Stillman Valley High School

Chess Team

Stillman Valley High School Chess Schedule

for 2023-2024 as of 10/5/2023


Practices will be in room 102 (Mr. Telander/Mr. Byers) 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.   


Get registered for chess online at


Meets are on TUESDAYS - After School start time to be determined, usually by 3:30 pm.  2 Matches each Conference Meet.

Saturday, Oct 21st – Ram Melody Tournament at Glenbard East – all are welcome – All Day Event.  Leave about 7 a.m., return after 7 pm.   Spectators Welcome.


Saturday, November 4, 2023 – Sterling Invite Chess TournamentAll day event, 4 rounds for 8 board HS Team.   HS Open 4 rounds.  Leave about 7:15 a.m.; return after 6:30 p.m.  First Round at 9:00, last round at 3:30 pm Concessions Available-bring cash.  More info will be provided.


Tuesday, Nov 14th at Stillman Valley

Tuesday, Nov 28th at Auburn(Rockford)

Tuesday, Dec 5th at Guilford (or Byron) TBD

Saturday, Dec 9th - Huntley Red Raider Chess Tournament at Huntley High School – all day tournament with Open – all can go.

Tuesday, Dec 12th at Stillman Valley

Concessions – Friday, 12/15 (Girls BB)  ;  Concessions – Tuesday, 12/19 (Wrestling) – after practice  Concessions – Wednesday, 1/3/2024 (no school) (Boys BB) Concessions – Wednesday, 1/10/24 (Wrestling)

Saturday, Jan 13th or 20th, 2024 – NICL Conference Tournament – seeding for Sectionals to qualify for state.

Saturday, Jan 27, 2024 location TBD – Team Sectionals for State

Friday -Saturday, February 9-10, 2024 - IHSA State Tournament at the Peoria Civic Center –Leave Thursday the 8th after school

Learning, Teaching, Lessons:

·         ICCA Teaching Chess page -

· - online chess, puzzles, more

Coach: Phil Bratta - 815-520-5312 (cell) 

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