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Bradley Summer Open

Chess Tip of the Day: Think First, Move Second!

Get Ready! The Bradley Summer Open will be here before you know it!

Greater Peoria Chess Federation/Foundation

is the driving force behind Peoria Chess. The Federation provides tournaments and activities and the Foundation supplies the fiscal muscle to promote chess. Our youth chess programs involve over 100 youth of various ages and include the state champion Hickory Grove First grade team and the Dunlap Middle School champions.

Bradley University

has sponsored the annual Bradley Summer Open for 52 years. This is now the longest running University sponsored tournament in the nation. Last year's event was shared by masters Pete Karagianis and Tam Nguyen.

The ICA Illinois Tour

Each year the Illinois Chess Association designates 12 Tournaments across the state as tour events. The top scores across all 12 tournaments wins special prizes by rating class from our state organization. The Greater Peoria Open and the Bradley Winter Open are also Illinois Tour events.