Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Southwest Chess Club New Tournament

Received email notification this morning:

Hello Chess Players,

This Thursday, September 27, Southwest Chess Club is starting a new tournament. The Falling into Fall Swiss is a four round tournament with one round this Thursday and subsequent rounds on the following three Thursdays. There will be two sections, Open and Under 1600. The event will take place at our usual meeting place, in the downstairs community room at the Hales Corners Village Hall [Hales Corners, WI]. Registration is from 6:20 PM to 6:50 PM. Please arrive early to register, so that the first round can start at 7:00 pm. Details below.

Allen Becker (cell 1-414-807-0269)

Falling into Fall Swiss: Sept. 27 and Oct. 4, 11 and 18
4-Round Swiss in Two Sections (Open and Under 1600). Game/100 minutes.
USCF Rated. EF: $5. (One ½-Point Bye Available for any round (except round four) if requested at least 2-days prior to round).


You can find directions to the club, a map, and all kinds of information at the website

And don't forget, darlings, the Hales Corners Challenge XVI is coming up on October 20, 2012!  Goddesschess is once again sponsoring our popular prize structure for the ladies only:  In the Open, a win is worth $40, a draw is worth $20.  In the Reserve, a win is worth $20, a draw is worth $10.  We've been sponsoring prizes since Challenge VIII and slowly, ever so slowly, a few more female players, and then a few more, and a few more, have come out to support us during the last three-four Challenges, and our percentgage of female participation has nicely surpassed the general average of around 7% female to male participants in most tournaments in the U.S. 

We're hoping for a record-breaking turn-out for Challenge XVI, both in terms of all players and for female players. 

Registration Form.  Worth 10 USCF Grand Prix Points! 

And, in honor of our NINTH event sponsorship, we're putting together a gift bag for the top female finisher in the Open and the Reserve.

It's a tough schedule - four games in one day (I thought my head was going to explode during Challenge XV, but I somehow survived and actually one a game, darlings - my first ever tournament win).  But it's fun and it's really a great group of people.

So come on out, chess femmes, and join Ellen Wanek from Sheboygan (she runs a program for kids to learn chess in the schools and also Chess in the Park) and me (one of the voices behind Goddesschess since 1999) and lets whomp some male chess butt!

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