I'm really proud of the chess team's performance at state this year! Last year we were ranked 107th after the final round. This year we moved up to 29th! That really is an incredible improvement. The team put in a lot of hard work this year, especially during state. Also, congratulations to Ilya, our 4th board, for winning 6 out of his 7 games and earning a medal.
We have one more match this afternoon, one more fundraiser we'll discuss at our next meeting, and if I can I'd like to try to schedule a field trip to the Chess Club of St. Louis once the weather warms up. I just haven't heard back from them yet.
As you can see, I also updated the website to a platform that's a bit more user friendly—for my own sake more than anyone else's. Just trying to upload a picture to the other website this summer had me on the edge of tossing my laptop through a window.
It really has been a great year, and once again I'm extremely proud of our team. I'm sad I only got to work with the seniors for 2 seasons, but hopefully they'll all stay in touch and continue to challenge me to games on chess.com. I also created a Facebook page for those with accounts who want to like the page and keep in touch that way.
Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
As always, thanks for your support!