Event Details

  • January 14th, 2023

  • 9:00 AM

  • Chess Team

  • Combined

  • Coed

  • Game

  • NICL Conference Tournament

  • Away

  • TBD

  • Rockford Christian HS

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Game Summary


3rd Place



Chess Team Finishes 3rd at NICL Tournament

The 2022-23 season has been successful for our Auburn Chess Team. We started with a 2 Win-2 Loss record at the Sterling Invite. In the Northern Illinois Chess League, we had a 4 Win-1 Loss record. We finished the 2022-part of the season with a 3 Win-1 Loss record at the Huntley Invite. 


This past weekend, our team placed third at the Northern Illinois Chess League conference tournament. Our record was 3 Wins and 1 Loss. Going into the conference tournament we were ranked fourth. Our present record is 12 Wins and 5 Losses. 


Auburn will be hosting the IHSA Sectional on January 28th. Two weeks later, we hopefully will be heading to the State Championship in Peoria.


Board 1, Ethan Vanderkolk, 

Board 2, Ian Wan, 

Board 3, Huan Lin, 

Board 4, Sayana Bilguun, 

Board 5, Michele Luu, 

Board 6, Sophia Rimorin, 

Board 7, Andrew Maier, 

Board 8 Basim Basim 


Other Team Members, Gian Sasan and Caleb Sales

Junior Varsity Members, Paxon Gottschalk, Rally Johnson, Soren Swenson, Brady Timmons,