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4th Annual Des Moines Area Team Chess Championship

Saturday, October 19th, 2019

Hosted by Chess It Up Iowa

West Des Moines Learning Resource Center

3550 Mills Civic Pkwy

West Des Moines, IA 50265


5 Round Individual/Team Swiss Tournament. USCF Rated. Team members will play only members of other teams.

Open to Des Moines area teams with players in Kindergarten through 12th grade. Two Sections, K-5 and K-12. Teams must consist of at least 2 players from the same school, playing in the same section. Players without a team can still compete for individual prizes! There is no maximum number of players on a team, but only the top four scores will count towards team score.

We reserve the right to adjust teams so that the maximum numbers of players can be on a team.

Time Control: 

 G/30; d5


 On Site 8:00 - 9:15am

 Online Registration through form below until 10pm on 10/18


Entry Fee: 

 $15 if registered prior to 10/19. $20 on site.


   Round 1: 9:30am

   Round 2: 10:30am


   Round 3: 12:30pm

   Round 4 & 5 ASAP

   Awards will be immediately following final round


Team Trophies for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams in K-5 and K-12 sections. Individual trophies for top four players of 1st place team in K-5 and K-12 sections.

Individual trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place overall in K-5 and  K-12 sections. Tie breaks will be posted on site.


Players 1 half point bye for rounds 1-4. Zero byes for the 5th round.


Additional Info: 

Players do not have to compete in all rounds. Afternoon only or morning only play is acceptable if other activities conflict.

USCF Membership is required. Membership can be purchased on site or online. DSM Chess students can receive a free US Chess membership. Contact to set up or renew membership.

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