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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, Game/10 d2 Quick Chess Tournament will be held Saturday at 7 pm, free to chess workshop participants.

There are several ways to register. You may sign up and pay online at You may also register by email to James Hodina at and an electronic invoice will be mailed to you. Or, you may register by mail with checks made payable to “Chess in Iowa”, c/o James Hodina, 3411 Blue Pointe Ct. SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404. Phone 319-432-1459 or email with questions.

The Kirkwood Hotel is the former host site for the Iowa Closed Championship and Class Championship. Call (877) 751-5111 for overnight room reservations. Chess rate of $112 while rooms remain available. Additional hotel options are nearby.

Register now for this unique chess experience!

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