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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.

2018-2019 Tournament Schedule

Date Event Location
Aug 2-3 Midwest Chess Camp (K-12) Peoria Academy
Aug 4 Midwest Chess Camp Tournament (K-12) Peoria Academy
Aug 18 Bradley Summer Open Bradley University
Oct 7 Champaign Chess Challenge (K-HS) Champaign
Oct 13 GPCF Chess Day Classic (K-HS) Packard Building, Downtown Peoria
Oct 20 Trahan Tournament (HS) Normal Community West HS
Oct 27 2018 Peoria Academy Fall Scholastic ] Normal Community West HS
Nov 3 Morton Invitational (IESA,IHSA) Morton Junior HS
Nov 3 2018 Illinois All Grade Naperville
Nov 18 Illinois Class (ICA) Chicago
Dec 1 Brimfield Chess Invitational Brimfield HS
Jan 12 4th Annual Riverview Chess Tournament (K-8) Riverview Grade School, East Peoria
Jan 20 St. Mary's Chess Classic (K-8) St. Mary's, Metamora
Jan 21 Martin Luther King Tournament (K-8) ISU Bone Center, Normal
Jan 25-26 2019 IHSA Sectionals1 Peoria Civic Center
Jan 26 Bradley Winter Open Bradley Student Center, Peoria
Feb 2 Von Steubben Von Steuben Middle School, Peoria
Feb 8-9 2019 State IHSA Championship1 Peoria Civic Center
Feb 16 41st Tazewell County Scholastic1,5 Marquette Heights, IL
Feb 22-23 2019 State IESA Championship)1 Peoria Civic Center
Mar 2-3 IL K 8 Championship (ICA K-8 ISU Bone Center
Mar 30 PPS PFT Chess Tournament (PPS) Peoria HS
Apr 6-7 2019 Greater Peoria Open3 Mark Twain Hotel, Peoria
Apr 20-22 All Girls National Championships Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Chicago
May 18 2019 Peoria Academy Spring Scholastic Peoria Academy

All tournaments are rated unless marked as unrated. Rated tournaments require USCF membership, available online or at the tournament. Please check details of all tournaments you may plan to attend by clicking on the tournament name. Clicking on completed tournaments should show the final results.

  • Note *: Links for Tournaments in RED will be filled in later.
  • Note 1: Unrated Scholastic Tournament.
  • Note 2: Rated Adult Tournament. Recommended for players rated above 1000.
  • Note 3: Rated Adult Tournament with Scholastic sections or Under 1000 Prizes.
  • Note 4: Illinois Tour Event.
  • Note 5: Only for members of the sponsoring organization

Honor Roll

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 Alex Beecher 1780
8th Grade James Fitzgibbons 658
7th Grade Esma Frieden 949
6th Grade Alex Fei 976
5th Grade Owen Zhang 1507
4th Grade Michael Li 1518
3rd Grade Vincent Fang 1247
2nd Grade Elbert Fang 1138

Top Ten Hult Members
8 Rated Games to Qualify
Peak Ratings

# Player Rating
1. Alex Beecher 1780
2. Patrick Li 1717
3. Michael Li 1518
4. Owen Zhang 1507
5. Milind Foulger 1457
6. Kushal Mungee 1443
7. Len Brown 1409
8. Jason Li 1367
9. Caleb Calhoun 1356
10T. Nadia Frieden 1353
10T. Donald Egan 1353


  • Tournament Results Prior to 2017-2018 School Season
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