Welcome Chess Players, Families and the Chess Community

Welcome to the NEW Chess in Iowa website.  This site has been rebuilt from the ground up so that we can provide quicker and easier access to information on chess instruction, clubs, and tournaments in Iowa.  Official tournament information is posted on the Iowa State Chess Association Website.

Through this website, you may now register and pay for chess tournaments hosted by Chess in Iowa. These include many scholastic chess tournaments, open tournaments, and chess lectures and related events.

2017 Cedar Rapids Chess Workshop

July 15 & 16, 2017

The Hotel at Kirkwood, 7725 Kirkwood Blvd SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

Open to Players Age 13 & Older or USCF 1100 & Above

$99 for the two day event (meals not included)

$65 for a one day registration

Register online or by email with James Hodina, james.hodina@chessiniowa.org


The Cedar Rapids Chess Club (CRCC) is honored to host the 2017 CRCC Chess Workshop. Presented by Senior USCF Masters Alex Betaneli and Erik Santarius, this two-day workshop is open to players rated USCF 1100 and above or age 13 and older.  The workshop will begin Saturday at 10:00 am, concluding at 5:00 pm and run 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Sunday. Workshop activities will focus on strategy and tactics through individual and group analysis.

The chess workshop will be held at the Hotel at Kirkwood located at 7725 Kirkwood Blvd SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404.  Registration is $99 for the two-day training with a one day (Sat or Sun), $65 option.  An evening, 7 round, Game/10 d2 Quick Chess Tournament will be held Saturday at 7 pm, free to chess workshop participants.  You may register by email to James Hodina at james.hodina@chessiniowa.org.  Checks may be made to “Chess in Iowa”, c/o James Hodina, 3411 Blue Pointe Ct. SW, Cedar Rapids, IA  52404.  Phone 319-432-1459 or email james.hodina@chessiniowa.org. Electronic invoice and payment with PayPal is also an available payment option.

The Kirkwood Hotel is the former host site for the Iowa Closed Championship and Class Championship. Call (877) 751-5111 for overnight room reservations.  A chess rate of $112 is offered while rooms remain available.  Additional hotel options are nearby.

Register now for this unique chess experience!

James Hodina,
Nov 27, 2016, 8:54 AM