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Online Play on Friday Nights

The Hult Chess Club will meet every Friday night at 6:30 on Zoom with a 7pm tournament on We will be letting the computer do the pairings.

You will be getting an email invite to the Zoom meeting. If you aren't getting our invitations for the meetings, email Murrel ( and he will put you on the mailing list. Or you can just use the link provided below. We will update the link every week.

Friday May 13th:

6:30 pm: Zoom Meeting 147 555 122

7:00 pm: Hult Chess Club tournament 3137900 You don't have to wait until Friday to join the tournament. You can join anytime, but the games won't start until 7pm on Friday. See you online soon!

Hult Chess Club Meetings

Hult Chess Club meets every Friday night from 6:30 to 8:30pm in the community room of the Schnucks Supermarket at University & Glen in Peoria.When leaving, please remember we are the guests of the grocery store and there will be no running or causing commotion in the store.

The club is for K-12 youngsters in Peoria and surrounding Central Illinois areas. Sets, boards and clocks are provided. Activities range from small tournaments to instruction to puzzles and commentary.

2021-2022 Tournament Schedule

Date Event Location
Aug 12-13 Midwest Chess Camp Peoria Academy (K-12)
Aug 14 Midwest Chess Camp Tournament Peoria Academy (K-8 & HS)
Oct 9 National Chess Day Scholastic Mark Twain Hotel (K-8 & HS)
Oct 23 Peoria Academy Fall Scholastic Peoria Academy (K-8 & HS)
Nov 6 Morton Invitational (IESA, IHSA season kickoff)
Nov 13 Illinois All Grade Championship Peoria Civic Center (K-8 & HS)
Dec 4 Brimfield Invitational (K-8 & HS)
Jan 8 Illini Classic Champaign (HS)
Jan 17 Martin Luther King Day ISU Bone Center, Normal (K-8)
Jan 29 IHSA Sectionals Washington HS (HS)
Feb 5 Mark Bills Classic Mark Bills School
Feb 11-12 IHSA State Championship Peoria Civic Center (HS)
Feb 19 Winter Open Life Together Center (Open & Reserve)
Feb 11-12 IESA State Championship Peoria Civic Center (MS 6-8)
Mar 11-13 IL K-8 Championship Hyatt Schaumburg (ICA K-8)
Apr 2 Peoria Public Schools Mark Bills School (PPS Only K-8)
Apr 9-10 Greater Peoria Open Life Together Center (Open & Reserve)
May 14 2022 Spring Scholastic Peoria Academy (K-HS)

Honor Roll

<p>Highest Ranking Hult Member by Grade
Chess tournaments use the last grade attended, so players are not shown in their new grade until school starts in the fall.
8 Rated Games to Qualify
Peak Ratings

Grade Player Rating
High School Patrick Li 1717
8th Grade Noah Li 958
7th Grade Alex Fei 1011
6th Grade Owen Zhang 1761
5th Grade Michael Li 1720
4th Grade Vincent Fang 1691
3rd Grade Elbert Fang 1676
2nd Grade Ryan Xu 481
K-1 Grade Justin Simon 208

Hult Members Over 1300
8 Rated Games to Qualify
Peak Ratings

# Player Rating
1. Owen Zhang 1761
2. Michael Li 1720
3. Patrick Li 1717
4. Vincent Fang 1691
5. Elbert Fang 1676
6. Kushal Mungee 1527
7. Milind Foulger 1502
8. Len Brown 1409
9. Donald Egan 1387
10. Jason Li 1367
11. Nadia Frieden 1353
12. Paul Peterson 1303


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