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|Bykovtsev & Chiang Lead Junior Girls After Five Rounds|
|June 24, 2015|
Agata Bykovtsev & Sarah Chiang lead the US Junior Girls Championship in Tulsa, Oklahoma (June 22-26) after five rounds with 3.5 each. The tournament sponsors are Frank and Jim Berry. Find some key games below.
Mr.Frank Berry IO, IA, ANTD , of Stillwater, Oklahoma is the organizer and sponsor for a US National Championship for the fifth time, with the 2015 US Girls Jr Closed. He also organized the 2007 & 2008 US Championships and the 2007-2008 Women's Championships.
Frank played his first rated tournament in 1962 and became a certified TD in the late 60'S.
He was Chief TD for the 1999 American Open, the 2004 US Junior and Cadet Championships held in Lindsborg Kansas, the 2006 Chicago Open, and the 2009 US Junior Invitational held in Milwakee.
Frank ran the Gufeld Chess Academy in Los Angeles for four years, beginning in 1998, and has published and edited the Oklahoma Chess Quarterly since 2000. Frank's articles have been published all over the world.
In addition to being an avid player who has played in 12 US Opens, Frank Berry is a chess book collector, boasting over 1100 books in his library. His favorite collectible is his first edition of Bobby Fischer's "60 Memorable Games". His favorite chess books are Andy Soltis', "Secrets of a GM", and Edward Lasker's "Chess Secrets I learned from the Masters."