17010 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
Crystal Lake Middle School won their 3rd straight Polk County Chess Championship Saturday (1-08-11). They took 3 out of the 4 monthly tournaments with each of the three wins posting perfect 16-0 team points. I am very proud of them.
i just wonder how the team will do next year. D, trevorn, zach, joe, hunter, and i are leaving next year. i think clms will still be #1 or #2, but maybe not the dominate force we've been for the past 2 years.
Zach and Joe are 7th Graders. Joe ended up dropping the "catch up program" that would have sent him to 9th grade next year.
It will be hard to duplicate this years dominance... a season for the ages... I do agree with you there.
You just need to sharpen your scholastic sandbagging skills -- once your class B and A players get rated over 1500 it's time to toss them out for the B and A players still rated 1200 So just think of it as a rebuilding year (i.e. be sure not to let them play any rated events).
zach pyle is in 8th grade, and joe staying is great for the team.
Every year is a "rebuilding" year because of 8th grade graduation. 2 years ago when we won it for the first time we lost most of our team to graduation and transfers for the following year and I thought it was going to be tough to defend our title. The new players did great though... we won all four monthly tournys and defended our title. Last year was the same leading up to this years performance... again having the new players doing great.
the reason for this is the noobs had better practice each year. as players like me and D got better, we gave noobs more to learn from playing us.
You are correct DC. This combined with the other things we do in class have helped new players every year rapidly go from little chess skills to tournament ready chess skills.
wow the teams doing amazing bettering the school every year
It was an increadable Jr. But, as good as it was... this years clms chess team didnt win all 4 tournaments like you guys did the year before. Still, posting three perfect tournys (4 or more guys going 4-0... 3x) was sweet.
man that was total domination , i might come over to crystal lake to help with the new players i might be a little rusty. i think other schools think were on brain steroids
brain steroids.. that is too funny. but I tell ya... this year we absolutely crushed the academy schools
Our first Tourny back inOctober we had 6 students go undefeated.. 5 went 4-0... and 1 went 3.5. And thats just our FIRST tourny of the year
Reporting Abusive Players
by TheMeepOne a few minutes ago
by HueyWilliams 3 minutes ago
Best White 1.d4 2. c4 player opening repertoire book
by Chicken_Monster 6 minutes ago
Get Free Coaching
by RiyalNoxDescent 8 minutes ago
I'm not improving, advice?
by SharonCarter 8 minutes ago
semi-beginner--feeling lost & intimidated
by klimski 9 minutes ago
Places where it would be rude to bring your chess set?
by brumtown 9 minutes ago
Stuff Non-Chess Players Say
by dragonair234 13 minutes ago
D06: Queen's Gambit Declined, Marshall defence [Unsound]
by AlisonHart 13 minutes ago
Bugs On Chess.com
by HueyWilliams 17 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2014 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!