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2024 Des Moines Open & Reserve
IASCA Iowa Qualifier June 7-9 US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 10 Two-day and three-day schedules are available. Open and Reserve USCF only. Blitz: Sat, 8 PM, $25 Entry Fee, 5-round Swiss, 2 games per round, G3 +2 incr, USCF rated. Prizes: 75% of entry fees to be awarded in prizes. Separate registration is required.
End Date
8:30-9:45am on Saturday June 8th
Time Control
3-day Schedule, G/90 + 30-second increment for all rounds. 2-Day Schedule, rounds 1 & 2 only, G/60 d5 and rounds 3 through 5 and play G/90 + 30-second increment.
Holiday Inn 6111 Fleur Drive, Des Moines, IA 50321. Phone 515.287.2400 HR: $105 if reserved by May 18th. The tournament hall is on the second floor.
Link to tournament location map
Entry Fee
Open. $60 before June 8th, $75 on-site. ($20 extra to play up from Reserve into Open section if rating between 1400 and 1600). Re-entry +$20. Reserve. $50 before June 8th, $65 on-site. $60 before June 8th, $70 on-site. Re-entry +$20.
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3-day Schedule. Friday: Round 1, 7 pm. Saturday: Round 2, 10:00 Saturday: Round 3, 3:30. Sunday: Round 4, 9:30 Sunday: Round 5, 2:00. 2-Day Schedule. Saturday: Round 1, 10:00 Saturday: Round 2, 12:30 Saturday: Round 3, 3:30. Sunday: Round 4, 9:30 Sunday: Round 5, 2:00.
Open. $650 b/24 entries. 1st: $200, 2nd: $150 3rd: $125 U2000 $100 U1800 $75. Reserve. $375 b/24 entries. 1st-2nd $125-$100. Class Prizes: U1400 $85, U1200 $65.
membership is required
are available onsite
Ben Bratz
Send Entry Fee to
Bill Broich 3100 Grand Ave. 2e Des Moines, IA 50312
Bill Broich by phone at (515) 205-8062 or by email at, OR Ben Bratz by phone at (515)805-1147 or by email at
Broadcast link
Link to registration/tournament website
Additional Info
Byes: One 1/2-point bye per player. Last round bye must be requested prior to the start of the 1st round to receive a 1/2-point. Byes for all other rounds must be requested 1 hour prior to the start of the round. USCF June supplement used for ratings. FIDE rule 11.3 is enforced regarding electronic devices. Players must turn in a scoresheet for every game. NO ELECTRONIC SCORESHEETS. No spectators are allowed in the playing hall 10 minutes after the start of the round. Players are allowed to spectate after their game is over. Spectator rules are subject to change. Refund one half of entry fee for withdrawal prior to the start of the event.
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