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!!!
pretty small but 1st place none-the-less