Sunday, December 24, 2017

#1268 Ending My Ties With Chess Mates

I have decided to end my association with Chess Mates Academy, effective January 1st.

The time had come. I last directed there on July 15th. Since then I've had to abort 6 tournaments due a lack of turnout and scrap 1 after a mass player exodus.

The latter was yesterday. It was an epic, tragic-comedy. 6 kids refusing to play in the scheduled event because they didn't want to face lower-rateds or their friends and an adult showing-up 20 minutes after all the others had gone.

I am getting old. I am tired and depressed. Trying to save the country will do that to you. So will watching the Alain Vigneault-coached New York Rangers.

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