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Who is Chess in Iowa?

Chess in Iowa is a non-profit organization with the mission to promote the advancement of chess and chess players in our community. Chess in Iowa is governed by a board of directors and is recognized as a charitable organization by the IRS under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. Our work supports Scholastic and All-Ages Chess Tournaments, scholarships to scholastic players, camps, workshops, and hosting of lectures and simultaneous exhibitions of titled chess players. We are continuing to pursue new opportunities that further our progress to these goals. If you would like to learn more about Chess in Iowa, contribute to our mission through volunteering or donation, or could use our assistance with your chess program, please contact us at

Official tournament information is posted on the Iowa State Chess Association Website.

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