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Saturday, October 1 - GM Timur Gareyev Blindfold Simul
Only 5 spots left in Timur's Blindfolded Simul on Saturday!
GM Timur Gareyev, famous for blindfold exhibitions, will take on 15 players in a clocked blindfold simul at the Castle on October 1st! The blindfold simul is free to (silently) observe, although we will certainly encourage donations to help support Beginner's Mind Chess and Chess Castle's respective efforts in funding this event. There is a potluck at noon and a photo op at 12:30pm with the Simultaneous Exhibition beginning at 1:00pm. Cost is $45 for Castle members and $55 for others. DOWNLOAD FLYER
Simul Participant Registration (Limit 15): http://beginnersmindchess.org/our-initiatives/
Sunday, October 2nd - GM Timur Gareyev Lecture
There will be another potluck Sunday at noon and a lecture at 1:00pm by GM Gareyev.
There will be some drawings and prizes.
Onsite Lecture Registration: $20 for Simul Players, $25 Castle Members, and others $35.
Post GM Timur Gareyev Lecture Blitz Tournament
Sunday, September 25
After Timur's Lecture approximately 2:30pm Sunday. Entry is $10 for Castle Members, others $12 with 50% of entries towards prizes, ($5 off for players who attend the Lecture). Open to everyone, you do not need to be a member of the Castle to participate.
Seniors: Restricted to those who are at least fifty years old on October 7th. Four games, swiss pairings. Time control is game in 90 minutes with a 30 second increment. Entry fee is $30 by Thursday, $35 day of tournament. Register from 9:00-9:45 AM. Prizes are $150 for first, $100 for second, with trophies for those places and also for top scoring players over both 60 and 70. Round times are Saturday at 10:00 and 3:00, and Sunday at 10:00 and 3:00. Playing site, and address for mail in entries is The Chess Castle, 1121 Jackson St NE, #134, Minneapolis MN 55413. Make checks out to MSCA State (MSCA) and national (US Chess) memberships required.
Online Registration: https://www.onlineregistration.cc/MSCA/MNsr2016
Four games, Swiss pairings. Time control is game in 90 minutes with a 30 second increment. Entry fee is $30 by Thursday, $35 day of tournament. Register from 9:00-9:45 AM. Prize fund is 75% of entries. Round times are Saturday at 10:00 and 3:00, and Sunday at 10:00 and 3:00. Playing site, and address for mail in entries is The Chess Castle, 1121 Jackson St NE, #134, Minneapolis MN 55413. Make checks out to MSCA State (MSCA) and national (USCF) memberships required.
Online Registration: https://www.onlineregistration.cc/MSCA/MNwom2016
Saturday, October 15
Exerciser Quad 11, 3-RR by rating, (G/60; +30), open to all, Chess Castle of Minnesota
EF: $12 if early, $15 at site, (members $5 off, FM and above FREE). ($$ FREE Membership): One year of FREE Chess Castle membership to the winner of the most quads at the end of the year (split on a tie). Reg:9:30-9:50 (phone or text 763-232-9944). Rds: 10:00-1:30-ASAP. Byes:None. Other: This is an inexpensive event for fun and competition, usually done by 6 or 7. Directed by Nate Hoover. House-player welcomed. Round times are just estimates. There is a 1/2 hour lunch after round 1 and a 5-10 minute break after round 2. If you register early, you must still check-in by 9:55, or you may not get paired. Lower section is usually rated youths grades 4-8. All proceeds go to the Chess Castle. Early entry: http://www.tc.umn.edu/~hoov0016/calendar/index.html
2nd Annual Minnesota Blizzard Open
Saturday and Sunday, October 22-23
$3,000 b/100 Prize Fund
A three round robin format at Game in 30 minutes (Game/30). You play players of comparable strength. Registration from 6:30- 7pm, Event is typically done by 10:30pm. Entry fee is $12 for members, $15 others. Prizes are $25 for 1st in each section. No one is stuck with a bye ever. Phone to reach the club - 612.478.9934 or e-mail at email@example.com You do not need to be a member to play in any Castle event.
Join us Tuesday evenings 6-10PM for speed chess, bughouse, analysis, pick-up games or enjoy one of the books from the clubs extensive library. Open to everyone, beginners welcome.
Thursday Evenings open to all. Entry Fee: $20, members $15. Prizes: Winners get free or reduced entry next month, with participation counting towards an invitation to Club Championship. Swiss, Game/100 with 30 second bonus. Registration: 6:15-6:50 PM first Thursday of the month. Rounds: 7:00 PM each Thursday, check-in by 6:55 or you may not get paired, call 612.964.6673. Other: Directed by Norm Myrin. House-player welcomed. Most games done by 11:00. Contact: Mike Svenson Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 651.276.2007 Phone to reach the club - 612.478.9934 or e-mail at email@example.com
Game in 5 minutes, no delay. Format based on entries. A new blitz event to be held on available Fridays. Please check the calendar for future Friday blitz events.
In the red brick Waterbury building on the NW corner of Central and Broadway in the Nordeast.Phone to reach the club - 612.478.9934 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org