Rochester

 

Details for the 2018 Rochester Open Click Here

Rochester Round 3 Update
Bantam Final
Reserve Final
Amateur Round 5
Premier Round 5
Amateur Final
Premier Final

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

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.

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.

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

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  • Thursday Knighter October 25, 2018 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…
  • SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP October 27, 2018 – October 28, 2018 : Crowne Plaza, Plymouth 2018 Minnesota Senior Championship October 27-28 Seniors: Restricted to those who are at least fifty years old on October 27th Four Games, Swiss Pairings Time Control: Game in 90 minutes with a 30 second increment Entry Fee: $30 by Thursday, October 25th, $35 day of tournament Onsite Registration: Saturday 9:00-9:45 AM Prizes: $150 for first…
  • 2018 MN Youth and Collegiate Open October 27, 2018 – October 28, 2018 2018 Minnesota Youth and Collegiate Open October 27-28, 2018 Location: Crowne Plaza Plymouth, 3131 Campus Drive, Plymouth, Minnesota 55441, (763) 559-6600 Special Room rates through Monday, October 22. Ask for the Minnesota Chess rate. Check this page for updates to the Youth and Collegiate **If you are trying to register, and beyond Grade 12, Select…
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