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Crystal Lake Middle defends County Title X2


  • 4 years ago · Quote · #1

    clms_chess

    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.

    Coach

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #2

    DC_cookie_G

    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.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #3

    clms_chess

    DC_cookie_G wrote:

    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.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #4

    orangehonda

    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 Laughing  So just think of it as a rebuilding year (i.e. be sure not to let them play any rated events).

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #5

    DC_cookie_G

    clms_chess wrote:
    DC_cookie_G wrote:

    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.


    zach pyle is in 8th grade, and joe staying is great for the team.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #6

    clms_chess

    orangehonda wrote:

    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).


     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.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #7

    DC_cookie_G

    clms_chess wrote:
    orangehonda wrote:

    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).


     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.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #8

    clms_chess

    DC_cookie_G wrote:
    clms_chess wrote:
    orangehonda wrote:

    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).


     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.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #9

    CLMS_CHESSCRW

    clms_chess wrote:

    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.

    Coach


    wow the teams doing amazing bettering the school every year

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #10

    CLMS_CHESSCRW

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  • 3 years ago · Quote · #11

    clms_chess

    CLMS_CHESSCRW wrote:
    clms_chess wrote:

    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.

    Coach


    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.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #12

    CLMS_CHESSCRW

    clms_chess wrote:
    CLMS_CHESSCRW wrote:
    clms_chess wrote:

    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.

    Coach


    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

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #13

    clms_chess

    CLMS_CHESSCRW wrote:
    clms_chess wrote:
    CLMS_CHESSCRW wrote:
    clms_chess wrote:

    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.

    Coach


    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


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