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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

  • Announcements for the 2015 - 2016 Scholastic Chess Calendar
  • Prairie Chess Tournament Will Be Held Saturday The Prairie Chess Series will be held Saturday​ at the Creek Cafeteria​For those who arrive late due to weather, there will be a make up round with faster time ...
    Posted Nov 20, 2015, 7:06 AM by James Hodina
  • Scholastic Chess Calendar for 2015-2016 View the "Quick Look" calendar for the 2015-2016 school year.  Flyers for individual tournamentsare posted below the calendar when available.  Visit for details on ...
    Posted Nov 7, 2015, 12:27 PM by James Hodina
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