Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Sunday, May 13, 2012
During the 7th and final round we overtook Florida's Rockway Middle School to become the new National K-6 Under 1000 Champions.
Going into the 6th round, the Chessmates are only a half of a point behind the first place team. No matter what happens at the end of the day we are so proud of our players who have demonstrated great sportmanship and have remained extremely focused on bringing their best game. Our player's games have been very challenging and long. Many games lasted until the end of the time control...approx. 4 hours.
After packing up our rooms, eating breakfast, and brushing our teeth, we are off to our team room to prepare for our last two rounds. Wish us luck!
Saturday, May 12, 2012
Friday, May 11, 2012
Round 1 frenzy as everyone tries to find their boards. The announer is trying different tactics to get parents and coaches to leave, including getting the kids to chant, "We want to play!" Adding to the announcer's frustration, the kids did not join in.
Warming up for Round 1.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
We crossed into Tennessee at around 4:30am. The driver drove into a visitors center to switch. Instantly, all the students woke up and asked, "is this the hotel?"
They were all somewhat relieved to find out that it wasn't. Wonder what their reactions will be when they see the hotel ...