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Castle door UNLOCKED until 8pm (1pm Saturdays) except Sundays, enter the front door and go down a floor to conference room.

NOTE: Chess player are NOT to roam the building & chess is ONLY to be played in the conference room please respect the space.

Make sure to call the right number for your event!!!!

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If possible, bring your own Chess Set & Clock; Free Parking

7900 International Drive, Bloomington MN 55425

NOTE: Chess player are NOT to roam the building & chess is ONLY to be played in the conference room please respect the space.
Castle door UNLOCKED until 8pm (1pm Saturdays) except Sundays.

Enter the attached parking ramp door and take the stairs/elevator to Lower Level (LL) conference room.

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.

Note: The Chess Castle Phone is NOT a good way to contact the us for information as it is only used during onsite registration times! Instead, it is much better to email us at info@chesscastle.com

For those who take the bus, good news! It's just a 27 minute train ride from downtown Minneapolis, and a 31 minute bus ride from downtown St Paul. In Minneapolis, catch the Blue Line, get off at American Blvd & 34th Ave, and it's just a 1/2 mile walk. In St Paul, catch Route 54 LTD Stop, get off at American Blvd & Metro Dr E, and it's just a 1/4 mile walk. Walkers can use the Front Entrance, just let the TD know you are at the Front.

The Chess Castle is open three nights a week, on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, and most weekends per month.


Mondays Casual Night & Action Quads

Bring Chess set & Clock! Doors ARE UNLOCKED!

Every Monday the Castle will open at 5:00pm for some unrated chess fun. This is a great time for new players or returning members to learn about the club, play some friendly games, or join the US Chess Federation.
Casual Chess Ends at 7pm when the Action Quads start.
Action Quads Format: Three Rounds Game in 30 with a 5 second delay, USCF Membership is required. Players are grouped based on ratings. Prizes NEW Format: 1st Place in each Quad wins $30 on the Spot! If there is a Swiss in the lower section, besides 1st $30, there will be a $15 Class Prize! Entry fee: $15 for Castle Members, $20 for others. Questions E-mail
danvoje@gmail.com or Call Dan at 651-280-5473.
Please register before 6:30PM online,
SIGN UP CLICK HERE!


Some Tuesdays

USCF Rated Blitz (3 min with 2 Second delay) 5 or 6 double rounds.

Note: This event has been cancelled due to lack of interest.

Please leave a comment on the Facebook page or text Ivan at 712.292.9088 if you are interested in playing in future Blitz events.


Registration 7:00 pm. Rounds ASAP.


$5.00 Entry fee. 50% returned as prizes.

Please text Ivan if you have any questions at 712.292.9088


Wednesday Knighter - Open

Bring Chess set & Clock! Doors ARE UNLOCKED!

Entry Fee: $35, members $25 Prizes: Winner and Top Upsets get free entry next month, split on a tie. Swiss, Game/100 with +30 bonus. Onsite Registration: 6:30-6:50 PM first Wednesday of the month. Rounds: 7:00 PM each Wednesday, check-in by 6:55 or you may not get paired, call 612.964.6673. Other: Directed by Norm Myrin. Most games done by 11:00. House player welcomed. Questions, contact Norm Myrin at normalcyforever@gmail.com, phone: 612.964.6673. SIGN UP CLICK HERE! Wallchart
2022 Wed/Thu Knighter Kingpins

Thursday Knighter - Premier

Chess sets provided! Doors ARE UNLOCKED!

Same format as Wednesday Knighter Open (Swiss, Game/100 with +30 bonus). Excellent opportunity for higher rated players (must be 1700 or higher) with discount incentives. Entry Fee: if 3-days early (U1900 $40), (1900-1999 $35), (2000-2099 $30), (2100-2199 $25), (2200+ $20), (National Experts receive $5 off, National Masters receive $10 off, FM and above FREE), (All $45 at site), members get $10 off. Byes: one bye if 4-SS, two byes if 5-SS, exceptions at TD's discretion. 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. Exceptions to minimum rating at TD's discretion. TD may require submission of game scores. Games may be broadcast. Most games done by 11:00. All proceeds go to the Chess Castle. House player welcomed. Questions contact Nathan Hoover nathanhoover@msn.com, phone: 763-232-9944. SIGN UP CLICK HERE! Wallchart
2022 Wed/Thu Knighter Kingpins

Exerciser Quad June 18th

Bring Chess set & Clock! Doors ARE UNLOCKED: Call Onsite TD 612-877-1534

3 rounds, G/60 with 30 second increment; players grouped by rating. Club will be open at 9:30. Rounds at 10:00, 1:30, ASAP (around 4:30). USCF Regular rated; US Chess membership required. Entry fee is $0 for members, $25 for non-members. Contact TD at info@chesscastle.com with questions.

US Amateur North Championships + Masters Event June 25th-26th

More details here!