Saturday, April 1
3-Round Robin by rating, (G/60; +30), open to all, Chess Castle of Minnesota
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). 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 players welcome.  Round times are just 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. All proceeds go to the Chess Castle. Early entry:

Saturday, April 8
6 Round Swiss, Game in 30 with 5 second delay. Onsite Registration: 9:30-9:50. Rounds: 10:00 - 11:30 - Lunch - 1:15 - 2:30 - 4:00 - 5:15 Entry $20, members $15. Prizes 60%. With at least one class prize. National memberships required. You do not need to be a Castle member to play at the Club. Phone to reach the club - 612.478.9934 or e-mail at

Sunday, April 9
3 rounds in quad format; divide into groups of four by rating and play a round-robin. Registration 12:30-12:55, first round at 1:00, remaining rounds ASAP. G/45 with a 5 second delay. Entry is $15 for members, $20 for non-members. 60% of entries paid out in prizes. Directed by Jackson Wahl.

Spring Flower Quads
Saturday April 22

Spring Think

Saturday and Sunday, April 29-30
Seven games, (4 games on Saturday, 3 games Sunday). Time control is game in 60+15 second delay. Prize fund is 60% of entries,
with several class prizes. 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: 9-9:50am 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

2017 U.S. Amateur North Championship
Saturday and Sunday, 20-21 May 2017
Plymouth, MN

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. 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: 6:15-6:50 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. Non-members who sign up by the first Monday of the month save $3. Members save $5 registering just one day early. 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 receive $5 off. Check-in by 6:55 Thursday or you may not get paired, call 763-232-9944. Byes: one any round. Directed by Nate Hoover. Online Registration

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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