Thursday, May 27, 2010

Wisconsin Scholastic Chess Federation Summer Events

We received the following information from the Wisconsin Scholastic Chess Federation and we're happy to pass it along:

WSCF Summer Chess Activities
There are many chess educational opportunities and activities available for students and adults this summer of 2010.

There are currently ten chess camps, four community clubs, five Super Summer Simuls events, ten Chess Tent Teaching and Simul events, two chess classes and a summer ending chess festival scheduled.

Chess Camps

All of WSCF chess camps are designed as hands-on educational events where students will receive a balance of instruction at their level and chess play via a tournament and free play. Students will work on the pawn, knight or bishop certificates and compete in a 5 round Swiss tournament where every student receives a medal.

The fee for all camps is $50, $65, and $75 depending upon registration deadlines. Scholarships are available and applications are on line and at the bottom of this newsletter and should be mailed to the WSCF P.O. box or to the new state office at 2803 N. Teutonia, Milwaukee, WI 53206. The currently scheduled camps are listed below.

If you would like a camp in your area please call Bob at the WSCF office at 262-573-5624 or email at as soon as possible.

June 12:
Sheboygan Christian School M - F, 9 - 12 am

June 21:
Northwest Catholic School M - F, 9 - 12 am

June 28:
Whitefish Bay M- F, 9 - 12 am

August 2:
Loyola Academy - Milwaukee M - F, 9 - 12 am

August 9:
Pewaukee Elementary School M - F, 9 - 12 am

August 9:
Plymouth - Baymont Inn M - F, 9 - 12 am

August 9:
St. Peter School - Kenosha M - F, 9 - 12 am. (pending)

August 16:
WSCF Chess Center - Milwaukee M - F, 9 - 12 am

August 16:
Green Bay - Boys & Girls Club M, T, 9 - 4, W 9 - 12

August 23:
WSCF Chess Center - Milwaukee M,T 9 - 4

Community Chess Clubs

The community chess clubs are set up this summer to provide students an opportunity to play and maintain their skills, play with friends, benefit from some instruction and work on their certificates. The fee will be $10 per month or $3 per session. Again, scholarships are available. Register on line and pay upon arrival. The current clubs scheduled are:

WSCF Chess Center - Milwaukee
Thursdays 4:00 - 6:00
Begins May 27

Whitefish Bay
Thursdays 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Begins June 2

Mondays 6:30 - 8:30
Begins June 24

Time and days to be announced.

Super Summer Simul Events

There will 5 simultaneous chess exhibits, with the first in June at Roundy Memorial Baptist Church in Whitefish bay. The people doing the simuls will be some of WSCF's top student players, scholarship winners and coaches. These people will be announced on our website.

One purpose of the simuls is for students and adults to play someone with a much higher rating and to take notation and hone their skills against future Grandmasters or International Masters or experienced chess coaches.

Fee will be $10 for students and $15 for adults. Spots will be limited and you can register on line till spots are filled or register at the door. Payment will only be taken on site.

The times and dates of the Simuls are as follows:

June 23
Roundy Memorial Baptist Church - Whitefish Bay 7:00 P.M.

July 22
Roundy Memorial Baptist Church - Whitefish Bay 7:00 P.M.

August 11
Roundy Memorial Baptist Church - Whitefish Bay 7:00 P.M.

August 28
Fondy Market Chess Festival - Milwaukee 10:00 A.M

Sept 23
Roundy Memorial Baptist Church - Whitefish Bay 7:00 P.M.

Chess Tent

WSCF has a chess canopy tent and sets it up at festivals and other outdoor events.

At these events students can receive free 10 minute lessons, adults can play in simuls and literature of WSCF activities will be available. Fee for participating in a simul is $2 and chess boards, sets and books will be available for purchase.

Events currently scheduled are Juneteenth Days on June 19th. This will be our 4th year at the festival and in the past we have been given a spot at the corner of Martin Luther King drive Locust.

We are also scheduled to set up at the Fondy Farmers Market from June 26th to June 28th.

If you wish to have a chess tent at a festival near you please call Bob at 262-573-5624.

Chess Classes

There will be free classes at Franklin Public Library from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on July 12th and July 19th. There may be a small fee for non-Franklin residents. Space is limited.

A chess class for teachers and club leaders will begin August 24th, meet for 8 weeks on Tuesdays from 4:30 to 6:00. The class will meet at WSCF Chess Center at 2803 N. Teutonia. The intent of the class is to teach chess basics to beginning adult players who want to lead a club or teach chess in their classrooms. Participants will learn how to implement WSCF's certificate program, sponsoring a successful club, how to implement a club chess ladder, preparing students for chess tournaments and learn the latest chess educational principles used in WSCF Summer chess camps. Fee is $75 for advance registration, and $90 onsite registration. Space is limited. Grants are available.

Fondy Farmers Market Chess Festival

WSCF's first outdoor chess festival will be on Saturday August 28th. Activities will include a scholastic chess tournament, adult tournament, student - adult combo tournament, chess simul, chess tent, face painting and balloons for the young at heart. The festival will be held on the site and conjunction with the weekly farmers market. Each scholastic participant will receive a free festival t-shirt.

Fresh vegetables and great food available on site. See festival flyer under chess tournaments for more information and registration. Register by mail with check, register on line with visa or paypal or in person at the WSCF chess office. $5 entry fee for all Title I school participants.

Tournament play will start at 8:00 am, awards will be at 2:00. The Fondy Farmers Market grounds close at 3:00 pm.

WSCF chess camp, club & simul Scholarship application

Name _________________________________________________

Grade (2010-2011)_______________

Home Address ________________________________City________________ Zip __________________

School of Attendance __________________

Parent Name(s) ________________________________________________________________________

Parent Phones H, W, C __________________________________________________________________

How many WSCF tournament have you attended in the past two years ? ________________________

If you belong to a chess club, please describe your participation in the club, how active are you in the club and what leadership role you may provide.

Please describe your current strategy or plan you implement in a chess game.

Please share with us what you wish to learn at a chess camp.

Please describe how you would share the knowledge you learned at the chess camp with your fellow team or club mates.

Check Scholarship request: ______ Chess Camp $25 _______ Chess Simul $5 _______ Chess Club _______ $5/mo.

What Chess camp do you wish to attend? ____________________________________________________________


Student _____________________________________________
Date _________________________

Parent _______________________________________________
Date ________________________

Please mail before June 8 for the June and July chess camps.
Please mail before July 15 for the August Chess camps.

Mail to:
Chess Camp Scholarships
P.O. Box 170843
Milwaukee, WI 53217


P.O. Box ??? (seems to be an error in transmission here)
2803 N.Teutonia
Milwaukee, WI 53206

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