Greater Peoria Chess Foundation


The Greater Peoria Chess Foundation is a 501(c)3 non profit organization dedicated to encouraging chess in our community and school systems. Chess helps students to develop many life skills that will help them as they navigate with challenges that lay ahead.

Greater Peoria Chess Foundation Fundraiser

Please join us for our 2024/25 scholastic chess season fundraiser at Olympia Bar and Grill off Pioneer Parkway in Peoria, IL on Aug 10th!

Please use the eventbrite link below for donations towards food tickets (BBQ style buffet with vegetarian option, kids eat FREE!). Any donations are welcome in lieu of food tickets if you cannot attend.

Get your tickets here. 100% of the proceeds will be used towards charitable purposes.

The Greater Peoria Chess Foundation will be awarding chess scholarships to send our students to the Illinois State Chess Championships in Bloomington, IL and to Chess Scholastic SuperNationals in Orlando, FL. The scholarships are primarily needs based awards but will also include a limited amount of performance based scholarships.
See you there!

2021 Monday Night Schedule

2021 Holiday Rated Tournament, 5 rounds, Game 60, 5 sec delay.

No entry fee, but current USCF membership is required. Prizes include satisfaction of a job well done and a joyous holiday feeling you can carry into the New Year. Play as many rounds as you like, but all games will be rated. Pick up rating points and set a new personal best. Players will be paired

November 29, 2021Holiday Rated Tournament Rd 1
December 6, 2021Holiday Rated Tournament Rd 2
December 13, 2021Holiday Rated Tournament Rd 3
December 20, 2021Holiday Rated Tournament Rd 4
December 27, 2021Holiday Rated Tournament Rd 5

This schedule is subject to change. updated 11/22/2021

We will start a new ladder in the New Year!