Welcome to Ice Harbor

Welcome to the 2019 Ice Harbor Scholastic Open  

With 7 Scholastic Sections,  2 Friends and Family Sections, a Friday Night Blitz and 2 Saturday Bughouse events, there is something for everyone!

ICE HARBOR IS ON THE MOVE !!! 

ICE HARBOR 2019 IN NOVEMBER

Based on input from Families and Scholastic Chess Club organizers, Ice Harbor is moving to November.  This will place Ice Harbor on a weekend when scholastic chess clubs are active and not in competition with US Chess National Event or other end-of-year school events such as Graduation, Prom, or AP Tests.  We also know that hotel space will be more readily available (a problem in May as we are sold out at the time of the tournament.   
 
 

PORT OF DUBUQUE OPEN, RESERVE & SCHOLASTICS, MARY 17-19, 2019

If you like Dubuque in the Spring, then join us for the Port of Dubuque Open, Reserve, and Scholastic Tournaments, May 17-19, 2019.  You will have the same great accommodations as Ice Harbor including the same hotel and playing sight including YOUR OWN TABLE FOR EACH GAME!


Please contact us with any questions.
Hotel Accommodations
Grand Harbor Resort & Water Park
350 Bell Street, Dubuque IA, 52001
Room Rate: $119/night 
Guaranteed to 1st 80 through 10/9/2019
Water Park Passes Included
Phone: (563) 690-4000 EXT 1 
for reservations
The hotel may sell out.  
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ou must identify yourself as part of the Ice Harbor Scholastic Chess group to access our room block.

ABOUT ICE HARBOR
This scholastic tournament includes a Master/Expert FIDE rated section, three open USCF rated sections, two reserve USCF rated sections, and a K-6 unrated section. Friday night features Blitz with 3 section. Saturday will feature the ever popular Bughouse Tournament with a reserve section at 4:30 pm and an open section at 7:30 pm. Two Friends & Family events with a rated and an unrated section.  We've added new trophies for top 3 boy/girl pairs and father/son, mother/daughter, and mixed doubles.

                       Tournament Playing Hall



SCHOLASTIC CHESS SECTIONS 
(USCF Membership Required)

OPEN SECTIONS
  • Master - Expert (M/X):  UPDATE: All-Ages Section with a USCF rating of 2000 or greater, 4 Rounds, Time Control = Game 90 + 30 second increment.  This section is also FIDE rated.
  • K-12 Open: Kindergarten through Grade 12; 5 Rounds, Time Control = Game 75 +5 second delay 
  • K-6 Open: Kindergarten through Grade 6; 5 Rounds: Time Control = Game 75 +5 second delay 
  • K-3 Open: Kindergarten through Grade 3; 6 Rounds; Time Control = Game 45 +5 second delay 
 RESERVE SECTIONS
  • K-12 U1200 Reserve: Kindergarten through Grade 12; 6 Rounds; Time Control = Game 45 +5 second delay 
  • K-6 U800 Reserve: Kindergarten through Grade 6; 6 Rounds: Time Control = Game 45 +5 second delay.
UNRATED SECTION
(No USCF Membership Required)
  • Grades K - 6:  6 Rounds: Time Control = Game 45 +5 second delay 
  
Main Event Trophies



ADDITIONAL CHESS EVENTS


FRIDAY NIGHT BLITZ
  • K-12 Open, K-6 Open, and K-6 Unrated: Open to all scholastic players.  USCF Blitz Chess Rated. Time Control of Game in 5 minutes, no delays (G/5; d0)
BUGHOUSE
  • Early Bird Bughouse Reserve: Open to players in the K-3, K-6 Reserve, and K-12 Reserve (no adults) at 4:30 pm.
  • Bughouse Open to all players: Scholastic, Coaches, Parents, & Friends
    • All matches are the best of two games.  Players switch opponents after 1st game.
    • All games played in Game in 5 minutes, no delays (G/5; d0)
FRIENDS AND FAMILY
Open to all friends, family members, coaches, and spectators. Two games Saturday and two games Sunday
  • USCF Rated: 4 Rounds; Time Control = Game 60 + 5 second delay
  • USCF Unrated: 4 Rounds; Time Control = Game 60 + 5 second delay.