Sunday, September 7, 2014

Hales Corners Chess Challenge XX!!!

Hola darlings!

Time is flying by!  Please mark your calendars:  October 18, 2014!!!!  Hales Corners Chess Challenge XX, hosted by the Southwest Chess Club, will be taking place at the Olympia Resort in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin.

The Challenges are held two times a year, and now up to tournament twenty.  Goddesschess has been funding special prizes for the chessplayers in these events since Challenge XVIII, woo woo!  So pleased to announce that Goddesschess is once again sponsoring prizes for female players in both the Open and Reserve sections, plus a chessly gift bag for the top female finisher in each section.

I'm also working on a special prize in memoriam of one of Goddesschess' founding members, webmaster and invaluable contributor, Don McLean, who passed away on October 12, 2012.  More details once I have things firmed up with the organizers.
  • The Challenges are USCF Grand Prix qualified (10 GP points) and also earn USCF Junior Grand Prix
  • Four rounds of play in one day
  • Life Master Sheldon Gelbart is on hand once again to analyze your games with you -- I find it absolutely fascinating and so educational to kibbutz this process as the LM plays through the games with anyone who brings their score sheet to him
  • Game in 60 minutes with 6 second delay
  • USCF rated
Flyer at Southwest Chess Club's website. 

$40 – Open; $30 – Reserve (both sections $5 more after October 15, 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

PRIZES: OPEN 1st—$325 2nd—$175 A—$100 B and Below—$75
RESERVE 1st-$100 2nd-$75 D-$50 E and Below-$40
Goddesschess Prizes for Females in Addition to Above Prizes Open: $40 per win/$20 per draw; Reserve: $20 per win/$10 per draw plus free entry for top female finisher in each section to Hales Corners Challenge XXI

Tournament Director: Robin Grochowski
Assistant Tournament Director: Allen Becker

SITE: Olympia Resort Hotel---1350 Royale Mile Road---Oconomowoc, WI 53066—1-800-558-9573 (mention Southwest Chess Club for $99 room rate)

ENTRIES TO: Allen Becker—2130 N. 85 Street, Wauwatosa, WI 53226

QUESTIONS TO: Robin Grochowski – 414-861-2745 (cell)

USCF I.D. Required -- Bring your own clocks – Sets and Boards Provided
Half point bye available in Round 1, 2 or 3 if requested prior to round 1; not available in Round 4

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