Monday, April 14, 2008
Update on Blake's Chess Club Team
Blake is a member of the National Chess Federation and the Chess Club at his elementary school. His team recently went to the regional finals tournament that would determine what teams move on to state finals. His team was doing well and vying for first place when one of the team members attempted to bribe his opponent. Points were deducted as penalty and it knocked Blake's team to a disappointing fourth place. The boy who robbed his own team seemed as if he really did not care and had a cocky attitude. He seemed to gloat while his dad argued with the teacher who leads the team. No one yet knows if the boy has been removed from the team or what punishment the school will administer. There are 10 remaining team members who are sorely upset and Blake is trying to figure out if he can qualify for the state finals as an independent. Who knows?!?! I do know this - Blake got a medal, can beat anyone on his team, and I am proud him.