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Team USA at the 2015 North American Youth Print E-mail
June 12, 2015
The 2015 North American Youth Chess Championship was held in Tuloca, Mexico from May 27 to May 31. 30+ players represented Team USA, and we had some outstanding results. 

Justin Wang (Under 10 Open), Aghilan Nachiappan (Under 8 Open) and Amelie Phung (Under 8 Girls) achieved perfect scores of 9.0/9. Joanna Liu also placed first in her section (Under 14 Girls) while Kaitlyn Yang finished on top in the Girls Under 16. 

Many other American players finished in the top three places in their sections: 

 Varun Krishnan took 2nd place in the Under 18 Open. 
 Vishal Kobla placed 2nd in the under 14 Open. 
 Joshua Grabinsky was 2nd in the Under 12 Open. 
 Lucas Foerster-Yialamas was 2nd in the Under 8 Open. 
 Sanjana Vittal came 2nd in the Under 12 Girls, while Aasa Dommalapati came in third in the same section.


Justin Wang (1st place U10 and 1st place Blitz U10, CM title) and Amelie Phung (1st place U8 Girls, WCM title) Amelie Phung 


US team working hard even after the tournament