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.


The US Chess Federation provides results of our completed events online.  The crosstables contain complete pre- and post- ratings of all participants.

Jason Markowski is the reigning 2017 Joe Crothers Memorial Southwest Chess Club Champion.

Our club sponsors two weekend tournaments each year (April 7, 2018, and October 13, 2018 mark your calendars!):


Coming soon:


Hales Corners Challenge XXVIII: October 13, 2018 (Saturday)

US Chess Grand Prix Points: 10
4SS, G/60;d6. 2 Sections: Open & Reserve (under 1600). 
Hilton Garden Inn, 1355 W. 20th Ave., Oshkosh, WI 54902, 920-966-1300. 
EF: $40-Open, $30 Reserve, both $10 more after October 11. Comp EF for USCF 2200+. 
On-line registration at:

$$GTD: Open: 1st-$325, 2nd-$175, A-$100, B & below-$75; Reserve: 1st $100,

2nd $75, D-$50, E & below $40.

Goddesschess prizes for females in addition to above prizes. Reg.: 8:30-9:30.

Rds.: 10-1-3:30-6.

Questions to Chris Wainscott:

(414-839-5232, after 5:30 pm), or e-mail:

Entries to: Robin J. Grochowski: 3835 E. Morris Avenue, Cudahy, WI 53110,

(414-861-2745), e-mail:


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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 June 12, 2018)

Welcome to the Southwest Chess Club!