Monday, October 16, 2017

Chess starts Wed 10/18/17

I'm so excited about Chess Season starting, I'm getting mixed up. :) So we have to wait a tad longer, just till Wednesday (10/18/17) for it to start & yes, I'll have Chess Apparel forms. Sorry for the confusion.

Leah

Chess club starts tomorrow!

Hey All,
 The wait is finally over! Tomorrow night is the first class of  the 2017 season.
  We will also have order forms for chess apparel. If you can't make it & would like to order, let me know & I can e-mail it you. The order forms are due November 1. This way the merchandise will definitely be done in time for our tournament held at Lake Denoon on December 2. Also, this is one of the fundraisers we do as a club.
   See you tomorrow night!
  Leah

Monday, October 2, 2017

Starting soon!

The first chess club meeting of the school year is just over two weeks away!

If you haven't signed up already, please do so soon!  It will make the first night go more smoothly if we can have most students pre-registered.

Also, you will get a Chesskid account very soon after registration and can then begin playing online immediately!  Chesskid is going to be a great addition to our weekly club lessons and we're really looking forward to every student having access and being able to track their progress!

Monday, September 25, 2017

Sign up is ready!
 
If you haven't already, please click on the big red box on the top/right of this page to sign up for 2017/2018.
 
 
Soon after each player is signed up, he/she will received a ChessKid username & password, and will then be able to access that website!
 
See you on Wed Oct18th at MHS Rm243!
 



Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Chess 2017/2018

Welcome to the new year!

We hope you enjoyed the summer and start the new school year successfully!

The MSCC will kick off the chess year on October 18th at MHS in Rm243 (up the stairs from the pool) as usual.  This is where we'll practice in general, just like last year, but there are a few exceptions when the room is not available, so check the calendar each week and watch for updates.

Please note - the "JOT FORM" has not been updated yet, it's still 2016/2017.  It will be done soon, so you can watch for it, but we'll also send out an email when complete.

A few highlights for the new year:

  • Annual fees have been increased to $50 per student / $100 max per family.  The MSCC operates fully as a non-profit, but we've been "in the red" and need to break even. This fee increase ensures that we can bring in quality chess instructors from the IAC, such as Mr. Andy and Mr. Ryan each and every week.
  • ChessKid.com -  Big announcement!  The fee this year includes a one year subscription to Chesskid.com for each and every player!  We will be using this website to track players progress in between the classes and tournaments.  Chesskid is a great website to play games, watch videos, and even to play games against other MSCC players and other clubs!  We'll provide more info about this as we finish the planning.
  • Our own annual tournament date is already set for December 2nd at Lake Denoon Middle School!  
If you have any questions in the meantime, please feel free to contact Dan, Leah or Ryan through the website.

Welcome back, we're looking forward to getting started!
Dan

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Summertime

Hi All,
  I hope you've been enjoying the nice weather (when it's not raining).
  I can't believe next Friday is Jammin' already. We will have a tent in the library's parking lot. If you'd like to help out, please sign up (7-8 pm slot/8-9 pm slot). Definitely please stop & stay hi.
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b4eafa928a3ff2-jammin1


Also, we'll be doing summer library class in June. If you're interested in helping out, please sign up here. If you're attending, no need to sign up.
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b4eafa928a3ff2-summer1


There's a great opportunity for the Chess Club to fundraise. If you volunteer at Saz's (Summerfest) on Sunday, July 23 from 3 pm-10 pm, Saz's will donate (10/hr) to the chess club. If you're interested, please contact Dan Schantz. (Must be 16 or older to volunteer.)


Last thing-if you'd like to continue to go to tournaments so you don't get "rusty" during the summer, I recommend Renaissance Knights in IL. It's one Sunday a month. (Parents can play also)
http://rknights.org/registration/tournaments/


Have a good summer & we'll see you in the fall!!


Leah

Monday, May 15, 2017

Supernationals

Supernationals VI - 2017

Congratulations to MSCC players Aaron, Alyssa and Will who played at Supernationals this past weekend in Nashville, TN.

This tournament is held every 4 years, and this one set a record with over 5,500 chess players from 49 states and around the world!  It was a truly incredible sight & experience that pictures just cannot properly show!

Each player played Seven G120 games (up to 4 hours) over 3 days.  We were very proud of our players, with many of the games lasting 3 hours or more!

Aaron finished in the top quarter of his K12 U800 section (220 players!)
Alyssa finished in the top half of her K12 U1200 section (370 players!)
Will finished in 4th place in the K12 U1200 section!

It was truly a super-sized event all around that we hope many more get to experience the next time.  You can see all results & pictures online (USChess.org) if you're interested.

The picture below is one full ballroom for the K12 sections, but is only about 1/4 of all players.