Along with that unused croquet set we had in the basement of my childhood home, we also had a very elegant chess set. I liked taking the various figures out of the velvety box and lining them up on the board - but alas, no one had ever taught me how to play the game. So we used it to play checkers.
But right here in our community, we've got some young people who really know how to play chess and they came out for our 2007 Chess Tournament on Wednesday, December 5, 2007. The tournament is hosted every year by our own vivacious and welcoming Mrs. (Elizabeth) Bialobrzewski and in the photo up above you can see this year's winners: Zachary Sztukowski (2nd place Novice), Drew Sztukowski (1st place Novice), Marcus Eng (Intermediate second place), John Gut (Novice Consolation), Deepankar Gupta (Intermediate 1st place), Alexander Romza (Intermediate Consolation). All the participants got a certificate and the lucky winners got prizes.
The library's drop-in chess club for kids will meet on February 6 and March 5, 2008, from 4-5 p.m. and there will be another tournament on April 9. So brush up on your skills and maybe you will be one of our winners next spring!
Congratulations to all of our talented competitors in the Chess Tournament.