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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 per month!

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 Tuesday 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


Speedy Tuesday

Rapid Chess every Tuesday.

Format: Open swiss, G/15 increment of 3 seconds, 4 rounds.

Round Times: 6:30 PM, 7:15 PM, 8:00 PM, and 8:45 PM.

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

Prizes: $90 total (based on 12). Usually place and under prizes.

Registration: Register online before 6 PM, SIGN UP CLICK HERE! On-site registration is between 6-6:20 PM Tuesdays.

Other: USCF membership is required. Games are done by 10:00 PM. 1 half point bye by request. Quick rated only.

Questions: Contact TD Jack Bellinger at bellj11471@gmail.com or text at 612-965-2303.


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).

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 month. Online registration FEB SIGN UP CLICK HERE!

Other: USCF membership is required. Most games are done by 10:00 PM. House player 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), (National Experts receive $5 off, National Masters receive $10 off, FM and above FREE), ($5 more if 1 hour - 2 days early, $10 more at site), non-members $10 more.

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 2023 Thursday Knighter Leaderboard, 2023 Upset Leaders

WEEKEND TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE


FIDE Premiere & USCF Open December 3-4th 2022

FIDE Premiere: Players in this section must be above 1800 USCF or 1700 FIDE. FIDE & USCF rated.
Entry fee: $65 for Castle members & $75 for Non-Members online, $15 more on site.
Prizes: 1st $200, 2nd $150; U2200 $120; U2000 $120 (based on 16 players).
USCF Open: USCF rated only. Open to all.
Entry fee is $50 for Castle members online & $60 for Non-Member online, $10 more onsite.
Prize fund is 1st $150, 2nd $100; U1300 $80; U1000 $80; Unrated $80 (based on 16 players).
All of the above: Five games, Swiss pairings.
Time Control game in 90 minutes plus 30 second increment.
Onsite Registration Sat 9:15- 9:45 AM. Rounds: Sat 10:00-3:00-7:30; Sun 10-3. USCF membership is required.
Other: Up to four half point byes by request!
Advanced entries can be made online at www.onlineregistration.cc or mailed: Dane Zagar 7517 W 110th Street, Bloomington MN, 55438. Checks payable to: Chess Castle of Minnesota.
Questions: danezagar@gmail.com or text 612-805-3958.


Rapid PRIZE December 10th

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 at 10:00, 11:30, 1:30, 2:45, 4:00. USCF Regular and Quick rated. Entry fee is only $25 for members, $35 for non-members online.
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.
Questions: Contact TD Jack Bellinger at bellj11471@gmail.com or text at 612-965-2303.


2022 Hall of Fame Classic December 17-18th

SIGN UP CLICK HERE!


Holiday Quads December 31st
Format: Three Rounds Game in 60 with a 15 second delay (Same time format as upcoming Castle Championship to prepare!), 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, after a half hour lunch, and ASAP. Should be done by 5:30
Questions: E-mail Dan Voje danvoje@gmail.com or 651-280-5473.

Additional Info: Please note the adjusted time format and round times from the regular quad times allowing time for New Year's parties in the evening, and a reminder that since it's a quad format, you should intend to play all 3 games.


Chess Castle Championship January 7-8th

Format: 7 rounds, G/60 with 15 second delay.

Online Entry: $10 for Castle members, $30 for non-members, & $20 Saturday ONLY SIGN UP CLICK HERE!

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

Rounds: 10:00, 12:45, 3:15, 6:00 on Saturday, 12:00, 2:30, 5:00 on Sunday.

Prizes: Name on Chess Castle Trophy.

Other: Up to three half-point byes available for any rounds. Club open at 9:30 on Saturday and 11:30 on Sunday.

Contact: Email TD Jackson Wahl at jackson.wahl.1999@gmail.com


Twin Ports Chess Club’s 18th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Tournament January 14th and 15th

The Chess Castle and Twin Ports Chess Club welcomes you to participate in our 18th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Tournament - we are bringing our annual community celebration to the Twin Cities!

Trophy and Cash Prizes Will Be Awarded (Based on 25): 1st $150, 2nd, $100; U1600 $60; U1200 $60. The winner of the tournament will have their name added to the “King Trophy.” The “Scott Kittsley Upset Trophy” will be awarded to the player with the highest upset based upon rating difference between the players.

Tournament Structure: Five USCF rated games. Time control: (note first round is different from remaining rounds) Round 1: Game in 60 minutes with 10 second delay; Rounds 2 - 5: Game in 90 minutes with 10 second delay.

Tournament Schedule: Rounds 1 - 3: Saturday 10:00am, 1:30pm, and 6:00pm. Rounds 4 - 5: Sunday 10am and 2:30pm.

Entry Fee: $30 local players; $10 for Duluth, Rochester or drive of 80+ miles. Onsite registration 9:15-9:45pm $10 more.

Advanced entries can be made online at: https://www.onlineregistration.cc/ or mailed with postmark no later than January, 5th addressed to: Dane Zagar 7517 W 110th St, Bloomington, Minnesota 55438. Checks payable to Chess Castle. Questions: E-mail danezagar@gmail.com or Phone: (612)-805 -3958


2023 Winter Open January 21-22nd

SIGN UP CLICK HERE!


Exerciser Quad January 28th
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.


Rapid PRIZE February 4th

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 at 10:00, 11:30, 1:30, 2:45, 4:00. USCF Regular and Quick rated. Entry fee is only $25 for members, $35 for non-members online.
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.
Questions: Contact TD Jackson Wahl at jackson.wahl.1999@gmail.com


2023 Minnesota Open February 10-12th

SIGN UP CLICK HERE!


Exerciser Quad February 18th
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.


Think February 25-26th

Format: 7 rounds, G/60 with 15 second delay.

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 9:50AM.

Rounds: 10:00, 1:00, 3:45, 7:00 on Saturday, 11:00, 2:00, 4:45 on Sunday.

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

Other: Up to three half-point byes available for any rounds. Club open at 9:30 on Saturday and 10:30 on Sunday.

Contact: Contact TD Jack Bellinger at bellj11471@gmail.com or text at 612-965-2303.