Monday Action Quads    Casual Chess Tuesday

The Chess Castle is back open 

Our schedule has not been made out much in advance, what with all the uncertainty, but rest assured we will be open every weekend on both days for two rated events. It will be while before we venture a two day tournament, such as our Thinks. We are also back to our usual Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays (details below for newbies).
You won't find our last Action Quad (July 20th) or the last Exerciser Quad (July 18th) on the USCF page showing rated tournaments. This glitch is due to problems with their recent system upgrade. Rest assured, they were held and will be rated. Both had small turnout, but strong players.

Saturday, August 8th
Three games at time control of game in sixth minutes, plus 30 second increment. Open at nine AM, starting playing at ten.  Entry fee is $10 for club members, $15 others. 

Sunday, August 9th
14 games at time control of game in five minutes, with 3 second delay. Open at 12:30, starting playing at one.  Entry fee is $10 for club members, $15 others. Prize fund is 50% of entries, with at the very least one class prize. 

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 Jul 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 Jul Standings.  Registered: 2 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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