Gateway Chess League


Special Event

New City School Chesstival
November 22nd, 2014
A special event for chess players 3rd grade and under.
See the flyer for details. Updated 11/7/14

Welcome to the website for the Gateway Chess League, the scholastic chess organization for the Greater St. Louis, MO area. The league is a non-profit organization that manages a number of scholastic tournaments throughout the year, as well as 2 chess leagues, one for schools with grades 9-12, and another for schools with grades K-9.


2014-2015 Tournament and League Information

2014-5 League Schedule

2014-5 Tournament Schedule, Information, Maps and Results

2014 USCF Membership Form

2014-5 League Rules


Gateway Chess League Score Sheet


News

11/15/2014 Results for the 2014 Fall Tournament have been posted. Also, The USCF Cross Tables are available.
11/14/2014 Results for the Missouri K-12 Grade championships have now been posted,.
11/7/2014 Online Registration for the Gateway Fall Tournament is now open.
11/7/2014 Revised flyer for New City School Chesstival. has been posted.
10/27/2014 Results for the Crossroads Elementary Tournament have now been posted.
10/25/2014 Updated files for current season.
10/14/2014 Updated ChessBase link.
9/2/2014 Info for the Missouri Grade Championships has been posted.
4/10/2014 Congratulations to Jack Lyons from Vianney High School, winner of the High School Under 1200 Division at this year's USCF High School Championship. While they were unable to repeat as team champions, Vianney High School's Under 1200 team did very well, placing 3rd. Please see the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article about their results.
3/14/2014 The combined results for the High School and Junior Leagues have now been posted.
3/5/2014 Vianney HS has won the double by defeating Crossroads 22 - 8 in the High School League championship match.
3/2/2014 The 2014 Missouri State Champions are:
  • High School: (Kirkwood) Vianney HS
  • 9th and Under: St. Joseph Acad. (2 in a row)
  • 8th and Under: Ladue MS (2 in a row)
  • 6th and Under: (St. Louis) New City School (2 in a row)
  • 5th and Under: (Kansas City) The Pembroke Hill School
  • 3rd and Under: (St. Louis) Central Christian ES
The Final State Championship Results are now available, along with the USCF Cross Tables for the High School sections.
2/24/2014 The Junior League Results have now been posted.
2/15/2014 Results for the 2014 Action Tournament have been posted. Also, The USCF Cross Tables are available.
2/15/2014 Online registration is now available for the Missouri Scholastic State Championships.
2/1/2014 Results for the 2014 Chris Bollinger Memorial Tournament have been posted. Also, The USCF Cross Tables are available.
1/25/2014 Results for the 2014 Team Tournament have been posted. Also, The USCF Cross Tables are available.
1/13/2014 Results for the 2014 Class Tournament have been posted. Also, The USCF Cross Tables are available.
12/8/2013 Results for the 2013 Board Tournament have been posted. Also, The USCF Cross Tables are available.
11/2/2013 Results for the 2013 Fall Tournament have been posted. Also, The USCF Cross Tables are available.
10/29/2013 USCF Membership prices have not changed, so the USCF membership form has been renamed for 2013.
10/18/2013 Results for the 2013 Crossroads Elementary Tournament have been posted.
5/30/2013 Several Gateway Chess League players competed at Supernationals V in Nashville. Please read the Supernational V Gateway Chess League Report from the tournament, including two games from Vianney HS's 1st-place K-12 Under 1200 team. Here are the Missouri teams' results, and here are the complete Supernationals V results.
5/30/2013 The report of the results for the Missouri State Championships is now available.
5/30/2013 Pictures from the Gateway Chess League Awards Dinner have been posted.
3/12/2013 The final results for the High School League and Junior League have now been posted.
3/11/2013 The 2013 Missouri State Champions are:
  • High School: St. Louis Metro HS
  • 9th and Under: St. Joseph Acad.
  • 8th and Under: Ladue MS
  • 6th and Under: (St. Louis) New City School (2 in a row)
  • 5th and Under: (Creve Coeur) Spoede ES
  • 3rd and Under: (Creve Coeur) Spoede ES (2 in a row)
The Final State Championship Results are now available.
3/6/2013 The 2012-3 High School League champion is Crossroads College Prep. They beat West Conference champion Vianney HS 21.5-8.5 in the championship match.
2/23/2013 Results of the Gateway Spring Open are now available. Also, the USCF Cross Tables are now available.
2/23/2013 The report of the results for the Gateway Action Tournament is now available.
2/23/2013 Some pictures from the Feb 14th Junior League session are now available.
2/23/2013 Online Registration for the Missouri State Chess Championships is now open.
2/20/2013 The High School League conference semi-final results are now posted.
2/10/2013 Results of the Gateway Action Tournament are now available. Also, the USCF Cross Tables are now available.
2/9/2013 Some pictures from the Jan 24th and Jan 31st Junior League sessions are now available.
2/9/2013 The report (including pictures!) of the results for the Gateway Team Tournament is now available.
1/26/2013 Results of the Gateway Team Tournament are now available. Also, the USCF Cross Tables are now available.
