Saturday, April 27
Prizes increased by $100 split between quads. Format: 3-Round Robin by rating, (Game/60 +30), open to all. Entry Fee: $15 (club members $12), Prize:  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.

Sunday, April 28
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, USCF 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 with questions. Schedule: Round one at two, short break at halfway point. Should be done by six-thirty. DIRECTED BY DAN VOJE

2019 Minnesota Closed Championship
May 3-5
Expert Invitational
May 3-5
Open to the top six finishers in the Open section of Minnesota Open event who are not over 2200, but who weren't able to qualify for the elite top section. You don't have to be an expert to play in this; a Class A playing up in the Minnesota Open would be eligible for this, just as they would for the top Closed Section. Organized by Dan Voje
MSCA Hall of Fame Championship
May 11-12, Bloomington

25th Catfish Days
Friday and Saturday, July 26-27, Franklin, 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. 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.

Thursday Knighter Open
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 Mar Standings, see current Wallchart

Thursday Knighter Premier
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.  Directed by Nate Hoover.  TD may require submission of game scores.  Event may be broadcast.  All proceeds go to the Chess Castle.  See Mar Standings.  Registered: 10 players, 4 masters.  See Wallchart.

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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