Six CCL teams participated in the Midwest Open Team Chess Festival. The teams were CCL-G, CCL-O, CCL-R, CCL-O, CCL-N, and CCL-V. The last letters being a tribute to GORAN Vojinovic, former head coach of The CCL Chess School. Our top finish was clear 2nd place by the 2nd CCL team, CCL-O, In board order, the members of that team were Anagh Kulkarni, Justin Storn, Alan Casden, and Elton Cao. Forest Chen, 3rd board from from out first team CCL-G. won the board prize for his strong performance. It was very nice to have Forest come up from Tennessee and Arthur Xu from Illinois to join the teams. Forest plans on joining us again at next year’s MOTCF. I am so glad to meet CCL players from around the country and look forward to meeting many of you at the Super Nationals this May. One thing that we did this time, which I hope that we can do next time, was to have an all female team. Here is a picture of that team.
At the request of the CCL PTO, we are implementing a couple of features that will both allow the parent to be more aware of how their child is performing and well as how to improve their performance. There is a free and a paid service that fall in this domain. The CCL PTO is welcome to suggest improvements to this process in the future.
CLICK HERE for details on the new CCL Student Assessments.
CLICK HERE to join the CCL PTO and help to shape the future of The CCL Chess School!
The Midwest Open Team Chess Festival (MOTCF) is in Dayton, Ohio this March 11-12, 2017. This tournament is highly recommended fro students rated around 1400 and above. If you want to play on a CCL team at this event, please CLICK HERE!
Everyone give Maggie a high 5 as she received an invitation to play in the 2017 Woman’s Championship. Maggie is the first CCL member who has made it to either the US Men’s or Woman’s adult championship. And Maggie is only in 10th grade!
Maggie will be competing in this tournament which is held from March 27th to April 11th. I will be watching live video coverage of this event and rooting her on. I wish Goran could join me, it was his goal for Maggie and he would have been so proud.