Thank You to Our Sponsors and Supporters

Organizers

The following people served on the organizing committee to make this tournament possible. They put in long hours in the planning stages to be sure that this is one of the most successful scholastic chess. Say thank you when you see them.

Morton Schools

Morton High School is a four-year comprehensive secondary school, currently serving approximately 1,000 students. Our faculty includes nearly 70 teachers, the majority of whom have attained master's degrees. Morton High's extensive curriculum offers over 125 courses, including college preparatory, general education, as well as technology preparation courses. Additionally, MHS offers a full inclusion program for those students with special needs.

The Potters, the school's nickname, symbolizes the fact that Morton housed the largest kiln pottery industry west of New York City until the late 1960s. The various Morton Potters extracurricular teams have represented MHS well, as students participate in art, business, industrial technology, and speech activities. The school's athletic, music, and extra-curricular academic teams have achieved outstanding records, augmenting Morton High's reputation for strong academic, music, and athletic programs.

Greater Peoria Chess Foundation

And to our local organization for undertaking the task of bringing high qualify chess into Peoria for all our players. Peoria was host to the 1945 US Open. GPCF has twice hosted the National Scholastics in 1989 & 1998. We hold events every year, hosting numerous masters and national champions along the way. The Greater Peoria Chess Foundation provides financial support for the promotion of chess locally. The foundation also provides support for the Hult K-12 Chess Club, provides for workshops and private lessons and provides sets and boards to schools in our community for their chess club activities.

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Coaches, Mentors, Parents and Chess Enthusiasts

For making the time and effort to teach and pass on your knowledge of chess. We all know the wonderful things it does for the mind.

... and how it helps to learn self-confidence in all you do.

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The Players

And finally thank you to all the players who honed their talents with us and displayed their abilities at this tournament. We're glad you could join us, hope you have a wonderful time and wish you chess success in your future tournaments.

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