Welcome everyone! This weekend, I will proudly be involved with in-person Scholastic tournaments that will be US Chess rated. Other major tournaments have taken place in the last several months, but this will be among the first with a Scholastic focus in nearly a year and a half.
This will be also the first tournament in a decade I will not be saying this as MSCA Scholastic Coordinator. This may come as an abrupt notice to you all. In fact, it came as an abrupt notice to me as well. How I choose to process and proceed with this dismissal will not be discussed here; initial steps have already been taken. Going forward, I will continue to evolve into who I want to be and what I want to become. I just want to continue being involved in chess, and that’s what I plan to do. I do apologize for the short notice on this, but this hasn’t been the easiest communication for me to put out considering the above.
Wayzata Chess will be holding two chess tournaments at the Plymouth Crowne Plaza this weekend and there is still time to sign up. The tournament on Saturday will have K-12 and K-8 sections. The tournament on Sunday will have K-3 and K-6 sections, so it is possible for some to play on both days.
Both events are Individual and Team based (by school), so feel free to encourage your classmates that you may have not seen in a while to dust off that chessboard and play. Space is limited due to COVID restrictions, but plenty of spots remain at the moment. Reply back if you have any questions.
As always, I thank you all for your time and I appreciate your support over the past decade, making chess in MN what it is today. I am looking forward to the post-pandemic future of chess in MN. Thank you all.