Rockford's Erik Czerwin has been a regular at DeKalb tournaments for a few years now. Coach Czerwin was named the Illinois Chess Coaches Association's Coach of the Year a couple years back when he was at Marengo High School. This is his second year teaching at Rockford Guilford High School -- and the first season he will coach a team there.
In his abundant free time, Coach Czerwin has written a remarkable book which is being released in the United States this month by Everyman Press. In honor of its release.the DeKalb Chess Club will be hosting a day of tournament chess for everyone on Saturday, Sept. 13.