Yearly Archives: 2016

Blind Chess Copy, May 2016

The “Scholastic” chess season is largely over, so I guess that means we have absolutely nothing to talk about these next several months, how shall we pass the time?  I have managed to come up with a list of talking

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Chess, Sha-boogie bop

The rain that fell the past few nights became aglow with purple.  The days, instead of sunlight exposing beads of morning dew, it was doves of mourning, droplets captured on blades of grass.  In a few days time, the School

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State Scholastic Top 10, #7: Will. Shock. You.

  We are approaching 200 entrants! Sign up before the pre-registration deadline, or sign up at the door between 8-8:45am on Saturday.  Here are some quick bits about the weekend 10.  We want to know what you have to say!

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Blind Chess Copy, March 2016

They say work productivity plummets this week due to all this obsession over the top seeds and how they will do.  Corn, Soy, Sugarbeets, Sorghum…in these xeric soil conditions with a lack of snow melt?  Kansas, Oregon, Virginia, UNC…in a

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Save the Date 03-11

Yes, we like to wait until the last minute but we’re already going to be missing an hour this weekend, so sign up for State while you still have the chance.  This is a team tournament, so the sooner you sign

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A Look Into March, 2016

Many of the brightest and captivating celebrated over the weekend.  No, the favorite does not always win, and those who gather could watch it unfold themselves.  A fair amount of time spent dedicated to perfecting a craft.  Often there is

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Save the Date for State

Congrats to all of those who competed in the MN Open last weekend.  Congrats to all of those who realized this one very thing:  There is still work to do before the State Scholastic.  The Red Queen from Alice, Through the

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