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STARTING 1/29 2024 WE ARE BACK IN OUR OLD SPACE IN THE MALL!!

LOCATION & DIRECTIONS

10 Southdale Center Suite 910, Edina, MN 55435

You can register for ALL Chess Castle and MSCA events online at onlineregistration.cc! You can also always register in-person - please arrive before the start time.

The Chess Castle is open four nights a week, on Monday-Thursday, and most weekends!

STARTING 1/29 2024 WE ARE BACK IN OUR OLD SPACE IN THE MALL!!


WEEKDAY TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE


Monday Action Quads

Action Quads every Monday.
Format: Quads, Game in 30 with a 5 seconds delay (G/30;d5), 3 rounds, players grouped by rating.
Round Times: 1st round at 6:30 PM, remaining rounds ASAP.

Entry Fee: $15 for Castle members, $25 non-members, $5 more on site.

Prizes: (Based on 16 participants): 1st $30 in each quad. If there is a Swiss lower section, then 1st $30 and $15 class prize.

Registration: Register online before 6 PM, SIGN UP CLICK HERE! Onsite registration is between 6:00-6:20 PM Monday nights.

Other: USCF membership is required. Most games are done by 10:00 PM.
Questions: Contact TD Dan Voje at danvoje@gmail.com or 651-280-5473


Tuesday Fire & Ice 
Every Tuesday. First a Slow Burn; then, an Unrated Blitz Cool Off (Play One or Both).

Fire Format: Open Swiss, G/60 + 5 second increment, each Tuesday for a month. 

Fire Round Time: 6:30 PM Tuesdays, check-in by 6:20 PM or you may not get paired. 

Fire Entry Fee: If 3-days early, $20 CCM members, $30 for non-members, ($5 more if 1 hour - 2 days early, $10 more at site). 

Fire Prizes: Winner and Top Cumulative Upsets get FREE entry next month, split on a tie. 

Fire Registration: Onsite registration 6:00-6:20 PM first or second Tuesday of the month. Online registration before 6:00 PM, SIGN UP CLICK HERE! 

Fire Other: Players must be present or email Jack by 6:20 PM to Check-In. USCF membership is required. Games are done at about 8:30 PM. Up to 2 half point byes may be given before round 3. 

Ice Format: Five Round Swiss, G/3 + 2 second increment. 

Ice Start Time: Starts at 8:50 PM every week, a new event every Tuesday. 

Ice Entry Fee: Only $5 each week if you play the Fire, others $10 onsite only

Ice Prizes: 80% of entry fees returned in prizes, Place & Under prizes. 

Ice Registration: Register online before 6:00 PM, SIGN UP CLICK HERE! Onsite registration is between 8:35-8:45 PM Tuesdays. 

Ice Other: USCF membership NOT required. USCF regular ratings used for pairing/prizes. 

Fire & Ice Questions: Contact TD Jack Bellinger at tuesday@chesscastle.com


Wednesday Casual Night, Game Review & Unrated Blitz

Perfect for new players or returning members to learn about the club, play some friendly games, or join the US Chess Federation.

Casual: 5-7 PM. Unrated chess fun to play friendly games and socialize

Game review/lecture: 7-8 PM. Have your notated game reviewed by a US Chess Expert, Candidate Master, or National Master. $10 per game up to 5 games per night.

Unrated Blitz Format: 6 rounds, G/3+2.
Round Times: 1st round at 8:00 PM, remaining rounds ASAP.

Entry Fee: Entry $10 only $5 for those who paid for Game Review

Prizes 1st $20, 2nd $10, & Free Weekday Tournament Cards to all new Unrated or Provisionally rated players scoring 2 points or more
Questions: Contact TD Dan Voje at danvoje@gmail.com or 651-280-5473


Thursday Knighter Open/Premier

For early bird rate, sign up by end-of-day Monday before round 1.

OPEN: Personal chess set & clock optional.

Format: (G/90; +30).
Round Times: 6:30 PM each Thursday, check-in by 6:20 or you may not get paired.

