Cedar Rapids Chess Club


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.

To join our email news, send an email to crchessclub@gmail.com.



 

All Ages Club Activities

  • January 27, 2015 My Fritztrainer DVD came in the mail this week.  I unpacked it and the first game analysis I dove into was this amazing position between Gilberto Garcia and Mihail Tal ...
    Posted Jan 27, 2015, 8:11 PM by James Hodina
  • January 21, 2015 All-Ages Chess Club Meeting The Cedar Rapids Chess Club will be discussing the Semi-Slav with a specific look at the Botvinnik variation. We will then have a blitz event with the opening moves ...
    Posted Jan 20, 2015, 7:34 PM by James Hodina
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Announcements

Recent Announcements

  • 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 5. 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

  • 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
  • Scholastic Chess Club Starting Back Up on October 5, 2014 The scholastic meetings of the Cedar Rapids Chess Club resume Sunday October 5th.  We will meet at 2:00 pm and wrap up before the library closes at 5 pm.  All school age chess players are welcome.  There will be something for all skill levels - beginner and experienced alike.  We are hosted by the Cedar Rapids Public Library and will meet in the conference room of the Children's Resource Center on the first floor.Our typical meeting goes something like this:2:00 - 2:30 pm: Set up and play for fun2:30 - 3:30 pm: Lesson from Adult instructor3:30 - 4:30 pm: Fun tournament or play with a friend4:30 - 5:00 pm: Clean ...
    Posted Sep 23, 2014, 6:11 PM by James Hodina
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We've Moved to the New Public Library!!!

Wednesday, August 28, the Cedar Rapids Chess Club will begin meeting at the new Cedar Rapids Public Library.  Our meeting room is "Beems Auditorium A."  We will be meeting every Wednesday from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm.  We have new club sets and clocks for the grand opening.  Please feel to stop by and check out this wonderful new facility and not only what it offers to our club but what if offers to the entire community.  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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We will also be starting back up our Scholastic meetings beginning Sunday from 2 - 5 pm on September 8. (We will normally meet the 1st and 3rd Sundays but not for Labor Day Weekend). Our next meeting dates will be September 15 and then again on October 6 and October 20.  We ill meet in the same location, Beems Auditorium A.



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