2018 US Chess National Girls Tournament of Champions
Veronika Zilajeva Wins 2018 National Girls Tournament of Champions!
Only a draw in round 3 against WFM Sasha Konovalenko prevented Veronika Zilajeva (OK) from achieving a perfect score in this year’s NGTOC. Veronika finished the tournament with 5.5/6 points making her the clear 1st place finisher and also this year’s winner of the $5,000 dollar scholarship award funded by Richard and Barbara Schiffrin of Pennsylvania! WFM Martha Samadashvili came in second place finishing with 5/6. WIM Naomi Bashkansky, Anupama Rajendra, Arya Kumar, and WCM Angelica Chin all finished with a score of 4.5/6.
Complete results can be found at: https://www.nationalgirlschess.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/NGTOC-Standings-2018.pdf
Virginia takes clear First in 2018 State Team competition
Congratulations to Virginia (team avg-2213) on winning the Team Championship Title for 2018! Virginia finished with 14.5/18 followed by second place finisher Washington State (team avg-2310) with a total of 13.5/18. California-S (team avg-2276) and Massachusetts (team avg-2154) both finished with a tie score of 13/18 with CA-S winning the tiebreak. State team winners in the Under Sections were: Arizona (U2100) with a score of 12/18, Connecticut (U1900) 9.5/18, and Indiana (U1700) 9.5/18.
Complete results can be found at: http://www.denkerchess.com/wp-content/uploads/2018-State-Team-Standings.pdf
2017 US Chess National Girls Tournament of Champions
Rochelle Wu (AL) Wins clear 1st with Scholarship in hand
With a single draw in Round 5 against Saithanu Avirneni (GA), Rochelle Wu (AL) showed a remarkable ability to outplay the best in the tournament. The Richard and Barbara Schiffrin Scholarship of $5,000 to a school of her choice was the topping on her stellar performance. In addition to the Scholarship, Rochelle once again picked up the Ursula Foster award ($500) and best result for a participant under the age of 13.
Complete results can be found at: https://www.nationalgirlschess.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/NGTOC-Standings.pdf
Illinois takes clear First in 2017 State Team competition
Illinois (Team average-2242) captured the State Team Title with a 14/18 results against the favorite, CA-So (Team average-2345). Second place was in the hands of Washington state (Team average-2172 with a 13.5/18 and Third place outscoring the rest of the field with a 12.5/18 was Texas (Team average-2180).
State Team winners in the Under Sections were Ohio (Under 2100) and Indiana (Under 1900).
Complete state team results can be found at: http://www.denkerchess.com/wp-content/uploads/State-Team-Standings.pdf
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)