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 up, the sooner errors can be caught.  For any updates, please check the MSCA site.

Congrats to all those that competed at the Mpls Open, and champion Kevin Wasiluk this past weekend.  About half the field had a rating of 1600 or below, and about half the field was also under 18, which was impressive.  No events at the Castle this weekend except for those playing in the Invitational MN Closed Championships.  The top finishers in the top sections from the MN Open last month will be competing against each other, and more than half of this field are also people that have not reached adulthood yet.

Those looking for some chess to play this weekend, the SCA hosts its own Jr High Team Championships.  While there is a K-3 and K-6 section,  there is a strong tendency for many to play up in the K-9 (Jr. High) section for the competition and the ability for an elementary school to compete as a united team.

For questions regarding the State Scholastic on March 19-20, please let me know.  Thank you for your time

Jiten Patel
MSCA Vice President and Scholastic Coordinator

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