November 2016 Chess Tournament

St. Alphonsus/St. Patrick School hosted the twelfth annual chess tournament at school on Friday, November 4. Eighty chess players competed in four divisions. Our chess club did fantastic! In the K-1 division, Tommy got second place, Sahej got third and Nathan got fourth place. Our K-1 team garnered the first place trophy!  Our 2-3 division had Joey, Corey and Emmett all placing in their division and bringing home a third place trophy! In the most popular 4-5 division with over 33 players, Danny, Noah, Max, Aidan and Zach all placed in their division and brought home a third place trophy. Ian received third place in the 6-8 division. Coach Theo was very proud of all of these hard working children and their success! Both the coach and the children also extended a special thank you to the hard working St. Als/St. Pats chess parents for their hard work orchestrating this tournament.
This is the thirteenth year of the St. Alphonsus / St. Patrick School Chess Club. The Chess Club meets on Wednesdays after school in the cafeteria for one hour. Students in grades Kindergarten through grade 8 are invited to join.... it is a great chance for girls and boys to do something at an any age but it presents a unique opportunity for our younger students because our athletics programs do not start until 4th grade. Currently our Chess Club has over a dozen members and has room for more!

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November Chess Tournament

On Friday, November 15, St. Alphonsus/St. Patrick School hosted a Chess Tournament.  Ninety-four children from eight different schools attended. Our own St. Alphonsus/St. Patrick School teams and individuals captured several honors.  The Kindergarten-1st Grade team won first place in their division. First graders Noah and Aidan won 2nd place and 5th place individual trophies respectively.  Both our 2nd-3rd grade and 4th-5th grade teams placed second in their divisions. Fourth grader Alex P. won a 5th place individual trophy. The St. Als-St. Pats 6th to 8th grade team won first place in the tournament with players Drew K., grade 6, taking home a second place individual trophy and James M., grade 7, placing 5th.  The following children also placed in their divisions: in K-1 Peter M., in 2-3 Jackson O., Jeremy D., Casey T., Michael L., Danny D., Thomas S., Anne P., Zachary F., Matthew O., Joseph M., William T., in 4-5, Ian M., Matthew Z., Connor K., Ryan O., and Ryan E., and in 6-8, Ethan L. Congratulations to all of these fine Chess players!

Chess Champs

The Chess club players from St. Alphonsus/St. Patrick School work hard every week with Coach Theo to hone their skills and learn new playing strategies. As evidenced by the many trophies in these photos, their practice has great results at tournaments with other schools. Our chess teams routinely bring home many team and individual trophies!  Way to go Chess Club! 

November Chess Tournament

One hundred and two young chess players from nine different schools gathered at St. Alphonsus-St. Patrick School on Friday, November 9, for some challenging tournament play.  Thirty-four of our own Chess Champions competed and brought home an amazing ten trophies. Our Kindergarten-First Grade, our Second-Third Grade, and our Sixth-Eighth Grade teams all won First Place trophies. There were numerous Achievement Medals for our players and some special individual trophy winners as well.  First Grader Alexander won 1st place in his division and classmate Zachary took home 3rd Place. Third grader Luke Z. achieved 1st place in the second-third grade division while fellow third graders Alex won 2nd place, Ian took 3rd place, and Ryan O. won the 4th place trophy. Eighth grader Cameron also won 2nd place in the 6th-8th grade division. Coach Theo was extremely proud of both the achievements of his players as well as the sportsmanship and dignity the students displayed. Congratulations Chess Team!