Saturday, November 25
Quad #16 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. See Quad #15.
2017 EQ Leaders

December 9-10
Seven Round Swiss Tournament (4 games Saturday, 3 games Sunday), Time Control: Game in 60 +15 second delay, Entry Fee: Advance entry $35 for club members, $40 onsite, non-members $40 advance entry $45 onsite. Two half-point byes for any rounds; must be requested when entering. One Day Saturday Only Option: $18 in advance, $20 onsite. Onsite Registration: 9:00-9:50am Saturday. Round Times: Saturday 10-1-3:45-6:45, Sunday noon-2:45-5:15. USCF Membership required. Phone to reach the club 612.478.9934 or e-mail at info@chesscastle.com with questions.

https://onlineregistration.cc/CCM/MNBLIZFIDE1217
December 16-17
Over $1,200 prizes projected!
FIDE Section (FIDE & USCF rated)
Entry fee is $50 for Chess Castle Members by December 13, $60 non-members by December 13 (late registration and players below 1800 USCF each incurs $10).
FIDE Section Prize Fund (based on 20 players)
1st $300, 2nd $150; U2200 $120; U2000 $120; Upset Trophy.
Reserve Section (U1800)
USCF rated. Entry fee is $40 for Chess Castle Members by December 13, $50 non-members by December 13 (late registration incurs $10).
Reserve Section (U1800) Prize Fund (based on 20 players)
1st $200, 2nd $120; U1500 $100; U1300 $100; U1100 Trophy; U900 Trophy; Upset Trophy.
All Sections: Five games, Swiss pairings. Time control is game in 90 minutes plus 30 second increment. Onsite Registration: Saturday 9:00- 9:45am. 
Rounds: Saturday 10:00-2:30-7:30; Sunday 10:00-3:00. USCF membership required.

Friday, December 22
6pm:  Pizza Dinner. $5 per person
7pm:  Graham's lecture and book signing. Graham Burgess's lecture "Uncovering Chess Opening Surprises"
8pm:  Blitz of 5 or 6 double rounds determined by TD at registration. $5 entry and prizes determined by TD.

Saturday, December 23
PRIZES IN EACH QUAD INCREASED TO $60 BY VINCE BERG'S SPONSORSHIP
3-Round Robin by Rating, (Game/60 +30), open to all. Entry Fee: $15 (club members $12), Prize: $60 for 1st in each section. If one of the sections is a Swiss, there will also be a 2nd place prize of $15 in that section. Registration: 9:00-9:50 am. Rounds: 10:00-1:30-ASAP. Byes: None. House players welcome. If you register early, you must still check-in by 9:55, or you will NOT get paired.

REGISTER ONLINE FOR THE WINTER OPEN


  
Saturday, December 30
Quad #17 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

2018 Minnesota Women's Chess Championship
January 13-14
REGISTER ONLINE FOR THE 2018 MINNESOTA WOMAN'S CHAMPIONSHIP

https://onlineregistration.cc/MSCA/2018WinterOpen


Minnesota Open, February 23-25, 2018 - REGISTER
Minneapolis Open, March 3-4, 2018 - REGISTER

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.

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

Round 3: Friday, November 17
TWIN CITIES CHESS LEAGUE INFORMATION
 
Membership

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 info@chesscastle.com
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