Cedar Rapids Chess Club

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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. 

 
 
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Announcements

Recent Announcements

  • Upcoming Nebraska Tournaments Hello chess players and friends! We just finished the Omaha Chess Camp, where over thirty-five young players worked on their games with some of Omaha's best teachers. Now it's time to put those new skills to the test with some tournaments! Here's what's coming up:June 13 - this Saturday! - Lincoln City Championship3 slow games, only $20 at the door! A Nebraska Player of the Year event!June 15-29 - Spence Chess Club QuadsJuly 11-12 - Midwest Open (Omaha)Omaha's biggest Swiss of the year. Early entry ends July 1st. Another POY event!August 1-2 - State Games of America (Cornhusker Games) (Lincoln)Sections for all ages and abilities! Again, a POY event ...
    Posted Jun 11, 2015, 11:37 AM by James Hodina
  • Cedar Rapids Leather Jackets - February 28 & March 1 Join us at the Cedar Rapids PCI building for the last IASCA Grand Prix Qualifier of the year. There are two sections: A two-day 5 Round G/90 +30 Open Section with $760 in prizes and a one-day 4 Round G/75 d5 Reserve (U1600) Section with $365 in prizes. Visit www.iowa-chess.org for all the details.ONLINE REGISTRATION LINKSCedar Rapids Leather Jackets Open (Feb 28 & Mar 1)Cedar Rapids Leather Jackets Reserve (Feb 28 only)
    Posted Feb 19, 2015, 3:50 PM by James Hodina
  • Happy Holidays from the Cedar Rapids Chess Club ,    Our scholastic meeting will be held later today from 2-5 pm in Beems A (2nd floor).  However, with Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve falling on Wednesday, there is no chess club the next two Wednesday nights as the library is closed.  We have been able to reserve a room (Beems A) on Friday, January 2, and so our chess club will meet on this date.  We will hold a free chess tournament that afternoon.  We will form individual group players of similar rating into groups of four.  The groups (known as "Quads") will play a round robin.  For those who are USCF members, the quads will be rated.  There will be unrated quads for those who do ...
    Posted Dec 21, 2014, 8:24 AM by James Hodina
  • Cedar Rapids Open October 18 Cedar Rapids OpenAn IASCA Mini-QualifierOctober 18, 20144 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 K   REGISTRATION Entry Fee: $25 before 10/11, $30 afterward IASCA Membership Required (OSA) K Register Online: www.onlineregistration.cc Register On-Site: 8:30 am – 9:30 am   Register by Mail: Postmarked by 10/11/2014 Payable to: Chess in Iowa c/o James Hodina 3411 Blue Pointe Ct SW Cedar Rapids, IA ...
    Posted Sep 23, 2014, 6:50 PM by James Hodina
  • CRCC Players Compete in Iowa Championships The Iowa Open, Reserve, and RBO was held in Coralville last weekend, August 16-17.  We had many CRCC members participate and do quite well.  Check out the write up on the open on the IASCA Website. Check out the results for all three tournaments on the US Chess website at: USCF WebsiteSo, this Wednesday, bring your games and we'll do some group analysis.  Jim White has offered to start out using the big screen.  But whether on the big screen or with another club member, going over your games with someone is the best path to success.
    Posted Aug 19, 2014, 6:13 PM by James Hodina
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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. 

Send an email to the Cedar Rapids Chess Club to be notified of future scholastic chess events

Recent Announcements

  • March 15 2015 Dear Scholastic Chess Patrons,This is a friendly reminder that the Cedar Rapids Chess Club will host its scholastic meeting today, Sunday March 15.  We will meet at the Downtown Cedar Rapids Public Library from 2-5 pm.  Jim Hodina will be presenting a lesson from 2:30 to 3:30 pm followed by a friendly tournament among those who want to participate.  Our next meeting is Sunday, Aprill 5.Check out the upcoming chess tournaments online at www.iowa-chess.orgMarch 21-22nd, 2015 Iowa Class Championship & Iowa Closed Championship3/21/2015 at Cedar Rapids IAdetails2015 Iowa K-12 Scholastic Open Championships (K-3, K-5, K-8 & K-12)3/28/2015 at Coralville ...
    Posted Mar 15, 2015, 5:36 AM by James Hodina
  • February 1 2015 Dear Scholastic Chess Families,We will be meeting today.  I was unsure at first, but when I went online to see if the library was open today, right on front page of their webpage was the announcement of our meeting, I knew the answer.  I recognize the weather and the Super Bowl may affect whether some of you join us.  But if your willing to make the trip, I'm willing to give a lesson and organize some games among players.There are a couple other announcements I want to pass along.Iowa Scholastic Team Championship, February 7, West Des MoinesThis coming Saturday is the Iowa Scholastic Team Championship.  It is an Individual Play style team tournament (as contrasted ...
    Posted Feb 1, 2015, 7:31 AM by James Hodina
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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)



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