Monday Action Quads    Casual Chess Tuesday

The Chess Castle is back open 
Usual Monday Night Action Quads today, and Casual Chess tomorrow. 
Round two of the Thursday Knighter is this week. Get a half point bye for round one, and you still have four rounds to play in July 
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Saturday, July 11th

Mr. Hutton and his free ranging kneecaps get their named tournament. 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 with questions.


Sunday, July 12th

Even if you dislike blitz chess, give this a try! This format doesn’t require you keep a scoresheet and does not affect your regular rating. But there is enough time for the occasional deep think, and you can ambush the kiddies who think it’s just like blitz, and they can just out-move you.

Ten games, swiss pairings, quick rated, with probably two games against each opponent. Time control: game in ten minutes with a five second delay. Entry Fee: $15 (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 with questions. Schedule: Round one at two, short break at halfway point. Should be done by six-thirty. Dan Voje is the TD.


Saturday, July 18th


Entry Fee: $12 if early, $15 at site, (members $5 off, FM and above FREE). Prize: One year of FREE Chess Castle club membership to the winner of the most quads at the end of the year (split on a tie). Onsite Registration: 9:00-9:50am Phone to reach the club 651.280.5473 or e-mail at with questions. Schedule: Round 1: 10:00am, Round 2: 1:30pm (approximate), Round 3: ASAP. Byes: None. Other: An inexpensive event for fun and competition, usually done by 6 or 7pm. House players welcome. There is a half hour lunch after round one and a 10-15 minute break after round 2. If you register early, you must still check-in by 9:55am or you may not be paired. The lower section is usually rated youths in grades 4-8. Directed by Dan Voje

Sunday, July 19th

14 games, two against each opponent, at a time control of game in five minutes with a three second delay. This event counts on your blitz rating only. We will open at one-thirty, and start playing at two. Entry fee is $12 for club members, $15 others, with a prize fund of 50% of the total entries. Phone to reach the club 651.280.5473 or e-mail at with questions. 

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. The 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 - 651.280.5473 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. Beginners to masters will attend this event. Everyone is 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 phone: 651.276.2007. House players welcome. See Feb Standings, see current Wallchart

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, exceptions at TD's discretion.  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 Mar Standings.  Registered: 9 players, 2 masters.  See Wallchart.

In the red brick Waterbury building on the NW corner of Central and Broadway in the Nordeast.
Phone to reach the club - 651.280.5473 or e-mail at
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