Well, this probably doesn't matter, but I'll be absent from the forums for about 5 days. Not because I'm leaving, (crowd yells booooo) but because I am competing in a 3 day chess state championship in Arlington Texas with some of our team. So, the rooms may or may not have internet...I don't know. Anyway, talk to you guys later, and I'll tell you how it went! Update: I will upload a time chart of the rounds.
Update March 2, 2017; 17:19 CST: Arrived at Sheridan Hotel, after an exciting four hour drive and 3 chess games. (For the first time, I beat one of our teachers, who is rated in the 1000's and I'm in the like 200s. LOL)
Update March 3, 2017; 21:12 CST: Played first round of Chess Tournament, at 19:45 CST. I won.
Update March 4, 2017; 06:54 CST: Getting ready to leave for 2nd round of chess tournament. Starts at 0900 CST.
Update March 4, 2017; 10:41 CST: Got back from 2nd round. I won. This is my 2nd win.
Update March 4, 2017; 13:22 CST: Got back from 3rd round. I lost. Utter defeat. 2 wins total.
Update March 4, 2017; 15:45 CST: Got back from 4th round. I won. Last game for today. 3 wins total.
Update March 5, 2017; 10:07 CST: Took a bye for the 5th round (church), which means I get a half-point. So 3.5 points total.
Update March 5, 2017; 13:54 CST: Played for one hour, after 45 minutes of vigorous loss, the tide turned and I promoted. 4.5 points total.
Final Update March 5, 2017; 15:23 CST: Played 10 minutes. Lost completely. Got paired with the guy who had won all previous 6 rounds.
Total of 4.5 points.
Individually, I won 10th place out of 525 players, so, pretty good. As a Middle School Novice Team, we won 6th place.
Individually, my sister and friend got 15 and 12th place, respectfully, and as a High School Novice Team got 5th place.
Matthew, won no trophies or honorable mentions, but beat Sarah which was a great accomplishment cause she's an extremely, extremely talented player.
Edited by blitzkrieg101, 07 March 2017 - 08:25 PM.