- 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.
The chess tournament at the Meridian School has finished! Results can be found at: austinchesstournaments.com. A detailed report on the results of AAH players will follow shortly.
KUDOS to our 11 AAH participants at the 2012 Region VI Chess
Championships that took place on April 21! AAH Chess Club was represented in
8 of 10 scholastic
sections!!! There were ~300 kids in attendance from all over our Region
San Antonio area) and the competition was tough!
Congratulations to the following kids & teams:
Caleb Tunks – Honorable mention trophy (1st trophy!) – 6th place – also
gained 145 rating pts!
Cyrus Lowden – 1st tournament!!
Elizabeth Oksanen – 1st tournament!!
Ariadne Dodd – 1st place trophy!! – also gained 134 rating pts!!
Caleb, Cyrus, Elizabeth and Ariadne brought home the 3rd place Primary team
Rocco Trosclair – medal – 10th place – also gained 101 rating pts!
Atticus Lowden – gained 75 rating pts!!
Middle School JV:
Shelby Britt – medal (1st time to get medal!) – 8th place – also gained 197
Middle School Championship:
Chad Quartaro – represented AAH well in a VERY tough section (harder than
high school section!!)
High School Championship:
Dylan James – 1st place trophy!!
Stephen Young – medal – 4th place – gained 42 rating pts!
Connor Britt – 10th place
Dylan, Stephen, and Connor brought home the 4th place High School team
Congrats to all of the AAH Chess Club members who competed at the State Scholastic Championships (Feb 18-19) in Dallas!
The seven AAH competitors were Emma Quartaro, Ian Hall, Chad Quartaro, Keith James, Jeff Wylie, Stephen Young and Dylan James.
With over 1140 players in attendance, the State Championships offered some very stiff competition! We are proud of all of them!
Special congratulations for their performance go to Dylan James (tied for
3rd place, High School Championship), Ian Hall (tied for 6th place, Middle School JV),
and Keith James (tied for 13th place, Middle School Championship).
Chad, Emma, Jeff, and Keith all received honorable mention in their sections.
Most of the AAH participants gained rating points: Keith (15 pts), Stephen (29 pts), Jeff (36 pts), Chad (101 pts!), Ian (185 pts!), and Emma (227 pts!!!!).
In addition, Dylan, Stephen, & Jeff brought home the 5th place team trophy in the High School Championship section.
And Chad and Ian received the 10th place team trophy in the Middle School JV
In the Blitz tournament Friday night, Dylan got 1st place, Keith got 3rd and
Stephen got 4th.
In the bughouse tournament Saturday night, Dylan and Stephen got 4th place
Other participants were Keith, Chad and Ian. It was a late night but
everyone had a good time.
Thank you, thank you, thank you to the awesome AAH chess parents who
volunteered at the event – Cheryl Quartaro, Bob Woodward, Dennis Hall and Annaleise Hall!!
Their work helped pay for our team room! In addition, Lori (our retired Director!) and I worked Chess Control for the organizer all weekend.
Special, special recognition goes to Brooke James and Ella Hall for putting together 1,150 medals. Those girls worked their tails off!!!!