Sunday, December 9, 2018

SMCA Opener

SMCA Opener Results 

Our high school team also belongs to the SMCA (Scenic Moraine Chess Association) and we had our opening season even this past Saturday, hosted by Brookfield East.

Congratulations to the Varsity team of Will, Alyssa, Adam, David and Aaron for playing some good matches against some tough opponents.  These are 5 vs. 5 (our top 5 against opponents top 5), G60 matches, and we beat Hartford and New Berlin West, and lost to Brookfield East.

Noah joined the JV section and took 3 out of 4 and finished in 12th place overall!

We will play Eisenhower in January, and finish against Kewaskum, Brookfield Academy and Jefferson in February.  Anyone in our club 7th grade and up is welcome to play.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Possible Apparel Order in January

Hi All,

I've been getting questions about doing another Apparel Order. If that happens, it'll be in January & will be back in time for State (March). The Vendor would like a minimum of 12 orders for screen print (t-shirt, sweatshirt, etc.) & there's no minimum for embroidered orders.

If you'd like to order, please let me know so I can have an idea of I get 12 items/orders.

Thank you.


Sunday, December 2, 2018

Muskego Melee

Muskego Melee results !

We had a great turnout & tournament yesterday at LDMS for the annual Muskego Melee run by the International Academy of Chess!

93 players from Muskego and surrounding communities participated in 3 rated and 1 unrated section, and took home first place team trophies in all rated sections!

K8 unrated
  • Cael led the way with 3 wins and a 10th place finish.  He was follow closely by Will B and Carson.
  • We had five players in their first tournament! - Owen, Logan, Charlie, Grant and Kendyll and ALL of them did a great job and got at least one win.
K4 rated
  • Anthony led the way with 4 wins and a 2nd place finish!  He was followed by Lucas with a 5th place finish.
  • Lucas, along with Lexi and Gideon led the Mill Valley team to a 1st place finish!
K8 rated 
  • Steven led the way with 4 wins and a 2nd place finish!
  • Josh was our loan Muskego Lakes player and had some nice wins
  • Steven, along with Andy, Luke, and Nelson took the 1st place team trophy!
K12 rated 
  • Will led the way with 2-1/2 wins and a 4th place finish, followed closely by Alyssa, Noah, Adam and David.  
  • The MHS team took the 1st place trophy!

Great job by all!

Special thanks to Mark Nagy and LDMS for all of the support and help, without whom this tournament would not be possible!  Also thanks to Coach Andy of the IAC for another well run tournament, and thanks to all of our concession helpers to make it all run smoothly!


Saturday, November 17, 2018


USM / IAC Tournament 

First tournament for the chess club this year - MSCC brought 11 players to the tournament today that was run by Coach Andy and we had a great time! There were 104 players in all.

The K3 section was combined w/ K6  to make a bigger section, making it tougher for Lexi but she did great and took K3 6th place.

Luke & Andy combined for LDMS, Anthony played up to K6 for BL, and Rishi played in K6.  Lucas played in unrated K6.  All had their ups and downs but had some really great wins!

In the K12 section Steven played for BL and Alyssa, Aaron, Adam and Will were the MHS team and took 3rd place!  Will took 6th place individual!

Nice job to all, looking forward to the Muskego Melee on Dec 1st!

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Muskego Melee Sign-up

Hi All,
 I know Dan sent an e-mail out but I'm going to post the link to sign up w/the Muskego Melee Tournament on December 1 on the blog & FB (in case anyone gets their info on social medial like me).
  If you have any questions, feel free to ask Dan, Ryan or myself.


   PS This is the link to register for IAC Tournaments.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Halloween Tournament

MSCC Spooktacular Tournament 

It was nice to see a great turnout tonight of 13 players!

Congratulations to:
  1. Will S
  2. Andy
  3. Lucas 
  4. Aaron G
  5. Carson 
As the top finishers.

There were a LOT of fast games, so I know we can all improve on that.  But there were some really good slow games too - in each of the games, Carson, Aaron G, and Elijah finished in the final 3 games.

Nice job to all, hope you had fun!

