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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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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A Look Into March, 2017

Original date sent:  March 1st, 2017 I know you. For years, I have been saying Chess is not a spectator sport or a red carpet event.  I see you. Some of you drifting into La La Land waiting for your childs’

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A look Into The Minnesota Open, 2017

Original date sent:  January 31, 2017 Something occurred this past weekend at the Winter Open that needs to be addressed.  The winners of all three sections, Andrew Tang, Uri Moon-Rosha, and Ritesh Eswar, are all are kids.  They took clear

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Blind Chess Copy, January 2017

Original date sent: January 20th, 2017 Today is a momentous day, one where we turn our attention away from Betsy DeVos. Please bear in mind this easily could have been a nostalgic campaign reference to the self-described “mamma grizzly” and

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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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