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July 15 You can catch up with NM Alice Lee online at   Find her here.   

July 8  12 players in two sections have entered the Thursday night events. 

July 1,2020 The Castle Chess Club will open for over the board with the Thursday Knighter on July 2nd. The schedule is being planned and will be posted on the front page and on the calendar. There will be new rules due to the pandemic and the Mayor's executive orders. Also a waiver must be signed.  

IMPORTANT: Number of players will be restricted to 50 so entries will be accepted on a first come first served basis. Below are the new conditions.  

                                 Chess Castle of Minnesota COVID-19 Preparedness Plan

By entering our space or participating in our privately held events, you are agreeing to the following: 

All participants should practice good hand hygiene and wash their hands often. 

Each board or (pair of players) will remain at least 6 feet apart.

Non-touch temperature will be taken prior to entry and may be taken at any point again. 

Participants with apparent COVID-19 symptoms will be asked to leave by the TD.

Our events are private, so spectators, members of the public, or those who fail to comply with our Preparedness Plan may be asked to leave.

Face coverings are currently required by Minneapolis City Ordinance. We ask that players respect the ordinance and Social Distance when eating or drinking.  

At registration, participants or legal guardians will fill out a COVID-19 questionnaire. By signing the questionnaire, you will not hold the Chess Castle directors liable due to possible COVID-19 exposure. The information collected from this questionnaire will include your phone contact information to communicate if an exposure has occurred.

Obviously, these procedures put an extra burden on TDs; please help them and honor the procedures. If there are too many problems, we will have to revert to closure.

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