Saturday, March 14, 2020

Chess

MSCC year end changes 

Hi All,

Sad to end the year this way, but because of Covid19 concerns, you've seen that all remaining tournaments are cancelled.  In addition, because school is also cancelled for at least the next few weeks, we'll also cancel the last class - April 1st.

Safety first!  For us, and for the more susceptible in our communities.

On a positive note, the online chesskid tournament is set for next Wed the 18th!  Two sections - one for green,white, blue wrist bands and one for red, purple, black.  There is also a shorter practice tournament set for Tuesday.  Watch for email details.

If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to me.
Take care
Coach Dan

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Golda Meir

WSCF Golda Meir 

Congratulations Andy on going 5-0 and taking first place in the K7 division at Golda Meir!

Well done!



Friday, March 6, 2020

March 11 - Pizza Party

Hi All,
 Even though there's a couple more chess classes left, we're having our "End of the Year" Pizza Party on Wed, March 11 at 6:15 pm. Since this is a fundraiser, we ask that everyone only starts out w/2 slices (to make sure there's enough pizza for everyone).  The cost is $5/person & is open to not only the chess players but their families as well.
 If you'd like to being anything, please let me know. We already have a veggie platter, fruit platter, cheese & sausage platter, & brownies covered.
 Bring your appetite!
 Leah

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Elmwood

Elmwood Scholastic Open 

Randy at Elmwood hosted & ran another great tournament this weekend.  The MSCC brought just 6 players to the nearby tournament that had over 125 players - largely in the K3 & K6 unrated sections.  We had a great time!

K3 unrated 

  • Calvin was our lone player in K3 and it was his first tournament!  He did a great job and got a couple of draws before he had to leave early.
K6 unrated 

  • Reid and Kai played very well in just their 3rd tournaments.  Reid led the way with 4/6 wins, finishing in 12th place and earning his red wrist band!  Kai was right behind w/ 3 wins.
K12 Open section
  • We had 3 players but no teams.  Luke led the way with 3/5 points and a 3rd place finish!  Josh and Arnold were close behind with 2.5 and 2 points.




Monday, February 24, 2020

Feb 22,23

MSCC Divide & Conquer weekend!

This weekend proved how busy the chess world can be this time of year!  Our club had players attend St. Dominic's in Brookfield, the high school SMCA finale in Kewaskum, and the WSCF Discovery World tournament in Milwaukee.  In total, 15 players attended and played some really nice matches!

St Dominics 

K8 unrated -  Kai played in just his second tournament and again took 3/5 wins and a 4th place trophy!

K8 rated -  Andy had a great day and went undefeated, winning all 4 matches!  In the process his rating jumped to 900 so he now has his purple wristband - way to go Andy!  And if that wasn't enough, his wins actually gave him a 3rd place team trophy -  I think that's a first!

SMCA finale in Kewaskum

These were the season ending matches for the 9 schools in the division.  We had a tough time getting enough players to these high school tournaments to play consistently, but we saw some good long games (these are G60) on Saturday.  Matthew led the way with 2/2 wins.  Also playing was Will, Aaron, Steven, Arnold & Josh.

Discovery World 

K3 -  Lexi was our loan player in this section and had a great day, taking 4/5 wins!  Somehow with even that many wins, because of the way tie breakers played out, she just missed getting a trophy.

K5 - Reid played in just his 2nd tournament and made a ton of progress, while Lucas led the way with 3/5 wins.

K12 - We had a strong team in this division - Bella lead the way with 3.5/5 wins!  Josh and Luke were close behind, and Anthony, who played up in division this weekend, had 3/5.  The team took home a 3rd place trophy!

Next up - New Berlin Elmwood this Saturday the 29th!










Sunday, February 9, 2020

Asa Clark

Asa Clark Pirate Open Results 

The MSCC brought just seven players to Asa Clark in Pewaukee yesterday.  It was another IAC well-run tournament and we had a lot of fun!


The Results: 

K8 non rated

  • Kai was our lone player in this section and it was his first tournament!  He did a fantastic job, winning 3 out of 5 matches in the largest section of this event!

K8 rated 
  • Luke led the way with a superb undefeated day, winning 5 out of 5 and taking first place!  Close behind was Anthony with 4 wins, taking 4th place! Rishi and Josh also played well with 3 wins each.  If we could have combined our schools into one group (looking into this for future events), we would have taken first place as a team.  
K12 rated
  • This was a much smaller section but still provided strong competition.  The team of Steven and Arnold played some tough matches and took 2nd place!

Next up for our club -  High School team in Kewaskum on the 22nd and WSCF Discovery World on the 23rd.










Sunday, February 2, 2020

Brookfield Spartan

Brookfield East Spartan Open

The MSCC brought 9 players to Brookfield East Saturday for a well run tournament by the IAC.  Well over 100 players participated in 3 sections.

K5 non rated 

  • Noah played in only his second tournament and Ben played in his first.  Both did a great job finishing with 2.5 and 3 points respectively, and Ben took 11th place!  They proved there is a way to squeeze some chess in around basketball and swimming schedules!


K8 rated 

  • This was a competitive and large section.  Andy led the way with 4 out of 5 points and a 6th place finish!  Close behind was Luke, Rishi and Anthony, all with 3 points. 
  • Impressively, the team of Andy and Luke took the 3rd place team trophy!


K12 rated 

  • This was a smaller section but still quite competitive.  Will led the way with 3 of 4 points and a 2nd place finish!  Both Steven and Bella had some good wins as well!

As usual, all of our players demonstrated very good sportsmanship and made the club proud!



Next up - Asa Clark in Pewaukee Feb 8th, run by the IAC 

Hope to see you there!