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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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State Scholastic Top 10, #7: Will. Shock. You.

  We are approaching 200 entrants! Sign up before the pre-registration deadline, or sign up at the door between 8-8:45am on Saturday.  Here are some quick bits about the weekend 10.  We want to know what you have to say!

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Blind Chess Copy, March 2016

They say work productivity plummets this week due to all this obsession over the top seeds and how they will do.  Corn, Soy, Sugarbeets, Sorghum…in these xeric soil conditions with a lack of snow melt?  Kansas, Oregon, Virginia, UNC…in a

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Save the Date 03-11

Yes, we like to wait until the last minute but we’re already going to be missing an hour this weekend, so sign up for State while you still have the chance.  This is a team tournament, so the sooner you sign

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  • Rapid Tournament October 16, 2021 Chess Castle of Minnesota, 7800 Metro Pkwy, Bloomington, MN 55425, USA 5-6 rounds depending on entries, G/30 with 5 second delay. Club will be open at 9:30. Rounds at 10:00, 11:30, 1:00, 2:15, 3:30, (5:00). USCF Regular and Quick rated. Entry fee is $15 for members, $20 for non-members. 50% of entries returned as prizes. Up to 2 half point byes by request. Contact TD Jackson…
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  • Wednesday Knighter Open October 20, 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…