And… it’s August.
And before I start on ‘where is the year flying to?’ and ‘I can’t wait for the winds to kick in… NOT!’ I should focus on the topic of this week’s post: competition.
You see, the first weekend in August is also the weekend of our local Women’s and Girls’ Chess Tournament.
Back in 2017, Miss now-14 won her division and the whole kit-and-kaboodle, with the massive perpetual trophy name plaque and everything. Last year, she placed second.
Miss now-11 was U10 champion in 2017 and U13 champion in 2018.
I entered for the first time last year and placed third. The 2019 tournament was held yesterday. Miss14 won the U18 division, Miss11 placed 4th in U13, and I won myself a red-ribboned medallion. And great fun was had by all!
Here’s hoping you have an enjoyable week this week too, dear Reader!