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Attention: Dan Voje intends to hold a impromptu tournament this Sunday, May 27th, in the middle of Memorial Weekend. 
We have nothing scheduled (except for the Monday evening quads), as so many of our guys are off to the Chicago Open. This event will be unusual as that there will be no same day registration. If you want to play, you must e-mail me at danvoje@gmail.com. It will be a quad format, starting at two, with a time control of game in 30 minutes plus a ten second increment. Should only take four hours at most. Entry fee is $8 for club members, $12 others. No prizes save glory. Andy Hortilossa and Dan Voje will definitely be there, and Eddie Wasserman is a possible. Tell me if you interested in playing, and whether I have enough to make more quads, or not, I'll get back to you via e-mail.  I will cut registration off early Saturday evening. An experiment in flash chess.

Note that the Monday Action Quad on Memorial Day, May 27th will be held. 

Rapid Chess
Saturday, June 1
Five games, swiss pairings, at a time control of game in 30 minutes with a ten-second increment. We will open at nine AM, and start playing at ten. Entry fee is $20 for club members, $25 others. Round times are 10, 11:30, 1:45, 3:15 and 5:00. Prize fund is 60% of the total entries and will include at least one class prize. USCF rated on regular and quick. Phone to reach the club 651.280.5473 or e-mail at danvoje@gmail.com with questions.
Ethan Benjamin Birthday Blitz
Sunday, June 2
One dozen blitz games, 5 minutes with a three-second delay. Entry Fee: $20 (club members $5 off). Prize fund: 50% of entries, with at least one class prize. Registration: 1:30-1:50pm. Phone to reach the club 651.280.5473 or e-mail at danvoje@gmail.com with questions. Schedule: Round one at two, short break at halfway point. 
Summer Classic
June 7-9
A tournament featuring a serious time control of game in 90 minutes with a thirty-second increment, but one that doesn’t require you to play three such games in one day. Three and two-day schedules for Open and Reverse sections… 3 DAY SCHEDULE: Round times are Friday 7:00 PM, Saturday 10:00 and 3:00, and Sunday at 10:00 and 2:30. 2 DAY SCHEDULE: Two games 60 minutes with a five second delay Saturday at 10:00 and 12:30, and then joining the rest of the field for round three, at 3:00. Entry Fee: $40 for club members, and $50 others until June 7th, and $10 extra for later registrations. USCF rated. Time control: Game in 90 with a 30-second increment for all rounds except the first two Saturday rounds of the two-day schedule, which will be game in 60 minutes with a five-second delay. (Or, as always, you can take a first-round bye, and avoid both playing Friday night and playing faster chess.) Onsite Registration: 6:00 to 6:50 Friday night, or 9:00 to 9:50 Saturday morning. Byes: Up to 2 half point byes upon request before round 2.
OPEN SECTION: Prize fund (based on 25 participants) First $300, 2nd $150, under 2200 and 2000 each $120.
RESERVE SECTION: (under 1800 USCF rating): Prize fund (based on 25 participants) First $200, 2nd $120, under 1600 and 1400 each $120.
INFORMATION: Contact TD Dan Voje at 651-280-5473 or danvoje@gmail.com

Rochester Open
June 21-22

25th Catfish Days
Friday and Saturday, July 26-27, Franklin, MN

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 info@chesscastle.com You do not need to be a member to play in any Castle event. Chris Kalina 425-531-0976 

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.
  




Thursday Knighter Open
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 mikesvenson@me.com phone: 651.276.2007. House players welcome. See Apr Standings, see current Wallchart
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Thursday Knighter Premier
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.  Exceptions to minimum rating at TD's discretion.  Directed by Nate Hoover.  TD may require submission of game scores.  Event may be broadcast.  All proceeds go to the Chess Castle.  See Apr Standings.  Registered: 18 players, 7 masters.  See Wallchart.




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Phone to reach the club - 612.478.9934 or e-mail at info@chesscastle.com
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