Entry Fee: if 3-days early, $25 for CCM members, $35 for non-members, ($5 more if 1 hour - 2 days early, $10 more at site), good for whole month.  1-day rate is $10 for CCM members, $15 for non-members.

Prizes: Winner and Top Cumulative Upsets get FREE entry next month, split on a tie.

Registration: Onsite registration 5:45-6:15 PM first Thursday of the monthOnline registration MAR SIGN UP CLICK HERE!

Other: USCF membership is required. Most games are done by 10:00 PM. House player and spectators welcomed.
Questions: Contact TD Norm Myrin at normalcyforever@gmail.com or 612-964-6673


PREMIER: Chess set & clock provided.

Format / Round Times: Same as OPEN section. Excellent opportunity for higher rated players (must be 1700 or higher) with discount incentives.

Entry Fee: if 3-days early and a CCM member (1700-1899 $35), (1900-1999 $30), (2000-2099 $25), (2100-2199 $20), (2200-2299 $15), (2300+ $10), (NE receives $5 off, NM receives $10 off, FM and above FREE), ($5 more if 1 hour - 2 days early, $10 more at site), non-members $10 more.  Entry fee is good for whole month.  One-day rate is same as OPEN.

Prizes: Same as OPEN.

Byes: one bye if 4-SS, two byes if 5-SS, exceptions at TD's discretion.

Registration: Same as OPEN.

Other: Exceptions to minimum rating at TD's discretion. TD may require submission of game scores.  Games may be broadcast. House player welcomed.
Questions: Contact TD Nathan Hoover at nathanhoover@msn.com or 763-232-9944

Wallchart 2024 Thursday Knighter Leaderboard, 2024 Upset Leaders

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WEEKEND TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE


Exerciser Quads March 2nd

Format: Three Rounds Game in 60 with a 30 second increment, USCF membership is required. Players are grouped based on ratings.

Entry fee: $5 for Castle members, $15 for others. SIGN UP CLICK HERE! Please register before 9:30 AM online.

Onsite registration: $5 more ends at 9:50 AM. Castle opens at 9:30 AM and games start at 10:00 AM.

Round Times: 10:00 AM, 1:30 PM, and ASAP.  

Questions: E-mail Dan Voje danvoje@gmail.com or 651-280-5473.


Old Guys’ Swiss March 9th

NOT JUST FOR OLD GUYS but for anyone who dreads playing evil genius children. We should be safe, as they will all be at St Thomas College, in their scholastic event.

Format: Four round swiss, game in 45 with a 15 second increment, USCF membership is required.

Round Times: 10:00 AM, 12:30 PM, 2:30 PM, and 4:45 PM.

Entry fee: $20 for Castle members, $30 for others. SIGN UP CLICK HERE! Please register before 9:30 AM online.

Onsite registration: $5 more ends at 9:50 AM. Castle opens at 9:30 AM and games start at 10:00 AM.

Prizes: (Based on 16) $170 total, likely 2 place and 2 class prizes.

Byes: Up to two half point byes by request before round 3 is paired.

Questions: E-mail Dan Voje danvoje@gmail.com or 651-280-5473.


New Think Format! March 16-17th

Format: 6 rounds, G/60 with 15 second increment.

Online Entry: $35 for Castle members, $45 for non-members, & $20 Saturday ONLY (No Prize) SIGN UP CLICK HERE!

Onsite entry: $5 more ends at 10:50AM.

Rounds: 11:00, 2:15, and 5:00 on both Saturday and Sunday.

Prizes (based on 16): 1st $120, 2nd $80, and two Class prizes $60 each.

Other: Up to two half-point byes available for any rounds (requested by round 4). Club opens at 10:30 on Saturday and Sunday. USCF Rated.

Contact: Contact TD Jack Bellinger at think@chesscastle.com.


Rapid March 30th

Format: 5 rounds, G/30 with 5 second delay.

Entry fee: $25 for Castle members, $35 for non-members online. SIGN UP CLICK HERE!

