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Chess Tip of the Day: Think First, Move Second!

And a Special Thank You to Our Sponsors and Supporters

Organizers

The following people served on the organizing committee to make this tournament possible. They put in long hours in the planning stages to be sure that this is our most successful Illinois All Grade Championship yet. Say thank you when you see them.

Greater Peoria Chess Foundation

And to our local organization for undertaking the task of bringing high qualify chess into Peoria for all our players. Peoria was host to the 1945 US Open. GPCF has twice hosted the National Scholastics in 1989 & 1998. The Greater Peoria Chess Foundation provides financial support for the promotion of chess locally. The foundation also provides support for the Hult K-12 Chess Club, provides for workshops and private lessons and provides sets and boards to schools in our community for their chess club activities.

St. Mary's School

St. Mary’s School is the only Catholic Grade School in Woodford County. We have educated children living in the Metamora, Germantown Hills, Washburn, Washington, Eureka, and Roanoke areas for over 135 years. This is a tradition we are very proud of and one that we continue to build on as a faith community and family.

Coaches, Mentors, Parents and Chess Enthusiasts

For making the time and effort to teach and pass on your knowledge of chess. We all know the wonderful things it does for the mind.

  • Chess develops logical thinking.
  • Chess teaches independence of thought and action.
  • Chess develops the capability to predict and foresee consequences of actions.
  • Chess inspires self-motivation.
  • Chess shows that success rewards hard work.
  • Chess develops the scientific way of thinking.
... and how it helps to learn self-confidence in all you do.

The Players

And finally thank you to all the players who honed their talents with us and displayed their abilities at this tournament. We're glad you could join us, hope you have a wonderful time and wish you chess success in your future tournaments.