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🏙️ Roger Hale Chess Celebration 🏁

🎉 August 9-11, 2024 🎊

Chess Castle 🏰

Fri 🗓️ Aug 9

Sat-Sun 🗓️ Aug 10-11

Tandem Master Simul

5 Round Swiss Tournament

Chess Castle of Minnesota 🏰

10 Southdale Center Suite 910, Edina, MN 55435 (map)

💰️ $3,800 Projected Prizes +

U800 with Trophy & Cash Prizes!

Discounts for 2000, 2100, 2200+  players +

MSCA Grand Prix points available! 🏁

Why the Roger Hale Chess Celebration? The Chess Castle has a rich history beginning after Fischer’s 1972 World Championship. Roger Hale’s leadership and contributions with the help of TDs like Dan Voje have kept the Chess Castle alive and thriving well into the 21st century! 

Tandem Master Simul + Free Game Analysis

Fri 🗓️ Aug 9

Test your skills against USCF’s finest! All challengers will face Masters who will alternate turns on your board. Winners will receive a special prize. After your game, analyze it for FREE with Chess Expert Dane Zagar. Registration begins at 5:30pm and games will start at 6:00pm.

 

Support the Chess Castle and battle the Chess Stars! Only $15 for Chess Castle Members, $30 for others. Register online for the simul. 🖊️

Roger Hale Chess Celebration

Sat-Sun 🗓️ Aug 10-11

5 Round Swiss

Sections

⌛️ Time Control

Byes

Rounds ⚪️

USCF rated (USCF membership required)

🟠 Voje (Premier)  🟣 Hale (U1600)  🔵 Future (U800)

G/75 +25s increment per move

max two ½ pt byes, any rounds

Saturday 10am • 2:15pm • 6:30pm 🕡️

Sunday 10am • 2:15pm 🕙️

⏱️ Forfeit time is 30 minutes after round start time

🎬️ Tournament Director:

Dane Zagar

Questions? Contact danezagar@gmail.com or 612-805-3958

Entry Fees 🎫

by ➡️

🟠 Premier

🟣 U1600

🔵 U800

🌝

6/15

$55

$45

$35

🌔

7/1

$65

$55

$45

 🌓

7/15

$75

$65

$55

 🌒

8/1

$85

$75

$65

 🌚

8/9

$95

$85

$75

Onsite

$110

$100

$90

⬅️ by

🟠 Voje

🟣 Hale

🔵 Future

🖊️ Register online by Fri 8/9

🖊️ Register onsite Sat 8/10  8:30 - 9:30am 🕗️ 

💵 Cash/check only onsite! 💵

Discounts

🟢 2000+ $10 off

🟢 2100+ $20 off

🟢 2200+ $30 off

🟢 FMs, IMs, and GMs FREE after 3 rounds played

💸

📬️ Mail-in entries, postmarked by Thu 8/1:

Dane Zagar
7517 W 110th St
Bloomington  MN  55438

Send a check made payable to Chess Castle. Please include the section you want to play in and any bye requests.

Projected Prizes 💵

Premier 🟠 Voje

1st

2nd

3rd

$800

$400

$200

Top

U2200

U2000

U1800

$160

$160

$160

(based on 45 players)

🏆️ 1st place also wins Dan Voje trophy

U800 🔵 Future!

1st

2nd

3rd

$300

$150

$120

Top

U600 1st

2nd

UNR/U400

1st

2nd

$100

$60

$100

$60

(based on 45 players)

🏆️ 1st-3rd place Scholastic Trophies:

🏆️ K-5 🏆️ 6-8th grade 🏆️ 9-12th grade

U1600 🟣 Hale

1st

2nd

3rd

$400

$200

$160

Top

U1400

U1200

U1000

$120

$120

$120

(based on 45 players)

🏆️ 1st place also wins Roger Hale trophy

Unrated players can only win unrated prizes in 🔵 U800 section or 1st/2nd/3rd place overall in the 🟠 Premier section.

Questions? Contact Dane Zagar:

📧 danezagar@gmail.com or 612-805-3958 ☎️

🌺 The Roger Hale Chess Celebration is an MSCA affiliate event; not an official MSCA event.

Additional Details

🏞️ Special accommodations can be made available to players as needed. Please let us know how we can help improve your chess experience!

🏁 This tournament is part of the MSCA’s Summer Grand Prix Series. The winners of this multi-event points race will claim $2,500 in guaranteed prize money and 4 State Championship Playoff Qualification spots! 🏆️

🧮 Please see the MSCA Unrated Policy to learn how rating may be determined from USCF live/online or FIDE ratings.

🚨 Published unrated players who possess FIDE ratings MUST disclose their FIDE rating. See the MSCA Unrated Policy.

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