Friday, October 5, 2012

GM Josh Friedel At Hales Corners Challenge XVI!

Do you want to try your moves against a GM?

GM Josh Friedel will be playing!

10 USCF Grand Prix Points 4SS, G/60. 2 Sections: Open and Reserve (under 1600). Wyndham Milwaukee Airport Hotel-4747 S. Howell Ave., Milwaukee-414-481-8000 (mention Southwest Chess Club for $79 room rate). EF: $35-Open, $25-Reserve, both $5 more after 10/17. Comp EF for USCF 2200+. $$ GTD: Open: 1st-$325, 2nd-$175, A-$100, B and Below-$75; Reserve: 1st-$100, 2nd-$75, D-$50, E and Below-$40. Reg.: 8:30-9:30. Rds.: 10-1-3:30-6. Entries to: Allen Becker, N112 W17033 Vista Court, Apt. D, Germantown, WI 53022; Questions to TD: Tom Fogec, (414) 405-4207.

Goddesschess Prizes for Females in Addition to Above Prizes, Open: $40 per win/$20 per draw; Reserve: $20 per win/$10 per draw (and highest-scoring female in each section wins free entry into HCC XVII).  In addition, the top female finisher in each section wins free entry to the next Challege should she choose to participate.

Life Master Sheldon Gelbart will be on hand throughout the tournament to analyze games for tournament participants.

Thus far, 7 of the 23 pre-registered players are chess femmes, hooorrraaayyy!  Significantly, three of them are playing in the Open.

Register early!!!!  Something new (well, new to me, I didn't know about it until this evening) -- you can register by email and pay on the morning the tournament starts.  How easy is that!

I would love, love, love to see this tournament break the all-time record for participants.  Maybe GM Friedel will be a big draw - hope so!  So, if you are in or near the Milwaukee area, come on down and play!  It's a great and fun group of players, parents and the folks running the show from Southwest Chess Club.  I've been to enough of these now that I even sort of, kind of understand what Life Master Sheldon Gelbart is showing us on the board (sometimes) when we ask him to analyze our games in the skittles room!

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