The HCCC XXIV is now underway at the beautiful Olympia Resort Hotel in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. It is a long and grueling day - I know because I played in a few (a very few; my poor brain couldn't take the strain): Four rounds with the last round beginning at 6 p.m. (first round began at 10 a.m.).
Here's the breakdown of players from Southwest Chess Club's Tom Fogec ("CF's" are chess femmes):
Open--41 entered--4 CF's--9.8%
Reserve--37 entered--8 CF's--21.6%
Total--78 entered--12 CF's--15.4%
Good luck to all of the players, but you know I'm particularly rooting for those chess femmes!