Fresh from Robin via email, here are the prize winners of Goddesschess prizes and the Don McLean Award, which is awarded annually in October to the top male finishers in each section in honor of our late webmaster for many years and Goddesschess partner:
Susanna Ulrich won $125
Gauri Menon won $150
Madeline Weber won $100
Sandra Hoffman (played in the Open section this time and did not score any points)
Simran Bhatia won $50
Aradh Kaur won $60
Radhika Gupta won $50
Ellen Wanek won $50
Jind Kaur won $40
Delenn Kier won $40
|Nine of the ten chess femmes at Hales Corners Chess Challenge XXVIII (28)! Photo sent by Ellen Wanek,|
my chess buddy of some years - she's the beautiful blonde in the back row.
Free entry to both sections is $70.00 (Gauri Menon and Aradh Kaur)
Don McLean Performance Award is $100.00 in Open for IM Erik Santarius and $50 in Reserve for Jacob Schwartz.
Congratulations to all of our winners! I hope you will all come back and participate again in the spring 2019 Hales Corners Chess Challenge.
We had a female participation rate this event of 25%! Thank you, chess femmes, for coming out and participating in this great event.