Chess News 11/11/15


The next Saturday tournament is November 14th at Lindbergh HS.

Depart from Crossroads: 7:30am (sharp).
Tournament ends: 5:30pm, with awards following.  Return to school around 6:30pm.
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)

Students should also bring a lunch or money to purchase food (breakfast, lunch, and snack).

Parent meeting November 16

Please join us for the annual parent meeting at 7 pm in Room 1.  We will be discussing the upcoming season, our trivia night fundraiser, Nationals in Atlanta, and our great looking new chess geat.  

Middle School Chess Continues

We have a match each Tuesday after school on November 17th, 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.  

November 14 Lindbergh Fall Open (see announcement above)
December 5 Chaminade Board Tournament
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