I am still among the living, just busy with domestic engineering projects. Feathering my retirement nest, getting a lot of redecorating and some renovations out of the way now rather than waiting any longer. I'm not getting any younger, you know.
Oh I know, the Clueless Orange Man who is NOT MY PRESIDENT is itching to start World War III while licking Vlady Baby Putin's butt crack and giving the middle finger to our European allies and NATO. The man is a menace. We'll see how long he lasts. Already he is the least popular president among Americans in American history. And he hasn't even been officially inaugurated yet. HE IS A BIG FAT DOWNER, NO LIE. Las Vegas has been running betting lines for months on (1) when he will be impeached and (2) when he will be assassinated.
I'm ignoring him as much as possible.
Goddesschess WILL be supporting the 2017 Grand Pacific Open again this year, held around Easter-time every year in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia. We have increases the prizes for the chess femmes this year and also provide a small stipend to the organizers help fund the appearance of a WGM.
We will also be continuing our support of the yearly events sponsored by our adopted chess club, Southwest Chess Club. The first this year is the Hales Corners Challenge XXV (we've been supporting the Challenges since Challenge VIII) on April 22, 2017.
A full flyer hasn't been posted yet, but here are the details for Challenge XXV:
USCF Grand Prix Points: 10. Chess Magnet School Junior Grand
Prix. Wisconsin Tour Event. 4SS, G/60;d6.
2 Sections: Open &
Reserve (under 1600). Olympia Resort Hotel, 1350 Royale Mile Rd.,
Oconomowoc, WI 53066; 1-800-558-9573 (mention Southwest Chess
Club for $99 room rate).
EF: $40-Open, $30-Reserve, both $5 more
after April 20. Comp EF for USCF 2200+.
$$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: Open: $50 per win/$25 per draw; Reserve: $20 per
win/$10 per draw; Perfect Score Prize for Females: $80 in Open/$40 in
Robin Grochowski, 3835 E. Morris Avenue, Cudahy, WI 53110;
Stay tuned! We're not going anywhere, unless Herr Trump's brown shirts decide I am a major threat to the security of the United States and I disappear. I doubt that will happen, but if it don't show up after a few months, you'll know what happened.