Friday, April 26, 2013

2013 State Championship!

On Saturday April 20th, Washington held its annual Elementary State Championship tournament in Vancouver, Washington at the Clark County Fairgrounds.  21 kids represented Frank Love at the tournament.

On Friday night, most kids met up at the hotel for a pizza party.  After dinner the kids went swimming in the pool. 
The hotel served breakfast at 6:30 Saturday morning.  It was an early start, but the kids arrived at breakfast ready to go with smiles all around. 

Round 1 started with some tough games but as a team we won more than we lost.  Round 2 proved to be more difficult with fewer wins.  Rounds 3 and 4 were even tougher.  Our team bounced back in Round 5 with more wins than losses. 


In the end Rohan led the team with 4 wins and 1 tie for an undefeated score of 4.5!  He won 3rd place for 6th grade.  Amazing!  Roshan had 4 wins for 4 points and won 7th place for 3rd grade.  Congratulations!

Elliott won 4 games for 4 points and won 2nd place in his division!  Congratulations!

Andy had 3.5 points in his first ever state tournament!  Hayden got 3 points and played some of the longest games of his chess career.  Austin and Seth each got 2.5 points.  Jack, Ethan, Brian, Curtis, Dylan, Lakshey, Henry, JazMinh, Liam R., Liam S., Seth, Caid, Cameron, Cooper, and Kenney also played their best and contributed to the team score with 1 or 2 points each.  With over 175 schools represented at the tournament, Frank Love placed 22nd for grades K-3 and 17th place for grades 4-6! 

 In between rounds there was time for some fun in the bouncy house, playing outside, eating lunch and just chilling.  There was even a 6 foot hamster roaming the room to entertain the kids.


It was a long day and an even longer awards ceremony.  We are so proud of how well our team played and how their good behavior represented our school.  Our chess team has come a long way since it started 5 years ago.  This Thursday (4/25) was our last chess club meeting.  Thank you for a great year and hope to see you all again in the fall!

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