Saturday, October 13, 2007

First Over-the-Board Tournament!

Played in a small tournament today at the chess club we frequent. Was very interesting taking part with the use of actual clocks, writing down moves, and playing multiple rounds. The entire event took around 4 hours to complete. I placed 2nd with 6 wins and 1 loss, third place was taken by a student from the chess team I started with 5 wins, 1 loss, and 1 draw (first place for his respective age grouping) and first place overall went to our club organizer with 6 wins and 1 draw. My seven year old son had 3 wins, and 4 losses, and won a medal for "Best Game". He did very well considering that this was the first time he had to use a clock and write down the game moves at the same time.

All in all it was a great experience, and we are going to continue to pursue over-the-board events. I believe this tournament was using the Canadian Chess Federation "blitz" ratings, so no standard ratings were on the line. The event was run very smoothly from our organizer, and everyone involved had a lot of fun!

6 comments:

Slatts said...

hey congrats! I'd love to see some video commentary on some of the games! Sounds like you're getting pretty good ;)

jrobi said...

Thanks Slatts! There were all ages of players in the tournament, so it wasn't all adult players, but it was fun and interesting. =)

Christian said...

Congratulations. I'll be playing an over-the-board challenge with a club player (seven 90-minutes games) over the course of the next months -- my first serious over-the-board experience! If I get the chance, I'll try my hands on the screen-video software to comment on the games on your website.

jrobi said...

Sounds awesome Christian! Looking forward to hearing all about it!

Majnu said...

Congratulations! Very good!

jrobi said...

Thanks Majnu! I appreciate that!