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To Enter the Castle, go to the WEST SIDE right door and call the TD.

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

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

7800 Metro Parkway, Suite #300, Bloomington MN 55425


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



Face coverings are NO LONGER required by Minnesota state legislation.

Starting June 1st, 2021, the Castle Chess Club will no longer be requiring masks, and we recommend that individuals not disclose private medical information. We trust our members to make their own decisions regarding their personal health.

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 ALWAYS LOCKED call TD Enter: 612-877-1534

Every Monday the Castle will open at 5:30pm 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
info@chesscastle.com Please register before 6:30PM online, SIGN UP CLICK HERE!

Wednesday Knighter - Open

Bring Chess set & Clock! Doors ALWAYS LOCKED call TD Enter: 612-964-6673

Entry Fee: $35, members $25 Prizes: Winner gets 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

Thursday Knighter - Premier

Bring Chess set & Clock! Doors ALWAYS LOCKED call TD Enter: 763-232-9944

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 early (U1900 $35), (1900-1999 $30), (2000-2099 $25), (2100-2199 $20), (2200+ $15), (NMs receive $5 off, FM and above FREE), (All $35 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. Exceptions to minimum rating at TD's discretion. Directed by Nate Hoover. TD may require submission of game scores. Event may be broadcast. 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

2021 Wed/Thu Knighter Kingpins

Think Tournament with PRIZES September 18th-19th (Saturday-Sunday)

Bring Chess set & Clock! Doors ALWAYS LOCKED call TD Enter: 612-877-1534

7 rounds, G/60 with 15 second delay. Rounds at 10:00, 12:45, 3:15, 6:00 on Saturday, 12:00, 2:30, 5:00 on Sunday. Entry fee is $30 for members, $40 for non-members. 50% of entries returned as prizes. Up to two half-point byes available for any rounds. Club open at 9:30 on Saturday and 11:30 on Sunday. Contact TD Dane Zagar at danezagar@gmail.com with questions. CLICK HERE to Register Online!

Back to School Rapid Saturday September 25

Bring Chess set & Clock! Doors ALWAYS LOCKED call TD Enter: 612-877-1534

5 rounds, G/30 with 5 second delay. Club will be open at 9:30. Rounds at 10:00, 11:30, 1:00, 2:15, 3:30. USCF Regular and Quick rated. Entry fee is $15 for members, $20 for non-members. 50% of entries returned as prizes. Up to 2 half point byes by request. Contact TD Jackson Wahl at jackson.wahl.1999@gmail.com with questions.

Chess Castle Championship!! Oct 2-3 (Saturday-Sunday)

Bring Chess set & Clock! Doors ALWAYS LOCKED call TD Enter: 612-877-1534

7 rounds, G/60 with 15 second delay. Rounds at 10:00, 12:45, 3:15, 6:00 on Saturday, 12:00, 2:30, 5:00 on Sunday. Entry fee is FREE for members, $30 for non-members. No prizes, but 1st place gets name on the illustrious Castle trophy. Up to two half-point byes available for any rounds. Club open at 9:30 on Saturday and 11:30 on Sunday. Contact TD Jackson Wahl at jackson.wahl.1999@gmail.com with questions.

Exerciser Quad #9 Saturday October 9

Bring Chess set & Clock! Doors ALWAYS LOCKED call TD Enter: 612-877-1534

Castle opens at 9:30am and games start at 10:00am. Rounds, 10:00am, 1:30pm, and 4:30pm.

Format: Three Rounds Game in 60 with a 30 second increment, USCF Membership is required. Players are grouped based on ratings. Entry fee: FREE for Castle Members, $25 for others. Questions E-mail info@chesscastle.com Please register before 9:30am online.

Leaves are Falling Rapid Saturday October 16

Bring Chess set & Clock! Doors ALWAYS LOCKED call TD Enter: 612-877-1534

5 rounds, G/30 with 5 second delay. Club will be open at 9:30. Rounds at 10:00, 11:30, 1:00, 2:15, 3:30. USCF Regular and Quick rated. Entry fee is $15 for members, $20 for non-members. 50% of entries returned as prizes. Up to 2 half point byes by request. Contact TD Jackson Wahl at jackson.wahl.1999@gmail.com with questions.

MSCA Senior Championship 2021! Oct 23-24 (Saturday-Sunday)

Bring Chess set & Clock! Doors ALWAYS LOCKED call TD Enter: 612-877-1534

See details at this link. Winner qualifies for the 2022 Irwin Tournament of Senior Champions, held at the U.S. Open.

Halloween Rapid Saturday October 30

Bring Chess set & Clock! Doors ALWAYS LOCKED call TD Enter: 612-877-1534

5 rounds, G/30 with 5 second delay. Club will be open at 9:30. Rounds at 10:00, 11:30, 1:00, 2:15, 3:30. USCF Regular and Quick rated. Entry fee is $15 for members, $20 for non-members. 50% of entries returned as prizes. Up to 2 half point byes by request. Contact TD Jackson Wahl at jackson.wahl.1999@gmail.com with questions.