I hope you are enjoying your summer. It's a hot and humid one here today, over 90, whew! Crazy weather is the "new normal." We use to rarely experience weather like this until mid-to-end of July into August. I remember weather from about the later-1950's forward. I was born here in 1951 and have lived here all my life, so I KNOW Milwaukee weather -- or, at least, I used to before climate changes accelerated.
It's that time of year again. Summer in my dear dear city, Milwaukee. The Milwaukee Summer Challenge sponsored by Southwest Chess Club is held not too far away, at a beautiful resort in Oconomowoc - so you get to enjoy a beautiful short drive and can see the ever-growing exburbs, farms, and lush greenery due to our abundant rainfall so far this year and a spring that hit in February (forget March - it was awful), and has gotten warmer and warmer since then! Dates: June 10 - 11, 2017 at the Olympia Resort Hotel.
Goddesschess is sponsoring new prizes this year - we're trying out a different prize structure to encourage more chess femmes to participate and to also "play up" in the higher ELO brackets, where the prizes increase accordingly:
(Goddesschess prizes are awarded in addition to any other prize for which a female player may win):
Open Only to 2000 and Above: $50 per win/$25 per draw;
U2000: $25 per win/$15 per draw;
U1000: $10 per win/$5 per draw.
Flyer (with Registration form attached).
Master/Expert Section (open only to 2000 and above) 4SS, G/90+30, EF $40; rounds Sat 10, 3:30; Sun 10, 3; $$GTD: 1st=$300, 2nd=$200, 3rd=$100; TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 10.
Under 2000 Section 5SS, G/120,d5, EF $40; rounds Sat 10, 2:30, 7 and Sun 10, 3; $$GTD: 1st=$150, U1500=$80.
Under 1000 Section 4SS, G60,d5, EF $25; rounds (Sat only) 10, 1, 3:30, 6; $$GTD: 1st=$50
Goddesschess prizes for Females in addition to above prizes: Open: $50 per win/$25 per draw; U2000: $25 per win/$15 per draw; U1000: $10 per win/$5 per draw.
Reg: 8:30-9:30, EF: $10 more in each section after June 9; Olympia Resort Hotel, 1350 Royale Mile Rd., Oconomowoc, WI; 1-800-558-9573; (Mention Southwest Chess Club for $99 room rate).
ENTRIES TO: Robin Grochowski, 3835 E Morris Ave, Cudahy, WI 53110 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions to: TD Chris Wainscott 414-839-5232.
I hope you will join the wonderful team from Southwest Chess Club for the Milwaukee Summer Challenge, who put on really nice tournaments and are just great, great people (that's why Goddesschess adopted them as our (and MY) chess club).