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2015/2016 CYC CHESS SEASON

The CYC 2015/2016 Chess Program is now open for team registrations. A team must be sponsored by a parish, church or religious base school. Register online by clicking the button above and logging in or creating a free new account. The season will consist of four qualifying tournaments that will populate the Championship Meet on March 12, 2016. The tournament schedule is:

   1.) Saturday, December 5, 2015 at St. Margaret Mary Alacoque.
   2.) Saturday, January 16, 2016 at St. Alban Roe.
   3.) Saturday, January 30, 2016 at St. Dominic High School.
   4.) Saturday, February 13, 2016 at Loyola Academy.

Players must be on a registered team to enter any or all of the qualifiers. Team registration fee is a one time $15.00 fee and it covers all prelims for any number of players. Tournament fee is $10.00 per player for each tournament.

To view page with links to Chess Results, please click here.

 

If you have any questions, Butch Rosier can be reached at the CYC office, 314-792-7255 or email him at brosier@archstl.org .
      

CLICK HERE TO BEGIN REGISTRATION.


2015 CYC CHESS SEASON

2015 CYC CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 7, 2015 HOSTED BY VIANNEY HIGH SCHOOL

TOURNAMENT QUALIFIERS

4th Grade & Under

5th & 6th Grade

7th & 8th Grade

 

PRELIM RESULTS

December 12, 2014

January 17, 2015

January 31, 2015

February 21, 2015

7 & 8 Grade Division

7 & 8 Grade Division

7 & 8 Grade Division

7 & 8 Grade Division

5 & 6 Grade Division

5 & 6 Grade Division

5 & 6 Grade Division

5 & 6 Grade Division

4 Grade & Under Div. .

  4 Grade & Under Div.

  4 Grade & Under Di

  4 Grade & Under Divi


2014 INAUGURAL CYC CHESS SEASON


THE FIRST CYC CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP

SATURDAY, MARCH 8, 2014 HOSTED BY VIANNEY HIGH SCHOOL

 

TOURNAMENT QUALIFIERS

FOURTH GRADE AND UNDER QUALIFIERS

 FIFTH AND SIXTH GRADE QUALIFIERS

SEVENTH AND EIGHT GRADE QUALIFIERS

 

PRELIM RESULTS

 

FEBRUARY 8, 2014               FEBRUARY 15, 2014              FEBRUARY 22, 2014


 

Paul Morphy  
USA (1837-1884)

 

Many have claimed that Paul Morphy was the greatest chess player in history, and those claims could have been proven true had he actually pursued a career in chess. After teaching himself the game as a child by watching family members play, he was considered one of the best players in New Orleans by age 9. He famously played General Winfield Scott in 1846, who thought he was being made fun of when Morphy was introduced as his opponent. Morphy went on to easily defeat him in two games, the second of which was effectively over after only 6 moves. At age 12, he defeated the visiting Hungarian Master Johann Lowenthal in 3 matches, who initially viewed the match as a waste of time. In 1857, Morphy participated in the First American Chess Congress, which he won comfortably and was considered the champion of the United States. Too young to pursue his career in Law, Morphy traveled to Europe. By 1858, he had defeated all the English masters, except Staunton, who declined after seeing the young prodigy play. Next he travelled to France where he easily defeated the leading European player, Adolf Andersson, despite being very ill with intestinal influenza. He won 7, lost 2 and drew 2 and was by then considered the strongest player in the world, despite being only 21. Morphy returned home and retired from chess, only playing very occasional games. Had he pursued his career further, there is no doubt that Paul Morphy would be a contender for the number one spot all time. He was arguably the most gifted chess player to have ever lived, years ahead of his time in play and theory.

Paul Morphy is the perfect example why the CYC is starting a grade school Chess program.  Chess is a great game for all ages.  Like all sports it has many lessons to teach the young player.  Hopefully all schools and parishes will get involved and start a Chess team.  Like track, teams can be as small as one player.  At this time we are also looking at the track format with qualifying tournaments feeding into a CYC Championship Tournament.

Team registration is now open!!  Click on button at the top of the page.  The season will begin the first week of January and the final tournament will happen by March 8, 2014.

Watch this space for more information. If you have questions, please email Butch Rosier, brosier@archstl.org