Lots of updates!

There will not be a Saturday chess session at the Synagogue this weekend.  The next club meeting is on Tuesday at the Harwick.

January Slow Chess: Round 2 is finished in the January Slow Chess.  Rob, Maor, and Roy are tied for first in the open section.  Gil and Hans are tied for first in the U1600.  January Slow Chess Pairings and Standings.  It’s not too late to join the open section, send Matt an email if you’re interested.  For the U1600 you can just arrive by 7:00 and be paired!

Rochester Grand Winter Open – To register please visit onlineregistration.cc and navigate to the Rochester Grand Winter Open.  From the site you can register online with a PayPal account or credit card.  If you have any questions you can email Matt.  NEW for out of town players we have a hotel rate of $70+tax at the Rochester EconoLodge!  Ask for the “Chess Tournament” rate, (507) 282-9905.

February Schedule Posted – See the right sidebar for details.  Lots of unrated nights to relax and have fun.

Chess News

Scholastic:  Mayo and Century are tied for first after the first high school chess meet.  Results:  http://rochesterchess.com/scholastic/results-2014/

TCCL:  Rochester Ultimates are in 7th place in the Gold division.  Rochester B2 or not B2 is in 3rd place in the Silver division.  Ralph and Maor are both leading their respective boards.  Rochester Knights are in 10th place in the Bronze division.  http://minnesotachess.org/tccl_detail.php?id=7

MSCA Elections:  The MSCA elections are coming up fast and I’ll will be running for the board this year!  You can find my candidacy statement on the MSCA website, as well as instructions on how to vote.  http://minnesotachess.org/news_detail.php?id=12.  Thanks for your consideration.  — Matt



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