World Youth Update Print E-mail
By Jennifer Shahade   
October 24, 2006
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Ray celebrates his birthday and his 4.5/6 score. Photo Duiju Wang

Ray Robson celebrates his twelfth birthday at the World Youth in Batumi, Georgia (October 19-28). After six rounds of competition, leading scores for the U.S. delegation are Ray's 4.5/6 in the U12 along with Evan Xiang, who has 4.5/6 in the Girls U8 section. (Scroll down for updated results after 8 rounds.)

Unfortunately Tatev Abrahayman, who was 4-0 at the time of our last update, has faltered and lost her last two games. Here is her sixth round hard fought loss:



Unfortunately, the games of our youngest contenders are not yet avaliable, but Chess Life Online will bring you more game highlights as soon as possible. For now, enjoy our photo gallery supplied by father of Darwin Yang, Duiju Yang.



All twenty-one of our representatives decked out in red, white and blue!


Evan Xiang has 4.5/6 in the Girls Under 8 section.


The U.S. Squad celebrates Ray's birthday.


Ray Robson and Atulya Shetty (Boys U10) expectantly eye the cake.

U.S. Individual standings after 8 rounds:

SNo
NameFEDRtg12345678Pts.Rk.Rp
28
Banawa Joel CholoUSA227201100½114,5222207Boys U18
20
Tanaka Christian TUSA213511½001104,5251864Boys U14
29
Shen Victor CUSA20661011½0014,5272133Boys U14
4FMRobson RayUSA221711½110½16,052193Boys U12
23
Naroditsky DanielUSA204011½0½1015,0211843Boys U12
68
Liao EricUSA0000½110½3,0781373Boys U10
81
Shetty AtulyaUSA011100½104,5321761Boys U10
93
Yang DarwinUSA0½1½½½0104,0431471Boys U10
95
Zhang EricUSA01011½½105,0171657Boys U10
58
Nip NicholasUSA0110½½1015,0191554Boys U8
9WFMAbrahamyan TatevUSA2292111100105,092256Girls U18
13WFMMelekhina AlisaUSA208810010½114,5251928Girls U16
44
Kuzniatsova LenaUSA0½101101½5,0161836Girls U12
54
Robinson DarrianUSA0100101½03,5441635Girls U12
23
Dai EileenUSA00½0101½½3,5421357Girls U10
61
Xiang EllenUSA0101½10115,5101619Girls U10
62
Yang Sylvia SiyuanUSA0011½10½15,0161450Girls U10
64
Zhurbinskiy EveUSA0½011½1116,061622Girls U10
22
Lee Fei-TzinUSA0101100014,0231400Girls U8
45
Xiang EvanUSA011011½004,5161443Girls U8
47
Zhu JessicaUSA0010101104,0251350Girls U8
 
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