Chess News 1/20/2016


Chess tournament at Pattonville HS this Saturday

Depart from Crossroads: 7:30 AM (sharp)
Tournament ends: 7:30 pm, with an awards ceremony.  Return to school around 8:15 pm.  Players may be picked up early at Pattonville HS 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.

No Middle School/9th grade chess this week

The Gateway Junior League will resume on January 28th and will continue through February 18th.  All matches are played at Wydown Middle School. Drivers needed.  We will leave Crossroads at 4 pm and return around 6:30 pm.  Players may be picked up at Wydown by 6:00 pm.

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 20 home vs. Belleville East   POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER
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
Crossroads 25 Belleville West 5

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 23 Pattonville Team Tournament (see announcement above)
February 14 Trivia Night Fundraiser at Crossroads
February 20 Saint Louis University Action Tournament
March 5 Wydown MS Spring Open
March 19 State Championships, Columbia, MO

March 29 -April 4 Nationals, Atlanta, GA