Twin Ports

The Twin Ports Open was created in 2012 with the mission to provide high quality chess that can be enjoyed by everyone. International John Bartholomew has supported the Twin Ports Open all eight years in the capacity of a featured player and special host – he has provided instructive lectures and high-quality simultaneous exhibitions – even once doing both during the same tournament! The Twin Ports Open has attracted such high-profile players as former U.S. Champion Grandmaster Alex Yermolinsky, Grandmasters Bryan Smith, Mauricio Flores, Illya Nyzhnyk, and Woman Grandmaster Camilla Baginskaite.

The Twin Ports Open isn’t only about attracting world-class chess competitors – the Reserve section boasts a first prize of $1000 this year, and there is an U1200 section catered to scholastic players.

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  • Wednesday Knighter Open April 21, 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…
  • Thursday Knighter Premier April 22, 2021 7800 Metro Parkway Bloomington MN 55425 Same format as Wednesday Knighter Open (Swiss, Game/100 with +30 bonus).  Excellent opportunity for higher rated players (must have been 2000+ at anytime ever) with discount incentives.  Entry Fee: if early (U1900 $35), (1900-1999 $30), (2000-2099 $25), (2100-2199 $20), (2200+ $15), (NMs receive $5 off, FM and above FREE), (All $35 at site), members get $10 off.  Byes: one bye if 4-SS, two…
  • Castle FIDE Premiere & Open April 24, 2021 – April 25, 2021       $1,000 in Prizes Projected & $500 Guaranteed!Bring Chess set & Clock! Doors ALWAYS LOCKED!Call TD Enter: 612-877-1534  OTB Site: Chess Castle of Minnesota (7800 Metro Parkway Bloomington MN 55425).Premiere: Players in this section must be above 1800 USCF or 1700 FIDE. FIDE & USCF rated. Entry fee is $60 for Castle Members by 15 April, $70 on site (Non-Members an…
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