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Please note the change in our event for August Tenth. We had planned on a Think event, but the young Adriel Agam has pitched us an idea for a different event he wants to try. Details for the End of Summer Open are to be found further down the page.
Note the $500 Guaranteed First Place Prize! 
I especially like the game in an hour, with 30 second increment. This is the same as our popular Exerciser Quads, and sounds a lot more civilized than cramming three G/90, plus 30, into one long Saturday, which is so standard for our state's two day events.

The Good-Bye to Wilson Quick
Saturday, July 20
There won't be a dry eye in the house, as we see off Mr. Wilson Gibbins. Long-time board two of the TCCL team, The Hated Nyet, and resident master on our casual Tuesday nights. He will be leaving in a few weeks to join family in Oregon, and we will miss him! 
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. Seven games, swiss pairings, quick rated. Time control: game in 15 minutes with a three-second delay. Entry Fee: $20 (club members $5 off). Prize fund: 60% 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 danvoje@gmail.com with questions. Schedule: Round one at two, short break at halfway point. Should be done by six-thirty

July Rapid
Sunday, July 21
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 danvoje@gmail.com with questions.

25th Catfish Days
Friday and Saturday, July 26-27, Franklin, MN

Exerciser Quad No. Ten
Sunday, July 28
3 Round Robin by Rating, (G/60; +30), open to everyone, Byes: None. Entry Fee: $12 if early, $15 onsite, (members $5 off, FM and above FREE). Prize: 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: 9:00-9:50 Schedule: Rounds 1: 10:00, Round 2: 1:30 (approximate), Round 3: ASAP. There is a half-hour lunch after round one and a 10-15 minute break after round 2. House players welcome. If you register early, you must still check-in by 9:55, or you may not get paired. This is an inexpensive event for fun and competition, usually done by 6 or 7. Phone to reach the club 651.280.5473 or e-mail at danvoje@gmail.com with questions.
MSCA August Scholastic/Open
Saturday, August 3
Sections: 3 Sections: K-5, 6-12, Open.The Open section will be open to all players, not just scholastic.
Time Control: Game/30, 5-second delay, Round Times: 10:00am, 11:30am, 1:00pm, 2:30pm, and 4:00pm., Entry Fee: $35 by July 1st, $40 by July 12th, and $45 onsite. Onsite registration will close by 9:30am, Awards: Scholastic: In each section, prizes for the top individual places will be given out, as well as the top team in each section. Team members are allowed to attend different schools, and the top three scores in each team will count towards the team prize. Contact us with any questions on policies for teams. Open: Prize fund will be 50% of entries, with both place and class prizes. (In case of a larger than usual turnout for a Chess Castle event, we have reserved two additional rooms in the building for players and skittles.)
Evening Blitz Event, After the main event, there will be an optional blitz side event. 1st round will start at approximately 5:30pm, and the event should be done around 7:30pm. Entry fee will be $10, payable on site.
Other Information Grades: Grades are based on the upcoming school year. For example, a student who finished 5th grade and is going to 6th grade this fall will only be eligible for the 6-12 section. Memberships: Free USCF memberships will be provided to all players without a current membership. You are not required to purchase a membership on your own, or through this site, although you must provide us your Full Name, Address, and Date of Birth for the membership to be processed.
Lunch: All players will be provided with a free lunch and snacks during the tournament. Parents and spectators may also reserve lunches ahead of time for $5 each.
Tournament Chief TD: Saumik Narayanan Organizing Affiliate: Minnesota State Chess Association (USCF T5009251) Contact: With any questions or concerns, please contact the MSCA at msca.board@gmail.com Special Note: All proceeds from this tournament will go to the New Chess Castle Site Fund! More details on this to come.

August Blitz!
Sunday, August 4
Description: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 danvoje@gmail.com with questions.

End of Summer Open
August 10-11
Time Control: Game 60/ 30 sec increment, Round Times: Sat 10am-1:30pm-5:30pm, Sun 10am-1:30pm USCF Rated, Open to all 
Total Prizes $1150 (based on 30 participants)
1st place $500 (fully guaranteed) 
2nd $300
3rd $150
U1600, U1200 each $100
Entry Fee: Advance Registration: $50 online or by mail if received by 8/9/19. Checks can be mailed to: Adriel Agam, P.O. Box 44506, Eden Prairie, MN 55344. Onsite registration: $55 for non-members $50 for club members. Onsite Registration: 9:00 to 9:50 AM on Saturday.
Byes: One half-point bye allowed for rounds 1-4. Contact Information: Adriel Agam tgames@citsecure.com or 952-232-5300

Twin Ports Open
August 16–18, Superior, WI
REGISTER ONLINE FOR THE TWIN PORTS OPEN

Exerciser Quad No. Eleven
Saturday, August 24
3 Round Robin by Rating, (G/60; +30), open to everyone, Byes: None. Entry Fee: $12 if early, $15 onsite, (members $5 off, FM and above FREE). Prize: 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: 9:00-9:50 Schedule: Rounds 1: 10:00, Round 2: 1:30 (approximate), Round 3: ASAP. There is a half-hour lunch after round one and a 10-15 minute break after round 2. House players welcome. If you register early, you must still check-in by 9:55, or you may not get paired. This is an inexpensive event for fun and competition, usually done by 6 or 7. Phone to reach the club 651.280.5473 or e-mail at danvoje@gmail.com with questions.

Northern Open
August 30 – September 1, 2019


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 info@chesscastle.com You do not need to be a member to play in any Castle event. Chris Kalina 425-531-0976 

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 mikesvenson@me.com phone: 651.276.2007. House players welcome. See Jun Standings, see current Wallchart
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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.  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 Jun Standings.  Registered: 16 players, 3 masters.  See Wallchart.




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