Newsletter #17, April 20, 2017

posted Apr 20, 2017, 9:01 PM by James Hodina   [ updated Apr 20, 2017, 9:01 PM ]

Dear Prairie Chess Families,


Well, here we are.  Staring at our last meeting of the Prairie Chess Club is this Monday.  


We had a somewhat smaller but highly energetic group on Tuesday (make-up from Monday’s in-service day).  For the Creek and Point students, we studied the game Bobby Fischer v David Byrne, 1956.  This is known as “The Game of the Century.”  What was perhaps more remarkable was that Fischer was only 13 years old at the time.


The Elementary School students met in the computer lab.  We watched the 60 minutes story, “Chess Country” about chess has changed the lives of student in rural Franklin County, Mississippi.  We then logged to ChessKid.com for the last time a chess club, just to make sure that we all remember how to do it.  The kids will have their accounts for the calendar year and I hope they continue to use them over the summer.


The Prairie Chess Camp, July 17-21 at Prairie Point, is filling up.  We have 49 registrations, 15 spots remain. So, if you remain interested, its time to Register Now at www.chessiniowa.org/chesscamp.  One really cool thing is that we 17 registrations for students entering 7th grade and above.  We also have 10 students from Prairie signed up, so good representation from our chess club.  


The Ice Harbor Scholastic Chess Tournament registrations continue to build as we approach 130 participants.  We have 5 Prairie players registered though and would love to see some more sign-ups.  I have been asked recently, so I thought I would mention that I am the chief tournament director and organizer of this event.  You can register online at www.onlineregistration.cc


I look forward to seeing  you on Monday for our final club meeting.  I hope to see you at Ice Harbor and the Prairie Chess Camp.


Take care,

Jim


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