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Moline Chess Open to be Held at WIU-Quad Cities

October 10, 2017

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MOLINE, IL – The Quad-Cities-based Illowa Chess Club, in partnership with the Western Illinois University-Quad Cities Chess Club, invites all chess players to participate in the Moline Chess Open, which will be held on Saturday, Oct. 21 on the WIU-QC campus, 3300 River Drive, Moline, in Riverfront Hall 103/104.

The event's first round will begin at 8:30 a.m. Play will continue until all rounds are played and champions crowned.

Open and Unrated categories are available for interested players. Cost to attend as an open participant is $30 and as an Unrated participant $10.

Prizes will be awarded for both unrated and open categories. First-place prize for the open tournament is $250 and first place prize for the unrated category is a chess clock and chess set.

For more information or to register, contact Rick Rector at or (563) 940-0179; visit the Illowa website at or visit their Facebook page at Illowa Chess Club. Mailed entries can be sent to Rector at 3614 Thornwood Avenue, Davenport, IA, 52806.

Posted By: Alison McGaughey (
Office of University Relations