Scott Riester wins MN Class Championship Masters/Experts Section!


NM Scott Riester has won the 2012 Minnesota Class Championship master/expert section with an extremely impressive perfect score!  I will post the link to the results once it’s available.  Other players from Rochester were Matt Jensen, Dennis Mays and Maor Leker Locker.

Tomorrow night

We will have an officer meeting at 6:00 PM tomorrow night.  Everyone is invited.  Casual chess will also start at the same time.

Chess Teaching opportunity

I have been teaching beginners the game of chess at the Rochester Montessori School. I have been using Chessmaster Grandmaster Edition’s Academy by Josh Watskin. They are learning a little, but haven’t been putting it to good use yet. I would like to invite the Rochester Chess Club to meet at the school on a given club night and play some one on one with the students then a personalized post mortem with the student you play. We will be able to serve Pizza and drinks after.

I have 14 students, and would need that many club members. I would like to do this 12/4 or 12/11 @ 6:30. Please let me know of your interest. Contact me at:

– Mike McKinley

RCC has a new vote chess game and will be starting an U1600 tournament.  If you haven’t played any tournaments this would be a good one to start in.

Round 3 TCCL Results, No Club on Tuesday

There is no club meeting on Tuesday.  Have a good Thanksgiving!

TCCL Results

The Gold team split 2-2 and are in 2nd place out of 8.  The Silver team tied 2-2 and are also doing well in 3rd place.  The Bronze team lost 3-1 and are in 8th place out of 21 teams.

View the official spreadsheet for full TCCL results.

Last Monthly Rated of 2012 and schedule through the end of 2012

Monthly Rated (Saturday!)


We will be having 2 months off from our monthly USCF rated tournaments.  This is due to the holidays and some larger state tournaments coming up.  Right now we have a fairly large number of players committed to play or planning on playing.  Below is the list of players planning on playing as of now.  Please take a look at the schedule on the right sidebar.  We will be starting at 9:00 AM and playing 4 rounds.  I will try to have the tournament wrapped up by 6:15 PM.  If you can arrive between 8:00 and 8:45 that will help us get started right at 9:00.  Please send me an email if you are interested in playing but not on the list (  You can always sign up on site as well before 8:45.

Ralph Townsend (1856)

Kevin Gaustad (1805)

George Paulik (1755)

Roy Knuth (1700)

Mike Larson (1576)

Tim Schimke (1570)

Larry Jasperson (1566)

Maor Leker Locker (1525)

Paul Kinion (1457)

Richard Huang (1207)

Ben Schimke (1107)

Walker Larson (734)

Ivan (UNR)

Anthony (UNR)


Halloween Attack theme tournament!  This will be a lot of fun.  $5 for members and $7 for non-members.  Details on the right sidebar.

New photo of the club champions is also available on the club champions page.