USCF Home arrow Chess Life Online arrow 2010 arrow October arrow 3rd Annual Schein-Friedman Awards Announced
3rd Annual Schein-Friedman Awards Announced Print E-mail
By Mark Schein and Aviv Friedman   
October 12, 2010
The Schein - Friedman Scholastic Recognition Project is glad to announce its third year scholarship recipients.

This year's selection was especially tough, with many qualified applicants, who are amongst the best young players in the country for their respective age group. After long deliberations, we have decided to pick 3 winners, and divide the scholarships evenly among them. Each recipient will be awarded $3000.

...And the winners are:

Samuel Sevian from California, Alena Kats from New York, and Kayden Troff from Utah.

9-year-old Samuel is the youngest player ever to break the rating of 2000 (at age 8), and with his current 2156 (#1 in his age group) stands a chance to become the youngest ever chess master in the history of the USCF. He is a multi-time member of the All American team, and our official representative in the coming World Youth in Greece.

Alena is a 15-year-old, who is the highest ranked girl for her age group. She recently crossed the milestone of 2200, becoming a USCF master, and drawing her first GM. She has represented the US several times in world events, earning a bronze medal at the Pan American games in 2008, and a high 7th place at the World Youth the same year.

At 12, Kayden is topping the rating list in his group, and is #1 on the FIDE list in both North and South America. Last year he took first place and the gold at the North American Youth (under 12 open), in Mexico. This month, Kayden will represent the US at the World Youth in Greece, as our official player in the under 12 section. 

The project is designed to help some of our younger champions improve and dedicate themselves more to chess, while offsetting the financial expenses that usually come with those. Hopefully the project will reward excelling youngsters, and help them become tomorrow's best players and Grandmasters. At the same time they would be serving as role models and inspiration to the entire scholastic community.

The program is generally designed for youngsters age 7-17. Occasionally, in cases of unusual excellence (considerably exceeding the program's criterions), applications by players up to age 20 would be considered.

Congratulations to all the recipients! A special thank you to all who applied.
 
Advertisement

October - Chess Life Online 2010

Nakamura Falls to Ivanchuk in FinalsKaufman on the World Senior: Midpoint Update Zierk Golden at World Youth; Silver for Xiong & Troff Carlsen a Smash Hit in Nanjing Medal Prospects Bright as World Youth Approaches FinaleUSCF Affairs: Register to Vote & a Reminder to DelegatesWorld Youth Round 9: Zierk Wins Again; Xiong Wins Gamechanger Time for SPICE Cup at Texas Tech Nakamura Nails Hammer in QuarterFinals Khachiyan Atop Western States Open Again Troff Increases Lead at the World Youth; Zierk Clinches IM NormGM Kaufman on the 2010 World Senior: Arrival in ArcoWorld Youth Gallery and Update Juniors Excel in National Action Events GM Robert Hess on Top of the Boardwalk Open Larry Larkins: 2010 US Armed Forces ChampionNakamura on a Roll in Cap D'Agde Western States Underway US Chess League Week Nine Highlights: Frenzy for Playoff SpotsAction Packed Weekend Set for Skokie and Reno 11 Still Perfect at the World Youth The Response to Donaldson's Olympic Impressions GMs Hess and Van Wely to Play in Berkeley InternationalWorld Youth Underway USCF Email Server AlertBartell and Melekhina Share PA State Title Amanov Unstoppable at the Midwest Class Softball Icon Jennie Finch Visits the Dean of Chess US Chess League Week 8 Highlights: Playoffs Loom2010 Chess Olympiad: Final Impressions Register as a USCF Voting Member More on National Chess Day: From Alabama to Arizona US Chess Championships Return to Saint Louis in 2011 Daniel Steininger 2010 US Blind Chess ChampionUS Blind Championship Underway3rd Annual Schein-Friedman Awards AnnouncedKacheishvili Wins Continental Class Mike Goodall, Chess Promoter, Dies at 64 New US International Titles Ratified at FIDE CongressNational Chess Day Round-Up: From Freeport to Bakersfield National Chess Day Parties Kick Off!Happy National Chess Day!US Chess League Highlights: Week SevenContinental Class Kicks Off in VirginiaThe Scoop on Nuit Blanche The October Check is in the Mail Mauricio Flores Wins U.S. ClassNational Chess Day on October 9th: It's Official! Ukraine & Russia Take Gold; US Teams Finish Strong USA Falls to Israel, Women Sweep Peru US Chess League Highlights: Divisions Battle in Week Six