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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Upcoming Opportunities

Tournament Saturday, Jan 19 for those who want to sharpen their skills before our league matches.
Show up at Metcalf Middle School at 8:15 to register at the door. Cost $20 ($22 if you're new to tournaments) plus lunch money.
No elimination -you'll play four or five games.

League Matches begin Jan 25 - Top Seven may come - more if needed. We need parents to drive to and/or from
Jan 25 - Metcalf approx 3:30 - 5:45
Feb 1 - FHMS approx 3:30  - 5:45
Feb 8 - Metcalf approx 3:30 - 5:45
Playoffs - top 2 teams advance (Metcalf - Sat. date to be set later)


Rank Name 16-Jan
1 Owen 1060
2 Luke 925
3 Miles 814
4 Graham 525
5 Shanmuka 436
6 Elijah 415
7 Billy 346
8 Tyler 320
9 Zach 288
10 Carlos 228
11 Amanuel 227
12 Adrien 227
13 Leo 222
14 Manogna 209
15 Jack 173
16 Justin 171
17 Audrey 152
18 Bisrat 127
19 Braeden 122
20 Joshua 119
21 Benny 117
22 Sean 108
23 Riley 107
24 Nahom 100
25 Winston 100
26 Sahasra 100
27 Sam 100


Wednesday, January 9, 2019

SE Division of the Minnesota Junior High Chess League

We will be joining a chess league competing against other schools in the area. We need our top five players, but we'll undoubtedly need 2 or 3 subs on occasion. Extra players are welcome to come and play other team's extra players for a scrimmage game. Parents will need to get together to arrange transportation to and from the matches.
Teams: Metcalf A, B and C, Salem Hills, Friendly Hills, Faithful Shepherd.
We might need to get out 10 minutes early on Metcalf days.
Jan 25 at Metcalf 3:30-5:40
Feb 1 at Friendly Hills 3:30-5:40
Feb 8 at Metcalf 3:30-5:40
The format is our top 5 face another school's top 5. Team that wins 3 games wins the match.
Rules: Touch move. All games must be notated. All games will use clocks if available - find the chess clock on your IPad and become familiar with it. I'll bring a couple clocks, your opponents may have some, etc.

Name 9-Jan
Owen 1040
Luke 904
Miles 814
Graham 506
Shanmuka 435
Elijah 375
Billy 324
Tyler 320
Zach 267
Adrien 251
Carlos 246
Leo 222
Manogna 209
Amanuel 177
Jack 173
Justin 171
Audrey 152
Braeden 122
Joshua 119
Benny 117
Sean 108
Riley 107
Nahom 100
Winston 100
Sahasra 100
Sam 100

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Chess Tournament tomorrow at Burnsville Metcalf

If we have 5 there we can play in the eam vs team which is always a fun tournament - good practice for our upcoming matches. If we don't have 5 you can still play in the regular sections.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Final 2018 Ratings

Rank Name RR KQ KR 19-Dec
1 Owen p p p 1026
2 Luke p p p 904
3 Miles p p p 814
4 Graham p p 525
5 Shanmuka p p 408
6 Tyler p p 348
7 Elijah 300
8 Billy p p 290
9 Zach 263
10 Adrien p 253
11 Carlos p p 226
12 Leo p p 222
13 Manogna p p 209
14 Jack 173
15 Justin p p 171
16 Amanuel 155
17 Audrey p p 152
18 Braeden 122
19 Sam 122
20 Joshua 119
21 Benny 117
22 Sean 108
23 Riley 107
24 Nahom 100
25 Winston 100
26 Sahasra 100

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Dec 12 Ratings

Rank Name RR KQ KR 12-Dec
1 Owen p p p 1031
2 Luke p p p 904
3 Miles p p p 814
4 Graham p p 512
5 Shanmuka p 405
6 Tyler p p 360
7 Billy p p 309
8 Zach 258
9 Manogna p p 246
10 Leo p p 222
11 Elijah 207
12 Adrien p 198
13 Carlos p 178
14 Justin p p 171
15 Jack 168
16 Audrey p p 152
17 Sean 133
18 Braeden 122
19 Sam 122
20 Joshua 119
21 Benny 117
22 Riley 107
23 Nahom 100
24 Winston 100
25 Sahasra 100

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Tournament Results

We had a hard day at the chessboard. (The good news was that Luke's 2 losses were to trophy winners.) Most new players don't show up at tournaments until January, so I think the next tournament will be a little easier at the lower end of the spectrum.
Name   1 2 3 4 5 Chg Merit
Luke   L L B W   -40 21
Graham L L L B   -36  3.75
Adrien L L L L L -23  1
TOTAL 3W 10L

We have an opportunity to enter the Jr High League where we play our top five against another school's top 5. This is a very different format than a tournament and it gives the number 3, 4 and 5 players a chance to do well. We can bring extra players who can be rotated into the line-up. Extra players will play a scrimmage game for fun.

Right now I'm projecting the students would qualify for the team. Think about if you'd like to participate.
Board 1 Owen
Board 2 Luke
Board 3 Miles
Board 4 Graham
Board 5 Shanmuka
with alternates Tyler, Billy, and Manogna and/or whoever else would like to try.

1 Owen 1010
2 Luke 904
3 Miles 814
4 Graham 502
5 Tyler 397
6 Shanmuka 387
7 Billy 346
8 Manogna 241
9 Leo 222
10 Zach 218
11 Carlos 178
12 Elijah 175
13 Justin 171
14 Audrey 156
15 Jack 145
16 Adrien 144
17 Sean 142
18 Benny 124
19 Braeden 122
20 Joshua 119
21 Riley 107
22 Nahom 100
23 Winston 100
24 Sahasra 100

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Tournament and Ratings

Tournament Saturday at Metcalf M.S. Register on site before 8:30 Cost $22 for newcomers

Rank Name 5-Dec
1 Owen 1010
2 Luke 944
3 Miles 814
4 Graham 538
5 Tyler 397
6 Shanmuka 387
7 Billy 346
8 Manogna 241
9 Leo 222
10 Zach 218
11 Carlos 178
12 Elijah 175
13 Justin 171
14 Adrien 167
15 Audrey 156
16 Jack 145
17 Sean 142
18 Benny 124
19 Braeden 122
20 Joshua 119
21 Riley 107
22 Nahom 100
23 Winston 100
24 Sahasra 100