On Saturday, February 1, the GCAA Chess Team competed in Saturday's Gateway League Bollinger Memorial Tournament at Wydown Middle School in Clayton. The team repeated its performance from the previous week's tournament, winning the first place trophy in the 8th & Under Division. Isabel Brieler earned a second place individual trophy for her score of 4.5 out of 5 points; Christopher Corriveau and Sophia Brieler each brought home medals. The team was rounded out by Elizabeth Reed (in her tournament debut), Galen Selligman, Mila Schmidt and Lillian Selligman.
The Gateway League season continues over the next month with the Action Tournament at St. Louis University on February 15th, and Missouri State Championships in Columbia on March 1st.
See additional team members below and see many more photos from this tournament at the GCAA Flickr Page,
under the "Clubs" set.
Coach Jay Brieler and Isabel Brieler
[Article by Erich Vieth, and thanks to Lisa Selligman for the summary of the Bollinger tournament results]