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Guel Kids Going To State!

$1,375 of $1,375 goal

Raised by 29 people in 12 months
Created January 14, 2018
Nathan, Daniel, Abigail, and Evangeline Guel are hoping to attend the 2018 Texas State Scholastic Chess Championship in Houston, Texas. The event is a 3-day chess tournament, March 9 to 11. 

The ancient game of chess helps children in a number of ways. Chess helps young people learn concentration, logical thinking, pattern recognition, focusing skills, sportsmanship, and more. 

The Guel children have been competitive chess players for several years now, and the Texas State Championship is the ultimate state-wide chess competition for scholastic players. 

All of the Guel children enjoy competitive chess, and they all have made great strides in chess competition, especially: 

Daniel Guel - 96th percentile of all junior chess players in the nation; the top scholastic chess player in Waco, Texas; and 90th percentile of all players in the nation 

Abigail Guel - 72nd percentile of all female chess players in the nation 

Eve Guel - Multiple trophies earned in several scholastic tournaments 

Nathan Guel - A dedicated scholastic player for more than 3 years

To attend the State Championship in Houston, the Guels will need the following: 

- Entry Fees $200
- Lodging Fees $800
- Food and Transportation $375
- Total $1,375

We hope to have these funds secured by mid-February. We really appreciate all of your support! 

The Guels
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Update 6
Posted by Eric Guel
9 months ago
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Hey, y'all. Daniel and Eve were featured in the Waco Tribune Herald today!
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Update 5
Posted by Eric Guel
10 months ago
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Hi, everyone. Once again, we want to say thank you to everyone who contributed toward the kids' trip to the North/Central Scholastic State Championship. The kids had an amazing time.

Nathan scored 2 out of 7 points.

Abby scored 3.5 out of 7 points.

Eve scored 4 out of 7 points and took home a trophy!

Daniel scored 5 out of 7 points, only losing one game (he had two draws), and beating a Master and an Expert (step below Master) along the way. By the way, the Master he beat was the highest rated player in the entire tournament! It was, by far, Daniel's best tournament performance ever, and so amazing that it landed him on the cover of Texas Knights, the official magazine of the Texas Chess Association.

Thanks again for investing in these amazing kids. We really appreciate all of you!
Guels had a great time!
Daniel on the cover of Texas Knights!
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Update 4
Posted by Eric Guel
11 months ago
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Everyone, we can hardly believe we have reached out goal. What an amazing thing. Thank you all for your support and generosity -- you are so very much appreciated. The kids are so excited! We'll definitely keep everyone posted on how the kids do at the tournament.
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Update 3
Posted by Eric Guel
12 months ago
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The official chaperone is also ready to munch some chess pieces. She says a heartfelt "thank you! bah bah!" to all who have so generously donated.
The chaperone is hungry
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