Marist High School's chess team qualified for the IHSA state competition February 14 and 15. The event will be held at the Peoria Civic Center and will welcome hundreds of players from across the state.
Team members include Vince Vaclavik, Brian Chavez-Lopez, Richard Schroeder, Michael Skoda (captain), Christian Gomez, Patrick Winters, Nicholas Vallie, Ralph Tadifa, Jordyn Murray, WIlliam Schreck, and Nathaniel Budz. . The team is coached by English Coordinator of Curriculum Bob Morowczynski '00.
There will be an opening ceremony Friday at 9:30 a.m. followed by the first round of play at 10 a.m.
The squad had a strong regular season and is excited to be a part of the action downstate. Details are available here and updates are available on the team's Twitter account.