Sunday, November 22, 2009

Through the wind and the rain

This week, at Brookbanks Library, we went back to our regular routine of the kids' tournament. I had not been present the previous week due to having a bad cold, and was worried at last week's disappointing turnout of only 9 kids.

But alas, this week we fared slightly better, having a grand total of 10, with one additional kid just coming to watch. Dragos, Magas, and myself organized the tournament and played a few games with the parents who had come to watch.

Still though, it would be nice to bring back the buzz of dozens of kids that was present in the summer, though to reach that full capacity again would be unlikely due to the setting in of Saturday language schools for many. We plan to spread the word by asking the kids to bring their friends, and by sticking a few more flyers around the library.

Thanks for reading!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Halloween Simul!

This past Saturday, at Brookbanks Library, we held a simul. I was there, along with adult volunteer Dragos. We had 12 kids in total, who played us and gave us quite a challenge. In one or two of the games, the kids almost held us to draws, but in the end we beat all of them. The kids had a lot of fun!

EDIT: I had forgotten to mention, there was a not unspooky Halloween preparation in the room downstairs where we usually played, and some of the little guys and girls got quite a few scares!