IASCA Scholastic Chair

Dear Iowa Chess Patrons, After 9 years of service as the IASCA Scholastic Chair, I have chosen to step down. So, we begin the search for another interested and motivated individual to take on this valuable role to organize Iowa Scholastic Chess Championship Events for our school age chess players. The duties of the IASCA Scholastic Chair include: Establishing an annual calendar for six (6) Iowa Scholastic Chess Championship Events. Ensuring a playing site is secured for each event. Appointing a Chief Tournament Director for each event. Procuring trophies for each event. Communicating tournament information and results to the Iowa scholastic chess families through email, the IASCA website, a

Cedar Rapids Chess Workshop

On July 15 &16, 2017, the Cedar Rapids Chess Club (CRCC) is honored to host the CRCC Chess Workshop. Presented by USCF Senior 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. A one day option (Saturday or Sunday) is available for $65. An evening, 7 round, G

Undefeated in Wellsburg

Accolades go to Steven Cusumano of Nebraska after a resounding finish in Wellsburg. The 1907-rated Cusumano dominated the 17-player field on May 13, finishing with a perfect score, after defeating Thomas Gaul in the championship game. 2017 Wellsburg Open Champion Steven Cusumano Cusumano's other victories were hard-fought struggles with Tim Crouse, Tom Hesse and Daniel Carson. Hesse and Carson both leveraged their redoubtable skills against Cusumano in 60+ move battles. Second place in the Open went to William Polzin of Ames, undefeated with 3.5 out of 4. Polzin yielded a second round draw to Thomas Gaul.​ John Trunnell finished third with 3.0, after scoring a final round upset against Ivan

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