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Chess Tournament, by Alex Arciga

I recently participated In Irving’s Chess Tournament. This was the first this year. All the people who competed go to Chess Club regularly. We meet three times a week. Ms. Hutlman sponsors our club. Each time we meet we play against each other to get better. Even so I still felt stress during the tournament. 


During the tournament you play a person 2 times each week.  You try to get enough points to get to the next quad. I made it to the quarterfinals. The tournament is still going on.  But eventually one person will win and they will play Mr. Roskam .Did you know that if you win you get $120?  If Mr. Roskam wins you get $75. Second place winners get $50 and if you get third place you get $25. I got third place and won $25. 


Two weeks ago we had a pizza party for all the players. I went late because I forgot. Lucky I got there before the pizza was gone. Thanks to the Math Department for giving money for the party