Yes, I am still alive and kicking, just been uber-busy protesting the hell out of what's been going on politically in our country and working on registering voters (particularly FEMALE voters, YAY!), sending out more money than I can afford to back candidates (all won their primaries, now fingers crossed for mid-terms), writing my too large butt off on political commentary sites and throwing verbal bombs EVERYWHERE! I am a tornado in action. Or maybe I should call myself a HERricane...
Anyway, back to chess, at least for this splinter of time that it takes me to post about Goddesschess' relationship with the Hales Corners Chess Club since Challenge VIII. I'm getting too old to fuss about writing out 28 - which is the Challenge that is unfolding NEXT WEEK!!!
Goddesschess is sponsoring prizes again this Challenge, including the annual Don McClean Award of $100 to the top finishing male player in the Open and $50 to the top finishing male player in the Reserve sections. This is in honor of our dearly beloved and now departed long-time Goddesschess partner and former webmaster genius extraordinaire, Don McClean, who passed away far too young in 2012.
There are also Goddesschess prizes for the chess femmes, which are awarded in addition to whatever other prizes players (both female and male) may also qualify for. Whoop whoop! Chess femme prizes:
Open: $50 per win/$25 per draw
Reserve: $20 per win/$10 per draw
Perfect Score: Open $100; Reserve $50
Here's the scoop - it's this SATURDAY, darlings! Where has the time flown, Geez Louise. I think the warm sunny weather here today after Monsoon season (you'd think we lived in the tropics, except for the temperatures, for pete's sake!) tricked me into thinking it's still summer. Oh well. BETTER LATE THAN NEVER! Register today, pul-leeze!
Love you all, smooches from Jan.