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Halloween Tournament

Reminder - NO chess lesson at Mill Valley on Halloween, but go to for an MSCC Halloween Spooktacular Tournament!

see email sent to all parents.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Chess Apparel due this Wed

Just a reminder that the chess apparel order forms are due this Wed (16).


Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Pizza Party - October 24

Hi All,
 For those of you that are new to the club (& those of you that aren't), our club is a non-profit group & we have three fundraisers through out the chess season to help pay for the IAC Coaches (Mr. Andy & Mr. Ryan) along w/misc. supplies that the club may need throughout the year.
  The main fundraiser that generates revenue is the Muskego Melee which will be held at Lake Denoon on December 1. As the time gets closer, we'll need volunteers through out the day.

  The second fundraiser is a pizza party at the beginning & end of the season. This happens from 6:15-6:45 pm & will be on Wednesday, October 24. The pizza party is open to the chess players & their families. We do ask for a $5 donation/per person & that everyone starts out w/2 slices to make sure there's enough food to go around. If you'd like to bring a snack, salad, etc., please let me know. Anything is appreciated.

   The third fundraiser is the apparel. The club gets a portion of every item ordered (with the exception of the jacket) so order for grandmas, grandpas, family friends, etc. The order form is due on Thursday, October 24. If you have any questions, feel free to ask.

   Also, it was brought to our attention that Trick-or-Treating is Wednesday, October 31 so the club won't meet that day. Stay tuned for details if something else will take it's place!


Friday, October 5, 2018

Dry fit in long sleeve

Hi All,
 I'm sorry for the confusing information about the apparel.

 Yes, the vendor does offer Dri Fit (short sleeve) as in previous post. It also comes in long sleeve but only in black. The price is $17/each for both adult & child sizes with the exception of 2 XL-4 XL, then it's $18.

  If you have any questions, feel free to ask me.

 Thank you.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Great First Class & Another option for shirts

Hi All,
 What a great first class we had last night. It was great to see so many new & familiar faces.

I also wanted to let you know that the vendor offers "Dri-fit" shirts so if you're interested in that vs. the cotton shirts just write "Dri Fit" on the order form, color (red or black), & size. They're $14 each & you can also get it personalized for $5 more.

  If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.

  Have a good week & see you next week!


Wednesday, October 3, 2018

MSCC Apparel Due October 17

Hi All,
 Looking forward to seeing the new faces & the returning ones as well :)

 I'll have order forms available for MSCC Apparel (a fundraiser for the club as well). The due date is October 17. I do realize that's only a 2 week period but I'm hoping we'll have our apparel by the first tournament November 17 at University School.

  If you'd like to order but won't be able to attend the first two meetings, please send me an e-mail at & I'll be happy to e-mail you the order form.

  See ya tonight!


Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Mill Valley is new home for MSCC lessons!

Mill Valley is new home for MSCC Lessons!

Come see this new great space - every Wednesday from 6:30-8 in the cafeteria!

Mill Valley was actually one of the first places we played as a club, way back in 2006 (if not sooner) under Mark Seghers.  

We're happy to be back!

Register now for the 2018/2019 season right here at! 

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Registration Link is all set for Fall

The registration link is all set for the 2018/2019 Chess season. Please start signing up & our first meeting will be Wednesday, October 3 from 6:30-8 pm in Rm 243.

See you then & lets have a great year!


Monday, August 13, 2018

Correct Meeting Times for the `18-`19 year

It has come to our attention that at least one school is giving out incorrect information. The correct information is we will be meeting Wednesday nights at the Muskego High School from 6:30 pm - 8 pm in Room 243 (if in the cafeteria, it'll be on the calendar). The season starts October 3. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask & remember practice!


Monday, July 16, 2018

Open Play resumes for 2 wks

Hi All,
 I hope you've been enjoying your summer!
  Just a reminder that "Open Play" resumes this Wednesday (7/18) at the library from 6:30 -8. Next Wednesday (7/25) will be the last "Open Play" for the summer.
   Chess tentatively will resume Wednesday, October 3. If you have any questions, feel free to ask any of us.
  Enjoy your summer!

