Chess News: 1/28/15


Trivia night is coming!

February 7th is our annual trivia night fundraiser to benefit the Linda Russ Memorial Fund. This is our major fundraiser of the year. Please check your email for important information regarding jobs, donations, and more. There is still time to pitch in if you haven’t committed to anything yet.

High School Varsity League

Upper school matches take place on Wednesdays, immediately after school. An additional parent driver is requested for away matches.

Upcoming matches:

January 28 @Alton
February 4 SLU High
February 11 @Metro
February 18 John Burroughs
playoff dates Feb 25, March 4, March 11


Clayton 21, Crossroads 9
Crossroads 20.5, Vianney (B) 9.5
Crossroads 20, Belleville East 10
Crossroads 30, Belleville East 0

Gateway Junior league continues for three more Thursdays

7th, 8th, and 9th graders may participate. All matches take place at Wydown Middle School in Clayton. There will be a one time cost of $10. We will depart from Crossroads at 4:00 pm. Please note that the February 12th match has been cancelled due to a scheduling conflict at Wydown.

Next Saturday Tournament is February 21st

We will be playing at Wydown Middle School, 6500 Wydown Blvd., Clayton, MO 63105.

Meet at Wydown Middle School (no bus) 8 am
Awards presentation: 5:30 pm
Cost: $12, cash or check payable to Gateway Chess League

United States Chess Federation membership is required for this tournament. Players must either show proof of membership or purchase membership at the tournament. Please make check payable to “USCF” or “Gateway Chess League”

ages 16 and up: $24.00 (add extra $7 for Chess Life Magazine)
ages 13 to 15: $20.00 (add $7 for Chess Life)
under 13: $16.00 (add $7 for Chess Life)

Students should also bring a lunch or money to purchase food.

Upcoming Saturday Tournaments

Attendance at State, plus three additional tournaments (or their equivalent in weekday matches), is required to attend Nationals in Columbus, Ohio next spring.

Feb 21 Wydown Middle School, all grades USCF rated tournament
March 28-State Championships, Battle High School, Columbia, MO (HS section is USCF)
April 9-13th National K-12 Championships, Columbus, OH