". . . little shall I grace my cause

In speaking for myself. Yet, by your gracious patience,

I will a round unvarnish'd tale deliver . . ."

(William Shakespeare's Othello, I.iii.88-90)

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Heading Towards 2000

As mentioned in previous posts, Trevor played in the Chicago Open Chess Tournament this past weekend. He made a fine showing, winning four out of his seven games. But even better, he netted 16 rating points, bringing his USCF rating to 1990 (rating points are calculated according to a formula that takes into account a player's wins and losses as well as the relative strength of his opponents). That is only 10 points short of the 2000 needed to be considered an "expert," quite a feat for a 14-year-old. Congratulations, Trevor!


Anonymous said...

Congratulations to Trevor and his proud parents!!! That is wonderful news, thank you for sharing that...I'm not surprised to hear that he is almost at expert level!!!


Elizabeth said...

Way to go, Trevor! Bet you and Phil are very proud. :)


Anonymous said...

This was a refreshing way to end the day, Cheryl. I was captivated by the info you shared and it was fun to learn more about you. Keep it up!

chessdad64 said...


Congrats to Trevor on a fine tournament. The road to 2000 is not an easy one as we know.

It was nice to see you in Oakbrook.