Saturday, Aug 25
Quad #10 Entry Fee: $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).  Onsite Registration: 9:30-9:50 (phone or text 763-232-9944).  Rounds: 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 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. The lower section is usually rated youths in grades 4-8. TD may require submission of game scores. All proceeds go to the Chess Castle.

Sunday, August 26
At least 6 double-rounds, $15 members, $20 non-members, Game/5, 0 delay, USCF Blitz rated, Onsite Registration: Sunday 11:30-11:55 am starting at noon with rounds ASAP. You do not need to be a member to play in any Castle event. Phone to reach the club 612.478.9934 or e-mail at with questions.
September 1-2
Bloomington Airport Holiday Inn
South 1201 West 94th Street, Bloomington
Format5 Round Swiss, Game 90+30S Bonus, Sections: Open, Reserve (U1800), Bantam (U1200)
Premier Prizes (based on 35 entrants) 1st $500 + Plaque, 2nd $300, 3rd $200, U2200 $150, U2000 $150
Reserve (U1800) Prizes (based on 35 entrants) 1st $400, 2nd $200, 3rd $150, U1600 $100, U1400 $100
Bantam (U1200) Prizes (based on 20 entrants) 1st $200, 2nd $150, 3rd $100, U1000 Trophy, U800 Trophy, U600 Trophy

September 15-16
Seven Round Swiss Tournament (4 games Saturday, 3 games Sunday), Time Control: Game in 60 +15 second delay, Entry Fee: Advance entry $35 for club members, $40 onsite, non-members $40 advance entry $45 onsite. Two half-point byes for any rounds; must be requested when entering. One Day Saturday Only Option: $18 in advance, $20 onsite Onsite Registration: 9:00-9:50am Saturday Round Times: Saturday 10-1-3:45-6:45, Sunday noon-2:45-5:15. USCF Membership required. Phone to reach the club 612.478.9934 or e-mail at with questions.
September 21-23
$10,000 Prizes Projected!
GM Alex Yermolinsky, GM Ashwin Jayaram, GM Denes Boros, GM Fidel Corrales, and GM Timur Gareyev have all confirmed to play!
Schedule: Fridays, October 5, November 2, November 30, December 21, January 18, February 22, March 22

Minnesota Blizzard FIDE Open
October 13-14
$1,200 Projected Prize Fund

October 27-28
November 9-11, Plymouth, MN
$12,000 Projected Prize Fund
Minnesota Blizzard Championship
December 15-16
$1,200 Projected Prize Fund, FIDE RATED

2019 Castle Chess Championship
January 5-6

A three round-robin format at Game in 30 minutes (Game/30). You play players of comparable strength. Registration from 6:30-7:00 pm, Event is typically done by 10:30 pm. 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 You do not need to be a member to play in any Castle event.

Join us on Tuesdays at 6-10 PM for an evening of casual chess. Coffeehouse chess, speed chess, bughouse, analysis, pick-up games or enjoy one of the books from the clubs extensive library. Open to everyone, beginners welcome.

Entry Fee: $20, members $15 Prizes: Winners get free or reduced entry next month, with participation counting towards invitation to Club Championship. Swiss, Game/100 with +30 bonus. Onsite Registration: 6:30-6:50 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. Directed by Norm Myrin. Most games done by 11:00. Questions, contact Mike Svenson phone: 651.276.2007. House players welcome. See Jul Standings
Same format as Open.  Excellent opportunity for higher rated players (must be 1700+) with discount incentives.  Minimum of 8 players, otherwise the event merges with the Open.  If the event merges with the Open, you can opt for full refund or use your reduced entry for the Open.  Entry Fee: if early (U1900 $20), (1900-1999 $17), (2000-2099 $14), (2100+ $11), (FM and above FREE), (All $20 at site), members get $5 off.  Byes: one bye if 4-SS, two byes if 5-SS.  Other:  Check-in by 6:55 each Thursday.  Call or text 763-232-9944 if you are running late, or you may not get paired.  Directed by Nate Hoover.  TD may require submission of game scores.  All proceeds go to the Chess Castle.  Registered: 12 players, 5 masters, see Wallchart.  See Jul Standings.


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
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