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2010 All-America Chess Team Announced Print E-mail
By Joan DuBois   
October 21, 2009
Official Press Release
October 21, 2009
Contact: Chuck Lovingood
[email protected]  

(Crossville, TN)
  The United States Chess Federation (USCF) is pleased to announce the 2010 All-America Team sponsored by Trophies Plus.  Team members will be introduced at the 2009 National K-12/Collegiate Championship held in Dallas, Texas, December 11th – 13th.  Each member of the 2010 All America Team who attends the event will be presented with a team jacket and plaque.

The All-America Team was created in 1987 to honor the very best players ages 18 and under. The team, one of the highest national honors attainable by a young chess player, is selected on the basis of age, rating, and activities during that year, similar to the selection process of "all conference" sports teams. This year’s candidates were selected based on their age as of January 1, 2009 and their peak post-tournament rating from July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  Since this award is a “post-season” selection, the minimum rating limits in each age group are reviewed annually by the USCF staff and the USCF Scholastic Council.

The All-America Team is sponsored by Trophies Plus of Templeton, Iowa, for the sixth year in a row.  In addition to the support of this award, Doyle Engelen, owner of Trophies Plus, provides trophies for national tournaments as well as post-tournament trophy shipping.  The USCF is proud to have Trophies Plus as a part of scholastic chess by sponsoring this year’s All-America Team.  You can visit Trophies Plus at their website www.trophiesplus.com or call them at 800-397-9993.

The United States Chess Federation wishes to congratulate all of the members of this year’s All-America Team for receiving this prestigious award!

It is with great pleasure that the USCF announces the 43 members of the

2010 USCF All-America Team Sponsored by Trophies Plus:
Age 18
(minimum peak rating 2450)
Daniel J. Ludwig, FL

Age 17 (minimum peak rating 2400)

Robert L. Hess, NY
Samuel L Shankland, CA
John Daniel Bryant, CA
Daniel A Yeager, PA 
Age 16 (minimum peak rating 2350)

Marc Tyler Arnold, NY
Age 15 (minimum peak rating 2300)
Michael Lee, WA
Steven Zierk, CA
Conrad Holt, KS
Victor Shen, NJ

Age 14 (minimum peak rating 2250)
Ray S. Robson, FL
Parker Bi Guang Zhao, NY

Age 13 (minimum peak rating 2200)
Daniel A. Naroditsky, CA
Gregory Young, CA

Age 12 (minimum peak rating 2100)
Darwin Yang, TX
David Adelberg, AZ
Kevin Cao, MO
Alexsandr Ostrovskiy, NY
Sean Vibbert, IN
Lucas Van Beuzekom, FL

Age 11 (minimum peak rating 2100)
Jarod M. Pamatmat, TX
Kevin Wang, MD
Yian Liou, CA
Arthur Shen, NJ
Daniel Gurevich, GA
Michael William Brown, CA
Varun Krishnan, CA

Age 10 (minimum peak rating 2000)
Kayden Troff, UT
Christopher Wu, NJ
Luke Harmon-Vellotti, ID
Joshua Colas, NY
Justus Williams, NY
Age 9 (minimum peak rating 1850)
Dachey Lin, TX
Alex Liu, TX
Michael L. Chen, MI
Simone Liao, CA
William Graif, NY  

Age 8 & Under (minimum peak rating 1800)
Tommy O. He, TX
Samuel Sevian, CA
Jeffery Xiong, TX
Jonathan Chiang, TX
Tanuj Vasudeva, CA
Cameron Wheeler,CA

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: www.uschess.org.