue to do so. You know, it is an old saying "Where there is a will, there is a way." Well, we'll see about that. We definitely have the will.
Oy, so here I am getting all sappy and sentimental, but you need to REGISTER to play, darlings! PRINT OUT the registration form and mail it in with your check. By the way, top female finishers in the Open and Reserve Sections from Hales Corners Challenge XV fees are covered by Goddesschess - you don't pay anything, ladies!
Hey, William Williams, will you show up?
I hope to see you all there, darlings! Ellen Wanek and I will be playing in the Reserve Section. Ellen does so much for chess for kids and Chess in the Park in the Sheboygan area! She thinks I'm a heroine, but SHE really is the ONE!
Chess Femmes, can we break a record for Challenge XVI and have the most female chessplayers ever percentage wise? We've been consistently breaking records, can we do it again? Please!!!!