Twin Cities Chess League

September 23-24
U of M St. Paul Campus
$5,000 Prizes Projected! • Simul • Lecture

Saturday, September 30
Quad #14 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

$1,500 prize fund based on 50 paid entries
5SS, G/90+30 inc. 2 Sections:
Championship (FIDE and USCF rated):
Entry Fee: $50 to Chess Castle members if registered by 10/7, $60 to non-members, $10 more after that date. $10 play up fee for players under 1800 in this section. Prizes: 1st $300, 2nd $200, 3rd $100, U2300 $150, U2100 $150, trophy tor biggest upset.
Reserve (U1800, USCF rated only):
Entry Fee: is $40 to Chess Castle members if registered by 10/7, $50 to non-members, $10 more after that date. Prizes: 1st $200, 2nd $125, 3rd $75, U1500 $100, U1300 $100, trophy for top U1100, U900.
Onsite Registration: 9-9:45 am. Rounds: Sat. 10-2:30-7:30, Sun. 10-3. One requested half-point bye allowed, any round, must request before start of round 2.
Mail-in registration: send to Chess Weekend, 21694 Doud Ct., Frankfort, IL 60423 Online Registration:
Additional Detailswww.chessweekend.comInfo: Email Glenn Panner at

October 28-29

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. 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 phone: 651.276.2007 House players welcome.
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: two byes if 5-SS, one bye if 4-SS.  Other: Directed by Nate Hoover. All proceeds go to the Chess Castle.  Registered: 14 players, see Wallchart.


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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