Chess News: 2/24/2016


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 from March 30th (corrected date)-April 4th.  Please check your email for all the details.  Registration for Nationals is due Friday, February 26th.  In order to attend Nationals, students must participate in 3 tournaments, plus the Missouri State Championships.

Results from SLU Action Tournament

Congratulations to Ernie McCarter, Emanuel Gerbi, and David Dong.  Each student placed third in their respective grade at the Gateway Action Tournament held last Saturday.  They were joined by Jonathan Lake, Parker Lake, Isaac Lake, and Matthew Ritter (making his USCF debut).  The 9th grade and under team played hard and finished in third place.  Well done, team!

Saturday Tournament March 5

The Gateway Spring Open will be held at Wydown Middle School (all ages welcome to play).  We do not take a bus to this tournament. Students need to meet at Wydown by 8 am.

Middle School/9th grade chess

The weekday league at Wydown has concluded.  Awards will be presented in May at the annual league dinner.  I expect several of our students to take home trophies, as well as our 8th grade and under team.

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 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
Crossroads 12 John Burroughs 18
Crossroads Metro

Upcoming Saturday Tournaments and Events

March 5 Wydown Spring Open
March 19 State Championships, Columbia, MO
March 30 -April 4 Nationals, Atlanta, GA