When: All Ages Club: Wednesday Evenings, 5:30 - 8:30 pm. Scholastic Club: October-May, First and Third Sundays of the Month, 2-5 pm.
Where: Cedar Rapids Public Library, Beems Auditorium A, 450 Fifth Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401.
Format: Casual play. If you're the first to arrive, pull out the chess sets and start. We will often (but not always) have a one-hour presentation from 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm.
What Else: We are a young club with 10-20 members. We organize some events like a club tournament on the weekends. So stay in touch for details.
Cedar Rapids Chess Club Ladder
With an interest to play more tournament style games, the Cedar Rapids Chess Club has started a "ladder tournament." Anyone attending the chess ladder can participate. There are no fees to participate in the ladder. Players do not need to be US Chess Federation (USCF) members. But if both players in a ladder game happen to be current USCF members, then the game may be USCF rated.
Scholastic Chess Club Meetings
As school starts, we'll be gearing up to resume our scholastic chess club October 3, 2015. We meet at the Cedar Rapids Public Library from 2 pm to 5 pm. We meet the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month. We will follow the schedule of meeting on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month from October - May. We will start off with a group lesson at 2:30 pm after which we will do an organized chess activity and then finish up with some free time to just play chess.
Cedar Rapids Downtown Public Library
The Cedar Rapids Chess Club meets at the new Cedar Rapids Public Library. Our meeting room is "Beems Auditorium A." We meet every Wednesday from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm. We have club sets and clocks for everyone to use. Please feel to stop by and check out chess club and this wonderful facility. There is plenty to do for the whole family (even if they don't play chess). For more information check out library at:
Cedar Rapids Downtown Library
Phone: 319-398-5123 (downtown)