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By Jerry Nash   
May 6, 2015
Contact: Jerry Nash
USCF Special Projects Consultant
[email protected]
Cell: 931-787-2756

(CROSSVILLE, TN)  The United States Chess Federation is pleased to announce that 194 players have qualified by rating to participate in the 2015 World Youth Chess Championships to be held in Halkidiki, Greece, from October 24 - November 5.  These students earned this honor by achieving a peak post tournament rating according to the USCF's April Ratings Supplement.  Additionally, players qualified as Personal Rights (PR) by winning a medal at the previous World Youth or if they achieve a Gold medal at the 2015 Pan American Youth Chess Championship.

Participants may also qualify by winning the first place trophy in a Championship section of the National Elementary Championship, the National Junior High Championship, or the National High School Championship and by achieving top spots at other designated national scholastic events such as the Denker Tournament of High School Champions, the Barber Tournament of K-8 Champions, the National Girls Invitational Tournament, the All-Girls National Championship, and the U.S. Girls Championship. More information concerning qualifying regulations may be found here.

The top players by rating in each age category are considered the United States Official Representatives by FIDE, the World Chess Federation, but all players compete in the event as part of the US delegation.  Details concerning the 2015 World Youth tournament are currently unavailable but will be posted on the USCF website as soon as they are released. All players should contact Jerry Nash by May 29th to confirm their participation and to receive additional registration information.   

The United States Chess Federation (USCF) is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting chess in the United States. Founded in 1939, the USCF 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. To make a tax-deductible donation to support the USCF and our World Youth teams visit www.uschess.org/donate.

Congratulations to all the players who qualified for the 2015 World Youth!


Open Under 8   
   
Aryeh Shlionsky    NJ   
Adi Murgescu    NY   
Lucas Foerster-Yialamas    NY   
Aghilan Nachiappan    CA   
Vishnu Vanapalli    NC   
Arthur Xu    IL   
Andrew Chen    NC   
John Capocyan    TX   
James Oh    NY   
Derek Jin    MA   
Jonathan Chen    CA   
William Safranek    NY   
Marvin Gao    FL   
Winston Zhao    MA   
       
Open Under 10     
  
Kevin Chor    AZ   
Chinguun Bayaraa    CA   
Justin Wang    TX   
Maxmillian Lu    CT   
Anthony He    WA   
Arthur Guo    GA   
Benjamin Medina    NY   
Balaji Daggupati    CA   
Logan Wu    TN   
Jason Wang    OH   
Atreya Vaidya    TX   
Winston Ni    NJ   
Gabriel Eidelman    CA   
Rishith Susarla    CA   
Henry Hawthorn    TX   
William Sartoria    CA   
Callaghan McCarty-Snead    CA   
Eric Zhang    WA   
Nico Chasin    NY   
Nathaniel Shuman    NY   
Milind Maiti    CA   
Daniel Hung    TX   
       
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Awonder Liang    WI   
Hans Niemann    CA   
David Peng    IL   
Andrew Hong    CA   
Christopher Shen    OH   
Josiah Stearman    CA   
Brandon Jacobson    NJ   
Anthony Ge    CA   
Kevin Yang    CA   
Justin Chen    NY   
Andy Huang    VA   
Alexander Costello    CA   
Justin Paul    VA   
Brian Gu    TX   
David Pan    CA   
Mingyang Liu    RI   
Tan Nguyen    VA   
Aydin Turgut    IL   
Aristo Liu    OH   
Wesley Wang    NY   
Akira Nakada    NY
Joaquin Perkins    CA   
Jason Metpally    TX   
Samrug Narayanan    MN   
Roshan Idnani    NJ   
       
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Ruifeng Li    TX   
Nicolas Checa    NY   
John Burke    NJ   
Albert Lu    CA   
Advait Patel    OK   
David Brodsky    NY   
Praveen Balakrishnan    NJ   
Michael Wang    CA   
Marcus Miyasaka    NY   
Ben Li    MI   
Rayan Taghizadeh    CA    Bronze at 2014 World Youth
Andrew Zheng    MD   
Aravind Kumar    NJ   
Brandon Nydick    NY   
Bovey Liu    TX   
Yoon-Young Kim    CT   
Andrew Titus    MN   
Marcell Szabo    WA   
Jacob Furfine    IL   
       
