2016 US Chess National Girls Tournament of Champions
National Master Jennifer Yu (VA) Wins Scholarship
Congratulations to NM Jennifer Yu (VA), rated 2317 who proved for the third time that titles are won by being clear first. Our new National Girls Tournament Champion of Champions was up to the task. Jennifer was awarded a $5,000 Scholarship to a school of her choice that was provided by Richard and Barbara Schiffrin (PA).
Veronika Zilajeva (OK) won clear 2nd Place with a 5/6. There was a four way tie for 3rd Place with Anupama Rajendra (WI), Julia Sevilla (CA-S), FIDE WCM Claudia Munoz (TX) and Rochelle Wu (AL).
The Ursula Foster Award of a $500 stipend was won by Rochelle Wu (AL) with the best result for a participant under the age of 13.
Complete results can be found at: http://www.uschess.org/results/2016/usopen/?page=STANDINGS&xsection=girls
New Jersey clear first in State Team Competition
Congratulations to New Jersey on their commanding First Place finish (14/18) ending any doubt that their state team average (2232) was strong enough to take the top spot. Their team was lead by Barber representative, CM Brandon Jacobson (5.5/6). Denker representative, IM John Burke (4.5/6) and National Girls representative Angelica Chin (4/6) completed the effort. Second Place team, Texas with a state team average (2174) was ½ point behind New Jersey followed by Virginia (2227) who took clear Third Place with ½ point below Texas.
State Team winners in the Under Sections were Oklahoma (Under 2100), Oregon (Under 1900) and Nevada (Under 1700).
Complete results can be found at: http://www.uschess.org/results/2016/usopen/?page=STANDINGS&xsection=dgtcombined
2015 US Chess National Girls Tournament of Champions
Four players tied for first in the National Girls Tournament of Champions:
Jennifer Yu R (VA)
Anupama Rajendra (WI)
Veronika Zilajeva (OK)
Evan Xiang (NH)
Complete Results can be found at: http://www.uschess.org/results/2015/usopen/?page=STANDINGS&xsection=ngit
2014 US Chess National Girls Tournament of Champions
Jennifer R Yu (VA)
Jessica Regam (PA)
Claudia E Munoz (TX)
2013 US Chess National Girls Tournament of Champions
Apurva Virkud (MI)
Akshita Gorti (VA)