Monday, March 2, 2020

Mike Notes 3/2

If snail mailing your entry, please use the entry form on page 5 of the flyer and mail the form with a check to the address at the top of that page.  If you e-mail the entries, please include everything on the entry form.  Ideally, use Excel if you have a large team.  Online registration for all sections is available at then scroll down to the Wisconsin Chess Association section.  Note the separate links for the varsity section and the three individual sections:  K-5, K-8 and JV (K-12).

When entering the tournament remember to include US Chess ID’s and ratings for your players who have a US Chess ID.  The March supplement is available online.  Go to and enter the player’s name.  After hitting find select the name then the ‘Rtg. Supp.’ tab.

Remember that the varsity section will be a one section event with everyone vying for the title but with other prizes based on three division classes.

FRIDAY NIGHT REGISTRATION:  For anyone arriving Friday night, please take care of any registration changes, updates or payments Friday night.  I’ll be in the Conference Room on the main level of Gruenhagen after I’ve set up the other rooms.  This room is located near the Library Room.

SATURDAY MORNING REGISTRATION:  All Saturday morning entries and changes will need to be made at Reeve Union Room 221 which is the vendor/TD Backroom.  In order to start on time, please make every effort to arrive by 8:30 am in the event there are changes or additions to your roster.

Remember also that if you plan to stay at Gruenhagen Conference Center to make your reservations by calling 920-424-1106.  There is a Friday, March 13 cutoff for reservations to guarantee that your team will stay together on the same floor.   After that time, GCC will make their best attempt to accommodate your request.  Gruenhagen started charging a 10% city room tax atop the $40 room rate.  If you are entering from a school, you’ll need to bring a sales tax exemption certificate along with you to avoid paying this tax.

Reeve Union reports that the MarketPlace on the first floor will have their Sub Connection open at 8:30 am- 1:30 pm both days.  Their Pizza Hut will be open 11 am – 1:30 pm both days.  

Their Titan Underground (TUG) in the lower level of Reeve will be open 10 am – 2 pm both days.  The TUG has limited food options but has TV’s and game tables for between round recreation.

The Corner Convenience Store will be open during the hours of 9 am – 3 pm each day.

For information on the Saturday night bughouse tournament see

Note that the bughouse event is run by Mr. Fay of Waupaca HS.  The main event’s tournament directors do not know anything about this side event.

There will be no organized activities Friday night or a simultaneous exhibition Saturday night.

Let me know if you have any questions.



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