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Samuel Sevian    MA   
Jeffery Xiong    TX   
Akshat Chandra    NJ   
Andrew Tang    MN   
Kesav Viswanadha    CA   
Edward Song    MI   
Cameron Wheeler    CA   
Craig Hilby    CA   
Vignesh Panchanatham    CA   
Ethan Li    NY   
John Ludwig    FL   
Joshua Sheng    CA   
Roland Feng    WA   
Dachey Lin    TX   
Siddarth Banik    CA   
Colin Chow    CA   
Tommy He    TX   
       
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Kayden Troff    UT   
Luke Harmon-Vellotti    ID   
Michael Bodek    NY   
Yian Liou    CA   
Mika Brattain    MA   
Michael Brown    CA   
Christopher Gu    RI   
Safal Bora    MI   
Arthur Shen    NJ   
Daniel Gurevich    GA   
Kevin Wang    MD   
David Hua    NJ   
Joshua Colas    NY   
       
       
Girls Under 8       

Maya Behura    FL   
Atmika Gorti    VA   
Rui Yan    CA   
Eileen Jiang    TX   
Suran Gao    NJ   
Amelie Phung    NY   
Rachael Li    TX   
Allyson Wong    CA   
       
Girls Under 10       

Anh Nguyen    TX   
Nastassja Matus    MN   
Maggie Ni    TX   
Rianne Ke    CA   
Rochelle Wu    AL   
Annapoorni Meiyappan    CA   
Jennifer Hoyos    FL   
Aksithi Eswaran    CA   
Emma Cheng    OH   
Julia Miyasaka    NY   
       
Girls Under 12       
Carissa Yip    MA   
Martha Samadashvili    NY   
Chenyi Zhao    CA   
Sanjana Vittal    NJ   
Antara Garai    CA   
Chang Xu    AZ   
Shreya Mangalam    IL   
Evelyn Zhu    NY   
Aasa Dommalapati    VA   
Iris Zhou    MO   
Hiya Ghosh    CA   
Naomi Bashkansky    WA   
Jamie Nicolas    NY   
Katherine Qi    NY   
Divya Pandey    WI   
Katrina Wong    NY   
Claire Cao    PA   
Jessica Rattray    NY   
       
Girls Under 14       

Annie Wang    CA   
Jennifer Yu    VA    Gold at 2014 World Youth
Akshita Gorti    VA   
Emily Nguyen    TX   
Joanna Liu    AZ   
Devina Devagharan    TX   
Priya Trakru    TX   
Katherine Davis    NY   
Marissa Li    IL   
Nancy Wang    NY   
Miranda Liu    IL   
Julia Sevilla    CA   
Queena Deng    CA   
Samritha Palakollu    NJ   
Vicki Yang    NY   
Tianhui Jie    FL   
Mengnan Chen    NY   
Camille Kao    TX   
Sasha Konovalenko    MI   
Vivian Cao-Dao    VA   
Serafina Show    CA   
Meghana Bhanuprasad    MD   
Sarah Yen    NJ   
Simona Nayberg    CA   
Ritika Pandey    WI   
Diamond Abdus-Shakoor    OH   
       
Girls Under 16      
 
Maggie Feng    OH   
Ashritha Eswaran    CA   
Agata Bykovtsev    CA   
Rachel Ulrich    WI   
Maryia Oreshko    NJ   
Kimberly Ding    NJ   
Kiana Arab    AZ   
Anupama Rajendra    WI   
Evan Xiang    TX   
Annie Zhao    TX   
Saithanusri Avirneni    GA   
Florizelle Songco    NY   
Lauren Kleidermacher    FL   
Sangeeta Dhingra    WA   
       
Girls Under 18  
     
Sarah Chiang    TX   
Apurva Virkud    MI   
Becca Lampman    WA   
Rachel Gologorsky    FL   
Claudia Munoz    TX   
Lilia Poteat    NY   
Alice Dong    NJ   
Ellen Xiang    TX   
Stephanie Shao    CA   
 
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