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October 18, 2014
(Crossville, TN) The United States Chess Federation (USCF) is pleased to announce the 2015 All-America Chess Team sponsored by Trophies Plus. Team members will be presented with their team jackets and plaques at the 2014 National K-12 Grade Championship to be held December 12 through the 14th in Orlando Florida at the Rosen Shingle Creek.

The All-America Chess Team was created in 1987 to honor the very best players ages 18 and under. The team, one of the highest national honors attainable by a young chess player, is selected on the basis of age, rating, and activities during that year, similar to the selection process of "all conference" sports teams. This year's candidates were selected based on their age as of January 1, 2014, and their peak post-tournament rating from July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014. Since this award is a "post-season" selection, the minimum rating limits in each age group are reviewed annually by the USCF staff and the USCF Scholastic Council.

The All-America Chess Team is sponsored by Trophies Plus of Templeton, Iowa. Trophies Plus has sponsored the team since 2004. In addition to the support provided for this award, Jim Jensen, owner of Trophies Plus, provides trophies for national tournaments as well as post-tournament trophy shipping. The USCF is proud to have Trophies Plus as a part of scholastic chess by sponsoring this year's All-America Team. You can visit Trophies Plus at their website: www.trophiesplus.com or call them at 800.397.9993.

The United States Chess Federation wishes to congratulate each of the 53 members of this year's All-America Chess Team for receiving this prestigious award!

2014 USCF All-America Chess Team Sponsored by Trophies Plus:


Age 18 (minimum peak rating 2550)

Daniel Naroditsky

CA

 

Age 17 (minimum peak rating 2500)

Darwin Yang

TX

Akeksandr Ostrovskiy

NY

 

Age 16 (minimum peak rating 2450)

Michael H. Bodek

NY

Yian Liou

CA

Arthur Shen

NJ

 

 

Age 15 (minimum peak rating 2400)

Kayden Troff

UT

Luke C. Harmon-Vellotti

ID

Joshua Colas

NY

Christopher Gu

RI

Mika Andrew Brattain

MA

 

 
Age 14 (minimum peak rating 2350)

Akshat Chandra

NJ

Kesav Viswanadha

CA

Edward Song

MI

 Andrew Tang

MN

 

 

Age 13 (minimum peak rating 2300)

Samuel Sevian

MA

Jeffery Xiong

TX

Cameron Wheeler

CA

Craig Hilby

CA

Jonathan Chiang

TX

Vignesh Panchanatham

CA

Joshua Sheng

CA

John Gabriel Ludwig

FL

Tommy O He

TX

Roland Feng

WA

 

 
Age 12 (minimum peak rating 2250)

 
Ruifeng Li

TX

Nicolas De T Checa

NY

John Michael Burke

NJ

Albert Lu

CA

Michael Wang

CA

 

 
Age 11 (minimum peak rating 2250)

Praveen Balakrishnan

NJ

Advait Patel

WV

 

 
Age 10 (minimum peak rating 2150)

Awonder Liang

WI

David Tianjian Peng

IL

Carissa Shiwen Yip

MA

Thomas Elberling

NJ

 

 
Age 9 (minimum peak rating 2000)

Andrew Zhang Hong

CA

Christopher Yu-Shuo Shen

OH

Aydin Turgut

IL

Tan Nguyen

VA

Joaquin Perkins

CA

Age 8 & Under (minimum peak rating 1900)

Anthony Bi He

WA

Balaji Daggupati

CA

Kevin D Chor

AZ

Justin Wang

TX

Maximillian Lu

CT

Logan Wu

TN

Atreya Vaidya

TX

Henry Hawthorn

TX

Arthur Guo

GA

Gabriel Eidelman

CA

Benjamin Medina

NY

Milind Maiti

CA

 
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