Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas, 2011!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you, our friends, family, and readers! We are enjoying the holiday season with our family, and taking some time away from the usual activity to relax and enjoy each others company.

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Wishing you all the best as we head towards the New Year, and for all of 2012!

The Hoyers

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Bible Pairs, by Little Scribes

I am happy to announce a brand new app in the Little Scribes series that was just launched in time for Christmas!

This clever game features an object, person, or place along with three others, one of which is related somehow. Some are simple relationships, such as a fish and a river, while others require some story knowledge, such as pairing Moses with the burning bush.

Once again, much credit is deserved by the artist, Susanna Holdren, who did a great job with this app. An app can be great on its own, but the artwork can make it awesome!

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

2011 Winter Swiss Chess Tournament

I played in a local chess tournament that ran for a number of weeks during November and December. With fifteen players, it was an above average turnout, and I had a great time, and some really good games.

Tournament Results

The tournament set a few new milestones for me. First, you'll notice that my new rating is also the highest I've achieved to date. Second, I'm no longer the lowest rated player in the club, something that was the case for quite a while. And third and probably most importantly, it's the first time I've scored two wins in a single tournament.

2011 has been a good year for me in terms of chess, and I've been able to play in a number of tournaments. My plan for 2012 is to continue to play in tournaments regularly, keep improving my play, and keep my performance and rating on an upward trend.