Youth and Collegiate 2017

Years back, I was in for an for an interview.  The individual deciding my fate with the 8×11 on linen in front of them, glancing rather quickly and remarking even quicker with the statement “Jack of all Trades” in it’s negative connotation. The rejoinder was not uttered and didn’t need to be; the body language said it all.

The rocks in my head clattered as violently as the rocks in my glass later that evening.  The narrative was incorrect, and the interpretation was missed.  And then it came to me, and the script was flipped.  Instead of Jack of all Trades, Master of None, I present myself as a Jack of All Trades, Master of Opportunity.

The Youth and Collegiate Open is next weekend, pushed ahead a couple months earlier from the usual December date.  There was a need, an opportunity seen for another youth oriented event to be created.  The MSCA previously only offered one tournament, the State Scholastic, and was created over fifty years ago.  No matter over why it took all this time for a second event, just matter there is another one now.  You matter.

The tournament structure is unique, and plenty of reasoning behind it.  I understand registrations will pick up soon, but the group of 16 from Iowa will have to make a decision if the numbers are not there.  As a reminder there is TCCL tonight, and that is where I will be this evening.  Teams can still be formed, or just show up and be a sub for a team in need.  Hope to see you tonight, thank you for your time.

Early entry will close on Tuesday.  Click Here to Register
Special Room Rates extended through Monday, Oct 23rd
Click Here for the Flyer, Let me know if you have questions

Original post date:

Posted in MSCA, MSCA Scholastic
Upcoming Events
  • Wednesday Knighter Open April 21, 2021 7800 Metro Parkway Bloomington MN 55425 Entry Fee: $35, members $25 Prizes: Winners get 50% off next month.  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, phone: 612.964.6673.  Max of 16 players, so…
  • Thursday Knighter Premier April 22, 2021 7800 Metro Parkway Bloomington MN 55425 Same format as Wednesday Knighter Open (Swiss, Game/100 with +30 bonus).  Excellent opportunity for higher rated players (must have been 2000+ at anytime ever) 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…
  • Castle FIDE Premiere & Open April 24, 2021 – April 25, 2021       $1,000 in Prizes Projected & $500 Guaranteed!Bring Chess set & Clock! Doors ALWAYS LOCKED!Call TD Enter: 612-877-1534  OTB Site: Chess Castle of Minnesota (7800 Metro Parkway Bloomington MN 55425).Premiere: Players in this section must be above 1800 USCF or 1700 FIDE. FIDE & USCF rated. Entry fee is $60 for Castle Members by 15 April, $70 on site (Non-Members an…
<span>%d</span> bloggers like this: