Friday, February 01, 2008

Major National Event in Milwaukee
Feb. 16-17 2008

The deadline for the $120 entry fee is Feb. 10 ($190 there after)

U.S. Amateur Team Championships North - Wisconsin
5SS, Best Western Hotel, 5105 S. Howell Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (414)769-2100. Special chess rate of $89, reserve early. Free hot breakfast.

Two sections:

OPEN (four players plus alternate: must play in rating order, top four average rating below 2200, December supplement used.

Prizes: 4 digital clocks to top two teams, 4 clocks to top teams with average rating u1900, u1600, and u1300.Winning team qualifies for national play-offs. Prizes to top score on each board. Prizes to best team name.

EF: $120 per team if received by Feb. 10th, $190 thereafter. Cash only at site.
TC: g/90 rds 1-3, 30/90 sd/60 rds 4-5.
Late reg.: 8:30-9:30am on Saturday. Rds.: 10:30am-3pm-7pm; 10:00am-3:30pm.

SCHOLASTIC (all players must be High School age or younger; average rating u2200). Prizes: 4 digital clocks to top team overall, top High School Team, top Middle School Team, top Elementary team. 4 clocks to second best High School Team, second best Middle School team, second best Elementary school team. Prizes to top club team, top team composed of all girls, and to best name team. EF: $116 per team if received by Feb. 10th, $190 thereafter. Cash only at site. TC: G/90. Late reg.: 8:30-9:30am on Saturday. Rds.: 10:15am-3pm-7pm; 10:00am-2pm. SIDE EVENT: blitz tournament on Saturday night; details at site.

INFO/ENTRIES: make checks payable and send to: Alex Betaneli, POB 260122, Madison WI 53726. 608-334-2574. Bring boards/sets/clocks. NC. NS. W.


  1. Who is going to be the Tournament Director on this?

  2. I am working on Guy Hoffman and Jerry Noel, why do you ask?

    Make your teams everyone!

    Alex Betaneli

  3. Alex: Just wondering; no particular reason. I will have a team.

  4. Hi, just a note to let you know that I added your blog to the links at my chess blog.



  5. Alex,

    2008-02 1709
    2007-11 1697
    2007-10 1665

    I asked this question, but am asking it again. The obove player has no December rating, so I think he should be allowd to use the November rating instead, not the Feb 2008.

    This is for the Amature Team Event in Milwaukee

  6. You are correct: if the person has been inactive then november supplement will be used. I will look up the person in the HARD COPY of the supplement if you give me the name.
    Alex Betaneli

  7. UPDATE on the evening of Feb.10th:
    We have about 20 teams at the moment. Two from Indiana, two from Kansas City, one from IL (Eric Rosen with other talented juniors) and the rest are from Wisconsin. We certainly expect 1-2 teams from Iowa, at least one more from Indiana (with NM Jim Dean) and a bunch from IL. MN almost never fields a team they have a dubious tradition of holding the strong MN Open on the same weekend.

    Thirty will be a solid turn-out for the first time! I will definitely bid for the tournament again if we get 30 teams.

    All pre-entries will be on on Thursday.

    Thanks to all!

    (Ivan feel free to post this where you wish. Thanks.)