Rounds: 10:00, 11:30, 1:30, 2:45, 4:00. 

Onsite: Club will be open at 9:30 AM. Registration closes at 9:50 AM $5 more for all.

Prizes: $200 total (based on 16). Often 2 Places and 2 Class prizes.

Other: Up to 2 half point byes by request. USCF Regular and Quick rated. 

Questions: Contact TD Jackson Wahl at rapid@chesscastle.com.


ChessKids at the Castle Mar 31st

Format: 4 rounds, (G/25)
Entry fee: $25. SIGN UP CLICK HERE!  (Current Registrations)

Rounds: 4:10, 5:00, 6:20, 7:10. (break after rd 2)

Onsite: Club will be open at 3:15 PM. Registration closes at 3:50 PM.  EF is $30 at site.

Prizes: Awards to all with trophies for the leaders and your inscription on the Leaderboard.

Other: Unrated tournament play and game analysis if time permits.  No USCF needed.

Questions: Contact TD Nathan Hoover, 763-232-9944, nathanhoover@msn.com or Igor Rybakov at igorchess@gmail.com.


Exerciser Quads April 6th

Format: Three Rounds Game in 60 with a 30 second increment, USCF membership is required. Players are grouped based on ratings.

Entry fee: $5 for Castle members, $15 for others. SIGN UP CLICK HERE! Please register before 9:30 AM online.

Onsite registration: $5 more ends at 9:50 AM. Castle opens at 9:30 AM and games start at 10:00 AM.

Round Times: 10:00 AM, 1:30 PM, and ASAP.  

Questions: E-mail Dan Voje danvoje@gmail.com or 651-280-5473.


USCF Minor & Major G/75+25 April 13-14th
Format: 5 games, Swiss pairings. G/75 plus 25 second increment. SIGN UP CLICK HERE!

Entry fee: $35 for Castle members, 1-week early online, otherwise; 6-1 days early is $45 for Castle members. Non-Members $10 more, onsite registration $5 more than latest price. 

Rounds: Saturday 10:00AM-2:15PM-6:30PM; Sunday 10AM-2:15PM. 

Onsite Registration: Sat 9:15- 9:45 AM. Club opens at 9:15am.

Other: Up to two half point byes by request before round 3 is paired! 

Major (1600+): Players in this section must be at least 1600 USCF Live or Monthly. 

Prizes: 1st $140, 2nd $100; 2 Class Prizes $70; (based on 15 players). 

Minor (U1800): Players in this section must be below 1800 USCF. 

Prizes: 1st $120, 2nd $80; 2 Class Prizes $60 each (based on 15 players).
Advanced entries: Made online at www.onlineregistration.cc or mailed: Dane Zagar 7517 W110th Street, Bloomington MN, 55438. Checks payable to: Chess Castle of Minnesota. USCF membership is required.
Questions: email danezagar@gmail.com or text 612-805-3958


Foolish Tornado April 20th

Format: 4 rounds swiss, G/45 with 5 second delay.

Online Entry: $25 for Castle members, $35 for non-members. SIGN UP CLICK HERE!

Onsite entry: $5 more ends at 9:50AM.

Rounds: 10:00, 12:15, 2:00, and 4:00.

Prizes (based on 16): 1st $60, 2nd $30, bottom half and quarter prizes each $30.

Other: Up to two half point byes if requested before round 3.

Contact: E-mail TD Jackson Wahl at rapid@chesscastle.com


Rapid April 27th

Format: 5 rounds, G/30 with 5 second delay.

Entry fee: $25 for Castle members, $35 for non-members online. SIGN UP CLICK HERE!

Rounds: 10:00, 11:30, 1:30, 2:45, 4:00. 

Onsite: Club will be open at 9:30 AM. Registration closes at 9:50 AM $5 more for all.

Prizes: $200 total (based on 16). Often 2 Places and 2 Class prizes.

Other: Up to 2 half point byes by request. USCF Regular and Quick rated. 

Questions: Contact TD Jackson Wahl at rapid@chesscastle.com.