Chess News: 2/4/2015


Trivia night 2/7

All hands on deck for trivia night! The setup crew should be at the school at 2:30 pm, and the rest of the team and parent helpers should be at school by 5:30 pm. Please wear your chess shirt.

We will provide a pizza dinner.

Red Rook Results

The middle school team of Ernie McCarter, Russell Bigham, Parker Lake, and Mac Beatrice finished in fourth place in the annual Red Rook tournament. Ernie and Russell finished first and second, respectively, among 7th graders. Way to go, team!

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:

  • 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
  • Crossroads 22, Alton 8

Gateway Junior league continues February 5th and February 19th 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