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Open Play at the Library

Hi All,

Tonight starts the Open Play at the Library from 6:30-8pm. This is a good way to keep up your chess playing or just have fun.

The dates this will be going on is June 13, June 20, June 27, July 18 & July 25.

We still need volunteers for a couple dates. Don't worry if you don't know much about chess, it's more of a supervisory role. The traveling bag will be in the closet/back room so just ask Abby (from the library).

Thank you & enjoy your summer!!


Saturday, June 2, 2018


The weather was a little on the cooler side last night but the event was fun. We handed out flyers & promoted the club. Thank you to all the volunteers & to anyone that stopped by & said hi!

Next Wed. starts "Open Play" at the Library from 6:30-8 pm. We still need volunteers for some dates. Your role is a supervisory one.

Have a good summer!


Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Volunteers needed for Summer events

Hi All,

We need volunteers for the following summer events:

Jammin on Janesville

And the library open play. Don't worry if you don't know too much about chess, you're there for more of a "supervisory role".

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask or contact Dan Schantz, Ryan O'Leary or myself. Thanks!


Monday, May 21, 2018

Ice Harbor Results

MSCC was represented by Josh (1st time) & Alyssa.

Friday night, there was an option to play Blitz which Josh rose to the challenge. Josh won 4 games which earned him a trophy.

The regular tournament was held on Saturday & Sunday.

Josh played 3 games each day, had a total of 4 points which earned him another trophy!

Alyssa played 3 games on Sat & 2 on Sunday. She earned 2 points which also earned her a trophy.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Ice Harbor & Summer Events

Hi All,
 There's a fun tournament coming up that'll be held in Dubuque, Iowa. It's well run & fun. I know a couple kids from MSCC are going.

 If anyone's interested, Joe Krauser has an extra room, he'd be willing to transfer the room over to your name & you pay him for it.
  Please let me know no later that Monday, May 14 if you're interested.
 Also, we'll have a tent at Jammin in the Library Parking Lot (June 1). We'll need volunteers for that. A sign up link will be coming around for that.

  We'll also need volunteers for the Library Summer Open Play on Wednesday, from 6:30 pm - 8 pm. Don't worry if you don't know much about chess. It's more to supervise to make sure the kids don't get too rowdy. That too will have a sign up link coming around.
  Enjoy your summer & remember to practice chess!


Sunday, April 22, 2018

Grade Level Results

What an exciting tournament this was! Good job to all the players :)

Grade 1:
Riahn came in 4th place w/3 points.

Grade 2:
Anthony came in 3rd place w/4 points.

Grade 4:
Rishi had 3 points.

Grade 5:
The team came in 2nd place w/each of the players helping to contribute.
Andy had 3 points; Joshua 2 points; Luke 2 points; Logan O. 3 points & Logan G 1.5 points

Grade 7:
Steven had 3 points.

Grade 9:
Alyssa had 3 points.

Hope to see everyone at Jamming on Janesville & the Library classes (Wed night). Enjoy your summer & practice chess!


Thursday, April 5, 2018

April 21 - Grade Level

Hi All,
  Now's the time to start registering for Grade Level or at least start thinking if you'll be attending.

 What's nice is this a WSCF Tournament so anyone that is in the same grade can play as a Club (MSCC).
 Hope to see you there!

Monday, March 26, 2018

Elmwood Results

What  great tournament this was! Every player earned at least 1 point.😀

K12 open:
  Team consisted of David & Alyssa. As a team,  they took 3rd pl. David also placed 7th individually & took 1st place in Class U900.

U800 section:
The Lake Denoon Team which consisted of Logan, Nelson & Luke took 2nd place as a team.
Individual results- Logan took 4th pl, Nelson 9th pl & 1st pl Class Trophy foot U400, Luke 26th pl.  While Steven  took 20th pl & Rishi 17th pl.

The team of Josh, Logan G, Jack, Sarah & Nate took 4th pl!
Josh took 8th pl, Logan came in 44th pl (& this was his 2nd tournament) & Nate 34th pl. Sarah & Jack both had 2.5 points each.


Anthony placed 4th, Lexi in 42nd, Lucas in 6th pl & Gideon in 23rd.

