Tuesday, April 18, 2006

It's about food, not chess

From "Shhhhh... children playing chess" at The Beacon Journal:
In between rounds, players gathered in the cafeteria at their teams' tables and the players who kept good notes of each move would re-create the game they had just played while coaches analyzed their decisions, corrected mistakes and suggested alternatives.

Such thinking requires brain food: 40 boxes of pizza for starters.

Parent volunteers such as Mary Gombert of Uniontown were serving hot dogs at 9 a.m. The big pot of chili was drained by 1 p.m.

"Now they want the candy," Gombert said.

Wonka Nerds -- grape and strawberry flavored -- were the preferred snack for novice player Laura Benzing, a 7-year-old North Canton student at Portage Montessori.

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