The National Age groups concluded yesterday.
My daughter did fairly well by finishing 3rd. She started off as being the 5th highest ranked in her age group. She drew her game with a WFM (woman fide master) and even beat one of the "big guns" but unfortunately fumbled against a weaker opponent in the 2nd last game. If not, she would have finished joint 1st for her age group. Well, nevertheless, we are still proud of her.
My son did well too by finishing 5th. He started off ranked 7th, and in a field of 62very competitive boys, he managed to hold off some really tough opponents. Finishing within the top 5 is quite an achievement, considering he played many opponents who were almost 2 years older than him.
Now, it is 2 rest days before the Singapore-Malaysia games - an annual event between Singapore and Malaysia. This year the games will be played in Singapore. It will also mark the last of this year's chess competitions for my children - no, they are not playing in the 4th Singapore International Chess Convention 2007 Masters/Challengers Open. They need a break from Chess - and I do too!