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? Allow me to come up with some talking points:
Need I remind you that chess does not end in May? Imagine if professional athletes stopped lifting weights, conditioning, and eating healthy when the season is over. Being a lifelong Minnesotan, yes, the summer is great, and making the most of beautiful weather is something to look forward to, but there is still room for chess!
Congrats to all who competed at Elementary Nationals! Several individuals from MN were crowned National Champions, including a school as well! This weekend, we will be hosting a National Event, the US Amateur North, and there is still time to sign up.
Again, Chess does not end in May! The scholastic offseason is filled with plenty of training opportunities. The U of M Chess Team will hold their inaugural Scholastic G30 Championship and the entire day is packed full of activities like Bartholomew, Bowling, Birds, and Blitz. Be-Prepared! Be-lieve it!
Registration is now active for the Rochester Open next month as well, coinciding with Rochesterfest, so there is plenty to do if you are looking for a mini vacation. Those looking to be just past the state lines, but still feel like you can wear your Kirk Cousins jersey in broad daylight, check out the Twin Ports Open, in Superior.
More on these events in an upcoming email, but links for these are provided below, yes I am toying around with email templates. More changes coming this offeason. This has been your Blind Chess Copy for May, 2018. Thank you for your time.