Chess Team Wins Tournament


Pattonville Chess Awards 2015

The high school A team won the Gateway Team Tournament held last Saturday at Pattonville High School. Crossroads finished with a perfect 4-0 record ahead of rivals Metro and Vianney. Matt Larson led the team on board 1 with 4 wins, and Rock Jia placed second on board 2 with 3 wins and a draw in his USCF debut tournament. The A team also included Andrew Kowalkowski, Katie Stujenske, and Homer Dula. David Dong went undefeated on board 5 for the B team, finishing in third place on board 5. He was joined by Jonathan Lake, Solomon Cooper, LaVaughn Caradine, and Blake Fondren. Joey Blank earned three wins and a draw to finish in first place on board 4 for the 9th grade and under team. Russell Bigham also turned in a strong performance, winning three games and finishing in 2nd place on board 3. Emanuel Gerbi, Doug Koller, and Parker Lake rounded out the team.

Congratulations to all of our player for their fighting spirit and concentration!