2012-2013 State Qualifiers
IHSA State Tournament: Moline-77nd place out of 135 teams. See complete results by clicking
Moline 58, Chicago Bloom 10
Moline 51, Elk Grove 17
Urbana (University) 68, Moline 0
Moline 43, Waukegan 25
Bloomington 54, Moline 14
Chicago Lincoln Park 56, Moline 12
Oswego 51, Moline 17
Dual and Tournament Results: (10-7)
Moline 68, McHenry 0
Moline 44, Sterling 24
Moline 35.5, Indian Creek 32.5
Stillman Valley 36, Moline 32
Sterling 42.5, Moline 25.5
Sterling 35, Moline 33
Moline 57, Galva 11
Moline 58.5, Galva 9.5
Moline 50, Plano 18
Moline 56, Plano 12
2012 Sterling Invitational Championship Team---Darsh Kurani, Aditya Jain, Michael Dombrach, Jerry Chen, Pranov Puri, Bill Johnson, Reece, Oldenburg, Jon McGehee, James, Wilson, Josh Gunaselan, Steffen Timmer, Eric Sheidler, Ben Wolf
Sterling Invitational Results: 1st-MOLINE, 2nd-Stillman Valley, 3rd-Indian Creek, 4th-Sterling, 5th-McHenry, 6th-Marengo, 7th-North Boone, 8th-Jefferson, 9th-Grant, 10th-Byron, 11th-Ottawa, 12th-Sterling B
Individual medalists: Jerry Chen-1st place, open division, Darsh Kurani-2nd place, board 4, Bill Johnson-2nd place, board 6, Pranov Puri-2nd place, board 7, Ben Wolf-2nd place, board 1, Aditya Jain-2nd place, board 5, Michael Dombrach-1st place, board 8, Eric Sheilder-3rd place, open division
State Qualifiers: Ben Wolf, Bill Johnson, Jon McGehee, James Wilson, Aditya Jain, Bharath Banothu, Michael Dombach, Reece Oldenberg, Jerry Chen
Other Team Members: Darsh Kurani, Steffen Timmer, Pranav Puri, Eric Sheidler, Divya Badri, Shawn O'Neill, Josh Gunaseelan, Cesar Martinez, Andrei Lareau, Colin Brown, Tony Rosas, Tony Houston, Shawn Ryan, Christian Andon, Marc Lara, William Vellenga-Clark, Austin Curtis, Harvey Bland, Daniel Downing, Koushik Kumar
Welcome 8th graders and new players! If you are interested in having fun, learning more about chess and meeting other students, we would like to invite you to become part of our team!
You can compete against other high schools in dual meets, tournaments, and the IHSA State Chess tournament!
Practice will be on Monday’s 3:15-4:30 in room J-207. There is an opportunity for additional practice time if you are interested in going to the state tournament.
Practice begins in late September and the season runs through mid February
*Check out this website for announcements, pictures, results, and other important information!
Click on the years above to review highlights & pictures from the past 7 seasons.
Player Responsibilities: Anyone is encouraged to join the Chess Team! However, if you would like to join, you must be able to do the following.
1. Show Loyalty and commitment to the program and Moline High School.
2. Attend practices on a regular basis and be available for dual meets and tournaments.
3. Have a coachable and team attitude.
4. Practice and play on your own outside of practice.
5. Take care of the equipment and treat your coaches with respect.
6. Adhere to all school and community rules for Moline High School athletes.
1. Have fun
2. Finish in the top 50 as a team at state
3. Each board to finish in the top 50 at state
4. Have fun
5. Learn and use new openings and strategies
6. Make new friends