Welcome Chess Players, Families and the Chess Community

Welcome to the NEW Chess in Iowa website.  This site has been rebuilt from the ground up so that we can provide quicker and easier access to information on chess instruction, clubs, and tournaments in Iowa.  Official tournament information is posted on the Iowa State Chess Association Website.

Through this website, you may now register and pay for chess tournaments hosted by Chess in Iowa. These include many scholastic chess tournaments, open tournaments, and chess lectures and related events.


  • September 11, 2016: Chess in Iowa Kicks Off the Sunday Scholastic Chess Club! Starting September 18, Chess in Iowa will be hosting Sunday afternoon chess clubs at following four locations along the I-380 corridor. September 18, 2 - 4:30 pm: Cedar Rapids ...
    Posted Sep 11, 2016, 11:39 AM by James Hodina
  • September 6, 2016: Simul with Iowa’s 2016 National Masters James Neal and Joseph Wan both earned the title of National Master this year, and we are celebrating with a simul at noon on Saturday, September 17, in Schwab Auditorium ...
    Posted Sep 6, 2016, 8:23 PM by James Hodina
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