MEMORIAL WEEKEND EVENTS
Saturday, May 26th - We will be closed, so you can enjoy the holiday with family and those who love you.
Sunday, May 27th - OK, by now your family is finding you a bit tiresome, a bit stale, and they could use a break, so come and play ...
MEMORIAL RAPID CHESS
Open at noon, start playing at one. Giving you time for church and brunch with the afore mentioned family. Five games, Swiss pairings; time control of game in thirty with a ten second increment. Entry fee of $15 for club members, $20 others. Prize fund 60% of entries. Rounds at one, 2:20, 3:40, 5:30 and 6:45. USCF rated, of course. Did you see the exciting rapid playoff for this year's US Woman's Championship? Handling the playoffs, the quicker tie-break games, should be in every players toolkit, so better get some practice. 
Monday, May 28th - Face it! By now EVERYONE at home is sick of you, but we still love yah! So drop in for the ...
MEMORIAL DAY BLITZ CHESS
Open at 12:30, start playing at one. Giving you time for the cemetery. 14 games; time control of game in five, no delay. Entry fee of $15 for club members, $20 others. Prize fund 50% of entries. Rated on your USCF blitz rating.
MEMORIAL DAY ACTION QUAD
The usual Monday evening Action Quad will be held with one important difference...
***STARTING TIME FOR ROUND ONE WILL BE SIX INSTEAD OF SEVEN***
Details for this weekly event can be found below. We figure with the day off you can get here an hour earlier, and would appreciate an earlier finish after a long holiday weekend.

  
Saturday, June 2
Quad #6 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 usually rated youths grades 4-8. TD may require submission of game scores. All proceeds go to the Chess CastleRegistered: NM Nathan Hoover (2168), Andres Hortillosa (1912), Gordon Manning (1415).

1st Gopher Scholastic Championship, June 2 - REGISTER
Rochester Open, June 22-23 (Friday round Chess Castle option) - REGISTER
7th Annual Twin Ports Open, June 30-July 1 (Friday night pizza party with IM & GM events) - REGISTER

http://www.uschess.org/tournaments/2018/usopen/
July 28-Aug 5, July 31-Aug 5, or 2-5, Middleton, WI - 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.  See Apr Wallchart, see Mar 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.  TD may require submission of game scores.  All proceeds go to the Chess Castle.  Registered: 16 players, 8 masters, see Wallchart.  See Apr Wallchart.



 
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Phone to reach the club - 612.478.9934 or e-mail at info@chesscastle.com
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