Lakota West Firebirds

    Mark Moody

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    Mark Moody has been coaching chess at Lakota West Since the 2000-01 season.  Coach Moody has earned over 200 victories as the varsity head coach.  He was voted Greater Miami Conference Coach of the Year in 2006 and 2018.  Under his guidance, the chess team has had 10 seasons that placed them in the top 3 of the GMC.  Mr. Moody has taught science at Lakota West High School for 20 years.  Chess is one of the varsity team sports that earn points equally toward the Greater Miami Conference All-Sports Championship.  A chess competition consists of the top five players from each school competing in a single match.  The chess season is comprised of 9 “regular” season matches against each team in the GMC.  The chess season concludes with the GMC chess tournament which features five rounds of play based on a “Swiss pairing” system.  These 5 rounds are added to the regular season total to calculate the final GMC standings.

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