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2024 Chess Tournament

Think First, Move Second!

And a BIG Thank You to Our Sponsors and Supporters


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 the most successful GPO 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 at the Peoria Civic Center. The Bradley Summer Open began in 1964 and has been held every year since. The initial event was won by USCF OTB and correspondence master David Taylor. We have held the event every year since, hosting numerous masters and national champions along the way. The Foundation also provides financial support for the promotion of chess locally. The foundation also provides support for the Hult K-12 Chess Club, provides workshops and private lessons and donates sets, boards and chess software to the schools in our community for their chess club activities.


Participating in the most recent tournament, giving the young players a chance to match wits with the best.

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.

... 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. A list of preregistered players can be found on our Attendees page and a list of actual participants on our Results page.