Good job to all players! The next tournament will beApril 21, Grade Level at UWM. 

Keep up the good work & practice until then. 😊


Wednesday, March 21, 2018

State Championships

Wisconsin Scholastic Chess Championship
UW Oshkosh campus

The MSCC brought a big group of 17 players to the UW Oshkosh campus this year for what has become our annual highlight of the chess year.  It was a fun, super-sized, and well-run event with 430 players from around the state!

We were so proud of how our players performed and conducted themselves this weekend - playing some really good matches in the K5, K8 and Varsity sections.

Results will be posted at by Thursday.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Pizza Party 3/14/18 & Chess Apparel

Hi All,
 Next week Wednesday (March 14), we'll be having a pizza party from 6-6:30 pm. We ask for a donation for $5/per person & that everyone starts out w/2 slices to make sure there's enough pizza for everyone. This is open to the chess players & their families. If anyone would like to bring something,  please let me know.
  Also, I have some "extra" apparel that are both adults & children sizes. Some are brand new while others are "gently used". I will have the apparel at the pizza party as well.

Friday, March 2, 2018


Hi All,
 It looks like our chess season is winding down but here's a few tournaments to put on your calendar.

March 17 & March 18 - State (Oshkosh)

March 24 - Elmwood (New Berlin)

April 21 - WSCF Grade Level (UWM Student Union)

That's it for the club but I'd like to tell you about another tournament that happens in May. It's called Ice Harbor & is held in Dubuque, Iowa. Not that far of a drive - a nice weekend getaway. We've been going for the past three or four years.

The tickets for the Resort include wristbands for the Indoor Water Park & there's a game room. Plus there's a museum down the block.

If my recollection serves me correctly, if there's 3 or more in a section, we could play as "MSCC".

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask me.


Sunday, February 25, 2018

ASA Clark & Golda Meir

ASA Clark & Golda Meir 

There were two tournaments to choose from this week, both ASA Clark school in Pewaukee and Gold Meir in Milwaukee.  Both were large tournaments and our MSCC players made us proud!

ASA Clark - USCF rated tournament run by the IAC 
  • Anthony has been on fire these last two tournaments and again went undefeated at 5-0, finishing 2nd place only because of tie breakers that didn't go his way.  
  • Riahn played in his first full tournament and had a nice win and a draw.
  • Logan led the way with a 4 win day and 5th place!  Andy and Luke both had 3-1/2 and Luke earned his red band!  Rishi is Mr. Consistent and had a solid 3 win day.
  • Together the Lake Denoon team finished in 3rd place!
  • Will led the way with 3 wins and a 2nd place finish.  Adam, Alyssa and Aaron were all right behind and together the team took home a 1st place team trophy!
  • Steven was the only member from Bay Lane but also had a good day with 2-1/2 out of 4 wins.

Golda Meir - WSCF rated
  • Josh played in the U800 K12 section and finished with a solid 3 wins and 11th place finish.  Logan, new to the club and in his first tournament played in the U500 K5 section and had some nice games -  we're hoping he'll join future tournaments as well!
Congratulations to all for some well played games and good sportsmanship the whole day.  You represent the MSCC very well!

Monday, February 12, 2018


WSCF McKinley Results 

The MSCC brought a great group of 11 players to the WSCF tournament at McKinley school in Wauwatosa this past weekend.  Many of you will know the coach of the McKinley chess club - Mark Seghers - as the founder of our own chess club back when his kids were at Mill Valley.

It was a well run event (first time for McKinley) with over 100 players!

In this division we had one 'veteran' with Anthony and 3 new players -  brother/sister duo Lucas and Lexi, and Riahn, who could only stay for a couple of rounds.  Anthony let the way with a fantastic 5 win/no loss day and took first place!  Lucas also had a great day of 4 wins/ 5th place finish and earned his red wrist band, and Lexi was right behind w/ 3 wins, really great for the first time!

The team took 2nd place which was awesome, considering the very large team that McKinley brought.

