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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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A Look Into October 2017

Did you miss out on the Rapid format tournament last Saturday at the Castle last Saturday?  The suggestion by Aleh Matus was a good one, and we hope to offer it up again at the Castle at some point in

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Blind Chess Copy August 2017

Even the mighty Phoenix must fall to rise out of the ashes once again.  Wesley So may not have had the strongest performance at the Sinquefield Cup.  Andrew Tang narrowly missed out of a shot in Europe to become GM

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A Look Into August, 2017

Jay Cutler is back in the league, and the Twin Ports Open will be held in Packer Country this year.  I know, that is a lot to take in, at least the Lions will find a way to mess something

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Blind Chess Copy July 2017

I can’t say I’m sold on astrology, so when I hear Taurus is rising, I think of a Red Bull commercial.  Numbers for the US Junior Open are rising.  Did you miss the early deadline last Friday?  Don’t have a

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A Look Into July 2017

90 and muggy, 90 and muggy …just what you will be paying, and how you will be feeling unless you pre-register by tomorrow for the US Junior Open.  Save now, and put the rest into your Xcel Energy bill.Click Here

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MSCA Announcement

Original date sent:  March 10, 2017 I prepared the following statement, and addressed those present at League tonight earlier this evening, about a half hour ago.  The contents are below: Last week, the MSCA Board came together and made several

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