Get Ready! The Greater Peoria Open will be here before you know it!

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 youth of various ages and include many team and individual state champions.

Peoria Travelodge Hotel & Conference Center

Formerly known as the Grand Hotel, the Travelodge Hotel and Conference Center hosted last year's GPO as well as the 2011 & 2015 ICA State All Grade tournaments. Enjoy the convenience of quick & easy access to the tournament by staying with us for this tournament weekend.

The ICA Illinois Tour

Each year the Illinois Chess Association designates 12 Tournaments across the state as tour events. The top scores across all 12 tournaments wins special prizes by rating class from our state organization. The Bradley Summer Open is also Illinois Tour event.

The USCF Grand Prix

The USCF Grand Prix is a set of chess tournaments for prize money rated by the United States Chess Federation. At the end of the year, prizes are awarded to players with the most points. There are 15 Grand Prix points to be awarded at the GPO. The first prize is usually $10,000.

The USCF Heritage Event

A Heritage Event is a tournament that has been held annually for 25 or more years. This will be the GPO's 52nd annual tournament, held annually without fail. The first event, held in 1964, was won by Master Ross Sprague who was then also US Armed Services Champion. Defending champion is International Master Awonder Liang, having scored a perfect 5-0 to take last year's tournament.