Blind Chess Copy, May 2017

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Minnesota took in quite a haul this past weekend at SuperNationals.  Out of the 25 sections, 5 of them individually took home 1st place or a share of it.  That’s right–Minnesota produced 5 Scholastic National Champions.  Most others had significant rating jumps, proving themselves among a record turnout of over 5500 players!  Congrats to all those who competed.

A huge thank you to the people that contribute to the MSCA Facebook page and were present in Nashville providing various updates throughout the weekend.

For those who missed out on SuperNationals and competing at a National tournament, I have some wonderful news for you.  For those who went to SuperNationals having the itch to compete in another National tournament, I have some equally wonderful news for you.  The US Amateur North will be held at the Plymouth Crowne Plaza this weekend.  The Minnesota Masters will also be run alongside this tournament for people who are above 2200.

The next MSCA Board Meeting will take place Wednesday, May 24th at the Chess Castle.  This will soon be posted on the MSCA and Chess Castle websites.

While May marks the conclusion of the scholastic year, there is plenty of chess going on in the summer. Congrats to those concluding their senior year of high school.  Some of you may set chess aside as a memory, and some of you will continue to play.  Good luck to all of you in your future endeavors.  This has been your Blind Chess Copy, May 2017. Thank you for your time.

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