CHESS CASTLE OF MINNESOTA
1121 Jackson Street NE, Suite #134, Minneapolis, MN 55413
In the red brick Waterbury building on the NW corner of
Central and Broadway in the Nordeast.
Phone to reach the club - 651.280.5473 or e-mail at
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Nastassja waiting for her next victim.
Dan on vacation.
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of our tournaments.
JUNE UPDATE (6/14/2013)
Lots of activity in the chess world this
Summer. The State Blitz Championship is coming on Sunday
June 23rd at the Oval. This is a MSCA event and I do not
have the details. Nate
Hoover is running another monthly Wednesday
tournament. There is a FIDE event at the Castle on June
29-30th. The Catfish Days is scheduled for July 26-27th.
Friday -Saturday. The State Senior Championship should be
Sept. 14-15th. The Summer concludes with the Skelton on
Labor Day weekend. St.
Olaf is running a chess camp again this year
with John Bartholomew as a teacher. Two blogs you can check:
I have no word on the schedule for the Thursday night
monthly tournament as the first Thursday is the Fourth of
July Independence Day Holida
y. Thanks to our
friends in Rochester for another fine event.
Sunday, 23 June [Roseville Skating Oval]
MINNESOTA BLITZ CHAMPIONSHIP
SS, 18 games, two against
each opponent. G/5 inc/2. EF: $25 if received by
June 21st, $35 at site. REG: 10-11 AM PZ: (b/40)
$250, 100, 75, 3 class prizes of $50 based on
participation. Roseville Skating Oval.
ENT: Minnesota Chess, 1121 Jackson Street NE, #134,
Minneapolis, MN 55413.
Or stop by the club and talk to Dan.
22nd Annual Catfish
6-SS, (Rds 1-2: G/60; +30.
Rds 3-6: G/90; +30)
Cedar Mountain Elementary School, Franklin, MN 55333
EF: (by 07/21) $40 Class A and above, $30
Class B and below, (by 07/25) $45 Class A and above, $35 Class
B and below, (All $10 more at site, phone in 1 day early and
you get the 07/25 rate). ($1,500+, b/50):
$350-225-125 and Class Prizes ($160 per class based on 8). Trophies:
no info yet. Reg: 10:00-10:50 AM. Rds:
Fri 11:00-2:00-5:30, Sat 9:00-1:00-5:30. Limit two byes rds
1-5. USCF. Entries: James Kanne, 66104 Co.
Rd. 5, Franklin, MN 55333 . Other: Potluck
supper on Friday at 5:00 PM, families welcomed. For additional
information, call James Kanne at 507-557-8334.
2nd Annual TWIN PORTS OPEN 17-18 August 2013
projected + GM Yermolinsky & IM Bartholomew are
The Suites Hotel in Canal Park, 325 Lake Avenue S.
Duluth, MN 55802
The premiere of the Twin Ports Open in Duluth was
such a huge success that we have made it an annual
event! The Twin Ports Open offers a fun family
getaway during those hot summer months. It features
an increment time control, a generous prize fund,
and a site which overlooks Lake Superior.
Friday Night IM Lecture & GM Simul:
International Master John Bartholomew (Minnesota’s #
1 ranked player) will host an hour long lecture at
6:00pm in the Suites Hotel the night before the
tournament, Friday August 16. The topic of the
lecture will be how to think like a master, which
prepares players for the GM Simul! Next, at 7:30pm
Grandmaster and two times United States Champion
Alex Yermolinsky will play all comers. One player
will receive a copy of GM Yermolinsky’s signed book!
Registration for the IM Lecture is 5:30-6pm and is
only $10 on site. Registration for the GM Simul is
7-7:30pm on site and is also only $10. But sign up
for both and pay only $15!
Open: Entry fee is $50 by 10 August, $60 on site.
Prize fund is (based on 35 participants) $600, $300,
$150; U2200 $100 U2000 $100.
Reserve (U1800): Entry fee is $45 by 10 August, $55
on site. Prize fund is (based on 35 participants)
$400, $200, $100; U1600 $75; U1400 $75.
Bantam (U1200): Entry fee is $35 by August 10, $45
on site. Prize fund is (based on 15 participants)
$150, $75, $40 + Trophies for Top High School and
All of the above: Five games, Swiss pairings. Time
Control (note round 1 different from remaining
rounds): Round 1 is game in 60 minutes plus 30
second increment; Rounds 2-5 game in 90 minutes plus
30 second increment. Registration Sat 9:00-10:00am.
Rounds: Sat 10:30-2-7; Sun 10-3. USCF membership is
required. Advanced entries can be made online at
www.onlineregistration.cc or mailed: Dane Zagar 4454
Maki Rd, Brookston, MN 55711. Checks payable to:
Twin Ports Open.
Hotel: All Rooms include a full breakfast buffet,
served 7:00-10:00am daily, and complete kitchen with
dishware. $110+tax chess rate at the Suites Hotel,
contact the hotel directly for reservations. Tel.:
(218)-727-4663, ask for the Chess Rate! Our block of
rooms is held until July 11. After July 11, it will
be hard to find a room, so book early!
Questions: Please contact Dane Zagar with any
questions or concerns.