Monday, March 4, 2013

Frank Love Chess Team Takes First Place!

On Saturday March 2nd, 20 students from Frank Love attended a chess tournament at Heritage Christian school in Bothell.  There were over 180 students in attendance.  It was an exciting day.  There was some confusion at check in because the hosts weren't sure of our school code.  Frank Love still isn't known in the world of serious chess competitors. 

Once we got to the team rooms, we waited for round 1 to start.  Frank Love students played some bughouse games and some practice chess games.  More than half of the Frank Love students won their first game.  It was a great start!  After round two, again, more than half of our team returned with a win.  And after round 3, there were 4 students with still perfect scores! 

In the end, only Roshan could hold to a perfect day by winning all 5 of his games.  He took home the first place trophy for the Open Section grades 1-3.  He is now eligible for a special tournament of Champions.  Rohan was also undefeated by winning 3 games and having 2 draws.  He won 4th place in the Open Section for grades 4-6.  Caid competed in his first ever tournament.  He won 4 games and won the 2nd place trophy for grades 406 U800.  Dylan, Seth, Cooper, Kenney, Liam S. and JazMinh all won 3 games.  Jack won 2.5 games and received a kindergarten trophy.  JazMinh, and Kenney all received state qualifying medals.  Cooper won 12th place for grades 4-6 U800.  Dylan won 11th place for grades 1-3 U800.  Seth won 11th place for grades 4-6 U800.  Cooper, Seth, JazMinh and Caid all became new State Qualifiers for Frank Love!
Curtis, Lakshey, Ethan, Elliott, Aidan, Liam R., Cody, Cameron, Henry and Drew may not have received any individual awards, but they did contribute to our team score.  Frank Love won the First Place Team Trophy beating out over 20 schools present.  This is the first time Frank Love has won a First place team trophy!  Congratulations!  Can they do it again next Saturday at the Shelton View Tournament?? 

On Saturday March 9th, Shelton View will be hosting a chess tournament open only to students of the Northshore School District.  The tournament is at Lockwood Elementary, not Shelton View.  Currently 20 students from Frank Love are signed up to attend.  We want to make sure that every student who wants to attend is able to.  Scholarships are still available.  Please contact Mr. Adams or myself for more information.  We are looking forward to another fun day filled with more proud moments.

The Washington State Chess Championship Tournament is scheduled for Saturday April 20th.  You must win 3 out of 5 games at a qualifying tournament to be eligible.  Currently we have 15 students who are eligible.  We have reserved a block of rooms at a hotel in Vancouver.  For anyone who had trouble booking a room earlier, the problem has been fixed.  Please contact Mr. Adams or myself for more information. 

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations to a great Chess Team! Go get the next one at Shelton View. I'm so proud of you guys.