I am busting with pride! Friday night was the last Chess class for the winter season, and Anthony was tied for 1st place with another boy: each Friday night Anthony attended a class and then played 2 games where his score was recorded. He & Taylor were tied!
They had a ceremony in the auditorium; where we found out that Anthony would have to play for the 1st place trophy! Talk about pressure!! They even took out the Chess clock and had 5 minutes to make each move - then they would have to hit the clock after each move - I was biting my nails!
Anthony handled the pressure well and afterwards when I asked if he was nervous he said, "I wouldn't really say I had butterflies in my stomach, but I think they were chess pieces in my stomach".
It's a tie for 1st place!
I love the way he has his hand over
his heart ~ such concentration!
"Is "Nan" done yet?"
After winning, Anthony plays
a game with his teacher! Of, course
the teacher won this game...
Anthony calls his Uncle Johnny (his first
chess teacher) when we get home to tell
him the good news!
"Did you win one for me too?"
Congratulations Honey! We are so proud of you!