MN Blizzard

The Minnesota Blizzard is a member of the United States Chess League.  Formed in 2015, the Blizzard fell short of the playoffs in their rookie year. Manager Patrick Tang, and co-manager Eric Bell have been providing strong and stable leadership.  A tournament was organized, team meetings and training sessions have been well conducted, and their message has been well directed.

Others have been filling in key roles in support of the Blizzard.  Riaz Khan should also be credited as an essential factor in making things run as smoothly as they do.  That said, when it comes to the information superhighway, he would rather walk gravel roads than be a passenger on it.

Matt Jensen maintains the website, and provides brilliant and insightful analysis.  A YouTube channel has been created (2015 season) to see the games broadcast live for those that do not have access to the games.  The team as a whole, and parents of our younger roster members have been invaluable in providing support and building camaraderie.

n the 2016 season, Chess.com acquired the US Chess League, and it is now called the PRO (Professional Rapid Online) Chess League.  The Minnesota Blizzard also competed in the inaugural year of the Chess PRO League.

The Minnesota Blizzard, has been working with the MSCA and the Chess Castle to create high quality tournaments since their inception.

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  • 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…
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