Saturday, May 27, 2017


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.

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.

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)

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


Monday, May 15, 2017


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 ( if you're interested.

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