Missouri’s Team for States Chess Cup

A new online chess tournament pitting states against one another will begin in a few short days. The Missouri Chess Association has assembled a strong team that will give Missouri very good odds of reaching the playoffs.

League news can be found here throughout the season.

Anyone with their USCF membership registered under Missouri is eligible to participate and there are no roster limits, so other players might join in as the season progresses. As we prepare for our first match, here is where the team stands.

The Missouri Team
Ken Jones – 2204
Bob Holliman – 2200
Isaiah Gadson – 2159
Nathaniel Fast – 2118
Asish Panda – 2007
Ben Boaz – 1949
Jared Bray – 1928
Matthew Pratt – 1831
Brian Rude – 1761

Each week, Missouri will field four players to represent the state in the Central Division. Commentary of the matches will also be streamed on the Springfield Chess Club’s YouTube page. Following the seven match-ups within the central, the top two teams will advance to the playoffs.

Missouri Team Schedule – All begin at 8:00 Central (Dates may change)
1. vs. Iowa Thursday 9/10
2. vs. Kansas Tuesday 9/15
3. vs. Minnesota Thursday 9/24
4. vs. Oklahoma Monday 9/28
5. vs. Nebraska Thursday 10/8
6. vs. Colorado Tuesday 10/13
7. vs. Illinois Wednesday 10/21

Matches will be held on lichess and everyone is invited to follow Missouri’s progress as we try to make it into the playoffs.

Our lineup versus Iowa, as it stands now, is Bob Holliman, Isaiah Gadson, Nathaniel Fast, and Asish Panda. Good luck guys!