Rochester

The Rochester Chess Club was established prior to 1950 but there is no written record. It is unclear if the RCC helped organize the 1958 US Chess Open which was held at the IBM facility in Rochester, MN: http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chesscollection?cid=1021927

RCC meets weekly with the Mayo Clinic Chess Club, which provides space for RCC to share. Members range in age from 6 to 93 years old. Approximately half are scholastic chess players.

In 2014, RCC entered a fiscal agent agreement with the Rochester Area Foundation (RAF) to allow donors to support youth outreach activities. In April, 2018, RCC became a federal 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization.

Questions?  Please email Matt Jensen (mjensen23@gmail.com) or call/text (651-492-4624).

Below is a history of the results of the Rochester Open, one of their signature tournaments drawing people from the Twin Cities, and players from out of state.  This was a long running biannual event, but became an annual event starting in 2015.

2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
2014 Summer     2014 Winter
2013 Summer     2013 Winter
2012 Summer     2012 Winter
2011 Summer     2011 Winter
2010 Summer     2010 Winter
2009 Summer     2009 Winter
2008 Summer     2008 Winter
2007 Summer     2007 Winter

Amateur Final (2018)
Premier Final (2018)

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  • Casual Night March 31, 2020 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"…
  • Wednesday Woozy (Blitz) April 1, 2020 at 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm Chess Castle of Minnesota, 1121 NE Jackson St #134, Minneapolis, MN 55413, USA The Castle is starting a new weekly blitz event on Wednesdays!Format: 5 double-rounds, G/5 with 3-second delayTime: Every Wednesday from 7:00pm to 9:30 pmEntry Fee: $5/member, $8/non-member if registered by Monday, $2 extra after MondayPrizes: Winner gets free entry next week, class prizes at TD discretion
  • Thursday Knighter April 2, 2020 at 7:00 pm – 11:30 pm Chess Castle of MN 4 or 5-SS in 2 sections, (G/100; +30), Chess Castle of Minnesota OPEN: Open to all. EF: $20, members $15. ($$): Winners get free or reduced entry next month, with participation counting towards an invitation to Club Championship. Reg: 6:15-6:50 PM first Thursday of the month. Rds: 7:00 PM each Thursday, check-in by 6:55 or…
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