Due to Thanksgiving, Thursday Knighter will be played on Wed, Nov 21, at 7 PM.
Happy Thanksgiving.


Friday, November 23rd

12 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 two-thirty, and start playing at three. 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.


Saturday, November 24th

Five games, swiss pairings, at a time control of game in 30 minutes with a ten second increment. We will open at nine AM, and start playing at ten. Entry fee is $20 for club members, $25 others. Round times are 10, 11:30, 1:45, 3:15 and 5:00. Prize fund is 60% of the total entries, and will include at least one class prize. USCF rated on regular and quick. Phone to reach the club 651.280.5473 or e-mail at with questions.

Sunday, November 25th

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 with questions. Schedule: Round one at two, short break at halfway point. Should be done by six-thirty.


Exerciser Quad #15
Saturday, December First 
Entry Fee: $12 if early, $15 at site, (members $5 off, FM and above FREE). Prize: One year of FREE Chess Castle club membership to the winner of the most quads at the end of the year (split on a tie). Onsite Registration: 10:30-10:50am. Phone to reach the club 651.280.5473 or e-mail at with questions. Round times are 11:00am, 2:30pm (approximate), with third round played ASAP. Byes: None. Other: An inexpensive event for fun and competition, usually done by 6 or 7pm. House players welcome. There is a half hour lunch after round one and a 10-15 minute break after round 2. If you register early, you must still check-in by 9:55am or you may not be paired. The lower section is usually rated youths in grades 4-8. Directed by Dan Voje
December 15-16
$1,200 Projected Prize Fund, FIDE RATED
January 5-6, 2019

January 26-27, 2019

February 15-17, 2019

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 Jul 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.  All proceeds go to the Chess Castle.  See Oct Standings.  Registered: 12 players, 5 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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