Saturday, December 06, 2008

Calob the Chess CHAMP!

Calob took 1st place at a chess tournament today ... yay Calob! He hasn't taken 1st place in many years so this was a SUPER big deal. Calob called after each round (as he always does ... love it) to give me a brief synopsis of what happened, talk about any mistakes he or his opponent made, etc. I always look forward to the phone calls. Today, after each game he won, the excitement slowly grew. He doesn't compete nearly as often as he used to so I was a little out of practice with my "chess pep talk" but I did my best. Once he called to let me know he won his 4th game I knew that Callie & I had to go for a little bit (she had a ballet rehearsal soon) so we headed to the school. We caught him right before the 5th round and stayed until he finished his game. We are SO proud of him as it can be frustrating to try at something for so long but never come home with the victory.
Today he did ... yippeeeee!!!
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Before game 5
The standings after 4 rounds ...
that's Calob's name up top in the #1 position!
Thumbs up for the win!!!
Getting his trophy ...
pretty small but 1st place none-the-less

7 comments:

Judy said...

Hey Calob, Kudos to you, what a fantastic job you did!!

Congratulations and rock on!! :)

Sharon said...

I like the sound of Calob the Chess Champ! We were very excited to hear the news. It is extremely cool and we're very proud of him!!

Jerrie said...

Yay Calob! Way to go! Hopefully on to state!

Andrea said...

Way to go Calob!! Wow, I'm impressed!

~Diet Goddess~ said...

Awesome job! Way to go! Woo hoo! Yippeee!

And a happy early birthday to you! hee

~Diet Goddess~ said...

Hi! Me again! Another Happy Birthday wish to you because it's almost your birthday here where I am!

Also - I gave you an award, so come look at my blog and admire the award that I awarded you. YAY!

Angie said...

A little late here but...

Way to go Calob! Congrats and good job!