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Cedar Rapids Open and Scholastic Championship

posted Oct 13, 2016, 9:07 PM by James Hodina   [ updated Oct 13, 2016, 9:11 PM ]




Please mark your calendars for the Cedar Rapids Open and the Cedar Rapids Scholastic Chess Championship.  You may register for either tournament online by following the link at www.chessiniowa.org/registration or going directly to www.onlineregistration.cc.  Contact James Hodina at james.hodina@chessiniowa.org with any questions.

Cedar Rapids Open

An IASCA Mini-Qualifier

October 22, 2016

4 Rounds, Game in 60 Minutes with 5 Second Delay

PRIZES

$675 in Prizes b/30

1st Overall = $175

2nd Overall = $125

3rd Overall = $75

Class A (1800 - 1999) = $50

Class B (1600 - 1799) = $50

Class C (1400 - 1599) = $50

Class D (1200 - 1399) = $50

Class E (1200) and Under = $50

Unrated $50

 

REGISTRATION

Entry Fee: $25 by 10/19, $30 afterward

IASCA Membership Required ($10)

 

Register Online

www.chessiniowa.org/registration

Register On-Site: 8:30 am – 9:30 am

 

Register by Mail: Postmarked by 10/15/2015

Payable to: Chess in Iowa

c/o James Hodina

3411 Blue Pointe Ct SW

Cedar Rapids, IA 52404


ROUNDS

Round 1: 10:00 am

Round 2: 1:00 pm

Round 3: 3:30 pm

Round 4: 6:30 pm

 

LOCATION

Clarion Hotel

525 33rd Ave SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

 Directions: I-380 33rd Ave Exit. West on 33rd Ave., two blocks on left. FREE parking.

Additional Information

James Hodina: james.hodina@chessiniowa.org

Cedar Rapids

Scholastic chess Championship

October 22, 2016

5 Rounds, Game in 30 Minutes with 5 Second Delay

This is a non-rated event, designed for beginners
No US Chess Membership required

PRIZES

Trophies 1st through 6th Place Overall

Top Score Each Grade, K-6

(Only one trophy per player)

Medals for All 1st Time Participants


REGISTRATION

Entry Fee: $10 by 10/20, $12 afterward


Register Online:

www.chessiniowa.org/registration

Register On-Site: 8:30 am – 9:30 am

 

Register by Mail: Postmarked by 10/15/2016

Payable to: Chess in Iowa

c/o James Hodina

3411 Blue Pointe Ct SW

Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

 

ROUNDS

Round 1: 10:00 am

Round 2: 11:00 am

Round 3: 12:30 pm

Round 4: 1:30 pm

Round 5: 2:30 pm


LOCATION

Clarion Hotel

525 33rd Ave SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

Directions: I-380 33rd Ave Exit. West on 33rd Ave., two blocks on left. FREE parking.

Additional Information

James Hodina: james.hodina@chessiniowa.org

September 11, 2016: Chess in Iowa Kicks Off the Sunday Scholastic Chess Club!

posted Sep 11, 2016, 11:39 AM by James Hodina

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 Ladd Library, 3750 Williams Blvd SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
  • September 25, 1:30 - 3:30 pm: Coralville Public Library, 1401 5th St, Coralville, IA 52241
  • October 2, 2:30 - 4:30 pm: Marion Public Library, 1095 6th Ave, Marion, IA 52302
  • October 9, 1:30 - 3:30 pm: Faith Academy, 1030 Cross Park Avenue, Iowa City, IA 52240
The clubs will continue to rotate, meeting once a month.  For additional information on Chess in Iowas Scholastic email info@chessiniowa.org or the  listed contact for the Sunday meeting location.

1st Sunday October – May 2:30 – 4:30 pm

Marion Public Library Logo


1095 6th Ave, Marion, IA 52302

CONTACT: Shawn Kmetz

2nd Sunday September – May 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

A MINISTRY OF PARKVIEW CHURCH


1030 Cross Park Avenue, Iowa City, IA 52240 School Head / Principal: Doug Fern

CONTACT: Gail Takahashi

3rd Sunday September – May 2:00 – 4:30 pmCedar Rapids Public LIbrary - Cedar Rapids Public Library

LADD LIBRARY

3750 Williams Blvd SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

CONTACT: James Hodina


4th Sunday September – May 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Coralville Public Library

1401 5th St, Coralville, IA 52241

CONTACT: Jess Fiedorowicz

September 6, 2016: Simul with Iowa’s 2016 National Masters

posted Sep 6, 2016, 8:23 PM by James Hodina

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 at the Coralville Public Library (1401 5th St, Coralville). To make it more challenging, they will take turns making moves. We have quite a few chess sets, but please bring yours in case we have a crowd. Please park in the parking garage on the lower level. Hope you can join us to congratulate James and Joseph!

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