|Shenandoah Valley Chess Club News|
Congratulations to the Shenandoah Valley Chess Team!
Three members of the Shenandoah Valley Chess team competed in the Virginia Scholastic Championships on March 7th and 8th. Daniela, Ryan, and Joseph all did exceptionally well and we are very proud of their efforts.
Daniela scored 3 out of 5 points and placed 35th out of 87 players in the K-3 Under 600 section.
Joseph scored 3 out of 5 points and placed 44th out of 93 players in the K-8 Under 1200 section.
Ryan scored 4 out of 5 points and placed 11th out of 87 players in the K-3 Under 600 section.
The experience was fantastic and the chess club was excited to participate this year. Plans are already in place to build upon this year's team experience and we hope many more players will participate in the competition team next year.
|New Format for our Regular Weekly Meetings|
We've made some changes to our regular club meetings!
Our Wednesday night meetings will now be much more lesson focused. Each week will emphasize a particular Chesskid lesson. Of course, our more experienced players are welcome to continue to use the lesson times for some friendly games. In addition, brand new players will have access to one-on-one instruction in the basics of the game.
The planned itinerary for the Wednesday evening meetings is:
Our Saturday morning meetings will remain relatively the same as they are now with the primary focus on playing games and applying the weekly lesson in practice. There will be a review of Wednesday night's lesson available as well as basic instrution for new players.
We will continue to focus on the club ladder at the Saturday meetings so make sure to come out and play some games to see if you can climb to the top and be SVCC's best player.
In addition to the ladder, we will be adding a twist. Players will be able to earn "club points" on Saturdays. Players can use these points to purchase various items periodically throughout the year.
|ChessKid a big hit with our members!|