Chess Update: 2/18

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The next Saturday Tournament is February 21st. We will be playing at Wydown Middle School, 6500 Wydown Blvd., Clayton, MO 63105.

  • Meet at Wydown Middle School (no bus) 8am
  • Awards presentation: 5:30pm
  • Cost: $12, cash or check payable to Gateway Chess League

United States Chess Federation membership is required for this tournament. Players must either show proof of membership or purchase membership at the tournament. Please make check payable to “USCF” or “Gateway Chess League.”

  • ages 16 and up: $24.00 (add extra $7 for Chess Life Magazine)
  • ages 13 to 15: $20.00 (add $7 for Chess Life)
  • under 13: $16.00 (add $7 for Chess Life)

Students should also bring a lunch or money to purchase food.

Gateway Junior league concludes this week February 19th.
This week’s match has been cancelled, but we will conclude league play on the 19th. 7th, 8th, and 9th graders may participate. All matches take place at Wydown Middle School in Clayton.There will be a one time cost of $10. We will depart from Crossroads at 4:00 pm.

Crossroads Varsity Team Clinches Eastern Conference, playoff berth!
On February 11th, Crossroads clinched its fourth consecutive regular season conference title with a 22.5 – 7.5 win over Metro. Crossroads will be at home for every playoff game this postseason.

Congratulations to all the players: Matt Larson, Rock Jia, Katie Stujenske, Andrew Kowalkowski, David Dong, Nyla Long, Yossi Rovinsky, Sarah Crawford, Solomon Cooper, Doug Koller, and Emanuel Gerbi.

Upcoming matches:

February 18 John Burroughs
February 25 round 1 of playoffs (opponent tbd)

Results:

Clayton 21, Crossroads 9
Crossroads 20.5, Vianney (B) 9.5
Crossroads 20, Belleville East 10
Crossroads 30, Belleville East 0
Crossroads 22, Alton 8
Crossroads 30, SLUH 0
Crossroads 22.5, Metro 7.5

Upcoming TournamentsAttendance at State, plus three additional tournaments (or their equivalent in weekday matches), is required to attend Nationals in Columbus, Ohio next spring. We will be sending details about State and nationals by email later this week.

  • March 28-State Championships, Battle High School, Columbia, MO (HS section is USCF)
  • April 9-13th National K-12 Championships, Columbus, OH