42 Season Concluded

How would you like to enter a team in the Minnesota Junior High/Middle School Chess League?

We are affiliated with the Minnesota Academic Excellence Foundation and the School Chess Association and have been in operation since 1973. Our goal is to promote scholastic chess in the state amongst junior high and middle school students. Chess is a fun way for young people to get the problem solving experiences they need to satisfy their rapidly growing brains. The league provides organized competitions which foster improvement.

Our season begins in January. We play one day a week in the afternoons (teams of five) for about seven weeks. The division that meets in MPLS/ST PAUL may instead play on a few assorted Saturdays. The season continues through early March. The state and the Nationals occur in the Spring. Teams are divided into divisions based upon their locations. Players can be in any grade up through ninth.

Both individual and team awards are given out at season’s end. The top teams in teach division compete for the title in the playoffs in March. Entry fee is $46 per team (only $25 for any team beyond your first from the same school). Checks are made to Minnesota Junior High Chess League and fees are due by February 1st. If you are interested, or have questions, contact league director Brian Ribnick before registration is closed on Wednesday , December 23rd, 2015. Thank you and we hope to see your school participate in the league this year. To register, just email me with the name of the school, the name of the coach, the home and work phone and email address of the coach. Also, let me know how many teams you wish to enter (3 max). Make checks payable to MN JR HI Chess League. Please do not enter a team unless you are sure you will commit. Dues are required if you enter, even if you end up withdrawing before the first match.

Brian Ribnick , LEAGUE DIRECTOR
Metcalf Junior High
2250 Diffley Road, Burnsville MN 55337
bribnick@isd191.org   952-707-2523



Last Years News ...
Cities Division
Seward and Capitol Hill advance to the playoffs at Metcalf Jr. High March 21

News and complete details atjhlchess.blogspot.com

Cities Division Schedule
Jan 31 9:00 - 12:30 Seward Montessori Matthew's Center
Feb 28 8:45 - 12:15 First Covenant Church on Arcade (across from Farnsworth Lower School)


South Suburban Division

Final Standings for the MN Junior High Chess League - South Division 2015

Place    Team                        Match Record        Game Record
1.        Metcalf  A                            7-0                           33-2  *
2.        Seven Hills                          6-1                           23.5-11.5  *
3.        Metcalf B                            4-3                           24.5-10.5
4.        Home School                    4-3                            22.5-12.5
5.        Metcalf C                           4-3                            18-17
6.        Faithful Shepherd A        2-5                            13.5-16.5
7.        Faithful Shepherd B        1-6                            3-32
8.        Cottage Grove                   0-7                           2-33

* Advance to playoffs on March 21

If you have not paid your dues yet, please talk to the director today regarding the status.

UPCOMING EVENTS
March 7 - SCA Twin Cities Junior High Championship @ Metcalf  (schoolchess.org)  -  REGISTER
March 14-15 - SCA Statewide Elementary K-6 Championship @ Breck  (schoolchess.org -  REGISTER
March 21 - Jr. High Chess League Playoffs @ Metcalf  (top two teams from each division) - INVITATIONAL
March 28-29 - MSCA State Junior High Championship, St. Paul  (minnesotachess.org) - REGISTER
April 24-26 - 2015 National Junior High (K-9) Championship, Louisville, KY (uschess.org) - REGISTER

South Suburban Schedule
Round 1 and 2 -  Fri, Jan 30
Location: Seven Hills Preparatory Academy, 8600 Bloomington Ave S., Bloomington
Rounds 3 and 4 -  Fri Feb 6
Location: Cottage Grove Middle School, 9775 Indian Blvd, Cottage Grove
Round 5 and 6 -  Fri Feb 20
Location: Metcalf Junior High, 2250 Diffley Road, Burnsville
Round 7 and Makeups -  Fri Feb 27
Location: Metcalf Junior High, 2250 Diffley Road, Burnsville
Makeup Day if needed -  Fri March 6
Location: Metcalf Junior High, 2250 Diffley Road, Burnsville

League Playoffs:
March 21, at Metcalf Jr. High in Burnsville

5-Player Teams Time Control: Game in 30 minutes with 5 second delay

Our 41st Season!

Letter from the Director,
 
How would you like to enter a team in the Minnesota Junior High/Middle School Chess League? We are affiliated with the Minnesota Academic Excellence Foundation and the School Chess Association and have been in operation since 1973. Our goal is to promote scholastic chess in the state amongst junior high and middle school students.  Chess is a fun way for young people to get the problem solving experiences they need to satisfy their rapidly growing brains. The league provides organized competitions which foster improvement.

Our season begins in January.  We play one day a week in the afternoons (teams of five) for about seven weeks. The division that meets in MPLS/ST PAUL may instead play on a few assorted Saturdays.  The season continues through early March.  The state and the Nationals occur in April. Teams are divided into divisions based upon their locations. Players can be in any grade up through ninth.

Both individual and team awards are given out at season’s end. The top teams in teach division compete for the title in the playoffs in March.  Entry fee is $40 for one team, $60 for two teams and $70 for three teams. Checks are made to Minnesota Junior High Chess League and fees are due by February 1st.  If you are interested, or have questions, contact league director Brian Ribnick before registration is closed on Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014.  Thank you and we hope to see your school participate in the league this year. To register, just email me with the name of the school, the name of the coach, the home and work phone and email address of the coach. Also, let me know how many teams you wish to enter (4 max). Make checks payable to MN JR High Chess League. Please do not enter a team unless you are sure you will commit. Dues are required if you enter, even if you end up withdrawing before the first match.

Brian Ribnick , LEAGUE DIRECTOR
Metcalf Junior High
2250 Diffley Road, Burnsville MN 55337
bribnick@isd191.org      952-707-2523


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