1. New Year tournament and Party
12 players attended the New Year tournament this year. My high school chess teammate Glen and I won all four games (Here are the results). Comparing my students' ratings from this year and last year, all of them gained over 100 points. One of my students even gained 360 points, which is really great! We will focus on preparing for the state championship in March.
2. Thanks to my students for their holiday cards!
3. Rank #7 in the nation in age 16 group
Due to my busy school work, I haven't played many tournaments recently. I was a bit surprised that I was in fact ranked 7th in the nation. I will play more frequently after March.