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Upcoming Tournaments and Events
  • Community Kidsí Chess Face-Off - Friday March 27, 2015 Dekalb (Details)
  • Rockford Chess Challenge - Spring 2015 - Saturday May 9th at Guilford (watch for details)
  • Ice Harbor Scholatic Chess Open - May 16/17 - Dubugue, IA ( Details)
  • Rockford Chess Challenge - Summer 2015 - Saturday Aug 8th at Haskell Academy
  • Rockford Chess Challenge - Fall 2015 - likely Sacred Heart Academy at Ken-Rock Community center)
  • Rockford Chess Challenge - Winter 2016 - likely RESA)
  • Rockford Chess Challenge - Spring 2016 - no host) (click here to find out how your school can host)
Other tournament calendars:     Illinois - Wisconsin - USCF - ICCA - Freeport - Dekalb -
News

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  • Congratulations to local winners at the 2015 Illinois K-8 Chess Championship on March 8th in Normal IL NEW
    • Team: Marshall Middle School - 5th place (Members: Vincent Do, Jeremiah Davis, Sreyansh Mamidi)
    • Individual:
      • Vincent Do - Grade 6-8: 5th place (section)
      • Jeremiah Davis - Grade 6-8: 8th place (7th grade)
      • Elijah Patterson - Grade 6-8: 10th place (8th grade)
    Links:   Full results     ICA article
  • Congratulations to local winners at the 2015 IESA Chess State Tournament on Feb 27-28 at ISU in Normal, IL NEW
    • 6th Grade
      Team: Marshall - 7th place (Members: Sreyansh Mamidi, Charles Kang, Daniel Strohman)
      Individual:
      • Sreyansh Mamidi - 1st runner up (Score 6/7)
      • Charles Kang - 2nd runner-up! (Score 5.5/7)
      • Daniel Strohman - 2nd runner-up! (Score 5.5/7)
      Links:   Team Results   Individual results

    • 7th Grade
      Team: Marshall - 4th place (Members: Vincent Do, Richard Yang, Jeremiah Davis, Sengdao Inthavong)
      Individual:
      • Vincent Do - Grand Champion with a perfect core of 7/7!
      • Richard Yang - 2nd runner up (Score 5.5/7)
      • Jeremiah Davis - 2nd runner up (Score 5.5/7)
      • Sengdao Inthavong - 2nd runner up (Score 5.5/7)
      Links:   Team Results   Individual results

    More links:   ICA Article
  • Great article in Register Star on Haskell Chess Club (Click here) NEW
  • Guilford chess coach Erik Czerwin publishes chess book!  Click here to buy at Amazon   Click here for ICA article
  • Congratulations to local winners at the 2015 IHSA High School Chess Tournament on Feb 13-14 in Peoria
    • Logan Rodgers (Jefferson) - Board 1 - Score: 6-1 (tied for 4th)
    • Franco Trujillo (Guilford) - Board 2 - Score: 6-1 (tied for 4th)
    • Dakodah Mrkvicka (North Boone) - Board 6 - Score: 6-1 (tied for 8th)
    links:  Full results
  • Congratulations to local winners of the Greater Chicago K-12 Championship Feb 7th at McCormack Place  NEW
    • Kamalesh SureshKumar K-3  2nd Place
    • Sreyansh Mamidi K-6  3rd place (tie)

  • Congratulations to winners of the Rockford Chess Challenge - Winter 2015 on Jan 31 at RESA (press release )
    Players with perfect 5-0 scores
    Charlie Jack Kamelesh Ethan Jeremiah Phillip
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Chess artwork from Montessori Private Academy



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