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TWIN CITIES CLUBS
The most serious, active
and largest club in Minnesota. Location is at the
top of the page.
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
CHESS CLUB: We have players of all skill
levels -from those just learning how to move the
pieces, to the well advanced. All skill
levels are welcome! Our primary mission is to play,
learn chess in a relaxed atmosphere. However, for
those who are more competitive
we also have several chess teams that compete against
other colleges in the area.
Our website is: http://www.tc.umn.edu/~chess
NORTH SUBURBAN: An informal chess group that
meets Wednesdays from 6-9 PM at Barnes and Noble
bookstore in the Har Mar Mall. This seems to be the
largest gathering of players who are just looking for
causual games. For information contact Art Fisher
(651) 426-2406 or Duane at (651) 773-3135. Class A, B,
C, D boards available.
THE WEST SUBURBAN CHESS CLUB: formerly the
Plymouth Chess Club, recently changed its club location
to Borders Book Shop and Cafe in Minnetonka, near the
Ridgedale Shopping Center. Monday nights from 6:30 p.m.
to 9:00 p.m. at Borders Book Shop and Café, 1501 So.
Plymouth Drive, Minnetonka. There is no cost to
participate. For more information, visit the club web
this is a very nice website.) or contact Tom Burns by
e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Pat LaVone also offers a
free e-mail newsletter, Minnesota Kids Chess, which you
can sign up for there.
CHESS CLUB: Meets Monday nights 6:00-10:00
PM at the Superior Senior Citizens Center, 1527 Tower
Ave. Superior, Wi. 54880. Contact Marvin Mattson (club
president) 715.372.4802. These are the people behind
the annual Twin Ports Open in August, a new favorite
event on the Minnesota chess calendar.
LITTLE FALLS Meets at
government center court house, Wednesday nights 6 to
9:15. Park in southside parking lot. Middle set of
doors. Downstairs. Contact Mike Trettel 320-573-2805.
GRANITE CITY CHESS CLUB: St. Cloud. Informal
play. Meets Tuesday night 6:30 pm, and Thursday 1 pm at
the Whitney Senior Center at 1527 Northway Drive, St.
Cloud. Contact Milt at 320.252.3128 or Russ at
THE CHESS FIENDS: at the Calf Fiend Cafe in
Redwood Falls from 5-11 on Mondays. The location is a
bit noisy, bring ear plugs for those that this bothers,
but otherwise very nice. They'll run rated quads for
starters until they see enough to run a club tourney,
and also a club rating system to encourage the new
players in the area to join. Lots of new players
expected, so it would be nice to have some rated players
for them to play. Contact James Kanne at
Jkanne@means.net for additional info.
HUTCHINSON: Meets Thursday nights at 7
PM at Hutchinson Mall (Hwy 15 south). Unrated chess.
Contact: Tom Pohlen 320.587.6342.
ROCHESTER: Meets Fridays at 6 PM in the Pace
United Church of Christ, 1503 NE 2nd Ave. Rochester, Mn.
Contact Kevin Gaustad 507-281-4592 (days 507-284-6172)
CAMBRIDGE: Meets the first tuesday of
evry month at the Cambridge Community College Media
Center. For more information contact Bonnie Boese (612)