1/26/2013 Some pictures from the Jan 17th Junior League session are now available.
1/26/2013 The report (including pictures!) of the results for the Gateway Class Tournament is now available.
1/12/2013 Results of the Gateway Class Tournament are now available. Also, the USCF Cross Tables are now available.
12/18/2012 The report (including pictures!) of the results for the Gateway Board Tournament is now available.
12/8/2012 Results of the Gateway Board Tournament are now available. Also, the USCF Cross Tables are now available.
11/19/2012 The schedule for the High School and Junior Leagues is now posted.
11/10/2012 Results of the Gateway Fall Open Tournament are now available. Also, the USCF Cross Tables are now available.
10/25/2012 The 2012-2013 Gateway Chess League Entry Form and the Junior High League Information page have been uploaded.
10/25/2012 The Tournament Schedule, Information and Results page for 2012-2013 has been created. 
10/17/2012 Results of the Crossroads Elementary Open are now posted.
5/5/2012 Download the 2011-2 Gateway Chess Awards here.
3/11/2012 The 2012 Missouri State Champions are:
  • High School: Parkway North HS
  • 9th and Under: Clayton HS
  • 8th and Under: (Clayton) Wydown MS (2 in a row)
  • 6th and Under: (St. Louis) New City School
  • 5th and Under: (St. Louis) New City School
  • 3rd and Under: (Creve Coeur) Spoede ES
The Final State Championship Results are now available.
2/27/2012 Results of the Gateway Spring Open Tournament are now available. Also, the USCF Cross Tables are now available.
2/15/2012 The 2011-2 High School League champion is Parkway North High School. They defeated East Conference champion St. Louis Metro HS 21.5-8.5 in the championship match.
2/13/2012 Results of the Gateway Action Tournament are now available. Also, the USCF Cross Tables are now available.
1/29/2012 Results of the Gateway Team Tournament are now available. Also, the USCF Cross Tables are now available.
1/15/2012 Results of the Gateway Class Tournament are now available. Also, the USCF Cross Tables are now available.
12/3/2011 Results of the Gateway Board Tournament are now available. Also, the USCF Cross Tables are now available.
11/23/2011 Results of the Gateway Fall Open are now available. Also, the USCF Cross Tables are now available.
4/12/2011 Results for the Missouri Denker Qualifier and Girls Championship:
  • In the Denker Qualifier, Jialin Ding won a one-game playoff to earn Missouri's place in the Denker Tournament of High School Champions.
  • In the Girls Championship, Margaret Hua won her second straight State Girls Championship
3/19/2011 Results of the Gateway Action Tournament are now available. Also, the USCF Cross Tables are now available.
3/8/2011 After fixing a scoring mistake, the 2011 Missouri State Champions are:
  • High School: (Kansas City) Rockhurst HS (3 in a row)
  • 9th and Under: (St. Louis) Crossroads School HS
  • 8th and Under: (St. Louis) Wydown MS
  • 6th and Under: (St. Louis) Central Christian ES
  • 5th and Under: (Kansas City) Pembroke Hill School
  • 3rd and Under: (Kansas City) Pembroke Hill School
The Final State Championship Results are now available.
3/5/2010 For the 2nd year in a row, the 2010-2011 Gateway Chess League Champion is Ladue HS. In a rematch of last year's championship, Ladue defeated East Conference Champion St. Louis Metro HS 21 to 9.
1/30/2011 Results of the Gateway Team Tournament are now available. Also, the USCF Cross Tables are now available.
1/10/2011 Results of the Gateway Class Tournament are now available. Also, the USCF Cross Tables are now available.
11/20/2010 Results of the Gateway Fall Open are now available. Also, the USCF Cross Tables are now available.
10/24/2010 Results of the Crossroads Elementary Tournament are now available.
4/7/2010 Results for the Denker and Polgar Qualifiers:
  • In the Denker Qualifier, James Larkin Smith, a homeschooler from Lamar, MO won Missouri's place in the Denker Tournament of High School Champions.
  • In the Polgar Qualifier, Margaret Hua from (Chesterfield) Parkway West MS won Missouri's place in the Susan Polgar National Invitational For Girls.
3/13/2010 Results of the Gateway Class Tournament are now available. Also, the USCF Cross Tables are now available.
2/27/2010 The 2010 Missouri State Champions are:
  • High School: (Kansas City) Rockhurst HS (2 in a row)
  • 9th and Under: (St. Louis) Vianney HS
  • 8th and Under: (St. Louis) Parkway Northeast MS
  • 6th and Under: (St. Louis) New City School
  • 5th and Under: (St. Louis) Spoede ES
  • 3rd and Under: (Maryland Heights) McKelvey ES
The Final State Championship Results are now available.
2/24/2010 The 2009-2010 Gateway Chess League Champion is Ladue HS. They defeated East Champion St. Louis Metro HS 30 to 0 in the championship match.
2/7/2010 Results of the Gateway Action Tournament are now available. Also, the USCF Cross Tables are now available.
1/30/2010 Results of the Gateway Team Tournament are now available. Also, the USCF Cross Tables are now available ( Teams, Individuals).
12/5/2009 Results of the Gateway Board Tournament are now available. Also, the USCF Cross Tables are now available.
11/7/2009 Results of the Gateway Fall Open are now available. Also, the USCF Cross Tables are now available.
10/25/2009 Results for the Missouri K-12 Grade Championships are now available.
