Chess News: 1/5/2016

Jason HeissererUncategorized

Tournament this Saturday at Sperreng MS

This is a class tournament and is ideal for beginning players.

Depart from Crossroads: 7:30 AM (sharp)
Tournament ends: 7:30 pm, with an awards ceremony.  Return to school around 8:00 pm.  Players may be picked up early at Sperreng Middle School by 7:30 pm.

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 $11 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)

Trivia Night is coming February 13th!

Trivia night is our major fundraiser for the year.  If you have not already signed up to help, collected a group of friends to play, or found a unique item to donate for the silent auction, now is the time to do so.  Please check your email for important announcements about this fun event.

High school varsity league schedule/results

All matches are on Wednesday.  Home matches begin between 3:30 and 4 pm.  We depart for away matches at 3:15 pm (2:45 for Alton, Belleville West).  Please contact Howard if you can help drive for any away match.

January 13 @Belleville West
January 20 home vs. Belleville East
January 27 @Alton
February 3 home vs. SLUH
February 10 @Metro
February 17 home vs. John Burroughs
February 24 playoffs—Quarterfinals
March 2 playoffs—Semifinals
March 9 playoffs—Finals
Crossroads 30 Grand Center Arts Academy 0
Crossroads 16 Vianney (B) 14

Middle School/9th grade Chess

The Gateway Junior League will begin on Thursday, January 14 and will continue on the next five Thursdays.  All matches are played at Wydown Middle School. Drivers 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.

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