Fundraising Update, Over $6,500 in Silent Auction Donations

Metcalf Chess Families-

The Independent Fundraising Committee has been working hard to support the club this year,  We are excite to announce the Community has donated over $6,500 in items that we will put up for bid!

Promotion All Call:

Please, share the Silent Auction Event, on your Facebook timeline.

The Community has been very generous with their donations.  Let’s respond by making the most of this event!  Bring your neighbors, bring your friends, Tweet, Forward, Like Promote!

Credit Cards will be accepted.  New items are arriving daily.

Metcalf Masters Chess Team will be holding the annual Silent Auction Saturday February 17th at the Metcalf Middle School cafeteria.  Bidding begins at 8:00 am and will conclude at 2:00 pm. The community has contributed over $6,500 in donations that will be put up for bid.  Items include: Disney Theme Park tickets, Gift cards to restaurants, salon and spa packages, Entertainment – theatre tickets, museum and gallery tickets & family fun, auto care packages,  wine packages, brewery packages, private lessons from Chess Masters, hand crafted chess items and MORE!   Winners can claim and pay for their items at the conclusion of bidding. Terms are cash, check, or credit card.  If winners are not present, we will contact them following the auction.

Fundraising dates to know:

February 6th – All club members bring $20 to Chess Club for a Taproom ticket, Pick up Sales Packet if you are interested in the contest and selling tickets to support the team.

February 13th – Club Members Turn in Pizza orders and money at Chess Club

February 17th – Silent Auction at State Gradelevel tournament (Metcalf)

February 20th – Club Members Turn in Taproom Ticket orders & money at Chess Club

February 22nd – Club Members Pick up Taproom tickets at Chess Club

February 27th – Pizza Sellers 4:00 Pick up Pizzas at Metcalf

March 3rd – Taproom Tour @ Bald Man Brewing 6-9 pm

Pizza Sales support player’s Individual account.  Silent Auction and Taproom support the Metcalf shares account.

Thank you for your support!


Andy Johnson
(612) 269-7993
Fundraising Chairperson
Metcalf Masters Chess

Metcalf Chess News 2/1

Chess Families,
Hello and welcome to the regular season of middle school chess.  Certainly a fun and hectic time and so much going on its good to keep  you in the loop.
Thanks to all the chaperones that made last weekend’s Winter Open a success and congratulations to our one award winner..Justin Joubert, who placed 3rd out of 47 entrants!
Thursday Feb 1 is our optional Open Chess Meeting…
Friday Feb 2 is our next two rounds of the Minnesota Middle School Chess League.  This time we are taking a bus to Friendly Hills Middle School in Mendota Heights and due to return not too long after 6PM unless we hit big traffic.  Students need to let me know by Wednesday if they cannot make it, but we are expecting all the top 25 boards that day
Saturday is the Groundhog Open Tmt in Plymouth.  Flyers went out to all on Tuesday.  In one of the sections..the doubles, students can team up with a friend, teammate or adult..meaning YOU can play WITH your child!  Hope to see many of you try this fun option!
Monday is our next round of intermediate and advanced lessons.  ON that note, we have one Eagan teammate that needs a ride on Mondays to these lessons, although he can get a ride home.  Please contact me if you can help this young man attend.
Tuesday is our ONLY required meeting of next week.  Also this is the deadline to turn in Lifetime Fitness Party registrations.  The info for our big party on Feb 11 at Lifetime Lakeville went out at  Tuesday’s club.
Any day now you will get more details of our incredible taproom fundraiser and I did some initial briefing on Tuesday. Hoping you are all helping with our independent fundraising committee with items for our upcoming silent auction.
And like always, help make sure your child is doing at least their minimum requirement of one hour a week on our chess training sites.
Go Metcalf!
Brian Ribnick
Metcalf Chess Coach

Metcalf Chess New 12/6

Hi chess families..
Forms went out this week for chess shirts..this order is only done once a year.  Parents are welcome to order one as well….all orders must be in an envelope and returned by this Saturday.

Forms went out this week for our party at SMAAASH at the MOA on Dec 15th.  Chaperones needed.  Registrations must be in an envelope and returned by this Saturday.

Hope you once again can sign up for concession hours this Saturday at the district tourney..Reminder that all club members are asked at least one time each year to help set up or take down.  If your child has not done this yet, please go to the sign up page and sign them up if they can do it this Saturday..even if they are not playing in the event. Here is the link:

We have a great opportunity and a date available for our next Cub bagging…please sign up today for our Dec 23rd event! Here is the link:

Thanks to all those players that played at the Fall Grade Level last Saturday.

The 9-12 champ-our own Gavin Kellen. The 8th grade champ was our own Calvin York and the 8th grade team picked up a first place trophy!

If you are shopping for a chess holiday gift for a loved one, consider getting it through Metcalf we offer a discount for club members…contact coach Ribnick ( for any chess equipment you may need.

Go Metcalf!