Friday, January 18, 2008
Our sympathy to . . .
Bill and Nancy Koerner of South Street on the death of Bill's stepmother, Edith Gee Koerner, 102, of North Chatham.
'First Knight' charges ahead
Carlisle Chess Club celebrated the new year in full chess style at its second annual "First Knight" event Sunday evening, December 30. The club hosted a festive scholastic tournament inviting fellow chess players from surrounding towns.
Late Sunday afternoon, 50 kids from kindergarten to eighth grade, about half from Carlisle, but also including kids from Acton, Chelmsford, Concord, Westford, and Lexington, converged on Union Hall to compete in the unrated tournament which welcomed students who are new to chess and new to tournaments. Sporting festive hats and beads, the kids played chess, ate pizza, and cheered in the new year with a "count-up," chess-style . . .pawn, knight, bishop, rook, queen, king . . . HAPPY NEW YEAR!"
Participants played between three and seven games. The most wins achieved by any one player was five. They all did a great job and certificates were awarded to all. Trophies were also awarded as follows:
Carlisle School Champion: Changming Xu
1st place - Henri Li
2nd place - Cody Machen
3rd place - Henry Hedden
1st place - Rholee Xu
2nd place - Katrina Judicke
Kindergarten Champ - Justin Wu
First-Grade Champ - Jamsie West
Second-Grade Champ - Somil Teabo
Third-Grade Champ - Joshua Szczesniak
Fourth-Grade Champ - Kurtis Chien-Young
Fifth-Grade Champ - Nicholas Han
Sixth-Grade Champ - Jeff Gao
Seventh-Grade Champ - Gary Yan
The Carlisle Chess Club holds elementary and middle school meetings weekly and welcomes all grades K-8. The club has a rolling admissions policy. To contact the club, send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. To view a flyer about the club or visit www.carlisle.mec.edu/community/Buzz/11-29-07/11-29attachments/chessflyer.pdf.
Happy New Year to all and to all a good Knight.
· Congratulations to Carlisle students who earned academic honors at Lawrence Academy for the fall trimester. High honors went to sophomore Katherine Boudreau of Cross Street. Honors were awarded to senior Devon Dray of Hutchins Road and sophomore Danielle Pedra of Elizabeth Ridge Road.
· Pam Ziehler of Acton Street, who held a photography show entitled "South Dakota Summer Series" at the Gleason Library, is having another show at the Chelmsford Library during the month of February. Along with her photographs, Native American artifacts will be displayed. The library is located at 25 Boston Road in Chelmsford.
· Dr. Michael Picard of Russell Street, a cardiologist at Mass. General Hospital in Boston, was one of the physicians named top doctors in the November issue of Boston Magazine.
VISITORS TOUR THE JFK LIBRARY. Library Curator Frank Rigg (front left) of South Street takes members of the Carlisle COA on a tour of the library. Rigg is retiring at the end of the month after 29 years as curator. (Photo by Ellen Huber)
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