|Evan Ju and Warren Harper Win 2007 U.S. Cadet Chess Championship!|
|By Joan DuBois|
|June 27, 2007|
(Crossville, TN) Evan D. Ju of New Jersey and Warren Harper of Texas tied for first place in the 2007 U.S. Cadet Chess Championship! University of Maryland, Baltimore County sponsored first-place scholarship prize worth over $60,000. A field of six from as far away as Hawaii competed in this USCF National Titled event. The ten round event was held at the Sheraton Suites West Short Hotel in Tampa, Florida between June 17-21, 2007. The event was organized by George Pyne and Willard Taylor and run by Chief Tournament Director Jon Haskel. Media assistance, including the broadcast of games over the Internet using the MonRoi system, was also provided by Jon Haskel.
The final list:
First-Second place: Evan D. Ju (2264) and Warren Harper (2295) finished with 7.0 scores.
Third place: Robert Lau (2049) from Hawaii finished with 6.5.
Fourth place: Alec Getz (2161) of New York had a final score of 4.0.
Fifth place: Thomas H. Riccardi (2215) of New York finished with 3.5.
Sixth place: Jeffrey Haskel (2121) of Florida finished with 2.0.
The final standings for the 2007 U.S. Cadet can be found at:
Congratulations to all players for another exciting event!
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.