Winter Open
MSCA February Scholastic
Saturday, February 1


Saturday, February 8th
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.

Blitz Event

Sunday, February 9

Minnesota Open
February 14-16
Saturday, February 22
Quad #2 The players are divided into groups of four by rating and play three games in a round-robin. Entry fee: $12 if early, $15 at the site, with club members getting $5 off (FM and above play for 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: 9:30-9:50 AM. Phone to reach club 651.280.5473 or e-mail at with questions. Schedule: round one - 10:00 AM, round two - 1:30 (approximate), round three starts 10-15 minutes after the last game of round two. No byes allowed. An inexpensive event for fun and competition, usually done by 6 or 7 PM. House players welcomed. If you register early, you must still check-in by 9:55 or you may not be paired. The lower section is usually rated youths in grades 4-8.

Blitz Event
Sunday, February 23

February Think
February 29-March 1

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. 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 phone: 651.276.2007. House players welcome. See Dec 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 Dec Standings.  Registered: 22 players, 7 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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