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Iowa Open...Thinker's Press Coming; Hotel Rates Extended!
Mark Capron

Thinker's Press will be at the Iowa Open on Saturday August 16 selling! The Marriott Extended the $99 Hotel Rates through August 11. We have had to add more rooms to the block. The entries have started to come in. Sign up today or mail to IASCA, 3123 Juniper Dr.,... [More]

Anti Malaria Wars II
Eric Vigil

Dan Brashaw in a pre US Open warmup sweeps the Open section. Second went to Anish Lodh, and third (on tiebreaks) to Andrew Ogrin-Cotarlan. In the U1000 section Arun Dixit and Misha Kuznetsov tied with 3.0 points for first Arun won on tiebreaks, it cheered him up as he had gotten roughed up at the ... [More]

Iowa Open Hotel Rates go up on July 26
Mark Capron

It’s time to get your hotel room. The block with the special rate ends on July 25. Only 6 days away!!! Entries for the event are starting to come in, why wait? Sign up today. . or mail Mark Capron. IM Michael Brooks and World U10 Champion Awonder Liang have ... [More]

Dan Vasto Dominates 2014 July Open
Mathew Jacob

Twelve players competed in the 2014 July Open that was held at the Dahl’s Foods in Clive, Iowa on Saturday, July 12, 2014. Dan got $37.50 for winning the tournament. Tom Hesse and Tom Gaul tied for 2nd place as Tom Hesse received $15.00 while Tom Gaul declined the $15.00. Milind Jetty was awarde... [More]
Congratulation Arnie Gatton and Jesse Van Winkle
Eric Vigil

Winning the 103rd Lee County Fair Chess Tournament. Jesse had it seemingly locked up going into round three with 3.0 points and facing Nathan Chen who had 1.5 points. Nathan pulled an upset in a tight pawn rook ending while Arnie was facing his friend Stan Felgar both having two points. In the you... [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
2014 July Swiss, Jul 26, 2014
2014 August Open, Aug 9, 2014
Iowa Quick Chess Championship, Aug 15, 2014
60th Iowa Open <30 GP> IASCA Super GP Qualifier, Aug 16 - 17, 2014
Iowa Open RBO, Aug 16, 2014
Upcoming Scholastic Tournaments
ICPL Kids Chess Tournament, Nov 15, 2014
Weber Borlaug 9th annual Chess Tournament, Feb 21, 2015
2014 Qualifying Points
Robert Keating112
James Neal19
Jose Gatica18
Thomas Gaul16.5
Kushan Tyagi16.5
Dan J. Brashaw16
George Eichhorn13.5
Tim Crouse13.5
Edin Divanovic10.75
John Herr10.75
Tournament CrosstableDate
Anti Malaria Wars II Jul 21, 2014
Cedar Rapids Chess Workshop Jul 19 - 20, 2014
Cedar Rapids Summer Quick Chess Tournament Jul 19, 2014
Lee County Fair Annual Chess Tournament Jul 12, 2014
2014 July Open Jul 12, 2014
2014 June Swiss II Jun 28, 2014
2014 June Open (IASCA Mini-Qualifier) Jun 15, 2014
2014 June Swiss I Jun 14, 2014
2014 May Swiss May 31, 2014
2014 May Open May 17 - 18, 2014
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