Just a heads up concerning the Jackson Open Super Reserve, which was planned for this August, down on the Iowa border. Sam Smith, who does such a good job on this annual event, is unable to hold it this year.
July Rapid
Saturday, July 21
Five rounds, swiss pairings, with a time control of game in 40 minutes, plus a ten second increment. Registration is from 9 to 9:50 AM, Round Times: 10:00, noon, 2:30, 4:30 and 6:30. Entry Fee is $20 for club members, $25 for others. Prize Fund is 60% of entries. USCF rated. Dan Voje is the TD.

July Blitz
Sunday, July 22
At least 6 double-rounds, $15 members, $20 non-members, G/5, 0 delay, USCF Blitz rated, starting at noon with rounds ASAP.

Saturday, July 28
Quad #8 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).  Onsite 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 player welcomed. Round times are 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. TD may require submission of game scores. All proceeds go to the Chess CastleRegistered: NM Nathan Hoover (2161), Riaz Khan (1617), Eric Chang (996).

July 28-Aug 5, July 31-Aug 5, or 2-5, Middleton, WI
Dog Days Think
August 11-12
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. Directed by Dan Voje. Phone to reach the club - 612.478.9934 or e-mail at info@chesscastle.com

Friday, Saturday and Sunday August 17-19
A tournament featuring 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 June 7th, 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 danvoje@gmail.com

4th Golden Gopher Open, September 21-23, $10,000 Prizes Projected!
GM Alex Yermolinsky, GM Ashwin Jayaram, GM Denes Boros, GM Fidel Corrales, and GM Timur Gareyev have all confirmed to play! - REGISTER
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 info@chesscastle.com 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. 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 mikesvenson@me.com phone: 651.276.2007. House players welcome. See Jul Standings. See Jun 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.  Directed by Nate Hoover.  TD may require submission of game scores.  All proceeds go to the Chess Castle.  Registered: 14 players, 4 masters, see Wallchart.  See Jun Standings.


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 info@chesscastle.com
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