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What's New - 4/2/2014


Great fun had at bughouse night April 1 - Dan Brashaw takes the trophy, a "Roach Motel" bugicide implement


April will be an open (non-tournament, variety-filled) month - this is the plan for the remaining weeks:

April 22: Scholastic Night! Introduction to competitive chess and the USCF for students.

April 29: Blitz G/5, USCF Blitz rated.


Mueller takes March - Flowers and Bruemmer come in close with 3.0 each


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!



Kromphardt vs. Nordick

position after 21. Bb3

Other games




Upcoming Local Tournaments


Oct. 25, 2014 The Quad City Chess Classic 2014, an Illinois Chess Tour Event.  Two sections: Open and Reserve (U1400).  Four round SS, G/65 with 5 second delay.  Where: Augustana College, College Center Chicago Room, 639-38th St. Rock Island, IL 61201.  Reg: Onsite registration begins at 8:30. Rounds: 9:30, 12:30, 3:00, 5:30 (or earlier, by agreement) Entry Fee: $25 if pre-registered by 10-19-2014, $30 onsite.  Cash or checks to Illowa Chess Club.  Prize Info: All entry fees will be returned in prize money after expenses have been deducted, plus trophy to winner of each section.  US Chess Federation (USCF) membership required, available onsite or join at Contact: Gary Nordick ( with questions.  Mail pre-registration with check to: Quad City Chess Classic, c/o Gary Nordick, 13011 28th St. West, Milan, IL 61264.  Include USCF ID and e-mail address for confirmation.

May 3, 2014 The Dana Gambit. Prince of Peace Catholic School is at 312 South Fourth Street in Clinton, Iowa (at South 4th Avenue, across the street from the Clinton Park playground.) Locate through any map engine. Parking is behind the school, between South Fourth Ave and South Third Ave. Enter at 4th & 4th behind the Sacred Heart Chapel: keep parking lot traffic one-way to keep our children safer! Scholastic tournaments are for Kindergarten through 12th Grade students. Tournaments are held on Saturdays in the Science Lab, Room 126 and in the Library. Walk-in registration welcome! Arrive by 8:30 to get registered. There's a $5 entry fee; registration opens at 8:30 am and games start at 9:00. Trophies will be given out as each age group finishes, probably between 1:00 and 2:00 pm. Every player gets a participation medallion or pin. Please register in advance, so arrangements can be made to start games on time, and feed everyone well! USCF membership is not required; this is not a rated tournament.