Both Christmas and New Year's Eve fall on Mondays, and there will be no Monday Action Quads on those two evenings.
Although it is yet to be put up on our calendar, I intend to run a blitz tournament on Tuesday, January First of the New Year.
Following the example of Ed Conway, who held tournaments on that day for many years at the old Metro Game Center.
Also, this Friday, December 21st, is the next round (round four) of the Twin Cities Chess League.

Saturday, December 22nd
 Prizes increased by a $100 donation that will be split between quads. 
Three games, four player Round Robin sections by rating, (Game/60 +30), open to all. Entry Fee: $15 (club members $12), Prize: for 1st in each section - $30, PLUS the afore mentioned boost. If one of the sections is a Swiss, there will also be a 2nd place prize of $15 in that section. Registration: 10:00-10:50 am. Rounds: 11:00-2:30-ASAP​. Byes: None. House players welcome. If you register early, you must still check-in by 9:55, or you will NOT get paired. TD is Dan Voje, who can be reached at or 651.280.5473. NOTE LATER THAN USUAL START TIME, to accommodate the TCCL crowd.

Sunday, December 23rd
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

Saturday, January 12
Quad #1 Entry Fee: $12 if early, $15 onsite, (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 651.280.5473) 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 Dan Voje. House player welcomed. Round times are estimates. There is a 1/2 hour lunch after round 1 and a 10-15 minute break after round 2. If you register early, you must still check-in by 9:55, or you may not get paired. The lower section is usually rated youths in grades 4-8. Non-Members, register by Wednesday, January 9th and select the Early Bird rate. 2018 Leader Board

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. 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.

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 phone: 651.276.2007. House players welcome. See Nov Standings
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 only.  Directed by Nate Hoover.  TD may require submission of game scores.  Event may be broadcast.  All proceeds go to the Chess Castle.  See Nov Standings.  Registered: 11 players, 3 masters.  See Wallchart.


Friday, August 17, through Sunday, August 19 

A tournament featuring a serious time control of game in 90 minutes with a thirty-second increment, but one that doesn’t require you to play three such games in one day. Three and two-day schedules for Open and Reverse sections… 

3 DAY SCHEDULE: Round times are Friday 7:00 PM, Saturday 10:00 and 3:00, and Sunday at 10:00 and 2:30. 

2 DAY SCHEDULE: Two games 60 minutes with a five-second delay Saturday at 10:00 and 12:30, and then joining the rest of the field for round three, at 3:00.

Entry Fee: $40 for club members, and $50 others until August 16th, and $10 extra for later registrations. USCF rated. Time control: Game in 90 with a 30-second increment for all rounds except the first two Saturday rounds of the two-day schedule, which will be game in 60 minutes with a five-second delay. (Or, as always, you can take a first round bye, and avoid both playing Friday night and playing faster chess.)

Registration: Online or onsite from 6:00 to 6:50 Friday night, or 9:00 to 9:50 Saturday morning.

Byes: Up to 2 half point byes upon request before round 2. 

OPEN SECTION: Prize fund (based on 25 participants) 

First $300, 2nd $150, under 2200 and 2000 each $120. 

RESERVE SECTION (under 1800 USCF rating): Prize fund (based on 25 participants) 

First $200, 2nd $120, under 1600 and 1400 each $120.

INFORMATION: Contact TD Dan Voje at
651-280-5473 or

Sunday, November 18th

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 with questions. Fab and Magnus will be playing their seventh game this day.


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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