Thursday Knighter is on Wednesday this week.

 
Saturday, November 25
Quad #16 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. Lower section is often rated youths grades 4-8. All proceeds go to the Chess Castle. See Quad #15. Registered: NM Nathan Hoover (2176), Antoine Carter (1842), Bolu Ilelaboye (1268), Abi Asojo (886).
2017 EQ Leaders

Minnesota Blitz Championship 2017
Sunday, December 3
Format: 9 Double Round Swiss (18 games), Time Control: Game/5 delay/2, Entry Fee: $40 advance, $50 on site, Prize Fund (based on 30 entrants): 1st $250, 2nd $150 3rd $75; three class prizes $50 depending on entry split. Onsite Registration: 11:00 AM Schedule: Round 1 12:00 Noon, as soon as possible after that, 30 minute break after round 5. USCF Blitz rules apply, USCF Rated Blitz (USCF membership required). Regular USCF rating used for pairings and prizes (December supplement). No byes.
REGISTER ONLINE FOR THE MINNESOTA BLITZ CHAMPIONSHIP

December 9-10
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 info@chesscastle.com with questions.

https://onlineregistration.cc/CCM/MNBLIZFIDE1217
December 16-17
Over $1,200 prizes projected!
FIDE Section (FIDE & USCF rated)
Entry fee is $50 for Chess Castle Members by December 13, $60 non-members by December 13 (late registration and players below 1800 USCF each incurs $10).
FIDE Section Prize Fund (based on 20 players)
1st $300, 2nd $150; U2200 $120; U2000 $120; Upset Trophy.
Reserve Section (U1800)
USCF rated. Entry fee is $40 for Chess Castle Members by December 13, $50 non-members by December 13 (late registration incurs $10).
Reserve Section (U1800) Prize Fund (based on 20 players)
1st $200, 2nd $120; U1500 $100; U1300 $100; U1100 Trophy; U900 Trophy; Upset Trophy.
All Sections: Five games, Swiss pairings. Time control is game in 90 minutes plus 30 second increment. Onsite Registration: Saturday 9:00- 9:45am. 
Rounds: Saturday 10:00-2:30-7:30; Sunday 10:00-3:00. USCF membership required.

Friday, December 22
6pm:  Pizza Dinner. $5 per person
7pm:  Graham's lecture and book signing. Graham Burgess's lecture "Uncovering Chess Opening Surprises"
8pm:  Blitz of 5 or 6 double rounds determined by TD at registration. $5 entry and prizes determined by TD.

Saturday, December 23
PRIZES IN EACH QUAD INCREASED TO $60 BY VINCE BERG'S SPONSORSHIP
3-Round Robin by Rating, (Game/60 +30), open to all. Entry Fee: $15 (club members $12), Prize: $60 for 1st in each section. If one of the sections is a Swiss, there will also be a 2nd place prize of $15 in that section. Registration: 9:00-9:50 am. Rounds: 10:00-1:30-ASAP. Byes: None. House players welcome. If you register early, you must still check-in by 9:55, or you will NOT get paired.

REGISTER ONLINE FOR THE WINTER OPEN

  
Saturday, December 30
Quad #17 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. Lower section is often rated youths grades 4-8. All proceeds go to the Chess Castle. 2017 EQ Leaders


January 6-7


https://onlineregistration.cc/MSCA/2018WinterOpen

Minnesota Open, February 23-25, 2018 - REGISTER
Minneapolis Open, March 3-4, 2018 - REGISTER
Minnesota Scholastic Championship March 24-25 - REGISTER

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.

Join us on Tuesdays 6-10 PM for an evening of casual chess. Coffee house 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 mikesvenson@me.com phone: 651.276.2007. House players welcome. Nov Wallchart, Oct Wallchart
  
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.  Check-in by 6:55 Thursday or you may not get paired, call or text 763-232-9944.  Byes: one bye if 4-SS, two byes if 5-SS.  Other: Directed by Nate Hoover.  All proceeds go to the Chess Castle.  Registered: 14 players see Nov Wallchart.  See Oct Wallchart.

Round 4: Friday, December 15
TWIN CITIES CHESS LEAGUE INFORMATION
 
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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 info@chesscastle.com
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