Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s), Oct. 30, 2018
Congratulations to the Bateman players for some great chess playing at the two recent tournaments: the Bateman Invitational and the CPS All-Stars competition! The 5th-8th grade team earned the 2nd place team trophy at the Bateman Invitational, and the K-3rd team claimed 2nd place at the CPS event. Let’s keep it up, and strive for even more at the upcoming tournaments.
- Our full practice schedule is now in effect. This includes a free snack at the cafeteria before each practice. Please be ready to pick up your child by 5:00pm at Door 1. I would love to see more of our Chess team members taking advantage of Free Chess Fridays from 7:30-8:15am. A full practice and events schedule is attached, and it will be updated on the Bateman website calendar. Please note that the extra practice that we were going to have this Wednesday (10/31) has been cancelled.
- I have attached a permission slip for our next available free tournament on Nov. 10, the first full Chicago Chess Foundation event of the school year. I need to have players registered by Thu. Nov. 8, so please return the permission slip as soon as you can if you plan to attend. More information is at the end of this letter.
- We also have the Illinois All-Grades Championship coming up this Sat., Nov. 3 in Naperville. This is a United States Chess Federation (USCF) rated tournament, so there is an entry fee of $40. The few free entries that we were offered have already been claimed, but the school can assist on some of the cost if you are interested in participating. I am attaching a flyer with the details, but if you would like me to register your child or have questions about the event, please contact me immediately.
- We will be ordering shirts in November, so please keep an eye out for the order form that will be sent home early in the month.
Here are the details about the upcoming CCF tournament:
November 10th at at Brooks College Prep Academy
250 E. 111th Street (11100 South), at Martin Luther King Drive
Schedule: Registration 8:30 - 9:30a.m. -All players must check-in at the tournament site by 9:30!
Tournament 10:00a.m. - 3:15p.m. -Late arrivals will not be paired in the first round.
Trophy Presentation 3:30p.m. (estimated)
5 Sections: Novice K-2, Novice 3-4, Novice 5-6, Novice 7-8, Advanced
Unrated, no entry fee; Swiss-style, 5 rounds (est.), USCF standard tie-breaks
Awards: Individual trophies to the top 7 in all sections. Team trophies to the top two teams in all sections. Team score calculated by top four scores in novice sections, top three scores in advanced.
Behavior: Remember that you are representing yourself and your school. You are expected to follow the Blaze Ways and our Core Values wherever you go.
If you have any questions or concerns, you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or (773)534-5055.
Sincerely, Mr. Geisler
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