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KerryMum Mon 04-Jun-07 19:20:32

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KerryMum Mon 04-Jun-07 20:13:33

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Hallgerda Mon 04-Jun-07 21:26:06

No, none of mine is going, but this should bump the thread for you - glad to see your DS is doing so well .

This seems as reasonable a place to post as any other, unless you reckon chess is a sport. We had a maths book appreciation thread here a while back...

KerryMum Mon 04-Jun-07 21:32:55

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Hallgerda Mon 04-Jun-07 22:06:38

Yes, but I think there's a standard below which participation might prove rather depressing.

KerryMum Mon 04-Jun-07 22:09:21

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Hallgerda Tue 05-Jun-07 08:03:58

DS1 (12) and DS2 (9) both play in local tournaments (we're in Surrey for chess purposes, but that doesn't make me a Surrey Wife as we really live in South London); DS1 made it to the UK Chess Challenge gigafinal last year but not this year. DS3 (7) plays in the after-school chess club, but hasn't quite "got it" yet iyswim.

KerryMum Tue 05-Jun-07 10:09:35

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Hallgerda Tue 05-Jun-07 10:31:17

Map of British counties here. Our summer holiday coincides with the British Championship, and in any event my stamina's not up to long tournaments (keeping non-playing children entertained can be difficult) so we won't be there. By the way, the Gigafinal is not quite as impressive as it sounds - the really final final is the Terafinal. I don't know any Sussex players, I'm afraid.

KerryMum Thu 07-Jun-07 16:04:46

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Thunderpants Mon 24-Sep-07 11:01:04

Can I just ask why you felt the need to call this thread Chess MOMS? Are we living in America now?

KerryMum Mon 24-Sep-07 11:03:50

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Thunderpants Wed 26-Sep-07 14:17:05

ok you're forgiven then. I just really don't like all the americanisms that seem to be replacing perfectly good English words!

Hallgerda Fri 28-Sep-07 14:36:47

DS3 is playing in his first tournament tomorrow smile; DS1, DS2 and I are playing too. (DS1 might be in the same section as me - aargh!)

Spagblog Fri 28-Sep-07 14:41:27

LOL Chess Moms like Soccer Moms?
A completely different breed? grin

Hallgerda Fri 28-Sep-07 14:42:22

Yes, we are all marked in black and white squares like that friend of Elmer's.

snorkle Fri 28-Sep-07 23:02:56

Good luck Hallgerda (and your ds's too). Sounds lovely that you all have a hobby to enjoy together.

KerryMum Sat 29-Sep-07 11:35:01

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Hallgerda Sat 29-Sep-07 20:59:14

Thanks, KerryMum and snorkle. DS3 lost all his games apart from a bye, but really enjoyed the day and managed to be suitably sporting. DS1 and DS2 got rosettes. I managed a few prize blunders (shame no awards for negative brilliancy grin) but still had fun smile. Can't talk DH into joining us, sadly...

KerryMum Sat 29-Sep-07 21:29:55

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Hallgerda Sat 29-Sep-07 21:36:31

Rosettes (in these particular tournaments) are awarded to those who win 3 out of 5 (or two wins and two draws) or more. There are also nice certificates for being the best in your age group in your immediate area. (The recording pencils were a gorgeous shade of blue, but I resisted the temptation to nick one grin.)

snorkle Sat 29-Sep-07 22:14:34

grin well done to you all Hallgerda.

KerryMum Sun 30-Sep-07 11:09:30

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Hallgerda Sun 30-Sep-07 20:36:45

DS1 plays in his school chess club, which has teams that play other schools. He's in the C team- the A team has three England players, and the B team has some county players. DS2's still at primary school, has been in the chess club there (not such a high standard) for a few years and we go to a tournament about every few months or so over the winter (the summer's taken up with cricket, and there aren't so many tournaments we can all go to).

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