10/10/2009 Results of the Crossroads Elementary Tournament are now available.
3/28/2009 Results for the Denker and Polgar Qualifiers:
  • In the Denker Qualifier, Brad Schlosser from (Chesterfield) Parkway Central HS won Missouri's place in the Denker Tournament of High School Champions.
  • In the Polgar Qualifier, Margaret Hua from (St. Louis) Pierremont ES won Missouri's place in the Susan Polgar National Invitational For Girls.
3/21/2009 Results for the Chris Bollinger Memorial Tournament are now available. Also, USCF has rated the tournament. The results can be found at this link.
3/4/2009 The 2008-2009 Gateway Chess League Champion is O'Fallon (IL) HS. They defeated West Champion Washington HS 27.5 to 2.5 in the championship match.
2/28/2009 The 2009 Missouri State Champions are:
  • High School: (Kansas City) Rockhurst HS
  • 9th and Under: (St. Louis) Westminster Christian Academy
  • 8th and Under: (St. Louis) Sperreng MS (2 in a row)
  • 6th and Under: (St. Louis) Central Christian ES
  • 5th and Under: (Kansas City) The Pembroke Hill School (3 in a row)
  • 3rd and Under: (Kansas City) The Pembroke Hill School (2 in a row)
The Final State Championship Results are now available.
2/25/2009 The High School League conference championship matches are complete. The league championship is now posted.
2/8/2009 Results for the Gateway Action Tournament are now available. Also, USCF has rated the tournament. The results can be found at this link.
1/31/2009 Results for the Gateway Class Tournament are now available. Also, USCF has rated the tournament. The results can be found at this link.
1/11/2009 Results for the Gateway Team Tournament are now available. Also, USCF has rated the tournament. The results can be found at this link.
12/7/2008 The USCF has rated the Gateway Board Tournament tournament. The results can be found at this link.
12/6/2008 Results for the Gateway Board Tournament are now available.
11/8/2008 Results for the Gateway League Tournament are now available. Also, USCF has rated the tournament. The results can be found at this link.
4/12/2008 Results for the Denker and Polgar Qualifiers:
  • In the Denker Qualifier, Frank H Smith from Lee's Summit North HS won Missouri's place in the Denker Tournament of High School Champions.
  • In the Polgar Qualifier, homeschooler Joanna Gossell won Missouri's place in the Susan Polgar National Invitational For Girls.
3/17/2008 League Standings and Awards for both the Junior High League and Senior High League are now posted.
3/15/2008 Results for the Bollinger Memorial Tournament are now available. Also, USCF has rated the tournament. The results can be found at this link.
3/6/2008 Parkway North has won their 3rd straight Gateway Chess League Championship by defeating Belleville West in a close match, 17-13.
2/23/2008 Results for the Action Tournament are now available. Also, USCF has rated the tournament. The results can be found at this link.
2/3/2008 The 2008 Missouri State Champions are:
  • High School: (St. Louis) Parkway Central HS (2 in a row)
  • 9th and Under: (St. Louis) McKinley Classical Leadership Academy
  • 8th and Under: (St. Louis) Sperreng MS
  • 6th and Under: (Kansas City) The Pembroke Hill School
  • 5th and Under: (Kansas City) The Pembroke Hill School (2 in a row)
  • 3rd and Under: (Kansas City) The Pembroke Hill School
The Final State Championship Results are now available.
1/26/2008 Results for the Class Tournament are now available. Also, USCF has rated the tournament, and can be found at this link.
1/12/2008 Results for the Team Tournament are now available. Also, USCF has rated the tournament. The Team Tournament section crosstable is available here, and the Individual Section cross table is available here.
10/16/2007 A Gateway Chess League Score Sheet is now available.
3/21/2007 With a 25-5 victory, Parkway North HS has won the 2006-7 Gateway Chess High School League championship, their 2nd straight.
3/4/2007 The winner of the Missouri Tournament of Champions and Missouri's Denker representative is Nick Karlow. The top girl and Missouri's Polgar representative is Tess Butcher. The results are now available.
3/4/2007 The MO Junior High/Elementary State Championship results are now available. The 2007 Missouri State Champions are:
  • 9th and Under - (Kansas City) Rockhurst H.S.
  • 8th and Under - (St. Louis) Ladue M.S. (2 in a row)
  • 6th and Under (co-champions)
    • Chesterfield Day E.S. (2 in a row)
    • (St. Louis) McKinley Classical Junior Academy
  • 5th and Under - (Kansas City) The Pembroke Hill School
2/25/2007 The winners (co-champions) of the 2007 Missouri State Championship are Parkway Central HS and Clayton HS, both from St. Louis. Results can be found here
12/9/2004 A rules question came up during a recent tournament about the "Insufficient Losing Chances" rule. Steve Miller has written this document, a short summary of the rule as defined by the USCF.
10/9/2003 Before you go to your first tournament, you should read the helpful "A Quick Guide to the Rules and Etiquette of Tournament Chess", compliled by Steven Miller (former coach at Governor French Academy, Expert level player, and club level Tournament Director).
10/25/2002 If you would like email notification tournaments or large changes to the website, please email mailinglist@gatewaychess.org to sign up.

