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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.
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

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


(NEW) Tuesday Hybrid

Two events per month, one is on the 1st & 2nd Tuesdays of the month, the other on the 3rd & 4th Tuesdays of the month.

Format: Open Swiss, Game in 45 with a 5 seconds delay (G/45;d5), 4 rounds over the 2 Tuesdays.
Round Times: 6:30 PM and 8:15 PM for both 1st and 2nd Tuesdays of the month (same times for 3rd and 4th Tuesdays of the month).

Entry Fee: $25 for Castle members, $35 non-members, One day option is $15 online $5 more on site.

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

Byes and 1 Day Option: Up to 2 half-point byes if requested before round 3. Participants can choose the 1-day option, but they are ineligible for prizes.

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 Jack Bellinger at bellj11471@gmail.com


(NEW) 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: Bring Chess set & Clock!

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 members, $35 for non-members, ($5 more if 1 hr-2 days early, $10 more at site).

Prizes: Winners get FREE entry next month

Registration: Onsite registration 5:45-6:15 PM first Thursday of the month. Online registration OCT 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 (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), ($5 more if 1 hr-2 days early, All $50 at site), non-members $10 more.

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

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

Registration: Onsite registration 5:45-6:15 PM first Thursday of the month. Online registration OCT SIGN UP CLICK HERE!

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 2022 Thursday Knighter Kingpins

WEEKEND TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

Exerciser Quad September 3rd
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 9:30am online.
Onsite registration: $5 more ends at 9:50am. Castle opens at 9:30am and games start at 10:00am.
Round Times: 10:00am, 1:30pm, and ASAP.
Questions: E-mail Dan Voje danvoje@gmail.com or 651-280-5473.

Rapid PRIZE Tournament Saturday September 10th!
Format: 5 rounds, G/30 with 5 second delay.
Entry: $25 for members, $35 for non-members online. SIGN UP CLICK HERE!
Rounds at 10:00, 11:30, 1:00, 2:15, 3:30. USCF Regular and Quick rated.
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: E-mail Jack Bellinger at bellj11471@gmail.com with questions.


MSCA Northern Open September 17th-18th
Click Link Here!

Grand Opening Think September 24th-25th (Saturday-Sunday)
Free Pizza at 2PM!
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, 12:45, 3:15, 6:00 on Saturday, 12:00, 2:30, 5:00 on Sunday.
Prizes: $300 total (based on 16). Often 2 Places and 2 Class prizes.
Other: Up to three half-point byes available for any rounds. Club open at 9:30 on Saturday and 11:30 on Sunday.
Contact: E-mail Jackson Wahl at jackson.wahl.1999@gmail.com with questions.

Exerciser Quad October 1st
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 Tournament Saturday October 8th!
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, 1:00, 2:15, 3:30. 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: E-mail Jackson Wahl at jackson.wahl.1999@gmail.com with questions.


FIDE Premiere & USCF Open October 15th-16th 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.


MSCA Senior Open Age 50+ & Younger Folks Open Age < 50 October 22nd-23rd
CLICK HERE FOR MSCA SENIOR INFO & REGISTRATION!
YOUNGER FOLKS INFO & REGISTRATION CLICK & BELOW:
Format:
4 rounds, G/90+30.
Online Entry: $35 for Castle members, $45 for non-members, & $20 Saturday ONLY (No Prize).
Onsite entry
: $5 more ends at 9:50AM.
Rounds: 10:00 & 3:00 on Saturday, 10:00 & 3:00 on Sunday.
Prizes: $300 total (based on 16). Often 2 Places and 2 Class prizes.
Other: Up to two half-point byes available for any rounds. Club open at 9:30.
Contact: E-mail TD Jack Bellinger at bellj11471@gmail.com with questions.


Saturday Hybrid October 29th

Format: Game in 45 with a 5 seconds delay (G/45;d5), 4 round swiss.
Round Times: 10:00 AM, Noon, 1:45PM, and 4:00 PM.

Entry Fee: $25 for Castle members, $35 non-members online, $5 more on site.

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

Byes: Up to 2 half-point byes if requested before round 3.

Registration: Register online before 9:30AM, SIGN UP CLICK HERE! Onsite registration is between 9:30-9:50AM.

Other: USCF membership is required.
Questions: Contact TD Jack Bellinger at bellj11471@gmail.com