Monday, October 10, 2011

Frank Love Chess Club Off to a Great Start!

Check out the plaque in the school office!  Frank Love Chess Club performed very well at the 2011 Washington State Elementary Chess Championship.  Nine students represented our school and as a team they won 25th place in the state for grades 1-3! Congratulations to our players!

This year Frank Love Chess Club has grown dramatically. We ordered 15 new chess boards to accommodate all the players. We are very excited to have such a large chess club and are hoping this will help us continue to perform well at more tournaments this year. But we can't do it without your help.
Currently we have just two adult chess players who have committed to volunteering each week for our chess club meetings. If you know how to play chess and can attend our meetings please do so. We meet in the Frank Love library on Thursdays after school from 3:10-4:10.

A big thanks to Ms. Martin who has dedicated her time and chess skills to help with chess club and to Amy Cabrera who is learning to play chess and helps with our club every week.
Even if you don't know how to play chess, your help is very much needed and appreciated. Please contact me to volunteer:

The Northshore School District Emergency Information form was given to students the last two weeks.   Please make sure that you have completely filled out, signed and returned the form. You can get one at chess club or contact me for a new one.

We are also collecting T-shirt order forms. Frank Love Chess Club T-shirts are great to wear to tournaments, school spirit day or chess club. The cost is $10 are available in youth and adult sizes. We are extending the deadline to this Thursday 10/13. Again, please contact me if you need a form.

Local chess tournaments have already begun. You can register for tournaments through the chess4life website.   Beginner tournaments are for students who have competed in 3 or fewer tournaments.  There is a beginner's tournament on November 5th in Bellevue.  Also on November 5th in Bellevue, there is a Round Robin State Qualifying tournament.  Students will be grouped into a team of 6 players.  We're hoping to have enough students register so that we can have a Frank Love team compete in the tournament.

Frank Love Chess Club is off to a great start and we're excited about the upcoming year!

Go Cheetahs!

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