2016-2017 AAH CHESS CLUB BEGINS!

Welcome to the web page and another year for Austin Area Homeschoolers ChesChess Clouds Club!
 
The Austin Area Homeschoolers Chess Club is a weekly chess club for homeschoolers in the Austin area. We meet during the school year on Wednesdays beginning September 7th at the Hancock Recreation Center from 11:45 – 2:00 to play chess and have fun!
 
  • Signing in for Chess Club starts at 11:45. Parents and children help to set up tables, chairs, boards, and clocks to get ready for the day. We begin pairing the first round at 12:00, so if you are not there before by 12, you may not get paired for the first round but will still get to play the other rounds.
  • Chess club is NOT A DROP OFF!!! Parents must be with their children when they are in between chess rounds especially outside. We are not responsible for your children. 
  • Participants are from many different levels. We have beginners all the way to tournament players. We only expect children to have a good idea of how the pieces move.
  • We usually play 4 rounds of 10 minute chess (per player) and use chess clocks to keep play going. Don’t worry if your child does not know how to use a chess clock. We will help them, and it is a good thing to learn in case they ever want to participate in a tournament.
  • Parents are expected to help out wherever they can. We will have a sign up this year so that everyone can pitch in where they are able. We are all volunteers at AAH Chess. 
  • The Hancock Recreation Center charges an entry fee of $1 per chess player per week. This covers facility costs. Check in and pay at the rec center desk. Then check in at the chess club computer to enter the tournament.  
  • To cover club costs, membership dues are $20 per player per year. You may try for a time or 2 before paying dues. 
Please email me directly if you have any questions annaleise_hall@yahoo.com. If you plan to join us, please join our Yahoo email group to receive email updates at: aah-chess@yahoogroups.com

Austin Area Scholastic Championships

13001097_966405770141230_8929420170259821622_nA number of AAH Chess Club participants competed in the Austin Area Scholastic Championships on Saturday. It was a great tournament with many competing for the first time. Thank you and congratulations to everyone who participated!!!  If you would like to know more about our club, you can find our website at www.aahchessclub.com
 
Competing for their very first time were: Danny Conner, Jace Dressen, Gabriel Anderson, Grayson Rorrer, and Naya Domingo.  
 
Our medal winners with a score 3-3.5 out of 5 games were: Jeremy Lara, Grayson Rorrer, Danielle Rye, Caleb Anderson, Evan Davis and Ian Hall. 
 
Anshu Chenurru won 1st place in the Elementary Championships Section
 
Grayson Rorrer competed in the K5 Under 300 section and won 6th place.
 
Carson Freidman competed in the 6-12 Under 900 section and won 5th place. 
 
Also in the 6-12 Under 900 Section: Carson Friedman, Tucker Water, John Birch, and Naya Domingo came in 4th place as a team.  
 
Tucker also won the Good Sportsmanship Award for excellence in his attitude, turning every opportunity into a learning experience, and for cheering his teammates on!
 
Anshu Chenurru and Rocco Trosclair came in 4th place in the Elementary Championships team division. 
 
In the Secondary Championship section: Abhiram Chenurru won 3rd place.
 
Abhiram Chenurru, Ian Hall, Caleb Anderson, and Evan Davis came in 1st place for the team trophy. 
 
Way to go AAH-Chess Club!

Casis Chess Tournament 2016

Congratulations to the AAH Chess Club for their participation in the Casis Chess Tournament!
Here are the AAH members who participated:
Carson Friedman
Davis Rye
Danielle Rye
Hazel Fleming
Walter Fleming
Josiah Ross
Judah Lara
Marie Young
Oliver Davis
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Individual Awards:  
We had 4 medal winners:  Davis, Judah, Marie and Oliver
Plus, Danielle had 4 wins and earned a 3rd place trophy in her section.
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Team Results:  
Carson, Danielle and Marie earned a 3rd Place Trophy in their K-12 Under 700 Section.
Great job!
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Special recognition also goes to Carson and Judah since this was their first Scholastic chess tournament.
Congratulations to all of the AAH players and their parents and grandparents who participated in this event!