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Mr. Bob Dettmer Chess Adviser and English Teacher

Mr. Bob Dettmer


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 20th 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, and Northfield. 

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 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.

Chess Team Information