Chess Update: 3-4-2015

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

Please note the registration deadlines. Forms and fees should be turned in to Howard by the following dates:

  • Nationals: March 4th ($50, payable to Crossroads College Prep)
  • State: March 9th ($25, payable to Missouri Chess Association)

Please see separate emails for additional details.

Warm up for State
Howard will be hosting an intra-team scrimmage on Wednesday, March 25th from 4 to 6 pm. There will be a pizza dinner for those in attendance. Please check your email for the RSVP form.

Wydown tournament results
We had a small but spirited group at the annual Bollinger Memorial Open, held on February 28th at Wydown Middle School. Russell Bigham, Nyla Long, and Doug Koller represented our school well. Russell placed 5th overall in the 9th grade and under division, and Nyla earned a medal. Way to go!

High School Varsity League Playoffs

Crossroads defeated Clayton, 20.5 – 9.5 last week in the Gateway Varsity League quarterfinals. This week they host John Burroughs in the semifinals. The winner advances to the league championship on March 11th. Good luck, team!

Mid America Open
This excellent chess tournament will be played at the Plaza Hotel in Clayton March 13-15th. Please see http://www.chesstour.com/mao14.htm for registration details. This is a USCF tournament. We will not compete as a team, but individuals may wish to enter on their own.

Gateway Chess Awards
The annual awards buffet will be held Wednesday, May 6th, at Golden Corral, 6110 S. Lindbergh. Dinner at 6:30, awards at 7:30. All students who played on Wednesdays or Thursdays this year are invited.