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Drake to host chess tournament for all levels of players

Students at Drake University will join all levels of chess players in competition at the Drake Chess Festival on Saturday, Feb. 27.

Drake will host the festival, which is open to the public, and will feature three United States Chess Federation-rated tournaments. Competition winners will receive prizes and trophies.

Tournaments, which will begin at 9:30 a.m. and run all day in Parents Hall in Olmsted Center, 2875 University Ave., will be:

  • Iowa State Chess Association mini-qualifier (advanced players)
  • Reserve tournament (advanced players)
  • Rated Beginner Open tournament (novice players)

The cost for the ISCA and reserve tournament is $20 before Feb. 25 or $30 at the door.

The RBO competition is $15 at the door and a discounted price of $10 is available for participants who pre-register through Drake’s Student Life Center in the Olmsted Center.

Participants are able to register for all tournaments starting at 8:30 a.m. on Feb. 27.

The event is sponsored by Drake Minds Sports Organization, formerly the Drake Chess Club, and Iowa State Chess Association.

For more information, contact Yee Ping Voon at 515-664-0094 or yeeping.voon@drake.edu.