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What's New - 3/28/2017


Peralta wins March - March 29 is pizza night


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


St. Alban's is now theclub's permanent home - 3150 W. Central Park Ave, Davenport, IA

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 Wednesday night at 7:00 pm at St. Alban's: 3510 W. Central Park Ave, Davenport, Iowa, 52804.  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


Anti Hunger Games. December 28, 2015. Christ the King Lutheran Church: 325 Mormon Trek Blvd, Iowa City, IA 52246. Two sections: Open (G45d5) and U1200 (G30d5). $10 entry fee; donations welcome for the hungry/homeless.

8th Annual Holiday Swiss. Des Moines. All ages.

Prarie Chess Series Tournament #2. Cedar Rapids. Scholastic.

HS & K-8 State Championships. Cedar Rapids. Scholastic Denker/Barber Qualifiers.

Weber/Borlaug 10th Annual Chess Tournament. January 23, 2016. Iowa City. Scholastic.

Port of Burlington Open and RBO. January 30, 2016. Burlington. All ages.