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Chess in Iowa is a non-profit organization with the mission to promote the advancement of chess and chess players in our community.  Chess in Iowa is governed by a board of directors and is recognized as a charitable organization by the IRS under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. Some of our work has gone on to support Scholastic and All-Ages Chess Tournaments, scholarships to scholastic players, camps, workshops, and hosting of lectures and simultaneous exhibitions of titled chess players. We are continuing to pursue new opportunities that further our progress to these goals.  If you would like to learn more about Chess in Iowa, contribute to our mission through volunteering or donation, or could use our assistance with your chess program, please contact us at


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Scholastic Chess Announcements

  • Recent Announcements
  • 2016 Cedar Rapids Chess Workshop Cedar Rapids  Chess Workshop July 16 & 17, 2016 Open to Players Age 13 & Older or USCF 1100 & Above (others at the discretion of the instructors) $125 for the two day ...
    Posted May 23, 2016, 7:46 PM by James Hodina
  • 2016 Iowa Scholastic Open Please join us Saturday, March 26, for the Iowa Scholastic Open. This is the finale of the Iowa scholastic chess season and will crown Iowa scholastic champions in four sections ...
    Posted Mar 20, 2016, 7:22 AM by James Hodina
  • Happy 2016! Dear Scholastic Chess Families,January is considered by many the "unofficial" kick-off of the scholastic chess season, which "unofficially" runs through March.   Full tournament details for all events are ...
    Posted Jan 5, 2016, 6:57 PM by James Hodina
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