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.

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!):


Coming soon:


Hales Corners Challenge XXVI: October 14, 2017 (Saturday)

USCF Grand Prix Points: 10. Chess Magnet School Junior Grand Prix. 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 October 12. 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 in Addition to Above Prizes: Goddesschess prizes for females and males in addition to above prizes:  For Females:" Open: $50 per win/$25 per draw; Reserve: $20 per win/$10 per draw; Perfect Score Prizes for Females: $80 in Open/$40 in Reserve; Don McLean Award for Top Finishing Male in each Section: $100 in Open/$50 in Reserve.  Reg.: 8:30-9:30. Rds.: 10-1-3:30-6. Entries to: Robin Grochowski, 3835 E. Morris Avenue, Cudahy, WI 53110;; 414-861-2745; Questions to Chris Wainscott (414-839-5232 after 5:30 pm) or email:

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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 July 26, 2017)

Welcome to the Southwest Chess Club!