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What's New - 3/20/2015


The black pieces win (mostly) - Also see new winning streaks!


New tournaments posted:
Rivermont Collegiate will host round-robin scholastic and Swiss regular tournament - see announcement below or poster


Have you read Benjamin Franklin's On the Morals of Chess?


Club now has chess library - members may check out books - please sign them out with Mark Flowers


Club offers free one-year trial memberships to IASCA for eligible club members - club wants to encourage newer players to get out there and play


Dispatch Building Annex is now club's permanent home - 515 18th St., Moline

Does chess do anything for kids? See benefits of chess for kids



Susan Polgar Foundation


If you're interested in chess, make your move now and join us!

Whether you're an old hand at the game or someone just wanting to learn how the pieces move, we hope you'll choose the Illowa Chess Club as the place you exercise your brain!

We're dedicated to promoting chess and it's benefits throughout the Quad City Area and welcome into our clubs anyone who wants to open their mind to all the wonderful things chess has to offer.If you're interested in what might be the benefits of chess for kids, see this. The competitive branch of the club holds tournaments rated by the United States Chess Federation (USCF) each Tuesday night at 7:00 pm in Rooms 6 & 7 of the Dispatch Building Annex, 515 18th St., Moline.  If you'd like additional information, contact Gary Nordick or any of the club Officers.


We hope you'll join us!



Peralta vs. Keating

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Upcoming Local Tournaments


Rivermont Collegiate rated scholastic:Saturday, April 11, 2015. Round-robin G20, no delay. On-site registration opens 8:00, games begin 9:00. All rounds ASAP (tournament expected to end 1:00-3:00 PM). Equipment, snacks, and drinks will be available for sale. Will be located in the Becherer Hall auditorium at Rivermont Collegiate: 1821 Sunset Drive, Bettendorf, IA. (Parking map.) Entry fee is $5. Register by mail, e-mail, or phone; see poster.

Rivermont Collegiate 3-round Swiss: Same date and location as above. Games begin 9:00 AM. Regular rated: G60, 5-second delay. Open and U1400 section. Entry fee $20. Registration information in above announcement or e-mail "". Please be aware of possible noise spillover from the scholastic room.