Now we have 23 signed up for the August issue of the Grandmaster Simon Williams Chess Renaissance Festival! More than in 2015 (which was cancelled).

Simon likes the logo we created and it is copyright 2017. We have a 2-page flyer for this event, in color and we will be glad to send you some for distribution at your chess events if you ask, give me your name, and street address.

We are putting the logo on t-shirts and ball caps for sale in sizes M, L, XL, XXL, and XXXL. Price is $25.00 for really nice and substantial cotton shirts, in two colors (minimum). Add $9.95 for S&H unless you plan on coming for the event. August 18-20. Plus, after Sunday supper we are hoping to have a very special event with GM Williams + a special announcement. The price for registration is $150 and another $20 to play in the Sunday simul. If you register AFTER July 15, the price is $200. Prices are not yet known for the ball caps.

For more info, contact Bob Long at 1524 LeClaire St., Davenport, IA 52803. Email is one way:

There will be a swap meet and chess vendor sales by the CHESS BUTLER (20% of chess books!). Held at the Ramada Inn in Bettendorf, Iowa. We only have room for 65 and for the oddest of all reasons, some like to wait until the last minute to register. Waiting until the last minute often means you will be left out and then, not have to make a decision! Pretty lame, huh? The Grandmaster has never been to the USA before. He was happy to be snapped up! He will bring his chess knowledge and humor to this first ever event in the USA. Sign up for the Simul and play against a Master of Attack.

We will also be producing a booklet of his favorite games which will go for FREE to those who register. Included will be games from his Saturday DEMONSTRATIONS starting at 10 a.m.!

AND, for those who register at $150, they will be given a gift certificate for $10 against any merchandise bought at the event. More information can be had by emailing us your full name.


Bob & Jack



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