Saturday, May 26th - We will be closed, so you can enjoy the holiday with family and those who love you.
Sunday, May 27th - OK, by now your family is finding you a bit tiresome, a bit stale, and they could use a break, so come and play ...
Open at noon, start playing at one. Giving you time for church and brunch with the afore mentioned family. Five games, Swiss pairings; time control of game in thirty with a ten second increment. Entry fee of $15 for club members, $20 others. Prize fund 60% of entries. Rounds at one, 2:20, 3:40, 5:30 and 6:45. USCF rated, of course. Did you see the exciting rapid playoff for this year's US Woman's Championship? Handling the playoffs, the quicker tie-break games, should be in every players toolkit, so better get some practice. 
Monday, May 28th - Face it! By now EVERYONE at home is sick of you, but we still love yah! So drop in for the ...
Open at 12:30, start playing at one. Giving you time for the cemetery. 14 games; time control of game in five, no delay. Entry fee of $15 for club members, $20 others. Prize fund 50% of entries. Rated on your USCF blitz rating.
The usual Monday evening Action Quad will be held with one important difference...
Details for this weekly event can be found below. We figure with the day off you can get here an hour earlier, and would appreciate an earlier finish after a long holiday weekend.

Saturday, June 2
Quad #6 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 (2168), Andres Hortillosa (1912), Gordon Manning (1415).

1st Gopher Scholastic Championship, June 2 - REGISTER
Rochester Open, June 22-23 (Friday round Chess Castle option) - REGISTER
7th Annual Twin Ports Open, June 30-July 1 (Friday night pizza party with IM & GM events) - REGISTER
July 28-Aug 5, July 31-Aug 5, or 2-5, Middleton, WI - 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 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. Coffee house 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 Apr Wallchart, see Mar Wallchart.
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.  Check-in by 6:55 Thursday or you may not get paired, call or text 763-232-9944.  Byes: one bye if 4-SS, two byes if 5-SS.  Other: Directed by Nate Hoover.  TD may require submission of game scores.  All proceeds go to the Chess Castle.  Registered: 16 players, 8 masters, see Wallchart.  See Apr 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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