Chess News: 3/2/16


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 4thPlease check your email for all the details.  In order to attend Nationals, students must participate in 3 tournaments, plus the Missouri State Championships.

Gateway Spring Open This Weekend

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.

Tournament ends: 5:30 pm, with an awards ceremony.  All players should be picked up by 6:15 pm.

Cost of tournament: There are no tournament registration fees this year for our players, but USCF membership is required.

High school varsity league schedule/results

Our season ended this week with a first round playoff loss to John Burroughs.  Thanks to everyone who participated this year:  Rock Jia, Emanuel Gerbi, David Dong, Nyla Long, Yossi Rovinsky, LaVaughn Caradine, Sarah Crawford, Doug Koller, Homer Dula, Andrew Guest, Sara Clark, and Harbor Wolff

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 30 Metro 0
Crossroads  4 John Burroughs  26

Crossroads finished the season with a 5-4 record overall.  Awards will be presented in May at the annual Gateway Chess League Banquet.

Upcoming Saturday Tournaments and Events

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