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Becerra Wins U.S. Class Chess Championship Print E-mail
By Joan DuBois   
August 13, 2009
Official Press Release
Aug. 13, 2009
Franc Guadalupe,[email protected]

(Crossville, TN)
The U.S. Chess Federation (USCF) held its 2009 U.S. Class Chess Championship July 17-19 at the Marriott Boca Raton located in Boca Raton, Florida. The national championship drew 142 players from all across the U.S.

The event was divided, by rating, into eight sections: Master (2200/up); Expert (2000-2199); Class A (1800-1999); Class B (1600-1799); Class C (1400-1599); Class D (1200-1399); Class E (Under 1200); Unrated.

Julio Becerra won the Master section with a final score of 4.5/5 to grab the title of 2009 U.S. Class Chess Champion.

The final crosstable which shows all players and their scores can be found at: http://www.uschess.org/msa/XtblMain.php?200907193221 and the feature story can be found on USCF's website at: http://main.uschess.org/content/view/9539/539.

In addition to the main event, two side events were held: 5-min Blitz and Scholastic Tournament.

The USCF thanks Chief Tournament Director Francisco L. Guadalupe for running a fantastic 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.