|Players Qualify for 2011 World Youth Chess Championship in Brazil|
|By Jerry Nash|
Official Press Release
3 June 2011
Contact: Jerry Nash
USCF National Education Consultant
Cell: 931.787.2756 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 931.787.2756 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
(Crossville, TN) The United States Chess Federation is pleased to announce that the following players have qualified to participate in the 2011 World Youth Chess Championship to be held in Caldas Novas-Goiás, Brazil from November 17 – 27. The top players by rating in each age category are considered the official representatives by FIDE, the World Chess Federation, but all players compete in the event as part of the US delegation.
Players may qualify to represent the United States by being established as one of the three highest rated candidates by peak post-tournament rating in the previous 12 months ending with events included in the May Rating Supplement. They may also qualify by meeting the minimum rating requirement within the age and gender categories established in February 2011. A player may also qualify by personal right by achieving a medal at the World Youth in the previous year, by achieving a Gold Medal at the previous Pan American Youth Festival, or by winning the following USCF events: US Cadet, National Elementary, Junior High, or High School Championships.
Qualifying by personal right this year from the 2010 World Youth are Steven Zierk (Boys Under 18), Kayden Troff (Boys Under 14), and Jeffrey Xiong (Boys Under 12) who each won medals at the 2010 World Youth in Greece.
National Scholastic Champions include the following:
The coaches currently scheduled for this year’s team include Michael Khodarkovsky – Head of Delegation, Aviv Friedman, and Armen Ambartsoumian. 2011 World Youth tournament details may be found at: http://www.wycc2011.com/. The complete USCF invitation regulations are located at: http://main.uschess.org/content/view/7865/131/. All players, along with those qualifying by the minimum rating requirements should contact Jerry Nash for additional information regarding registration for the 2011 World Youth.The top three players in each age/gender category are listed below.Congratulations to all the players who qualified for the 2011 World Youth!
The United States Chess Federation (USCF), founded in 1939, serves as the governing body for chess in the United States and is now headquartered in Crossville, Tennessee. USCF is devoted to extending the role of chess in American society. It promotes the study and knowledge of the game of chess, for its own sake as an art and enjoyment, and as a means for the improvement of society. The USCF is a not-for-profit membership organization with over 80,000 members. For additional information on the USCF see: http://www.uschess.org.