Saturday, March 20, 2010

Wisconsin Scholastic Chess Federation - News & Upcoming Events

Some news from the March, 2010 WSCF newsletter:

New WSCF Office
WSCF has opened an office in Milwaukee at 2803 N. Teutonia in the 53206 zip code area. The office is located in the " Coffee Makes You Black " building. The building was once a bank and was built in the 1920's. It has beautiful Greco Roman architecture and is very spacious. Come by for coffee or a game of chess during business hours of 8:30 to 6:00. The WSCF office is located on the second level.

Grant Funding Available
WSCF has received a donation to provide funding for student chess lessons. Please send an email or letter of intent to Bob Pattersoon-Sumwalt at or mail to P.O. Box 170843 Milwaukee, WI 53217.

REMINDER!  Here are two upcoming events exclusively for the chess femmes!

Wisconsin Scholastic Chess Federation’s
Saturday April 10, 2010

Sponsored by Acuity Insurance
Location: Acuity Insurance Corporate Office 2800 S. Taylor Drive Sheboygan, WI 53081

Three Sections K – 3 K – 6 Open (K-12) 5 Round Swiss G30
WSCF K - 3 Three Team Trophies. Individual trophies to top 5 players.
WSCF K – 6 Three Team Trophies. Individual trophies to top 5 players.
WSCF Open (K – 12) Three Team Trophies. Individual trophies to top 5 players
Medals to all participants.

K – 3 $ 100 to Champion
K – 6 $ 200 to Champion
Open $ 400 to Champion, $200 to 2nd Place, $100 to 3rd Place

No Entry FEE Register on line at before Thursday
April 8th at 11: 00 pm. There will be no onsite registration.

Each entrant, parents and coaches will receive a free lunch. Each participant will receive a
tournament T-shirt. Scholarships provided by Acuity Insurance.

Acuity will pay for buses to transport students from Kenosha/Racine, Madison and Green Bay.
Students living in Milwaukee can ride on a bus provided by Milwaukee Public Schools. Contact
WSCF at for more information.

8:15 – 9:00 Check in. 9:30 Round 1 9:45 Presentation and discussion lead by Bob
Patterson-Sumwalt on “Why Chess for Kids, Using Chess as an educational tool in the classroom and how to run a chess club” 11:00 – 3:00 Free Game Analysis 10:00 – 2:00 Free Lunch and Snacks. 3:00 – 4:00 Awards

At least one designated adult supervisor must be present at all times during the tournament to
oversee your school’s team, or individual participants who are in K through 8th grade.

WSCF reserves the rights to change the number of trophies depending upon number or registrations. Divisions maybe combined if the number of participants warrant. Inclement Weather: In case of inclement weather please go to the WSCF website before 7:30 am on April 10th to determine if the tournament is delayed, postponed or cancelled.

REGISTER for bus trip and hotel room (shared) to and from the USCF sponsored National All Girls Chess Championships to be held in Columbus, Ohio April 16 - 18, 2010.  This is for transportation and hotel only.  Registration for the event is through USCF website.

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