Sunday, June 4, 2017

Wisconsin International Chess Festival

I posted about my adopted chess club's Milwaukee Summer Challenge (June 10 - 11, 2017, Olympia Resort Hotel, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin) in the post just below.

Here is another Wisconsin tournament - an international gathering, a FIDE-rated event with norms available!!!  LOVE seeing this kind of event taking place in Wisconsin!!!

JUNE 13-18, 2017
Madison, Wisconsin  USA
The Wisconsin International Chess Festival is a 9 round Swiss event with GM 
and IM norm possibilities. It is hosted in the heart of Wisconsin’s Howard 
Johnson Plaza Hotel in Madison, Wisconsin (3841 East Washington Avenue, 
608-244-2481) FREE breakfast, FREE internet, FREE parking, $79 single or 
double, reserve by June 1st and mention CHESS. Wisconsin state capital with
multiple attractions within walking or short driving distance.

Click Here to Register

FREE shuttle from Madison Airport. From Chicago (O’Hare or Midway) take 
Van Galder Bus: From 
Milwaukee Airport (General Mitchell) take Badger Bus:

Guaranteed: $3,000-$2,000-$1,000-$500-$500, top u2450 $500, top u2250  
$500  Minimum Prizes (must complete all 9 rounds): $500 for foreign GMs 
(first 5), $100 for all foreign FIDE rated players.

Entry Fee
GMs free, no deduction from prizes; IMs $159, FIDE 2200+ $249, FIDE u2200 
$299, FIDE unrated $349. $50 more after 5/15, $100 more after 6/5. All players 
must confirm their arrival by 4pm on 6/13 in order to be paired for round one.  
$20 service charge for refunds.

HOTEL: Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel 608-244-2481, $79 single or double, 
reserve by June 1st and mention CHESS.

TIME CONTROL: 40/90, SD/30, 30 sec/move increment.

  • Round 1: 6pm Tuesday, June 13th
  • Round 2: 11am Wed, June 14th
  • Round 3: 6pm Wed, June 14th
  • Round 4: 11am Thu, June 15th
  • Round 5: 6pm Thu, June 15th
  • Round 6: 11am Fri, June 16th
  • Round 7: 6pm Fri, June 16th
  • Round 8: 11am Sat, June 17th
  • Round 9: 11am Sun, June 18th
Saturday, June 17th at 7 pm. A five (5) round double Swiss, $500 minimum prize 
fund.  Registration for Blitz Tournament is $50, on site only.
Click Here to Register
Eight GMs are already registered along with four IMs.

Excellent Wisconsin chess femmes WFM Rachel Ulrich (USA 2073) and her sister Susanna Ulrich (USA1799) are registered to play, as are Megan Chen (USA 1391) (Megan is also registered to play in the Milwaukee Summer Challenge June 10 - 11), Merissa Wongso (USA 1106), from Arizona, Nevada, #27 on the Top Girls Age 9 USCF List (as of September 2016), and Harshita Guddanti (IND 2023).

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