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2023 Cedar Rapids Leather Jackets
THREE-DAY & TWO-DAY SCHEDULES. Both Open & Reserve (U1600) Sections. $2,000 in Cash Prizes. Saturday Night Blitz. FIDE Rated in Open & Blitz. Reserve USCF rated only.
End Date
Online: under “Chess in Iowa.”
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.
Cedar Rapids Marriott, 1200 Collins Rd NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402. PH: 319.393.6600
Link to tournament location map
Entry Fee
Open: $65 if received before 2/25/22, $75 afterward, and $80 on-site. Reserve: $50 if received before 2/25/22, $60 afterward, and $65 on-site. Play-up Option: $20 extra to play up from Reserve (U1600) into the Open section. On-Site Registration: Fri: 5 pm - 6:30 pm, Sat: 8:0 am - 9:30 am. Blitz: $25 prior or onsite.
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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 (not FIDE rated) then merge with the 3-day schedule. Blitz: Saturday 8 pm.
Open ($1,300 GTD): 1st $500, 2nd $250 3rd $160. Class Prizes: U2000 and U1800, $130 each; Unrated players are not eligible for class prizes. Reserve (U1600, b/29): 1st-3rd $200-$160-$120. Class Prizes: U1400, U1200/U1200 $80 each. Blitz: 75% of entry fees returned as prizes.
Required for Open. Out of State Accepted
Available on site
James Hodina
Send Entry Fee to
Mail: Chess in Iowa, c/o James Hodina, 3411 Blue Pointe Ct. SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404.,, 319-432-1459 (cell)
Link to registration/tournament website
Additional Info
Hotel: Marriott Courtesy Rate of $130 per night if booked no later than February 3. Many hotel options within walking distance (<3 blocks). Free parking.
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