Goddesschess is funding prizes for the chess femmes who participate in the Hales Corners Chess Challenge XIX on April 12, 2014, woo woo! The same as we've done for several previous challenges: in the Open, $40 for a win, $20 for a draw; in the Reserve, $20 for a win, $10 for a draw. Entry fees to Challenge XX will also be paid for the top finishing female player in the Open and Reserve Sections, if she chooses to register.
Goddesschess is also once again providing special gift bags to the top female finisher in each of the Open and Reserve Sections. I have so much fun shopping for chessly items. Be it noted that my definition of "chessly items" has somewhat expanded over the past several Challenges, as such unique items are rather difficult to find...
Challenge XIX is being held at the gorgeous Olympia Resort, a totally new venue:
Olympia Resort Hotel, 1350 Royale Mile Rd., Oconomowoc, WI 53066; 1-800-558-9573 (mention Southwest Chess Club for $99 room rate).
Life Master Sheldon Gelbart will also be providing post-game analysis to anyone who inquires. I've quite got over my fear of him, LOL! His insight is incredible, and his enthusiasm for our wonderful game - I would put him up against anyone! I have kibbutzed during many analyses he has provided to players at all levels during various Challenges, and have always walked away feeling so enlightened based on what he said. If only I could remember it all...alas.
FORMAT: Four Round Swiss System - Four Games in One Day - USCF Rated
TIME CONTROL: Game in 60 Minutes; 6 second delay
ENTRY FEE: $40 - Open; $30 - Reserve
(both sections $5 more after April 9, 2014)
Comp Entry Fee for USCF 2200+: Entry fee subtracted from any prizes won
SITE REGISTRATION: 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
ROUNDS: 10 am -- 1 pm -- 3:30 pm -- 6 pm
Pairings by WinTD---No Computer Entries---No Smoking
You can print out a registration form and mail it in with your check, or register in person on April 12, 2014 between 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. See also Southwest Chess Club's blog information on Challenge XIX.
I will be following reports of the action closely at the Southwest Chess Club's blog, where results and photos will be posted. In Challenge XVIII, Goddesschess paid out a record amount of prize money to the Chess Femmes. Can we do it again???