Blind Chess Copy August 2017

Even the mighty Phoenix must fall to rise out of the ashes once again.  Wesley So may not have had the strongest performance at the Sinquefield Cup.  Andrew Tang narrowly missed out of a shot in Europe to become GM eligible.  Neither necessarily needs to be reminded they are young and will have plenty of opportunities ahead of them.  Both are fueled by the pursuit.  Drive, want, and desire.  The MSCA is proud to have these individuals represent the community, and will continue to support their life endeavors.

It turns out we have the ability to show our support directly.  Andrew Tang, along with two other Minnesotans, Sean Nagle and John Bartholomew will compete in what is called a Norm Tournament. This will mark the first time Minnesota has held a prestigious event such as this, and will be sponsored be the Minnesota Blizzard.  A GoFundMe page has been created to help support this cause.  If the goal is surpassed, the Blizzard will use it for other chess events.

Coming up on Labor Day Weekend (Sept 1-3), the MSCA will host the Northern Open to help launch the Minnesota Chess Festival for the month of September.  This link will provide the details of the events like the Minnesota Chess Hall of Fame, the State Blitz tournament, and a Saturday Beginners/Novice tournament.  Many thanks to all who sustain and support the growth of chess in MN.  This has been your Blind Chess Copy for September, 2017.  Thank you for your time.

Original post date: 8/19/17

Posted in Blind Chess Copy, MSCA
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