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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 youths of various ages and has included many individual and team state champions.

Bradley University

Founded in 1897, Bradley University is located in Peoria, Ill., in the historic West Bluff residential neighborhood. At Bradley, undergraduate students can choose from more than 100 undergraduate programs within five colleges. Bradley University has sponsored the annual Bradley Summer Open and the Bradley Winter Open chess tournaments for many years - the BSO starting in 1964 and the BWO in 1996.