The Morton Invitational kicks off the Central Illinois High School Chess League season. In addition to the high schools, middle schools are also welcome to come and participate in our middle school opens. We have separate 7th Grade and 8th Grade sections.


5 years ago in 2014, the greater Peoria area high school chess teams came together to form the West division of the Central Illinois Chess League. Each school is required to play the others in week night matches. Division awards for teams and individuals are presented based on these matches. Two local schools hold tournaments, Morton in November and Brimfield in December.


Our schools join the East and Central divisions at two other Central Illinois Chess League sponsored tournaments, Trahan in October hosted by the Central diviision and the Illini Classic in January hosted by the East division. IHSA Sectionals are held at the end of January with State following in February at the Peoria Civic Center.


The high schools play in team format with top boards pairing off in order.


2019 Morton Invitational

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