Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Knights (and Knightesses) of Mill Valley Chess Team
Hola! One last post for tonight. Earlier this month when I was looking for information on the Badger Open held in early October, I came across a blog devoted to the Knights of Mill Valley Chess Team, Mill Valley Elementary School, Muskego, Wisconsin, which is located just a wee bit to the southwest of my own hometown. There are 30-some kids on the team, 12 of whom are girls. That's pretty darn good percentage wise. Way to go Knights of Mill Valley! I will root for all of the chess femmes in their upcoming lessons and future tournaments! Surprised this evening by an email from chess coach/chess teacher Mark Seghers of the Knights of Mill Valley with a couple of photos of the team, one of some of the ladies. Without further ado, presented here with Mr. Seghers' comments. First Photo: Mr. Seghers wrote: "We meet on the stage, there is no other place for us! Works out pretty good." I don't know - it looks pretty crowded to me on that stage, but the players look intent! No chairs for the kids. On the other hand, the tables are almost as tall as some of the players, so it is probably easier to stand and play than to sit and try to play in a chair that would be too low to the board! Second photo: Some of the young ladies of the Knights (actually, they are Knightesses) of the Mill Valley Chess Team. They are all Gorgeous! YOU GO GIRLS! Perhaps we have a future #1 in the world in this picture. Thanks for the photos, Mr. Seghers. I will be following along on the blog for future news and please feel free to send me more photos of the chess femmes in action!