Team Tournament Shaping up In Cedar Rapids

On June 1st and 2nd, the Iowa Amateur Team Tournament is being held in Cedar Rapids at the PCI building , as we in the Iowa Chess Community affectionately refer to as Bob's Place. We have 3.5 teams signed up now with a team from Kansas! The Iowa Team Tournament was held back in the 1990's and a team that included James Hodina were champions. Unfortunately James cannot defend his title as he will be helping to direct. If you don't have a team? No worries, join up as an individual and we will create a team for you. I have drafted my son's to play and round out teams as needed. There are under prizes for lower rated teams. And the price can't be beat. Please come and show your support

Two Big Events in Central Iowa this Summer

Two big Iowa qualifier tournaments are being held in central Iowa this summer! The 1st Annual Roger Gotschall Memorial Chess Festival will be held on the campus of Iowa State University on June 15th & 16th. The details are in the TLA included in the "upcoming tournament" section on the IASCA website. “Coach” was a well-known chess personality in Iowa, and he left a large footprint! Roger was furiously proud of ISU and Ames. It’s only fitting that a memorial tournament be held in his honor. If someone would be so kind as to write a biography of Roger for distribution at the event as well as pictures, I would be grateful. I’m not knowledgeable of Roger’s long career to do him justice. A

Pen City Rapid

The Pen City Rapid, the first tournament held in Fort Madison since 1995, saw Daniel Garrett of Peoria and Robert Reynolds of West Burlington tie for 1st - 2nd. Bob Beelman of Fort Madison and Josh Reynolds of Coralville tied for 3rd in the 8-player field. Above: Bob Beelman and Nick Hantzeas, both of Fort Madison compete in the 5th and final round. (Photo by Stan Felgar)

WIU Cinco de Mayo Tournament 2019

For the second year in a row, Western Illinois University hosted the Cinco de Mayo chess tournament on Saturday May 4th, in which 32 players from the Quad Cities, Burlington and Iowa City competed in three categories. Arthur Mueller from Davenport, the Illowa chess champion, was the winner in the Open category with 3.5 points, Robert L. Reynolds from Burlington, IA, was second, Luis M. Peralta from Moline and Eric G. Vigil from Iowa City tied for third; Cody B. Noble from Bettendorf won the U1400 category with 3.5 points, and Niyitunga Jeanvier was the winner in the Beginners category. Tony Britton was the tournament director. The next tournament at WIU in Moline will be on July 20th. For mo

Chess Underground Season 1: Americana Debuts [PODCAST]

Chess with a brew? Chess in a zoo? A chess flash mob and a Bat signal, too? Check out the inaugural installment of US Chess' new podcast, Chess Underground, at: https://new.uschess.org/news/chess-underground-season-1-americana-debuts-podcast

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