Next MSCA Board Meeting: August 3rd, 7pm (via Zoom)

Reintroducing the Minnesota Chess Journal

Twin Cities Chess League 2021 (Online)

Fridays 7:00pm

Round 6: August 20

Round 7: September 10

2021 MSCA Blitz Championship

August 21, 2021

Starts at 10:00 AM

Format:

9 Double Rounds (18 Games Total)

Swiss System

Time Control:

G/5 +2 second delay each move

Location:

Castle Chess Club in Bloomington, MN

$30 entry fee (on-line and in-person)

40% of entries distributed as prizes.

COVID: MSCA follows applicable guidelines for the location of its tournaments.

Northern Open

September 4–5, 2021

5-RD Swiss System

USCF Rated (membership required)

Time Control:

G/90 +15 second increment per move

Round Times:

Saturday

  • 9:30 AM

  • 1:30 PM

  • 5:30 PM

Sunday

  • 10:00 AM

  • 2:30 PM

Location:

Roseville Skating Center

2661 Civic Center Drive

Roseville, MN  55113

Entry Fees (All Sections):

  • $50 if registered on-line by August 31

  • $70 if registered in-person by 9:00 AM on September 4

All revenue from entry fees will be paid out in the form of prizes, facility cost, and TD fees.

 

Projected Prizes Based on 90 Participants:

Open Section:

  • $400 (1st)

  • $150 (2nd)

  • $150 (Top U2100)

U1900 Section:

  • $300 (1st)

  • $150 (2nd)

  • $150 (Top U1600)

U1400 Section:

  • $250 (1st)

  • $150 (2nd)

  • $100 (Top U1200)

 

COVID: MSCA follows applicable guidelines for the location of its tournaments.

2021 Minnesota State Chess Championship Play-off

September 24–26, 2021

USCF & FIDE Rated

Format:

5 Rounds Over-the-Board

All six qualified participants have accepted invitations.

Round Times:

Friday

  • 6 PM

Saturday

  • 10 AM

  • 4 PM

Sunday

  • 10 AM

  • 4 PM

Time Control:

40/90 SD/30 +30s increment throughout the game

Location:

Castle Chess Club in Bloomington, MN

TD: Dane Zagar

 

Additional Sections: TBD

 

COVID: Follow standard guidelines in effect for location of tournament

2021/2022 TCCL

October 2021–April 2022

Location:

Roseville Skating Center

See calendar for details.

2021 MSCA Senior Championship

October 23–24, 2021

Location:

Castle Chess Club

See calendar for details.

MN Class Championships

November 20–21, 2021

Location:

TBD

See calendar for details.

2021 Hall of Fame Classic

December 18–19, 2021

Location:

Minnetonka Marriott

See calendar for details.

2022 Winter Open

January 22–23, 2022

Location:

Roseville Skating Center

See calendar for details.