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What's New - 9/18/2015


September Round 4 pairings up - Last Tuesday of this month will be an open/pizza night with a showing of a documentary on Bobby Fischer


Several scholastic tournaments upcoming, see right column for details


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


Scholastic Archangel Gambit Saturday, September 26, 2015. Round robin by age, groups may be combined. Games untimed, clock may be applied if necessary. Entry fee: $5. On-site registration beings at 8:30 AM, games begin at 9:00. Awards around 1:00 or 2:00 as groups finish. Prince of Peace is located at 312 South 4th Street, Clinton, IA, 52732. Download registration form (PDF).

Scholastic tournament at Morning Star Academy Saturday, October 3, 2015. Round robin by age, groups may be combined. Game in 20 minutes, no delay. Entry fee: $10. On-site registration begins at 8:00 AM, games begin 9:00 AM, awards around 1:00 to 3:00 PM as groups finish. Trophies to top three in each age group. USCF membership required, can be completed on-site. Morning Star Academy is located at 1426 Tanglefoot Lane, Bettendorf, IA, 52722. Download registration form (DOCX).

Illowa Fall Classic 2015 Saturday, October 3, 2015. Game in 65 minutes, 5sec delay. Entry fee: $30 if preregistered by 9/30, $35 onsite. On-site registration begins at 8:00 AM, rounds at 9:30, 12:30, 3:00, and 5:30, or ASAP. USCF membership required, can be completed on-site. Results apply to Iowa state championship with IASCA membership. Morning Star Academy is located at 1426 Tanglefoot Lane, Bettendorf, IA, 52722. Download poster (DOCX).