2022 Cedar Rapids Leather Jackets

MARCH 3 - 5, 2023


Both Open & Reserve (U1600) Sections


Time Control

3-Day: 5 Round Swiss, Game 90 minutes + 30 second increment.

2-Day: Rounds 1 & 2 Game 60 min delay 5 sec, then merge round 3 with Game 90 min + 30-second increment.

Blitz: 5 Round Swiss, two games per round, Game 3 minutes delay 2 seconds.


3-Day: Friday 7 pm; Saturday 10 am and 3:30 pm; Sunday, 9:30 am and 3:00 pm.

2-Day: Saturday 10 AM and 12:30 PM then merge with the 3-day schedule.

Blitz: Saturday 8 pm.

Entry Fees

Open: $65 if received before 2/25/22, $75 afterward, $80 on-site.

Reserve: $40 if received before 2/25/22, $50 afterward, $55 on-site.

Play-up Option: Players USCF 1400 and above may pay a $15 extra to play up from Reserve (U1600) into Open section.

Blitz: $25 prior or onsite.


Open ($1,300 Guaranteed): 1st-3rd: $500-250-160. Class Prizes: U2200, U2000 and U1800 $130 each; Unrated players not eligible for class prizes. 

Reserve (U1600, b/30): 1st-3rd $200-$160-$120. Class Prizes: U1400, U1200 & Top Unrated players $80 each.

Blitz: 75% of entry fees returned as prizes.  $200 Guaranteed.

Registration Information

Online: https://www.kingregistration.com/event/2023CRLJ

Mail: Check Payable to Chess in Iowa, c/o James Hodina, 3411 Blue Pointe Ct. SW, Cedar Rapids, IA  52404.

IASCA Membership: Required for Open Section for in-state participants.

Playing Location and Hotel

Cedar Rapids Marriott, 1200 Collins Rd NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402. PH: 319.393.6600

In addition to the Marriott, there are numerous additional hotels are within a short walking distance including Holiday Inn Express, Quality Inn, and Mainstay Suites.

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Organizer Contact Information

james.hodina@chessiniowa.org or call 319-432-1459.