The IICS Chess Exploratory visited MEF in February for in a highly improved ISL Middle School/High School Chess tournament. The attendance at the tournament was double that of the previous year and four different schools entered the competition. Although many members of the IICS team were very new to the activity of chess, the results in the tournament were rather successful for the beginners.  Four players from IICS made the final rounds in the tournament, but sadly none of the students were able to pick up any medals. With more students gaining interest in this exploratory, hopefully IICS will be able to improve the results in the coming tournament.