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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  • Rapid Tournament October 16, 2021 Chess Castle of Minnesota, 7800 Metro Pkwy, Bloomington, MN 55425, USA 5-6 rounds depending on entries, G/30 with 5 second delay. Club will be open at 9:30. Rounds at 10:00, 11:30, 1:00, 2:15, 3:30, (5:00). USCF Regular and Quick rated. Entry fee is $15 for members, $20 for non-members. 50% of entries returned as prizes. Up to 2 half point byes by request. Contact TD Jackson…
  • Action Quads October 18, 2021 7800 Metro Parkway Bloomington MN 55425 Every Monday the Castle will open at 5:30pm for some unrated chess fun. This is a great time for new players or returning members to learn about the club, play some friendly games, or join the US Chess Federation.Casual Chess Ends at 7pm when the Action Quads start.Action Quads Format: Three Rounds Game in 30…
  • Wednesday Knighter Open October 20, 2021 7800 Metro Parkway Bloomington MN 55425 Entry Fee: $35, members $25 Prizes: Winners get 50% off next month.  Swiss, Game/100 with +30 bonus. Onsite Registration: 6:30-6:50 PM first Wednesday of the month.  Rounds: 7:00 PM each Wednesday, check-in by 6:55 or you may not get paired, call 612.964.6673.  Other: Directed by Norm Myrin. Most games done by 11:00.  House player welcomed.  Questions, contact Norm Myrin at normalcyforever@gmail.com, phone: 612.964.6673.  Max of 16 players, so…
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