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23 May

NM Robert K Johnson 1945-2018

Published on: May 23, 2018

National Master Robert "Bob" K. Johnson, Jr., age 72, of Robbinsdale, passed away on May 20, 2018. U.S. Army Veteran. Preceded in death by parents, Robert Sr., and Inga. He will be missed by his sister, Jan (Ron) Buster; nieces, Amee (Chad) Hubbard...

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23 Apr


Published on: April 23, 2018

MUHAMED TABAKOVIC MEMORIAL We have heard the very sad, very unexpected,  news from Ms. Katmerka Tabakovic that her son, Muhamed...

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12 Apr

2018 Minnesota Scholastic Championship Team Standings

Published on: April 12, 2018

2018 Minnesota Scholastic Championship March 24-25, 2018     K-12 High School Championship Team Standings ...

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02 Apr

MSCA Statement (2018 Scholastic Championship)

Published on: April 02, 2018

The MSCA board has determined that a player, who participated in the K-12 High School Championship section of the Minnesota State Scholastic Chess Championship, committed unsportsmanlike conduct to the tournament directors and the MSCA. The tournament directors...

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27 Mar

2018 Minnesota Scholastic Championship Individual Standings

Published on: March 27, 2018

2018 Minnesota Scholastic Championship March 24-25 K-12 High School Championship ...

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13 Mar

MN Open Missing Prize Money Apology

Published on: March 13, 2018

Missing prize money from the Minnesota Open has been found. Funds were misplaced, not stolen. I sincerely apologize for my mistake. Any donated funds to help cover the loss will be returned. David...

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06 Mar

Minnesota Closed Championship

Published on: March 06, 2018

2018 Minnesota Closed Championship March 16-18 Chess Castle of Minnesota...

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30 Mar

Minnesota Scholastic Championship Results

Published on: March 30, 2017

Congratulations to all the participants in the 2017 Scholastic Chess Championship! ...

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23 Mar

Minnesota Championship Playoffs Results

Published on: March 23, 2017

CONGRATULATIONS to the new Minnesota State Champion, IM Andrew Tang!  Andrew is the youngest Minnesota Champion in the 124 year history of the MSCA (17 years, 3 months and 19 days). It is possible that someone on the list of champions may have been younger, but until someone...

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06 Mar

2017 Minnesota Closed Championship

Published on: March 06, 2017

2017 Minnesota Closed Championship Friday, Saturday, Sunday March 17-19 Site:Chess...

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12 Feb

MSCA 2016-17 Schedule

Published on: February 12, 2017
25 Jan

MSCA Board Election 2017

Published on: January 25, 2017

2017 Minnesota State Chess Association Election for the Executive Board Each year the Minnesota State Chess Association (MSCA) holds...

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08 Dec

2016 Youth And Collegiate Flyer

Published on: December 08, 2016
27 Apr

Barber/Denker Results

Published on: April 27, 2016

Barber/Denker Playoff ResultsHeld April 23-24 MINNESOTA SCHOLASTIC PLAYOFFS: K-12 RESULTS ...

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21 Apr

Minnesota NGIT Playoff

Published on: April 21, 2016

Congratulations to Niki Ringle, Minnesota Representative to the National Girls Invitational tournament. Play-off ResultsG90+30 Increment ...

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24 Mar

MSCA Scholastic Championship Results

Published on: March 24, 2016

Tournament Results Individual Standings - All...

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13 Mar

MN 2016 Closed Championships

Published on: March 13, 2016

  Congratulations to our new state...

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24 Feb


Published on: February 24, 2016
24 Jan

Scholastic Championship Changes

Published on: January 24, 2016

MEMORANDUM   To: Minnesota Scholastic Chess Players and Coaches ...

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23 Dec

2015 MN Youth and Collegiate Open Results

Published on: December 23, 2015

The inaugeral 2015 Minnesota Youth and Collegiate was a huge success. Check out the event results: ...

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14 Dec

MSCA Board Candidates

Published on: December 14, 2015

The MSCA board is seeking candidates for the 2016 MSCA board election. There will be 3 open board positions.Please send nominations to ...

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10 Oct

Minnesota Blizzard Open

Published on: October 10, 2015

Minnesota Blizzard Open is coming! It will be held on 10/24 and 10/25 at the Fantasy Flight Game Center in Roseville right after TCCL round 2. It is organized by Glen Panner who organized the Bloomington Open. Part of the prize fund will benefit the Minnesota Blizzard team playing in the US...

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24 Aug

MN Blizzard Round 1

Published on: August 24, 2015

The MN Blizzard have their first match in the US Chess League! Date: Tuesday, August 25th, 2015 Time: 8:00 PM Location: Chess Castle.  1121 Jackson Street NE, Suite #134, Minneapolis, MN 55413   ...

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07 Jul

MN Blizzard joins US Chess League

Published on: July 07, 2015

We are proud to announce the Minnesota Blizzard joining the US Chess League! The team will be managed by Patrick Tang with assistance from Eric Bell. Our team is lead by GM Wesley So (currently #2 in US, #7 in...

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27 Jun

11th Annual OleChess Chess Camp

Published on: June 27, 2015

11th Annual OleChess Chess Camp. July 26 – 31, 2015 A premier national chess camp at an affordable price. We offer a “camp within a...

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23 Apr

Candidates for USCF Delegate

Published on: April 23, 2015

The MSCA is looking for one delegate and two alternates for the upcomng USCF Delegat's meeting held the second weekend of the US Open in Phoenix. (August 8-9). If you are planning to attend the US Open and if you are interested in becoming a delegate, please contact me as soon as...

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16 Apr

Chess Structures

Published on: April 16, 2015

CHESS STRUCTURES, A GRANDMASTER GUIDE University of Minnesota grad student, GM Mauricio Flores Rios...

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05 Apr

2015 Classic Chess Grand Prix

Published on: April 05, 2015
04 Apr

2015 Castle Chess Camp and Workshop

Published on: April 04, 2015
03 Apr

MSCA 2014-2015 Event Schedule

Published on: April 03, 2015

Minnesota Blitz Championship: Jun 28 (Roseville Oval) Past Events Noel Skelton Region 6 Championship:...

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03 Apr

2015 Golden Gopher Open

Published on: April 03, 2015
03 Apr

Commanding the Chessboard

Published on: April 03, 2015
02 Apr

MSCA on Chess.com

Published on: April 02, 2015

Consider joining the MSCA group on Chess.com ...

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02 Apr

50th Minnesota Scholastic Championship Results

Published on: April 02, 2015

Congratulations to our 50th Annual Minnesota Scholastic Champions and Championship teams and everyone who participated in this event! The four way for first place in the K-12 section will be resolved by a double round-robin playoff at the MN Chess Castle...

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22 Mar

2015 Minnesota Championship

Published on: March 22, 2015

The 2015 Minnesota Closed Championships were held at the Castle Chess Club in Minneapolis on March 13-15. Congratulations to Sean Nagle, 2015 Minnesota...

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19 Mar

Caro Crush!

Published on: March 19, 2015

Check out this excellent Caro-Kann game annotated by Roger Rudolph. Qatar Masters, ...

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29 Jan

St. Paul Winter Open

Published on: January 29, 2015

The St. Paul Winter Open was held January 24-25 in Roseville with 119 participants. The tournament had a clear 1st place winner in every section. ...

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