April 11, 2005


The whole funMurphy family just got back from spending a long weekend in fabulous resort hotel. OK, we actually slept across the street. But it was more than that, it was the 2005 Chess Supernationals, with 5,300 entrants, one of whom was my son. Supernationals is the combination of the Elementary, Junior High, and High School National championships into one huge, and I do mean huge, tournament. There were chess players everywhere, playing chess and having fun. They were even going over notation in the bathroom!

The Bughouse and Blitz tournaments prior to the main event came off as poorly organized, and the first round was such a disaster (the pairing's for my son's section didn't go up until 45 minutes after the start time) I was worried that the weekend was going to be a total loss. But the successive rounds all went smooth as silk, and he had such a good time, we'll be going to more of these tournaments.

UPDATE: Now with pictures!

Posted by Kevin Murphy at April 11, 2005 11:34 AM | Fun