Sunday, June 24, 2018



The Chess Team is open to all Eastview students, regardless of grade or level of skill. The coach is Mr. Dettmer, who is beginning his 17th season of overseeing the team. It is one of the few teams at Eastview that has both a fall and spring season. We begin the first week of school with an information meeting. In September and October, we play a 10-game schedule with other schools in our division: Eagan, Apple Valley, Rosemount, Northfield. Now that Farmington and Shakopee are a part of our conference, we hope to add one or both of them to our fall league in the near future. Most matches are on Mondays after school from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. There are also two all-day Saturday tournaments (one in October and one in November) involving the teams from our division; one is a team competition and the other is an individual tournament. The fall season ends the first week of November followed by several months of players engaging in other school activities. Once mid-February arrives, we start practicing several times a week in preparation for the Lake Conference Tournament and the State Tournament which occur in March. The spring season ends at the conclusion of the State Tournament.

2017 Schedule


During the fall season, we meet after school in room B225 for both matches and practices. For away matches, we either take the school's Expedition, carpool, and/or share a bus with another team. Practices during the fall season are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30 to 4:15 p.m. Depending on the day, we review previous games, discuss strategy, and/or conduct challenge matches for board placement. Once again this fall, we are very fortunate to have John Bartholomew as a chess tutor for our team. Please visit the links below to learn more about John as a player and a coach:

Player profile

Coach profile

Interview with John


Due to high-quality players and strong student leadership, the EV chess team has established a tradition of excellence that we hope to continue:

* 1st place in our fall league 10 of the past 11 years

* South Suburban champions for 5 of the past 6 years

* Have placed in the top 3 teams at the state tournament for the past 5 years

* Overall record of past 12 years is 109 wins and 9 losses

* State Champions 2 of the past 4 years!

* Placed 12th out of 41 teams in the top division at the National Tournament in April of 2016


* Mega match - 10/7/17

* Conference Individual Tournament - 11/4/17

* South Suburban Tournament - 3/10/18

* State Tournament - 3/24/18 - 3/25/18

* National Tournament - 4/27/18 - 4/29/18 in Columbus, OH

Please print the fall schedule below so that you can plan ahead:


To learn more about the Chess Team, please contact Mr. Dettmer at


About Eastview HS

Eastview High School, located in Apple Valley, MN, includes a 330,000 square foot facility and 200 acres of recreational facilities. It is home to over 2,000 students in grades 9-12.

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6200 140th Street West
Apple Valley, MN 55124
Phone: (952) 431-8900
Fax: (952) 431-8911
Email: Eastview