Tuesday, January 1, 2013

New Year News

Happy New Year! 
Frank Love Chess Club is proud to announce that we have the first team trophy for the 2013 season already in the trophy case in the school  library.  On December 15th, Cooper, Curtis, Drew, Henry and Kenney attended a tournament in Bellevue and won the second place team trophy.  Henry had 3 points.  He won 3rd place in his division and qualified for the state tournament in April.  Curtis also earned 3 points.  Although he did not win a placement trophy for his division, Curtis did qualify for the state tournament too.  Congrations to all of our players! 


The next tournament that we already have Frank Love students signed up to attend will be on January 12th at St. Thomas Moore in Lynnwood.  You can sign up at www.chess4life.com .  Grades 1-3 should sign up for the U900 section.  Grades 4-6 should sign up for U1000 section.  Cedar Park Christian in Bothell will be hosting their annual tournament on March 23rd.  So mark your calendars!

For the past 3 weeks we have been hosting our own in-house tournament at chess club.  We keep track of who wins and loses each game in the tournament.  Then we create pairings for the following week based on the results.  When someone is absent, then someone else doesn't have a partner and we have to pair up those players that are often not at the same level.  When we know that someone will be absent we can avoid these issues.  Please let us know if your child will be absent.  We use the results of our in-house tournament to determine which students could use some more help and which could use more of a challenge.  So we hope to have all 77 students there!

At the last meeting, we handed out the new chess club T-shirts.  If your student was absent, we will bring them to the meeting on January 12th.  Please remember, there is no meeting on January 3rd. 

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