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alan trimble
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Ocotber 7th at Rosa Parks Elementary 

What a way to kickoff the 2017-2018 chess season!  Grandmaster Gregory Kaidanov will be on site to open the season with some words of encouragement and will be on hand to perform game analysis for all scholastic players with notated games.  It's an unbelievable opportunity for some top rate analysis and we are so excited and appreciative of Mr. Kaidanov's commitment to giving us a hand with this.  We will be hosting the analysis in the library and will be encouraging players to go with his/her opponent for the analysis.  Tournament will be held in the Carpeted Colleseum.  

The flyer will be posted soon but cost will be $25 and Sandy Waters and I are going to do everything in our power to make it a first class event and we look forward to seeing everyone.    

Save the date!

June 16, 2017 at 11:57 AM Flag Quote & Reply

alan trimble
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We are now accepting registrations for the Kickoff with Kaidanov Tournament! We hope to see a huge turn out! Please email me with any questions. Alt1978@aol.com
August 11, 2017 at 6:30 PM Flag Quote & Reply

alan trimble
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Thank you so much to Grandmaster Gregory Kaidanov for his incredible effort Saturday working with all of the kids.  The number of games analyzed Saturday was absolutely staggering (I'm not sure he is going to be in favor of free scoops of ice cream coupons being awarded to kids going over notation next year) but he was an absolute warrior and gave amazing instruction to a boatload of young eager chess minds.  It was great to see all of the tremendous sportsmanship displayed on the day...lots of kids went with their opponents to go over the games together with Grandmaster Kaidanov and it was really great to see.  

72 kids took part in the innaugural event at the Carpeted Collesium of Rosa Parks.  Vijay Kannan of Brandeis in Louisville took first place in the K-1 section with a perfect score.  Saikrish Kolli took 1st place in K-3 and Oliver Houchin earned the right to go home with the "big plastic" in K-5 putting together a perfect score in a tough field.  Lawrence Bai took home the K-8 section with a first place effort and William Ding put together an incredible effort to get a perfect score in a highly competitive K-12 section.  

Thank you so much to Hall of Famer Larry Bell and former Coach of the Year Sandra Waters for helping organize and run the event.  We hope to make this an annual event (Mr. Kaidanov's schedule allowing) and would love to see it grow.  Thanks to all of the players who came out and best of luck to everyone this season.  

October 11, 2017 at 1:33 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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