Chess News: 1/27


Crossroads Middle Schoolers win Pattonville Tournament

Congratulations to the 8th grade and under team of Ernie McCarter, Harbor Wolff, Ben Clair, Russell Bigham, and Jacob Plax for winning their division in the Gateway Team Tournament held last Saturday.  Ernie medalled on board 1, Ben won first place on board 3, and Russell won first place on board 4.  In the high school section, Nyla Long won third place on board 2 and Homer Dula won third place on board 3.  Finally, in the individual section, LaVaughn Caradine medalled with a 3-1 record.  Our other players put in a solid team effort: Emanuel Gerbi, Jonathan Lake, Joey Blank, Sarah Crawford, Andrew Guest, Blake Fondren, Isaac Lake, Parker Lake, and Nick Babusis.  Thank you coaches Michael and Bryan for helping out with game analysis.

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.

Middle School/9th grade chess this Thursday at Wydown

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, except for the February 1 makeup match.  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 27 @Alton
February 1 (Monday) home vs. Belleville East RESCHEDULED DATE
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.

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 29April 4 Nationals, Atlanta, GA