Monday, November 6, 2017

WEIBEL GIRLS WIN THE POLGAR ALL-GIRLS CHAMPIONSHIPS

This weekend, November 4-5, 2017, GM Susan Polgar held her North American All-Girls Championship in Santa Clara. Weibel Chess won the first place trophy for all the sections combined. Our top performers were Mai-Ha Nghiem who won her section with a perfect 5-0 and Sabrina Kuntjara 3.5-1.5 who tied for second in her section. KUDOS to all our girls.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

HALLOWEEN FACE OFF AT BOARD 2

A face off at board 2 during the Weibel Chess Club on Tuesday afternoon, October 31, 2017. Note: All the players obtained special Halloween ribbons instead of candy. Photograph thanks to Gaurang Mehta. I was in Salt Lake City and can't wait to see the results of who won, the Shark or the Minecraft (?).

Sunday, October 1, 2017

WEIBEL FALL CHESS QUADS - SATURDAYS, OCT.14, NOV.4, DEC 9



Weibel Fall Chess Quads
&
Grand Prix 2017
Oct. 14, Nov. 4, Dec. 9


Since 1999 the Weibel Chess Youth Quads have been the best attended quads in California.  Get more information and sign-up your children at the link above and enjoy seeing their chess games between 10 AM and 2 PM.  Your children can participate in one, two or all three events.  We do our best to see that at their table of four players they will be closely matched in age and skill level.  We also do our best to avoid siblings and children from the same school or chess club competing against each other.

Distinctive trophies for all those that tie for first place at their table.  A choice of chess medals for those who do not win a trophy.  We hope to see you there.  A note about Saturday, October 14.  It is National Chess Day!

Sunday, September 24, 2017

US GAME 30 KIDS SIDE EVENT TO THE NATIONAL GAME THIRTY


Members of the Weibel  Junior Varsity and Novice chess team competed against 14 other school teams at the US Game 30 Kids Side Event during the U.S. National Game 30 Championships on Saturday, September 23, 2017.  Our players once again proved their mettle.  They finished first, a point and a half above the nearest competitor. 

Only points of the top three players counted.  Any one of our eight players could have had their points count.   Ryan Chen, Krishank Sardesai and Om Herur turned out to be our best this day. Vivaan Dudani, Louis Love Le, Yohaan Dudani, Aarav Gulrajani and Krish Behl were our other players. 

KUDOS to all!

As you can see from my photograph, only two of the players hung around for the awards.  I can understand why as it was a long day with five one hour games played and I am sure the kids and the parents were exhausted.

Please forgive my poor photo.  My ancient memory failed and I forgot my camera.  Hard to believe, I know.  I used my iPhone and as you can see I am far from skilled in using its camera.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

WEIBEL CHESS TEAMS TAKES FIRST AT RECORD BREAKING EVENT

On this day of breaking heat records (9/2/17) the Bay Area Kids Labor Day Championship broke records as well with 219 players. I congratulate them for the fine job they are doing promoting youth chess in Northern California. The tournament was divided into four divisions by ratings. None of the 36 school teams that included Junior High School had large numbers nor, to be candid, their top players. To be fair that is because the highest section was from 900-1299. Some of the top players went into the three day Open State Championships also held at the Santa Clara Convention Center.

Weibel Chess only had seven players over the four sections. Since the organizers did not expect this large a turnout they only had five school trophies for all four sections combined. Points from each section were counted. I did stop by for a short period. I left before the awards as the heat had worn me out. When I got there Weibel was in sixth place. When I left after the fourth round they moved up to fourth place. When I checked online a few minutes ago, we had won another first place trophy. Congrats to all our players who attended and to the four that pulled us up to first place. Ryan Chen,  Om Heur, Krish Behl and Louis Love obtained the points for the team, while Kabita Nath, Mai-Ha Nghiem and Shruti Nath were our back up.

I thank Om Heur’s Dad for the photograph of the three players that remained for the awards.

Monday, July 17, 2017

AARON HU RECEIVES WEIBEL CHESS ULTIMATE PLAYER TITLE

Aaron Hu, who is entering 6th grade at Weibel in the Fall, holds his award for receiving the title of Weibel Chess Ultimate Player. This title is provided to Weibel Chess players who maintain a rating that places them in the middle or higher of the U.S. Chess Federation's Top 100 players in the country for their age for three consecutive tournaments. As printed in our information sheet: "Anyone achieving the Weibel Ultimate Chess Player will receive a special acknowledgement crystal four glass post award and a scholarship check for the amount of the team tuition for the year. For all future years the Ultimate player attends the Weibel Team there will be no tuition fee."

Weibel Chess believes that through positive rewards we can excite and stimulate our players to strive to improve their skills. Among the accolades our students receive are chess titles and rankings, membership on our Honor’s Roll which also provides them with a special cap and an Elite Jacket for our top Varsity players. A few unique individuals are inducted into our Hall of Fame with their name engraved on a plaque that hangs in the school office. We believe that this positive reinforcement for their successes explains why we have become a nationally renowned program and one of the largest individual public school chess programs in the country with over 200 students each year.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

WEIBEL CHESS REGISTRATION FOR 2017-2018 NOW AVAILABLE



Registration now available for the 2017-2018 Weibel Chess program.  This will be our 30th year.  Go to http://www.WeibelChess.org and click on the tab that says "APPLICATION 2017-2018."