On January 25th 16 school teams from nine different schools met at WIU in Moline in this chess event. Students from Western Illinois University, Pleasant Valley High School, Black Hawk College, QC Christian, Moline High School, United Township High School, Wilson Junior High, Colona Junior High, and Seton Catholic School participated at Western Illinois University during the first scholastic event of the year. Wilson Junior High got the first place in the Elementary/Middle School category; while Moline Maroon got also the first place in the High School/College category. Congratulations to the students, parents, and coaches that attended the event. Thanks to WIU for hosting the tournament and providing pizza, and Rick Rector and Tony Britton for directing the event. The event was organized by the Leathernecks from WIU and the Illowa Chess Clubs in the Quad Cities.