Most of our players were in this division, including Rishi, Josh, Cael, Carson, Sarah and Nate.  Cael let the way with 3 wins and a 10th place finish and Rishi was close behind, also with 3 wins.

Together the team took 3rd place!

Steven was our lone player in the K12 divsion and played well, with only 2 losses.

We will be "off" as far as tournaments go for the next weekend, and then back on the 24th at both WSCF / Golda Meir and IAC /ASA Clark.  Let's get some teams!

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Discovery World

WSCF Discovery World Highlights 

Last Saturday while our High School team finished out their season in Brookfield, nine other MSCC players were hard at work at Discovery World!  It was a well attended tournament with about 155 players.

Anthony was out lone player and did very well, finishing in 6th place!

We had a big group here, with Rishi, Carson, Andy, Jack R, Luke and Logan.  Andy and Logan led the team with 3rd and 7th place wins!  And the team did a great job overall and took a 3rd place finish!

Will B and Cael played some nice matches in the tough division.

I'm sorry for not having all of the results, but it appears that some of the standings were lost and will not be available.

Next up - WSCF McKinley this Saturday!

Sunday, February 4, 2018

SMCA Finale

Scenic Moraine Chess Association (SMCA) Finale at          Brookfield Academy 

Yesterday while another MSCC group went to Discovery World, our High School team finished out their last 3 matches at Brookfield Academy.

The team of Will S, Alyssa P, Adam P, Aaron G and David B went 2-1, barely losing to Brookfield East, but winning against New Berlin West and Kewaskum.

The Varsity team went 3-3 on the season and took 4th place, very good for such a young team going up against a lot of Juniors and Seniors in the league!

Steven A played JV and did very well, finishing 4-2 and 2nd place overall!

In addition, Will was voted to First Team All-Conference by the coaches (of all schools) and Steven was given a Coaches Choice award for his willingness to always step up and join the Varsity team as needed.

Congratulations to all on a great season!  

Monday, January 29, 2018

back to class

Back to class as normal this week - Room 243, Wed 6:30

  • WSCF Discovery World this Saturday - 9 already signed up!
  • WSCF McKinley the following Saturday (10th) - let's get some teams!
High School team plays Eisenhower at home on Thursday and finishes the season playing 3 matches at Brookfield Academy on Saturday.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

No class Jan 24

No Class this week

Log on to - challenge each other & the coaches in live chess!

Sunday, January 14, 2018

WI Lutheran HS

Wisconsin Lutheran High School Tournament 

We had a nice turnout on Saturday for this first ever event at the this high school, which was run by Mr. Andy and the IAC.

About 80 players participated and our MSCC brought 11.

K12 unrated

  • Brothers Grant & Brody played well, finishing w/ 2-1/2 and 3 wins 
K3 / K6
  • There were not enough players in the K3 section so it was combined w/ K6, but that didn't deter Anthony who had a good day with 3 wins and a second place K3 finish!
  • In K6, Rishi also had a good day with 3 wins and a 12 place finish.
  • For the Lake Denoon team of Luke, Logan and Andy, Logan led the way with 4 wins and a 5th place finish.  The team took 3rd place with only 3 members!
  • Steven was the only player from BL in this tough division, but played some nice matches.
  • The MHS team of Alyssa, Adam and Will played very well, with Adam taking 6th place and Will taking 3rd place, both with 3 wins (out of 4).  This team of only 3 members took 1st place team!
Everybody did a great job of taking notation at the tournament which let the coaches and other players review a lot of the games in between rounds.

Next up - Discovery World Feb 3rd, and McKinley Feb 10th.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Hello MSCC and welcome to 2018!

We're back to lessons this week at the High School as usual, 6:30 Wednesday.  Hope to see you there.

Our first tournament of the year is Saturday - see detail below on this IAC-run tournament - let's get some teams!

Other upcoming events:

  • Feb 10th - McKinley school / WSCF event 
  • Feb 24th - ASA Clark school - run by IAC, AND Golda Meir, run by WSCF.  Hoping to send teams to each!

If you have any questions about these tournaments, make sure to ask on Wednesday!

Also on Wednesday we'll give some "sweet" awards to those who spent the most time on ChessKid these past few weeks.