We are doing well and Adriana and I are recovering from yesterdays ooh so long chess tournament.
Yesterday, the boys as a team played five rounds of chess. I had them in the order you and I had discussed..first chair was Luigi, then Americo, Marcello and last Luca.
1st round against Roeper E (a school in Bloomfield)
2nd round against Roeper C (same school in Bloomfield -they had many teams there)
3rd round against Detroit Chrysler (these guy/girls won first place as a team in K-3 and K-5) We were in 4th position going into this round as a team out of 30 teams. This third round and fourth really hurt us.
4th round against Clio Carter, not sure where these guys are from..I assume Clio, Mi? This was another one where I think Marcello lost his grove - he was ahead but just could not hang on. Luigi played ok but, again just dizzed out and lost.
5th round against EGR Lakeside Janes (not sure where this team is from but, I felt bad for them..all four of their players were not on their game)
Luigi-won (3-2), Americo-won (3-0-2), Marcello-won (1-3-1), luca-won (4-1). / so we scored 1 team point to bring us to 3pts total, not good enough for any team honor.
They gave out honors for those that scored 4 or 5 individual points. Because Americo's two draws added up to a point - he scored 4 points individually. Luca scored 4 points -- So they haded out silver medals to those kids that had 4 points and gold to those that scored 5 points.
All in all ..I just asked the boys if they enjoyed themselves and they all said they "loved it and thanks for calling to check on them during their games".
Again, thank you for the attetion to our boys and for the guys at the club they enjoy playing with.