Hello Learners Chess Parents and Friends!
This past weekend our four regional Central NM Team Chess League team tournaments took place and they were all a huge success! Thank you to all who made it out! After a few years, we have found a format and organization process that allows these team chess events to run very smoothly and efficiently! Each of the four regional team tournaments finished with all awards, including individual awards, handed out at least half an hour earlier than scheduled! We are still working on publishing the full results with, for our first time ever, all individual results listed as well! Stay tuned for the full results, which we'll send out next week!
In the mean time,
huge congrats to:
- Escuela del Sol, Rio Grande Valley Champions!
- St. Thomas Aquinas, Northwest Mesa Champions!
- Zuni Elementary Eagels, Northeast Sandia heights Champions!
- Cien Aguas Roadrunners, ABQ Metro Champions!
Spirit of New Mexico! On another positive note, we are excited to announce that our Founder, Victor Lopez, has been recognized as a 2016 Spirit of New Mexico Award recipient along with famed NM author Rudolfo Anaya and three other individuals who make positive impacts on our community!
Click here to read the full ABQ Journal write up from this past Sunday about this year's award recipients.
"I am honored to be recognized as a Spirit of NM Award recipient. I grew up in New Mexico. I have lived other places, but I have found no place I love more than New Mexico. I am grateful that I have found a passion and profession that is recognized as contributing so positively to a place I love to much. Further, I am so fortunate that so many people see value in what I have started and that so many great chess coaches are involved and committed to the Learners Chess mission."
Also, below we have updates and reminders about:
Coach Victor Lopez