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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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Upcoming Events
  • BLIZZARD FIDE December 16, 2017 – December 17, 2017 CASTLE Minnesota Blizzard FIDE Tournament 16-17 December 2017 Over $1,200 prizes projected! Site: Chess Castle of Minnesota (1121 NE Jackson St #134, Minneapolis MN, 55413). FIDE Section: FIDE & USCF rated. Entry fee is $50 for Chess Castle Members by 13 December, $60 non-members by 13 December (late registration and players below 1800 USCF each incurs…
  • Monday Action Quads December 18, 2017 at 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm Chess Castle of MN MONDAY: A three round robin (RR) format at Game in 30 minutes. (Game/30 delay 5 sec) You play players of comparable strength. Register from 6:30-7pm, and I will be doing the pairings right away, so we should be done by ten-thirty. Entry fee is $12 for members, $15 others. Prizes are $25 for 1st in…
  • Casual Night December 19, 2017 at 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm Chess Castle of Minnesota, 1121 NE Jackson St #134, Minneapolis, MN 55413, United States TUESDAY: 6-10pm. A night of casual play where people gather to analyze games play Blitz (Game/5) and hang out. You should be able to get the basic information on the rules to get you started and ready for the other events. (Keeping score, using a clock, tournament rules, chess etiquette and how to say "Checkmate"…
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