Important Dates

   

Coaches Corner

Important Note! We are requiring proof of a current USCF membership for participation in the Gateway Chess League's USCF rated tournaments. This includes Saturday tounaments run by the Gateway Chess League except when expressly stated otherwise. Proof of current USCF membership is one of the following:

Players without proof of current membership will be required to pay the USCF membership fee ($17 to $25 based on age) in addition to the tournament entry fee, or else they will not be allowed to participate in the tournament.


Tournament advance registration is now available with the online tournament registration forms! Please advance register, as it allow us to get the tournaments started sooner.


Rosters! All coaches need to do the following:

  1. Please send a roster of ALL players who might even think about playing in a tournament this year to rosters@gatewaychess.org. It doesn't matter if they actually do, and if a person is not on the list, they can still show up tournament day, no problem, no penalty. The reason for the advance list is so all the names can be typed in before tournament day. Here is the information that is needed and the easiest format to send it in:
    
    Name             USCF ID  Rating  Grade
    Bill Woodpusher  11111111    645      7
    Mary Pawngrabber 22222222    732      8
    ...
    

    The USCF ID is very important. If you don't know it, simply go on the USCF web site and look it up. One thing that would be helpful for you is to have a photocopy of all of your players USCF ID cards if they are members.
  2. Along with your roster, please include your school, address, phone number, and fax number for the school, and your home phone number as well. We are putting together a comprehensive database and would like to make it as easy as possible to contact you about chess if necessary.
  3. When your roster has been entered in the master file for the tournaments, a list will be returned to you for verification. At that time, you should correct spelling and other errors and let us know if anyone on the list is at another school or should be dropped from the master file.

Your assistance is appreciated! If anyone can assist with computer entry during registration, it would be most helpful. We would really like four or five people trained to use WinTD to make things run smoother. It would be to your advantage to be trained, because you could then easily use the program to run your own tournaments if you wish. It really is very simple to operate. Please let us know if you are interested in helping and especially if you can put in the time during the first couple of tournaments to assist with registration.


The more the merrier! Please inform us of anyone you think should get this information so we can send it to them. Please send us their name, school, and email address.


Thank you, thank you, thank you in advance for those who can help. We're looking forward to a great season.


Other St. Louis Area Scholastic Activities

If you know of other scholastic chess activities in the St. Louis metro area, please contact the Gateway Chess League at info@gatewaychess.org and we will gladly help to publicize your activity.


Chess Links

Missouri Chess Association (MCA)

United States Chess Federation (USCF)

St. Louis Chess Club

St. Louis Chess

Kansas City Scholastic Chess Association

Heart of America Chess Association (Kansas City)

Jefferson City Chess Club

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