May 9, 2019
Thank you to all of the Bateman families that were able to make it out for the Chicago Chess Foundation tournament that we hosted on Apr. 27. Congratulations to the 3rd / 4th grade team who earned the 1st place team trophy! The K-2nd team also had an outstanding performance claiming the 2nd place prize! The Intermediate and Advanced teams finished in 2nd as well, but just missed out on the only team trophy in those sections. We also had two individual champions: Gabriel J. in the K-2, and Andrey N. in the Advanced, both of whom had perfect scores! We have one more whole team CCF tournament, with the details listed below. Let’s also wish good luck to the Bateman players who are traveling down to Nashville, TN for the Elementary Nationals tournament! As a reminder, our final practices will be Thu. May 23. Please see the important notes in the rest of this letter about the wrap up for our successful chess season.
Free CCF K-8 Tournament (Sat. May 18)
Alfred Nobel Elementary School
4127 W. Hirsch (1400 N)
Schedule: Check-in 8:30 - 9:15am -All players must check-in at the tournament site by 9:15!
Tournament 10:15am - 3:00pm -Late arrivals will not be paired in the first round.
Trophy Presentation 3:30 (est.)
Sections: Novice K-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, Intermediate, Advanced
-Unrated, no entry fee -Swiss-style, 5 rounds (est.)
-USCF standard tiebreaks -G/20 + 3 sec. increment in Advanced section (Bring clocks if possible)
Awards: Individual trophies to the top 7 in all sections. Team trophies to the top two teams in all novice sections, top team in Intermediate and Advanced. Team score calculated by top four scores in novice sections, top three scores in advanced.
Please return the permission slip by Tue. May 14. Be prepared to spend the day with us, as we wrap up another successful year for the Bateman Chess Team. As a reminder, I am not allowed to drive any students, so please make all drop-off and pick-up arrangements.
If you have any questions or concerns, you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or (773)534-5055.
Member: United States Chess Federation, Illinois Chess Association, Chicago Chess Foundation