MN Blizzard joins USCL
The Minnesota Blizzard had their kick-off meeting tonight and are ready for the 2015 season. The Blizzard have two Grandmasters, three International Masters, a FIDE Master, and multiple National Masters. The United States Chess League will have 20(!) teams this year with the addition of the Minnesota Blizzard, Lubbock Tornadoes, and San Diego Surfers. One team has dropped out since last year. The league will be divided into East and West divisions, 10 teams each. Included in the West division alongside the Blizzard are teams from St. Louis, Dallas, Rio Grande, San Francisco, Lubbock, San Diego, Seattle, Arizona, and Boston (they don't mind late night games).