Today the boys participated in their first ever regional Chess For Success tournament with 7 other students from Vernon. All 9 of these boys that qualified were 1st timers..and they did a great job!
Nate. He had the highest ranking going into the tournament. This boy loves chess.
Chris playing game #1. These boys are so lucky to have each other. They are both obsessed with this game. They play it constantly, watch strategy videos on You-Tube, then play some more. Yes, kind of like chess geeks...but they're cool chess geeks!
Chris won 4 games, lost one; Nate won 3 games and lost 2.
Chris qualified to compete in the state tournament that will be held next month at the Convention Center.
As much as this was about the game of chess, it was equally about one of life's toughest lessons for twin brothers.....you win some, you lose some, and there are no guarantees that all will be equal just because you were born at the same time, on the same day.
Good thing they love each other so very much.
Nate will be at the sidelines next month cheering on Chris as his biggest fan.