Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Southwest Chess Club Upcoming Events

Hola darlings! Good news - several upcoming events at my adopted chess club, Southwest Chess Club: THIS THURSDAY NIGHT - Blitz Chess Event ! Snowstorm Blitz-A-Matic: February 26 10-Round (Round-Robin) in One or more Sections (depending onnumber of players). Game/5 minutes. USCF Quick-Rated. EF: $5 members, $7 others. TD is Becker; ATD is Grochowski. Note that we are still meeting at our new location: The Southwest Chess Club meets every Thursday night from 6:00 PM at the St. James Catholic Church in the lower level of the Parish Center building (immediately in front of the church). The address is 7219 South 27th Street in Franklin. The club opens at 6 PM, Tournament Games at 7 PM. Here is a map to the club. We are just south of Rawson on 27th, and close to I-94 in Franklin. Other upcoming events: Lion-In and Lamb-Out Swiss: March 5, 12, 26 & April 24 Round Swiss in Two Sections (Open and U1600). Game/100 minutes. USCF Rated. EF: $5 members, $7 others. (One ½ Point Bye Available for any round (except round four) if requested at least 2-days prior to round). TD is Grochowski; ATD is Fogec. NOTE: This tournament takes a 1-week break in the middle, for the March 19th Annual Meeting. Annual SWCC Meeting: March 19 Casual chess after meeting. Melting Ice Action III: April 9 Round Swiss in Two Sections (G/30 Minutes and G/29 Minutes). USCF Rated. EF: $5 members, $7 others. (½ Point Bye available for only first round if requested prior to round) TD is Becker; ATD is Grochowski. Hales Corners Challenge IX: April 25, 2009 (Saturday) USCF Grand Prix Points: 104SS, G/60. 2 Sections: Open & Reserve (under 1600). Wyndham Milwaukee Airport Hotel—4747 S. Howell Avenue—Milwaukee—414-481-8000 (formerly known as Four Points Sheraton, across street from airport). EF: $35-Open, $25-Reserve, both $5 more after 4/22. Comp EF for USCF 2200+, contact TD for details. $$ Open (b/25)=1st-$325 (guaranteed), 2nd-$175 (guaranteed), A-$100, B & Below-$75; $$ Reserve b/25) =1st-$100, 2nd-$75, D-$50, E & Below-$40. Reg: 8:30-9:30, Rds: 10-1-3:30-6. Ent: Payable to SWCC, c/o Allen Becker, 6105 Thorncrest Drive, Greendale, WI 53129 ( allenbecker@wi.rr.com ). QUESTIONS TO: TD Robin Grochowski—414-744-4872 (home) or414-861-2745 (cell) Goddesschess is once again sponsoring some special prizes for the Hales Corners Challenge IX for chess femmes, so do come out ladies, sign up and play, you may win a Goddesschess cash prize:
  • For best female finisher in the Open section, $65
  • If there is only 1 CF in the Open, then she gets the prize no matter where she finishes, simply for playing in the Open!
  • For best female finisher in the Reserve section $40
  • If there are no female players in the Open, the prize money will go to best 3 female finishers in the Reserve section: $40/35/30
  • If there are only 2 CFs in the Reserve, then money is split $60/45.

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