Chess season is in full swing! We just started our ladder tournament, and you can see the current standings and access a lot of other useful information on here.
In order to run a successful ladder tournament, I need every player to commit to attending practices on Mondays after school from 3:30 to 4:30 in room B340, so please help your kids remember to stick around on Mondays and arrange for pickup. (Once I've finished my class this semester, practice will be extended to 5:00.)
Feel free to sign up for remind.com messages if you'd like those friendly reminders I send out to the kids about practices, matches, and Saturday tournaments. (Sign up here!)
The top 8 players are expected to be available for our Wednesday matches starting in December. I'll post the specific dates on the website once they're available. Also, the top 10 players are expected to attend 2 of 3 Saturday tournaments. Our first will be November 12, and we'll be hosting a mandatory tournament on January 28 here at West. I'll let you know the 3rd date as soon as I know it.
Please keep your player's calendar cleared for the state tournament February 10-11. We'll leave Thursday afternoon of the 9th and return Saturday evening. The top 8 players will attend, and the top 10 are expected to be available, with the 9th and 10th players available as alternates in case of emergency.
Finally, our Krispy Kreme fundraiser will be on November 22. The top 10 players are expected to meet me outside the Performing Arts Center at 7:30 that morning to help. Also, the top 10 players are expected to raise $100 in donations to help with fees and other expenses. There will be more information about that at a later date.
Thanks for all of your support! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.