Early History of Club (by Fred Zielstra)
Recent Club History (by Bob Fons)
The Southwest Chess Club meets every Thursday night at the Hales Corners Village Hall/Police Station, located at 5635 South New Berlin Road, Hales Corners, Wisconsin, in the downstairs Community Room. Club open at 6 PM, Tournament Games at 7 PM.
Here is a map to the club.
We have a Blog that shows current club news, and you are invited to contribute information, games, and any items of interest. You can subscribe to the blog and receive email notification of new events or announcements!
SCHEDULE of our ongoing and upcoming events.
Bill Williams is the reigning 2016 Joe Crothers Memorial Southwest Chess Club Champion.
Our club sponsors three weekend tournaments each year (2017: April 22, June 10-11, and October 14 — mark your calendars!):
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.
Join us to play rated tournament games, blitz, or some skittles. There is always a game to be had! We have players of all ratings and experience levels who are always willing to help you improve your game. In the summer, we have a full schedule of lectures right before the games begin.
Our club maintains a large library of Chess Books and Chess DVDS (click on each link for a full list). Club members can check out these titles for 3 weeks at a time. For books and DVD checkouts see Chris Wainscott. After you have filled out this form, Chris will bring in your book or DVD the following week.
Sound like fun? Stop by anytime and meet the friendly people of the Southwest Chess Club. For more information, contact any of the tournament Directors by phone or email:
Robin Grochowski (414) 744-4872
Chris Wainscott (414) 839-5232
Allen Becker (414) 807-0269
Web Site: Allen Becker (updated May 4, 2017)
Welcome to the Southwest Chess Club!