Stillman Valley High School

Chess Team

Stillman Valley High School Chess Schedule

for 2022 - 2023

AS of 10/6/2022

Practices are in room 129 (Mr. Byer’s) on Tuesdays/Thursdays after school (3:00- 4:30) – bring your Chromebook in case other members must practice remotely. Use for additional practices and puzzles.

Meets and Tournaments:

Members must attend at least three conference meets and two tournaments (one must be conference) and attend SECTIONALS to be eligible to attend the state meet in February. The TEAM must win AT LEAST Two matches at Sectionals. As a team we need at least SIX matches and ONE tournament to Qualify for State

Concessions – team members need to help with at least 2 concession evenings. This helps pay for equipment, tournaments and team shirts.

Saturday, Oct 22 -TBA – Possible Tournament at Glenbard East (need to know who can go)

Saturday, Nov. 12 – Sterling Invite at Sterling High School All day event, 4 rounds for HS Team. HS Open 4 rounds. Leave about 7:00 a.m.; return after 6:30 p.m. Concessions Available-bring cash. First Round at 9:00, last round at 3:30 pm

Tuesday, Nov. 15 – at Stillman – be here by 3:00 to set up, matches start at 4 pm. Rnd 1- Sterling; Rnd 2 - Freeport

Tuesday, Nov. 29 – at Freeport (Probably Staying at SVHS)– Leave from front of school at 3:00 pm. Rnd 1-Byron

Tuesday, Dec. 6 – at Rockford Christian – Leave from front of school at 3:00 pm. Rnd 1- Auburn; Rnd 2 – Rockford Christian

Saturday, Dec 10th at Huntley HS – Huntly Invite – Leave from SVHS at _____ - Four rounds, return after 5 pm.

Saturday, Jan 14, 2023 at Rockford Christian – NICL Conference Tournament Leave from SVHS at _____ - Four rounds, return after 5 pm.

Saturday, Jan 28 location TBD – Team Sectionals for State

Friday -Saturday, February 10-11, 2023- IHSA State Tournament –Leave Thursday the 10th after school

Learning, Teaching, Lessons:

· ICCA Teaching Chess page -

· - online chess, puzzles, more

· The Chess Network YouTube Channel

Coach: Phil Bratta - 815-520-5312 (cell) Asst. Coach – Jon Fowler 815-298-4672.

Chess Mom/Asst. Coach - Carol Conderman - 815-645-2230 x 5401 in the library