Metcalf Chess News 2/1

Chess Families,
Hello and welcome to the regular season of middle school chess.  Certainly a fun and hectic time and so much going on its good to keep  you in the loop.
Thanks to all the chaperones that made last weekend’s Winter Open a success and congratulations to our one award winner..Justin Joubert, who placed 3rd out of 47 entrants!
Thursday Feb 1 is our optional Open Chess Meeting…
Friday Feb 2 is our next two rounds of the Minnesota Middle School Chess League.  This time we are taking a bus to Friendly Hills Middle School in Mendota Heights and due to return not too long after 6PM unless we hit big traffic.  Students need to let me know by Wednesday if they cannot make it, but we are expecting all the top 25 boards that day
Saturday is the Groundhog Open Tmt in Plymouth.  Flyers went out to all on Tuesday.  In one of the sections..the doubles, students can team up with a friend, teammate or adult..meaning YOU can play WITH your child!  Hope to see many of you try this fun option!
Monday is our next round of intermediate and advanced lessons.  ON that note, we have one Eagan teammate that needs a ride on Mondays to these lessons, although he can get a ride home.  Please contact me if you can help this young man attend.
Tuesday is our ONLY required meeting of next week.  Also this is the deadline to turn in Lifetime Fitness Party registrations.  The info for our big party on Feb 11 at Lifetime Lakeville went out at  Tuesday’s club.
Any day now you will get more details of our incredible taproom fundraiser and I did some initial briefing on Tuesday. Hoping you are all helping with our independent fundraising committee with items for our upcoming silent auction.
And like always, help make sure your child is doing at least their minimum requirement of one hour a week on our chess training sites.
Go Metcalf!
Brian Ribnick
Metcalf Chess Coach