Last year, my adopted chess club, Southwest Chess Club, went out on a limb and hosted the first ever Milwaukee Summer Challenge in July, 2012. Five rounds, taking place over two days, as far as I am aware this was the first tournament of its kind to be hosted in the Milwaukee area for many a year!
And - it was a success!
Response was overwhelming. And so this, year, once again, it's baaaaacccccckkkkkkk...
Last year Goddesschess sponsored separate prizes for the female chessplayers as well as a $25 Best Game Prize open to both female and male players.
I'm happy to say that this year I'm sponsoring the same prizes for the chess femmes, and also the $25 Best Game Prize, open to all players who wish to submit their games per rules set by Southwest Chess Club and judged by - not me! LOL! My chess knowledge wouldn't fit in a thimble, so I leave it in the capable hands of others to determine the best game prize.
Tournament flyer and registration form.
In addition to the $25 Best Game Prize, these are the Goddesschess prizes for the chess femmes:
(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.