March 14, 2015 was the first quad event held in Davidson by Over The Chessboard. We had to end registration at 28 because the Parks & Rec building was full! Kids played at least three games between 9-noon.
Kids played matches, and learned a few chess rules that are somewhat tricky:
en passant, castling, and of course checkmate. Even the "A" quad learned more about the four-move mate and how to stop it.
After several games, we took a break, but it was pouring rain so we couldn't go outside...instead we played games of Take Me and Bughouse.
Awards took place at 11:45 and the team trophy went to Davidson Elementary. 8 students won medals (tie for first in the A section) and everyone had a great time. Most children had never participated in a tournament before, so this was an important learning experience ("Every Master starts as a beginner." -Chernev.)
Thanks to everyone for participating!
Next event is Free Cone Day April 14 at Ben and Jerry's on Main from 5-6pm!