Conrad/Tasby Membership Levels and Goals:

 

When you register for Chess Club you will immediately be given Member Intern Status, and your coach will assign you a ChessTempo username and password. That allows you to participate in club activities. With appropriate study and practice you will soon be promoted to Full Member or Senior Member Status. All Conrad/Tasby Chess Club players share the following Goals:

 

Goal 1 - (5X5)

Play at least five moves each week against at least five Club opponents. Also maintain a mandatory game against jerryi at all times, and respond to each of his moves within 48 hours. Maintain enough games against Club players to be able to achieve this goal. Our Distinguished Players List includes all Coaches and Senior Members who will respond daily or more frequently to all of their online ChessTempo games. The List includes Coach Jerry (jerryi), Coach Gibson (csgibson88), Mohammad (mohammad7), Coach Keonine (ct.keonine), Coach Mancuso (ct.mancuso), Aung (ct.aung), Seng (ct.seng.m), Siang (ct.siang.c), and . and Zar (ct.zar.k). All Club Players (Intern, Full Member, or Senior Member) are welcome and encouraged to challenge any or all of these Distinguished Players. Anyone else who is interested in volunteering to be added to this list should contact a chess coach,

 

Goal 2 - (RD60)

Solve ChessTempo Standard Tactics problems on a regular basis to gradually develop your chess skills. Solve enough problems each week to keep your RD consistently below 60 so that your ChessTempo Tactics Status stays 'Active',

 

Goal 3 - (Member)

Upon reaching Goals 1 and 2 you will be promoted to Member Status. However, if you do not discipline yourself to work problems and play online games against other Club Members on a daily basis, you may be subject to dismissal from the Chess Club for lack of interest,

 

Goal 4 (Senior Member)

Maintain an Active ChessTempo Standard Tactics rating above 1100 for continuing Senior Member Status. Senior members are given Gold status on ChessTempo and have a responsibility to assist all other club members in improving chess proficiency.

 

Each Club player is expected to demonstrate reasonable effort to meet the above goals. Evidence of insufficient interest in chess, (e.g. failure to move against each online opponent within seven days or failure to work at least ten Tactics problems in each calendar week) will be considered for dismissal from the Chess Club.

 

'Slugs and Sloths' is a special membership category for members who disregard our basic goals, but who are otherwise generally respectable. As long as they are not disruptive, they are welcome to continue to participate as Club Members. Because of their less than exemplary behavior, these Members may have low priority for benefits that incur DISD or club monetary expenses such as payment for tournament participation, etc. Any member can request removal from the Slugs and Sloths Hall of Shame by 1) moving and 2) notifying jerryi by email (jerryi@sbranch.org).

 

Club Members who fail to maintain an active game against jerryi at all times may be dismissed from the Chess Club. It is each player's responsibility to play regularly against all Chess Club opponents. If you do not have an active game in progress against Coach Jerry it is your responsibility to challenge him to avoid dismissal.