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 members in attendance for the first time throughout September. Welcome, new attendees we really appreciate you coming out and joining the club!
The Southern Illinois Chess Club also helped co-host an unrated tournament at Anna Gardens in Anna, Illinois. After a fierce night of battling Michael Barkdoll managed a lucky 5.0/5.0 for first place, William Little finished strongly with 4.0/5.0 for second place, and Keyan Rahimi came in third with an impressive 3.5/5.0! Keyan also dominated the club ladder at one point throughout September. These were some very impressive results and the Southern Illinois Chess Club looks forward to watching his future developments! A special thank you to Corbin Dallas for providing the venue, refreshments and fun-filled afternoon at Anna Gardens.
Full tournament results can be found here.
The Southern Illinois Chess Club is planning to host an official USCF quick rated G/29 tournament on SIU Campus on January 13th, 2018. Additionally, we’re tentatively planning a slow USCF tournament around April 21st on SIU campus as well with some prizes. Stay tuned for more details in the near future.