Author: Michael Barkdoll

March 2018 Newsletter

March 2018 Newsletter Spring is in the air and the SIU Chess Club’s Ladder has been updated! Michael Barkdoll held onto this undefeated ladder performance and briefly overtook Corbin Dallas as the Club Champion.  Corbin quickly showed his dedication to

June 16, 1st Annual Little Egyptian Open/Reserve

US Chess Junior Grand Prix! June 16, 1st Annual Little Egyptian Open/Reserve 4-SS, G/75 d5. Southern Illinois University, Student Center, Cambria Room, 1255 Lincoln Dr., Carbondale, IL 62901. EF: $20, $25 after May 31st or onsite. USCF membership required. Free

June 16, 1st Annual Southern Missouri Illinois Egyptian RBO

June 16, 1st Annual Southern Missouri Illinois Egyptian RBO 5-SS, G/30 d5. Southern Illinois University, Student Center, Cambria Room, 1255 Lincoln Dr., Carbondale, IL 62901. EF: $10, $15 after May 31st or onsite. USCF membership required. Rounds: 10, 11, 1

May 5, 1st Annual Little Egyptian Summer Quick Chess Open (QC)

May 5, 1st Annual Little Egyptian Summer Quick Chess Open (QC) 5-SS, G/25 + d4. Southern Illinois University, Student Center, Cambria Room, 1255 Lincoln Dr., Carbondale, IL 62901. EF: $10, $15 after April 30th or onsite. USCF membership required. Free

January 2018 Newsletter

Happy New Year Southern Illinois Chess! I hope everyone has stayed warm this winter!  Here are our latest updates, Southern Illinois University officially approved the RSO for Southern Illinois University Chess Club.  The RSO is currently in the process of reserving

352 Assorted Chess Tactics

A special thank you to Corbin Dallas for compiling a popular openly available online chess tactic database. You can download it here.

September 2017 Newsletter

September 30, 2017 September was another action-packed month for chess in Southern Illinois!  The club ladder was very active with three players each taking a position at the top of the ladder throughout the month!  We also had several new

Buy Chess Equipment Online!

Now when you visit the following chess web stores from the sichess.org website 10% of your purchase will go back to the club with their affiliate program!  We’ll use these funds to help host tournaments, purchase equipment, awards and affiliation fees

August 2017 Newsletter

August 31st, 2017   August was an exciting month for Southern Illinois Chess!  We helped co-host the Blindfold King GM Timur Gareyev at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois on August 21st shortly after the Total Eclipse!  GM Timur played

Unrated chess tournament in Anna!

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