Saturday, April 30
Exercisor Quad #5, 3-Round Robin by rating, (G/60; +30), open to all
EF: $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).  Reg: 9:00-9:50 (phone or text  612.478.9934 ).  Rds: 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.  If you register early, you must still check-in by 9:55, or you may not get paired.  Early entry:
New Event: Rated youth section grades 4-9 if 4 or more players, (G/45; +30), likely done by 4 or 4:30.
Contact Nate to discuss a not-rated Quad. No memberships needed for this. Phone to reach the club - 612.478.9934  or e-mail at
Sunday, May 1
5 Round Swiss, Game/30 with 5 second delay. Registration: 11:00-11:50. Rounds: Noon-1:30-3:00-5:00-6:30 Entry $20, members $15. Prizes 60%. USCF memberships required. Everyone welcome. Phone to reach the club - 612.478.9934  or e-mail at

Inaugural Minnesota Blizzard FIDE Open 
11-12 June 2016 Over $1,200 projected + IM Andrew Tang is playing!

Site: Chess Castle of Minnesota (1121 NE Jackson St #134, Minneapolis MN, 55413). 

Open: FIDE & USCF rated. Entry fee is $50 for Chess Castle Members by 6 June, $60 non-members by 6 June (late registration and players below 1800 USCF each incurs $10).

 Prize fund is (based on 20 participants) 1st $300, 2nd $150; U2300 $120; U2100 $120; Upset Trophy.

 Reserve (U1800): Just USCF rated. Entry fee is $40 for Chess Castle Members by 6 June, $50 non-members by 6 June (late registration incurs $10). Prize fund is (based on 20 participants) 1st $200, 2nd $120; U1500 $100; U1300 $100; U1100 Trophy; U900 Trophy; Upset Trophy.

 All of the above: Five games, Swiss pairings. Time Control is game in 90 minutes plus 30 second increment. Registration Sat 9:00- 9:45am. Rounds: Sat 10:00-2:30-7:30; Sun 10-3. USCF membership is required.

 Advanced entries can be made online at or mailed: Dane Zagar 1380 Highland Village Drive, Duluth MN, 55811. Checks payable to: Chess Castle of Minnesota. Due to limited space, registration is limited to 60 players. So sign up early! 

Questions: Please contact Dane Zagar with any questions or concerns. Email: Phone: (218)-409-5678

A three round robin format at Game in 30 minutes (Game/30). You play players of comparable strength. Registration from 6:30- 7pm, Event is typically don by 10:30pm. 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.

April 7th-28th.   Open to all. Entry Fee: $20, members $15. Prizes: Winners get free or reduced entry next month, with participation counting towards an invitation to Club Championship. Swiss, Game/100 with 30 second bonus. 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. Other: Directed by Norm Myrin. House-player welcomed. Most games done by 11:00. Contact: Mike Svenson Email: Phone: 651.276.2007 Phone to reach the club - 612.478.9934 or e-mail at

Join us Tuesday evenings 6-10PM for speed chess, bughouse, analysis, pick-up games or enjoy one of the books from the clubs extensive library. Open to everyone, beginners welcome.
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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