26 February 2011

Lead Bank State Championship


We had a LONG day playing chess at the Lead Bank State Championship at the KCI Expo Center. We got to see some old friends from a previous chess league and socialize during the times between games. This is J and B, who later tied for first place in the K-2 Division. Emperor was the top player in the third grade division (he would have been in third grade were he in public school). And The Happy Elf Homeschool placed as the *first* K-6 division school. I hadn't even realized we were playing as a school as well as individually. Elf and Emperor have greatly improved their game since last year. For Emperor especially, this is a grand victory. Remember his last tournament? This was his year to shine. :)

12 comments:

  1. sweeeet! Chess is one of those sports where you either love it or hate it. I love it, though the strategy gets me sometimes. ;P

    Congrats to them both for getting a super cool trophy, that just proves how good they are (:

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  2. Zowie! Look at that trophy!! Congrats all around!

    What a great day!

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  3. Wow! Congrats to the kids! A great accomplishment!

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  4. Congratulations to Elf and Emperor!

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  5. Congratulations! This is so awesome! Yay!!!!

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  6. WELL DONE boys!
    That trophy is impressive, and well deserved.
    If I ever come to visit you will have to teach me how to play chess... as I don't know a thing about it! Well ... except that there is a King and Queen and some smaller ones... ha ha ha!

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  7. YAY! Cograts Emperor! and Elf!
    Way to go boys!

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  8. Elf and Emperor! You rock! What a cool trophy!!!

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