Saturday, September 1, 2018

WEIBEL PLAYERS AT LABOR DAY KIDS TOURNAMENT + COACHES AND OUR PLAYERS IN STATES

                                


Weibel School started Wednesday. Chess doesn't start until September 21. I was thrilled to see a number of Weibel players this weekend in the Labor Day Kids Championship and the three/two day State Championships being held in Union City over this Labor Day weekend. We had a fine showing in the Kids Tournament.

Charlene Kwok cleaned up with five wins to take first place in the Under 600 Division. The second place winner in that section only received three points. Tied for the second place was another Weibel player Kevin Xu. Ojas Parhar took home a sixth place trophy. Weibel won the Team trophy.


In the Under 300 Division Stanley Kwok won the first place trophy with four points. Four other players had four points, but Stanley had the best tie breaks.
Other Weibel players in the Kids event were Vivaan Parhar and Amruth Settipali. 

I will not know how well our players in the various section of the Open State Championship, which is mostly adults and our two coaches, GM Enrico Sevillano and Frisco DelRosario faired until Monday evening. 


Wednesday, August 15, 2018

REMINDER: WEIBEL CHESS REGISTRATION IS UNDERWAY


WEIBEL CHESS CLUB AND TEAM 
Weibel Chess, under the aegis of the PTO, is entering its 31th year at the school. Weibel Chess players have won numerous state and national championships. Our greatest accomplishment, however, is not the winning of championships, but teaching thousands of children to play outstanding chess while enjoying themselves
WHY SUCH SUCCESS?
Weibel Chess has a unique and distinct approach to teaching chess. The Weibel Chess way means that children learn to enjoy the game of chess in an academic atmosphere while having fun.  Our chess program is an after-school enrichment program, not merely recreational. 
Many chess schools are revolving door programs.  They cannot afford to provide skills for the many levels of their students so they basically teach the same thing each year.  Because of the large number of students we have six levels of instruction from Raw Beginners to Tournament Players and usually eight different classes on Tuesdays and Fridays. 
SCHEDULE?
Club classes begin after school on Tuesdays and are once a week for one hour and twenty-five minutes.  Team classes begin after school on Fridays and are once or twice a week for up to two hours and thirty minutes.  Class time is spent studying chess tactics and strategy to promote critical and abstract thinking. This year our Club program starts on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 and our Team program begins Friday, September 21, 2018.  We will end the chess year with a banquet and award ceremonies on Friday, May 24, 2019.  
WEIBEL CHESS:
·   Instructors use a hands on approach to learning
·   Teachers guide learning through rewards and positive reinforcement
·   Encourages parent involvement in their program
·   Is designed for children to have fun while learning
WHY CHESS?
·   Chess involves critical thinking
·   Chess cultivates visualization skills
·   Chess improves problem solving skills and academic performance
·   Chess teaches concentration and self-discipline
·   Chess rewards determination and perseverance
·   Chess is fun!
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