Chess News: 12/16/15


Crossroads Wins Red Rook Tournament

Congratulations to our middle schoolers for winning the Red Rook Tournament.  Our team of Harbor Wolff, Ben Clair, Russell Bigham, and Matthew Ritter finished 6.5 points ahead of the second place team.  Harbor and Ben tied for first individually for 7th graders, and Russell finished first among 8th graders.  Our second team, consisting of Ernie McCarter, Jacob Plax, Nick Babusis, and Isaac Lake also did quite well.  Ernie and Jacob each finished third in the 8th and 7th grade divisions, respectively.  Way to go guys! Red Rook awards will be held sometime this winter.  I will let you know when it has been scheduled.

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.

Crossroads 30 Grand Center Arts Academy 0
Crossroads 16 Vianney (B) 14
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

Middle School Chess

The Gateway Junior League will begin on Thursday, January 14 and will continue on the next five thursdays.  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