Oct. 3, 2018
Welcome back! I hope everyone is off to a great start in the new school year. The All-Stars program will officially begin the week of October 22. However, we are hosting another Bateman Invitational on Saturday, October 20 so I wanted to invite last year’s All-Stars to get an early start.
- The Bateman Invitational is on Sat. Oct. 20, from 9am to 3pm. I have been working with the Chicago Chess Foundation to organize this event. It will be a 5-round tournament that will include trophies for the top players and teams in Novice K-4, 5-8 grades and Advanced. There are more details below.
- To help get ready, we will be starting a week before the other programs. All-Stars may come to these special AFTER-SCHOOL practices on Tue. 10/16 and Thu. 10/18 from 3:15 to 5:00pm. Please complete the attached permission slip to indicate whether your child will be attending the tournament. They can only come to the practices if they are planning to play in the Bateman Invitational. Students must report to the cafeteria after school for a snack.
- The regular practices will begin on Tue. Oct. 22. We will be meeting Tuesday and Thursday mornings again this year from 7:15-8:10am. Another permission slip and information will be sent out in the next week or two.
- Free Chess Fridays begin this week! This year, the Friday activity will start at 7:30am. Please arrive on time at Door #1 by the north office.
*Bateman Invitational Tournament details
Registration online by coach
Check-in: 9:00 - 9:30am
Tournament: 10:00am - 3:15pm -Late arrivals will not be paired in the first round.
Trophy Presentation: 3:30 (est.)
3 Sections: Novice K-4, Novice 5-8, Advanced
Unrated, no entry fee
Swiss-style, 5 rounds (est.), USCF standard tie-breaks
G/20 + 3 sec. increment in Advanced section when clocks are available
Notation required in the Advanced section
Awards: Individual trophies to the top 7 in all sections. Team trophies to the top two teams in all sections.
Food: Snacks and pizza will be for sale with proceeds to benefit the Bateman Chess program.
If you have any questions or concerns, you can contact me at email@example.com or (773)534-5055.
Sincerely, Mr. Geisler
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