Welcome to Ice Harbor

Welcome to the 2018 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!
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 100 through 4.17.18
Water Park Passes Included
Phone: (866) 690-4006 for reservations

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): Open to  all scholastic players 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.
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James Hodina,
Jan 16, 2017, 1:36 PM