Thursday, December 13, 2007

More Pictures!

Thanks to Mr. Bryant (Nigel and Jehron's dad)

Monday, December 10, 2007

Congratulations to the 8th Grade National Champions!

Congratulations to everyone for such fantastic, thoughtful, creative and careful games! I was inspired by everyone's play but also determined to work on endgames for the next 5 months!

Special congratulations to trophy winners:

Angelica Berrios tied for 5th (6th on tiebreaks)
Michael Pegeuro tied for 8th (12th on tiebreaks)
Markel Brown 3rd Under 1200

Ezequiel Quinones 2nd Under 800

Alexis Paredes tied for 4th (11th on tiebreaks)
Brittanie Uddin 1st Under 1200
Abadel Perez 1st Unrated

Blitz K-12
Darrian Robinson tied for 3rd (3rd on tiebreaks)
Michael Pegeuro tied for 7th (9th on tiebreaks)
Ezequiel Quinones 1st Under 1000

Blitz K-6
Pobo Efekoro tied for 11th (15th on tiebreaks) and 1st Under 1200
Abadel Perez 1st Unrated

Monday, November 5, 2007

Friday Night Chess!!

Come to 318 this Friday, Nov. 9, for rated games, pizza, blitz, and GYM TIME!!!!
Parents, friends, kids from other schools, and alumni are all welcome!!!
5 pm-8 pm!! (Please try to be on time or you will not be paired for round one!!)

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

US Champion Alex Shabalov Visits the IS 318 Chess Club... TODAY!!!

Come meet the US Champion, play him, and ask questions! 2:45-4:45!

Monday, October 15, 2007

Tomorrow..... in chess club........ JEOPARDY!!!

tuesday oct 16
pizza coupon prizes!!!
beginning and ADVANCED

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Season Off to a Great Start!

Columbus Day Tournament Results!

Congratulations to all of the Players who played well!

First Place

Michael Peguero Open Section
Markel Brown Reserve Section
Ezequiel Quinones Novice Section

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Reminder: Columbus Day Tournament on Monday
We are Leaving by 7:45

Upcoming Events:

Friday Night Chess

    Right Move Tournament on Saturday

Friday, September 28, 2007

The Return of the King

Friday Night Chess began with the return of former I.S. 318 Chess AllStars including Hall of Fame member Leon Itwar. Stay tuned for updates after the round!

Monday, September 24, 2007

Friday Night Chess!!

Come to IS 318 this Friday Night for our first Chess NIght Extravaganza!!!
Free pizza!!
See your old friends!!!
Play a rated game and in a blitz tournament!
All students, alumni, parents, and friends of students are welcome!!

Friday, September 21, 2007

Today in afterschool.... Chess Jeopardy!!!!

Afterschool chess club today (Friday 21) will feature advanced and beginning Chess Jeopardy, and a blitz tournament!!!
Pizza coupons for Jeopardy Champions!
Ms Vicary

Mr. Sher's first lesson went great on Thursday. Outstanding participants included Darrian Robinson, Michael Peguero, and new star Alexis paredes! Let's hope we remember the 5 rules of pawn endgames in our tournament games

Thursday, September 20, 2007

First Tournaments of the Year, ICC Accounts

Ready for the first tournaments of the year??

Saturday Sept 29th-- Chess in the Parks
Monday Oct 8-- Columbus Day Tournament
ICC accounts should be working. If yours is not, see Ms. Vicary immediately! Remember, you should be playing five or six games a week minimum if you want to keep your account!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

The first back to school tournament was held on September14, 2007 at I.S. 318. Over 50 players battled it out in three sections. The Open section was won by Michael Peguero with a perfect score. The reserve section was won by Michael Amatulli! The beginner section was won by Jonathan Duran with a score of 5.5/6.

The team also went to the NY Met game on Friday evening. Fun was had by all.

A reminder----Chess Club begins this week. See Ms. Vicary in Room 319 for a permission slip.

For those students who are in Mr. Sher's Thursday group. The lessons will begin this Thursday.