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Twenty, Twenty, Twenty-Four Hours to go

…I wanna be checkmated The Ramones had a humble and unique embracing when it came to losses, that’s the only way we can learn and grow.  Other musicians taught us valuable lessons about chess. Senior GM Andrew Tang is the one

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MSCA Closed/State Scholastic 2018

Viewing a child’s limitations is like staring into the trees, but missing the forest.  Several had the honor of playing in the MN Closed last weekend, and hundreds more will get a chance to compete in the MSCA State Scholastic

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Youth and Collegiate 2017

Years back, I was in for an for an interview.  The individual deciding my fate with the 8×11 on linen in front of them, glancing rather quickly and remarking even quicker with the statement “Jack of all Trades” in it’s negative

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MSCA Scholastic Results

  In life, it is always your move.  Play on. Over 250 entrants were vying for One Shining Moment, Thank you to all who attended 2017 MSCA State Scholastic.  Thank you to the staff and volunteers who came through in making

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Twenty, Twenty, Twenty-Four Hours to go

  …I wanna be checkmated The Ramones had a humble and unique embracing when it came to losses, that’s the only way we can learn and grow.  Other musicians taught us valuable lessons about chess. Simon and Garfunkel were serious

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2017 Scholastic Info

Original date sent: March 24, 2017 Requests regarding the State Scholastic this weekend, title it “2017 MSCA Scholastic” in the Subject line, please and thank you.  For any updates, check the registration page, as that will be the main form

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MSCA Scholastic 2017

Original date sent:  March 22, 2017 March Madness and Scholasti-cology Are you doing okay, have you recovered. Yeah, I know your bracket is busted.  Louisville, Duke, and the Wildcats were caught beneath a landslide of a champagne Villa-nova. At Least

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