Most schools choose to organize into conferences to arrange for a competitive season. The CICL chess conference is composed of high schools in Central Illinois.
With Covid-19 causing havoc everywhere and social distancing the norm, Illinois High School Chess will go online for all conference matches this year. Teams will be playing on LiChess.org. You will be able to follow the games and results with minimum delay thanks to automated Google spreadsheets shown below designed by Eric Czerwin of Rockford.
This year the league is split into 2 divisions between larger 8 board schools and smaller 6 board schools, not the East, West & Centrial divisions of previous years. Brimfield is the only Peoria area school playing in the 6 board division. The new divisions allow our local schools to play other schools in the Bloomington and Champaign areas.
With play online it may be easier to play against schools from across the state or even across the country!