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.

Kingsmen are now meeting Monday Night at Hardees

The Kingsmen Chess Club will resume our Monday night meetings June 12th at the Hardees in the Willows Knolls shopping center at 7pm as usual. This is a temporary site, we are working to find another permanent site since the Pizza Works has decided to close on Mondays. Many other restaurants in the Peoria area have been closing on Mondays for some time. Hardees is not a good long term solution as it closes early. Kingsmen met at Hardees previously a few years ago, but moved when we found the Life Togerther Center. Please continue to watch this space for further updates.

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1116 N Parkside Dr, Peoria, IL 61606

The post office box is closed. Please don't send to the old PO Box as it is no longer in use and your mail cannot be responded to.

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Our phone number is (309) 981-7210

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The Kingsmen Chess Club

The Peoria Kingsmen Chess Club, meets Monday nights at the Life Together Center (formerly the Great Central Insurance Bldg) at Sheridan & War Memorial 7 to 11pm. It is mostly for adults with ratings in exess of 1000, but all players are welcome.
(Click here to see location on a map.)

The Hult Youth Chess Club

Although no formal instruction is given, beginners are welcomed and receive general instruction on how to play. Friday night is fun night, the kids are a little loud for chess but they all have a great time. Private lessons may be available, depending on availability.

Now meeting online on Fridays !

Hult Online Play

The Hult Youth Chess Club (K-12) will meet online every Friday night at 6:30 on Zoom with a 7pm tournament on You can join us by using these links:

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6:30 pm: Zoom Meeting 147 555 122

7:00 pm: Hult Chess Club tournament 4842105 .

Registration starts at 6pm, but the games won't start until 7pm on Friday.
See you online soon!

Woodford County Chess Club

A new chess club in Woodford County, Illinois, Meets most Thursdays from 7-9pm at Hardee’s in Eureka Il.