Chess News for December 10th


Crossroads Takes Home Two Trophies at Sperreng

Emanuel & ParkerThe ninth grade and under team of Emanuel Gerbi, Joey Blank, Parker Lake, and Mystik Stargod won its division at the Gateway Board tournament, held December 6th at Sperreng Middle School. Emanuel finished with a perfect 6-0 record for first place overall, and Joey placed second.

NylaLongIn the high school division, Matthew Larson went undefeated on board 1 to pace the team to a fourth place finish. Nyla Long finished fourth on board 4, earning her first trophy on the high school team. Andrew Kowalkowski, Jonathan Lake, LaVaughn Caradine, and David Dong rounded out the team.

Congratulations to all of our players, and thanks to Ed and Mike for helping with game analysis.

Next Saturday Tournament – January 10 at Sperreng Middle School

Depart Crossroads College Prep: 7:30 am
Return to Crossroads College Prep: 8:15 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 Magazine)
  • under 13: $16.00 (add $7 for Chess Life Magazine)

Students should also bring a lunch or money to purchase food (breakfast, lunch, and snack)

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.

  • Jan 10 Sperring Middle School, all grades (revised location) USCF rated tournament
  • Jan 24 Pattonville High School, all grades USCF rated tournament
  • Feb 21 Wydown Middle School, all grades USCF rated tournament
  • March 28-State Championships, Battle High School, Columbia, MO (HS section is USCF)

Red Rook Concludes December 16; Gateway Junior League to Start in January

Thanks to Heather Lake for helping shuttle our students to McKinley CJA. The date of the awards presentation is not yet determined.

The Thursday Gateway League will start January 15th. There will be a one time cost of $10. We will depart from Crossroads at 4:00 pm. All matches take place at Wydown Middle School. An additional parent driver is requested for each match. Please contact Howard for details.

High School Varsity League

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

Clayton 21, Crossroads 9

Upcoming Matches
December 10 Vianney (B)
January 14 @Belleville West
January 21 Belleville East
January 28 @Alton
February 4 SLU High
February 11 @Metro
February 18 John Burroughs
Playoff dates Feb 25, March 4, March 11