Chess News


Chess News  January 7

The next Saturday tournament is this weekend at Sperreng Middle School
This tournament is a class tournament, and ideal for beginning or lower rated players.

  • Depart Crossroads College Prep: 7:15 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)
  • under 13: $16.00 (add $7 for Chess Life)

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

Trivia night is coming!
February 7th is our annual trivia night fundraiser to benefit the Linda Russ Memorial Fund.  This is our major fundraiser of the year.  Please check your email for important information regarding jobs, donations, and more.

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)

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:

  • 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


  • Clayton  21, Crossroads 9
  • Crossroads 20.5, Vianney (B) 9.5

Gateway Junior league Begins January 15th.
7th, 8th, and 9th graders may participate.  All matches take place Thursdays at Wydown Middle School in Clayton.There will be a one time cost of $10.  We will depart from Crossroads at 4:00 pm.  An additional parent driver is requested for each match.  Please contact Howard for details.