June 22-23
Wednesday round at Chess Castle or Friday Rochester option - INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION

Sunday, June 24
We divide into groups of four by rating, and play a three game round robin. Time control is game in an hour, plus thirty second increment. Registration is from 9 to 9:50 AM, with round times at ten, 1:30, and the third round played ASAP. Entry fee is $20 for club members, $25 for others. First prize for each section is $50. USCF rated. Dan Voje is the TD.

7th Annual Twin Ports Open
June 30-July 1 (Friday night pizza party with IM & GM events) - INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION

Saturday, July 7
Quad #7 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 usually rated youths grades 4-8. TD may require submission of game scores. All proceeds go to the Chess Castle.  Registered: NM Nathan Hoover (2143), Bhavya Kanagala (1450).
July 28-Aug 5, July 31-Aug 5, or 2-5, Middleton, WI - REGISTER

4th Golden Gopher Open, 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! - 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 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. 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 May Wallchart, see Apr 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.  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: 19 players, 7 masters, see Wallchart.  See May 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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