Sunday, March 15, 2015

Hales Corners Chess Challenge XXI!

Hola darlings!

It's that time once again.  The Hales Corners Chess Challenge XXI will be held NEXT MONTH, woo woo!

Geez, it seems like yesterday that Goddesschess first offered prize money to Southwest Chess Club's Hales Corners Chess Challenge VIII!  That was thirteen Challenges ago.  Since that first tentative reach-out to the Southwest Chess Club, Goddesschess has provided thousands of dollars in prize funds to the Challenges.  How time flies.

This year's spring version of the HCCC will be held on April 18, 2015 at the Olympia Resort in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, so mark your calendars and get ready for a great event! Synopsis below, you can find the flyer with registration online at the link provided at the end of the synopsis. Please come and participate in this great southeast Wisconsin/regional event that attracts some of the highest-rated players in the region. Personally, I have attended a few Challenges in the past and had a wonderful time at each one -- me, not even a patzer level chessplayer!  If I can do it, darlings, you can, too.

Chess Magnet School Junior Grand Prix!

4SS, G/60;d6. 2 Sections: Open & Reserve (under 1600). Olympia Resort Hotel, 1350 Royale Mile Rd., Oconomowoc, WI 53066; 1-800-558-9573 (mention Southwest Chess Club for $99 room rate). EF: $40-Open, $30-Reserve, both $5 more after 4/15. Comp EF for USCF 2200+. $$GTD: Open: 1st-$325, 2nd-$175, A-$100, B & Below-$75; Reserve: 1st-$100, 2nd-$75, D-$50, E & 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. Reg.: 8:30-9:30. Rds.: 10-1-3:30-6. Entries to: Allen Becker, 2130 N. 85th St., Wauwatosa, WI 53226; Questions to TD: Robin Grochowski: 414-861-2745.

In addition to Goddesschess prizes for the chess femmes, which are awarded to them in addition to any other prizes for which they may qualify, the top female player in each section will receive a Goddesschess gift bag that I take great delight in putting together. The top female finisher in each section also receives paid entry to the next Hales Corners Chess Challenge courtesy of Goddesschess, if she wishes to participate.

We all take a great deal of pride in the fact that over time the Hales Corners Chess Challenges have produced an above-average turn-out of female chessplayers in a safe, family-friendly environment. We hope you will be able to join us on April 18th and check it out for yourself.

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