The Friday Action Quads continued its success with 16 players entering which led to 4 hard fought quads. In the top quad, a last round draw between Jialin Ding and Joe Garnier secured the $36 first place price for Ding. Quad 2 saw Richard Fox and namit Gaur each enter the final round with two points and vying for the top honors. Fox was able to flag Gaur in a tough position and collect his $36 first place prize. Quad 3 saw youngsters Sathya Anand and Nathan Phan split the top prize, while quad 4 featured a 3 way tie between James Elliott, Richard Pointer, and David Moore. Congrats to a
ST. LOUIS, Sept. 10, 2009 - Two prominent members of the Missouri chess community, James Allan Davies and Ed Baur, recently joined the board of the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis.
The Friday Action Quad on 9/04 only drew 6 attendants as most people were probably resting up for the big District Championships the next day. Regardless, the 6 competitors were not deterred from playing a swiss with 2 place prizes. Top seed Ryan Mc Culla went 3.0/3.0 to capture the first place prize of $36.00. A two way tie for 2nd resulted in Richard Pointer and Richard Fox splitting the $18 second place prize.
SwissSys Wall Chart. Friday Action Quads: quad1
ST. LOUIS, Sept. 2, 2009 - The 10-player field for the 2009 U.S. Women's Chess Championship was set on Wednesday, and it's one of the strongest in championship history.
The tournament, which takes place Oct. 3-13 at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis , has 10 of the top 12 ranked women players in the country, including the top 6. The group includes four previous winners. This is the second major chess championship held at the Chess Club in 2009, with a third scheduled for next year.
"We think we have assembled the finest collection of players ever for the U.S. Women's Chess Championship," said Tony Rich, executive director of the Chess Club. "I can't wait to get the championship started. I'm sure we're all going to witness some memorable, high-caliber chess matches."
Topping the list at the U.S. Women's Chess Championship are defending champion and No. 1 ranked Anna Zatonskih, of Long Island, N.Y., and her chief rival, No. 2 ranked Irina Krush, of Brooklyn, N.Y. Both are two-time champions.
SwissSys Standings. August Knights: Open
|#||Name||Rtng||Post||Rd 1||Rd 2||Rd 3||Rd 4||Tot||Prize|
|2||Daniel J Coryea||1807||1838||W12||L5||W8||W1||3.0|
|3||Paul J Goddard||1767||1766||W7||L1||W10||W6||3.0|
|5||Alex J Marler||1804||1810||W10||W2||L1||U---||2.0|
|8||Kevin Dal Johnson||2000||1972||H---||W11||L2||L4||1.5|
|9||Ken P West||1160||1139||H---||L6||L12||B---||1.5|
ST. LOUIS, August 20, 2009 -- Gregory Shahade figures things couldn't have gone much better for the 10th U.S. Chess School, an intensive camp for the nation's top young players held Aug. 11-15 at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis.
"The students were great. We go from 9 to 6 each day, and at the end of the day they still have plenty of energy," said Shahade, the founder and president of the Chess School.
The 10th Chess School differed from the previous nine because all eight students were female. They ranged in age from 12 to 19. It was an experiment that initially had Shahade concerned. "I wasn't sure about the symbolism" in separating one gender from the other.
ST. LOUIS, August 6, 2009 -- Saint Louis was named Chess City of the Year by the U.S. Chess Federation, and two other Saint Louisans also were honored by the federation for their part in promoting chess.
Saint Louis will formally receive the honor at the federation's annual awards luncheon on Aug. 8 in Indianapolis. Typically, the Crossville, Tenn.-based Chess Federation honors more than one city each year, but Saint Louis was the sole honoree this year. That's happened only nine other times since the first Chess City of the Year was named in 1983.
SAINT LOUIS CHESS CLUB TO HOST ALL-GIRL CHESS CAMP FROM AUG. 11-15
ST. LOUIS, August 5, 2009 -- The Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis, site of the 2009 U.S. Chess Championship last May and the upcoming U.S. Women's Chess Championship in October, will host the 10th United States Chess School from August 11 through 15 at its world-class facility at 4657 Maryland Avenue in the Central West End.