Chess News: 11/18/15

Jason HeissererUncategorized

Crossroads has a great showing at Lindbergh

The Crossroads College Prep Chess Team finished strong at the recent Gateway Fall Open at Lindbergh High School.  The high school team was paced by 9th grader Emanuel Gerbi to a 2nd place team finish.  Manny finished 6th overall with three wins and one draw.  Teammates David (Jiacheng) Dong and Evan (Yuchuan) Chen earned medals with their 3-1 records.  We also had strong performances from Nyla Long, Blake Fondren, and newcomer Andrew Guest.

In the 8th grade and under section, Ben Clair medalled with 3 1/2 points out of 5.  Jacob Plax and Harbor Wolff each earned two tough wins.  Great job everyone!

The next Saturday tournament is December 5th at Chaminade

Depart from Crossroads: 7:30 AM (sharp)

Tournament ends: 7:30 pm, with an awards ceremony.  Return to school around 8:00 pm.  Middle school players may be picked up at 6:30 at Chaminade.

Cost of tournament: There are no tournament registration fees this year for our players, but USCF membership is required.  Players must either show proof of membership or purchase membership at the tournament.

There will be a limited supply of $9 memberships while supplies last.  I suggest students bring cash for payment, in case these run out.

Standard membership prices:

ages 16 and up: $26.00 (add extra $7 for Chess Life Magazine)

ages 13 to 15: $22.00 (add $7 for Chess Life)

under 13: $17.00 (add $7 for Chess Life)

Middle School Chess Continues

We have a match each Tuesday after school on November 24th, and December 1st, 8th, and 15th.  We will depart from Crossroads at 3:45 pm.  All matches take place at McKinley Classical Junior Academy.  An additional parent driver is requested for each match.  Please contact Howard for details.

High School Varsity League 

Upper school matches will begin December 2, and will be held on Wednesdays after school.  An additional parent driver is requested for away matches.

Note that due to a rules change, our middle school players may play on the team if needed.

Upcoming Saturday Tournaments and Events

Attendance at State, plus three additional tournaments (or their equivalent in weekday matches), is required to attend Nationals in Atlanta, Georgia,  next spring.

December 5 Chaminade Board Tournament (see announcement above)

January 9  Sperreng MS Class Tournament

January 23 Pattonville Team Tournament

February 14 Trivia Night Fundraiser at Crossroads

February 20 Saint Louis University Action Tournament

March 5 (tentative) Wydown MS Spring Open

March 19 (tentative) State Championships, Columbia, MO

March 29 -April 4 Nationals, Atlanta, GA