A Look Into August 2018

For over three quarters of my life, I have been heavily involved in a game where the Queen is the most powerful piece on the board, so you will need to try much harder to emasculate me.  Am I a little afraid to face Nastassja Matus and Niki Ringel over the chessboard…there is a slight apprehension, yes.

In the past week, the MSCA had the honor of sending two females to represent Minnesota to a special invite-only (one per state) tournament during the US Open.  K-12 Champion Andrew Titus and MN Senior Champion Wilson Gibbins were the other two respective champions.  Nastassja was the MN K-8 Champion, and Niki was the MN Girls Champion.  Results can be found at the bottom.

The US Open also took place, with GM Andrew Tang in tie for 2nd place!  Click here for results.

For those that missed out on the US Open festivities and the long time controls, the Castle will not disappoint with the next two weekends of weekend tournaments.  This weekend will host a Dog Days Think, followed by a August Classic with a 2-day or 3-day schedule.  Check the Chess Castle for details.

As the academic year begins, the tournament schedule and other big events will also pick up a bit.  Stay tuned for more details and announcements.  This has been your Look Into August 2018.  Thank you for your time.

Denker Tournament of High School Champions
Barber Tournament of K-8 Champions
National Girls Tournament of Champions
National Senior Tournament of Champions

Posted in A Look Into
Archives
Topics
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 normalcyforever@gmail.com, 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: