Chess News: 2/17/2016


Next tournament is this Saturday, February 20th, at Saint Louis University, Center for Global Citizenship

This is a 6 round action tournament (short time control)
Depart from Crossroads: 7:30 AM (sharp)
Tournament ends: 6:30 pm, with an awards ceremony.  Return to school around 7:15 pm.  Players may be picked up early at SLU by 6:30 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 a Success

Thank you everyone for making trivia night a big success!  This was truly a team effort. We raised more than $8000 for the Linda Russ Fund.  Proceeds will be used for transportation and scholarships for Nationals this spring.

State and Nationals

Both State and Nationals fall during spring break this year.  State is a day-long trip on March 19th, and Nationals will be in Atlanta this year fromMarch 29th-April 4th.  Please check your email for all the deals.  In order to attend Nationals, students must participate in 3 tournaments, plus the Missouri State Championships.

Middle School/9th grade chess ends this Thursday

All matches are played at Wydown Middle School. Drivers needed.  We will leave Crossroads at 4 pm and return around 7:00 pm.  Players may be picked up at Wydown by 6:30 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.

February 17 home vs. John Burroughs
February 22 @ Metro (makeup match)
February 24 playoffs—opponent TBD
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
Crossroads 30 Alton 0
Crossroads 20.5 St. Louis Univ. High School 9.5
Crossroads 4 Belleville East 26

Upcoming Saturday Tournaments and Events

February 20 Saint Louis University Action Tournament (see announcement above)
March 5 Wydown Spring Open
March 19 State Championships, Columbia, MO
March 29 -April 4 Nationals, Atlanta, GA