It's hard to believe how quickly time has flown by. Goddesschess started out with a small prize offering for HCCC VIII, and we've been a sponsor of prizes - particularly for female chess players in the Challenges - since then.
After the unexpected and too early passing of our webmaster and one of our founding co-partners, Don McClean, of Montreal, Quebec, in October 2012, in his memory Goddesschess began sponsoring the Don McClean Award for the top finishing male players in each Section, $100 for the Open and $50 for the Reserve. We chess goddesses wish to share our love on occasion :) The Don McLean awards are offered only in the October Challenge events.
The HCCC XXVI (Holy Hathor!) will be held on October 14, 2017 at the Olympia Resort in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. You can find all of the details on the online flyer along with an entry form.
FORMAT: Four Round Swiss System - Four Games in One Day - USCF Rated
TIME CONTROL: Game in 60 Minutes; 6 second delay
ENTRY FEE: $40 – Open; $30 – Reserve
(both sections $10 more after October 12, 2017)
Comp Entry Fee for USCF 2200+: Entry fee subtracted from any prizes won
SITE REGISTRATION: 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
ROUNDS: 10 am -- 1 pm -- 3:30 pm -- 6 pm
Pairings by WinTD---No Computer Entries---No Smoking
OPEN RESERVE: 1st—$325 1st—$100
B & Below—$75 E & Below—$40
GODDESSCHESS PRIZES IN ADDITION TO ABOVE PRIZES:
Goddesschess prizes for females and males in addition to above prizes: For Females: Open: $50 per win/$25 per draw; Reserve: $20
per win/$10 per draw; Perfect Score Prizes for Females: $80 in Open/$40 in Reserve; Don McLean Award for Top Finishing Male in
each Section: $100 in Open/$50 in Reserve
Early registered players for each Section will be listed (updated frequently) at the Southwest Chess Club blog.
May Mother Nature smile upon us and give us a gorgeous day (and overnight next day if you are staying the night) for Tournament Day in southeastern Wisconsin. And may Caissa be with you :) I hope the highest number ever of chess femmes will turn out for this great event.