Sunday, March 11, 2007

PROUD!

ANTHONY WON A 1st PLACE TROPHY
IN CHESS!


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!

9 comments:

Aunt Debbie said...

CONGRATULATIONS ANT !!!!
Uncle Glen was so proud to hear that a you came in 1st place!!
He is so happy you are loving chess so much (and are so good at it!) and cannot wait to play with you the next time he sees you!!
From one chess player to another... GREAT GAME!

Love, Uncle Glen and Aunt Debbie (who is so proud too!)

XOXO

trish said...

Nice job Anthony! Mom and Dad should be proud :-)

Red Thread to my Daughter said...

WAY TO GO ANT!!!!!!!

Barbara said...

Wow Anthony that is GREAT. You should be very proud of yourself...i sure am proud of you!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Anthony! That is so so exciting, wow! Aunt Michelle is very proud! Such an accomplishment! Maybe someday you can teach me...!!

Love
M

Anonymous said...

Thank you everybody. I am so happy I won my chess game and I got first place.


Love Anthony

Alexa said...

Congratulations Anthony...i would love to play chess with you.

Love, Alexa

Alexa said...

Congratulations Anthony...i would love to play chess with you.

Love, Alexa

Anonymous said...

WAY TO GO, ANTHONY!
You must be so proud of yourself...well deserved, too.
We are thrilled for you here in Memphis! I only wish I could be there to give you a big hug and a high five.
WE LOVE YOU!
Aunt Miriam, Uncle Philip, Leandra and Kayla