The Greater Peoria Chess Federation is now being administered and run by the Greater Peoria Chess Foundation. The Foundation has been ably running the Friday night kids only Hult club currently meeting at Schnuk's for many years now. They have also been administering the Saturday and weekend tournaments in the Peoria area. The Foundation Officers are currently Murrel Rhodes, President, Peter McConaghie, Vice President and Patrick Cohen, Treasurer & Tournament Director.
Things are going to be different in 2020 but in new and improved ways. There will be more involvement from the club members themselves. The following are among changes being made.
The Foundation already maitains the PeoriaChess web site and will also be updating here. In the near future we will be adding new features and a new look.
We are reverting the name of the Monday night club to the Kingsmen Chess Club. Our club has continuously met weekly since at least 1938 when a 15 year old Dean Lybarger joined the ongoing club. We don't know the history before that but the name change also strengthens our lineage claims through the 1945 US Open. Dropping the Federation name also ends confusion between the Federation and the Foundation. But don't worry, this link will continue to address this URL web page.