Welcome to Ice Harbor

Ice Harbor Scholastic Open will not be held in 2021 due to COVID

Look for us in November 2022

Tournament Playing Hall

Main Event Trophies

SCHOLASTIC CHESS SECTIONS

(USCF Membership Required)

OPEN SECTIONS

  • Master - Expert (M/X): All-Ages Section with a USCF rating of 2000 or greater (you cannot play up), 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

  • 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 the 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.

ADDITIONAL CHESS EVENTS

FRIDAY NIGHT BLITZ

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 sections. 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.

Advertised 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.

You must identify yourself as part of the Ice Harbor Scholastic Chess group to access our room block.