Quad Cities Campus

Chess Club

WIU-Quad Cities Chess Club

Invitation to all chess players, faculty and staff at WIU-Quad Cities and to the whole Quad Cities community. Come to learn, play and have fun playing chess!

Meetings for Fall 2020


Recent Chess Tournament

Chess Tournament, 2nd place

The QC Chess Team placed 2nd in the Scholastic Chess Tournament on Saturday, January 25, 2020.

Past Events

Chess Club Clinic with Vladimir Georgiev, Chess Grand Master

When: Saturday, June 22, 2019
Who: Grandmaster Vladimir Georgiev

Grandmaster Vladimir Georgiev is coming to the Q-C on June 22.
Ever wish you could tap into a grandmaster’s brain and transfer all that chess knowledge into your head?
While that is impossible, the Western Illinois University and Illowa chess clubs are offering the next best thing – the opportunity to improve your game from the teachings of an accomplished grandmaster and trainer of champions.

Chicago-area Grandmaster Vladimir Georgiev of Bulgaria will entertain us Saturday, June 22 at Western Illinois University’s Q-C campus in Moline. GM Georgiev will speak on “Winning with the Two Bishops” and “How to Formulate a Plan.” Plus you’ll get the opportunity to go head-to-head against the grandmaster in a small simultaneous exhibition.

Georgiev bio: He has won numerous tournaments in France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands, Norway, Germany, the U.S. and Canada. He has participated in 7 Chess Olympiads, winning the silver medal on third board in 2004 with a score of 8.5/12. At the 2014 Olympiad he served as coach for the Bulgarian women’s team. From 1998 until 2014 he worked with Antoaneta Stefanova. During that time Ms. Stefanova won the Women’s World Championship in 2004 and finished second after losing the tie break in the final round to Anna Ushenina in 2012. More recently he has been working with World Junior Champion Jeffery Xiong. GM Georgiev has also served as GM in residence at the St. Louis Chess Club and Scholastic Center. He has played both Fabiano Caruana and World Champion Magnus Carlsen.

Upcoming Events

Student Services Contact Information

Curtis Williams
Email: CM-Williams11@wiu.edu
Phone: (309) 762-9481

Temia Rice
Email: T-Rice@wiu.edu
Phone: (309) 762-9481

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