Stillman Valley High School

Chess Team

Stillman Valley High School Chess Schedule

for 2021-2022 Season

AS of 10/27/2021

All participants MUST register and pay their fees at: https://il.8to18.com/Stillmanvalley - your parent/guardian will need to register you on-line.

Practices are in room 129 (Mr. Byer’s) on Tuesdays/Thursdays after school – bring your Chromebook in case other members must practice remotely. Use lichess.org for practices and meets to comply with COVID guidelines. We will be wearing masks and sanitizing hands, chess boards and pieces.

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.


All conference matches are listed below, held on Tuesday, after school with POSSIBLE remote competitions through lichess.org. EVERYONE is expected to come to the school and participate as a team on Tuesday afternoon for the competition unless in quarantine. Bring your own drinks/snacks.

Tuesday, Nov. 9th Guilford HS – 4:00 pm to about 6:30 pm Leave SVSH at 3:15 from the front of the school.

Saturday, Nov. 13th at Sterling HS – ALL DAY Tournament – Leave SVHS at 7:00 a.m., return after 5:30 pm

Tuesday, Nov. 16th at Freeport HS – vs. Byron and Freeport; Leave SVHS by 3:00 pm, return after 6:30 pm

Tuesday, Nov. 30th at Auburn HS – vs. Sterling; Leave SVHS by 3:00 pm, return after 6:30 pm

Thursday, Dec. 2ndConcessions!!! 4:30 report to MP room (wrestling)

Tuesday, Dec. 7th at Sterling HS-vs. Auburn and Guilford; Leave SVHS by 3:00 pm, return after 6:30 pm

Wednesday, Dec. 8th – Concessions!!! 4:00 report to MP room (wrestling)

Saturday, January 15, 2022 – NICL Conference Tournament at Maple Park (Kaneland) – ALL DAY Tournament

Tuesday, January 25th – Concessions!!! 4:30 report to MP room (Girls BB)

Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022 - Sectionals Tournament - Qualify for State Tournament

(Team must win two matches to be eligible for state)

Friday, Feb. 11 – Saturday, Feb 12, 2022 - IHSA State Tournament –Leave Thursday the 10th after school

ELIGIBILITY is important! Stay on top of your grades!

Learning, Teaching, Lessons: https://sites.google.com/view/thenicl/nicl/resources

· ICCA Teaching Chess page - https://sites.google.com/view/theicca/resources/teaching-chess

· LiChess.org - online chess, puzzles, more

· The Chess Network YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/user/ChessNetwork?feature=chclk


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

Chess Mom/Asst. Coach - Carol Conderman - 815-645-2230 x 5401 in the library cconderman@mail.meridian223.org