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Class E and Under Champion!
Eric Vigil

Congratulations Nathan Chen and Paul Scanlon, (the latter winning on tiebreaks and walking away with the trophy) for winning the Class E and Under Championship. Class F was won by Nathan Wei, Class G by Crissy Vigil, Class H and Under was won by Jayne Lady. In the Kirkwood Chess Wars VII James Nea... [More]

Okoboji Open 2 weeks away
Hank Anzis

  The Okoboji Open starts on Friday April 25th. If anyone needs a ride or wants to share my room I'll be heading up on Friday morning so send me an email at if you want to car pool or room together.

  You can register for the tour... [More]

Congratulations Tim McEntee, new State Closed Champion 2014
Eric Vigil

This years Iowa Closed Championship was TIGHT! How tight? going into the last round 4 of 6 players could have won the title. I was amazed when I checked in Sunday afternoon. Saturday was such a great chess day with the Class Championships. Class A was won by Robert Reynold, coming in Second was... [More]

Proposed Rules for the Iowa Closed Chess Championship - Part 1
James Hodina


These rules were approved at the IASCA Membership Meeting March 29, 2014


The IASCA Board of Directors has proposed a revised set of qualification rules for the Iowa Closed Chess Championship.  These rules are posted for member review and comme... [More]

Annual Meeting 1pm at the Iowa Class Championship tournament
Eric Vigil

Annual meeting will be held at 1-2pm inbetween rounds at the Class Championship Tournament on March 29th Saturday in Cedar Rapids Iowa. Hope to see you there. Eric... [More]

Scholastic News
Gokul Thangavel Wins K-12 Open, Collects Trophy and $200 Scholarship
James Hodina

Eighty-eight players met at Cedar Rapids Prairie to compete in the IASCA's final scholastic championship event of the year. With four sections, K-12 Open, Grades K-8, Grades K-5, and Grades K-3, lots of great chess was played

Six of the top Iowa scholastic players complete in the Iowa K-12 Op... [More]

2013 Iowa Individual Grades Championships
Bill Broich

Over 90 scholastic chess players competed in this year’s K-12 Individual Champions held at Ames Middle School in Ames, Iowa on Saturday December 14th. Thirteen schools had players competing in the annual competition. The following players finished in the top 3 for their grade. 1st Grade: 1st, An... [More]

2013 - 2014 Iowa Scholastic Championship Calendar Now Posted
James Hodina

2013-2014 Scholastic Championship Calendar More]

2012-2013 Scholastic Summary
James Hodina

2012-2013 Scholastic Report More]

Edwards Dominates Elementary Team Tournament
Bill Broich

Edwards Elementary School from Ames, Iowa captured the K-3 and K-6 titles at the 2013 Elementary Team Tournament held at Cedar Rapids Prairie Middle School on February 9th in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The Edwards K-3 team won 1st place by tie-break over Van Allen Elementary of Iowa City, Iowa. Both team... [More]

Upcoming Tournaments
8th Annual Okoboji Reserve (Under 1600), Apr 25 - 27, 2014
8th Annual Okoboji Open (IASCA GP Qualifier), Apr 25 - 27, 2014
2014 May Open, May 17 - 18, 2014
2014 June Open (IASCA Mini-Qualifier) , Jun 15, 2014
2014 July Open, Jul 12 - 13, 2014
Upcoming Scholastic Tournaments
Ice Harbor Scholastic Open, May 17 - 18, 2014
2013 Qualifying Points
Robert Keating644.11
Dan J. Brashaw633.5
Ziwen Zhou632.31
James Neal726.51
Arshaq Saleem624.31
Tim McEntee418.81
Valeriy Kosokin216.5
Seth Koenig312.5
Kevin Townsend110.5
Frank Li49.2
Tournament CrosstableDate
April 12. Class E/Under State Championship. Apr 12, 2014
Kirkwood Chess Wars VII. Apr 12, 2014
March 29th, 2014 Iowa Class Championship & Iowa Closed Championship Mar 29, 2014
2014 Iowa Closed Championship Mar 29 - 30, 2014
2014 Iowa K-12 Scholastic Open Championships (K-3, K-5, K-8 & K-12) Mar 8, 2014
2014 Cedar Rapids Leather Jackets Open Mar 1 - 2, 2014
2014 Cedar Rapids Leather Jackets Reserve Mar 1, 2014
2014 Iowa High School and Junior High School Team Championships Feb 22, 2014
2014 Prairie Chess Series, Tournament #3 (USCF Rated) Feb 15, 2014
2014 Iowa Elementary Team Championships Feb 8, 2014
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