A Look Into September 2019

This is usually a time of year that brings about change and plenty to look forward to.  Pumpkin Spice Lattes which apparently sounds more palatable than Zucchini Bread Mochas, wearing white after Labor Day as only a few subscribe to those archaic rules anymore, vibrant greens turning into deep yellows and reds while gazing into striking blue skies, and I suppose more chess.

While it starts a little early this year, Round 1 of the Twin Cities Chess League, this Friday, Round 2 will be much later, so there will be plenty of time to still sign up for a number of teams looking to get into the swing of things, and even elect to take a half point bye if needed for the first round.

The Gopher Open is coming up again, so sign up now before you forget to.  This now annual event has quickly become a favorite for many, and a wonderful way to kick off the Fall season.  The University of MN Chess Club has continued to produce this high quality tournament on a yearly basis, and your support will keep it going strong.

Turning my attention now to a new tournament, and budding director, I am proud to present to you a tournament you may have not heard of, because it hasn’t existed yet.  It is the October Chess Tournament at Eden Prairie Mall which will be run by avid chess player, now tournament director, Adriel Agam.  The details of this can be found below along with the other tournaments, and there is limited entry so sign up to secure a spot.

As always, more events can be found on the Chess Castle and MSCA websites.  This has been your Look Into September for 2019.  Thank you for your time.

Opinions expressed in this communication are solely my own and do not necessarily express the direct views or opinions of the MSCA Board of Directors