Players Qualify for 2013 World Youth
By Jerry Nash   
July 8, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Official Press Release
8 July 2013 Contact: Jerry Nash
USCF Director of International Youth Events
Press Release #18 of 2013 jnash@uschess.org
Cell: 931.787.2756

Qualifiers for 2013 World Youth

(Crossville, TN)

The United States Chess Federation is pleased to announce that the following players have qualified to participate in the 2013 World Youth Chess Championships to be held in Al Ain, UAE from December 17 – 29. Players qualify by achieving a minimum rating, earning a Personal Right (PR) winning a medal at the previous World Youth, and by achieving top spots at designated national scholastic events (NS/KFC AGN). Additional players will qualify as winners of the upcoming 2013 US Cadet Championship, the 2013 Denker Tournament of High School Champions, the 2013 Barber Tournament of K-8 Champions, and the 2013 National Girls Invitational Tournament. Complete USCF invitation regulations are located at: http://main.uschess.org/content/view/7865/131/.

The top players by rating in each age category are considered the official representatives by FIDE, the World Chess Federation, but all players compete in the event as part of the US delegation. Details concerning the 2013 World Youth tournament are currently unavailable but will be posted on the USCF website as soon as they are released. All players should contact Jerry Nash immediately to confirm their contact information. Official letters of invitation will be issued once registration information from the organizers becomes available.

Congratulations to all the players who qualified for the 2013 World Youth!

Boys Under 8      
Kevin Chor AZ 1877  
Anthony He WA 1773  
Atreya Vaidya TX 1697  
Daniel Hung TX 1674  
Milind Maiti CA 1666  
Chinguun Bayaraa CA 1651 NS
Rishith Susarla CA 1646  
Henry Hawthorn TX 1644  
Locan Wu TN 1636  
Harvey Zhu TX 1623  
Callaghan McCarty-Snead CA 1622  
Maurya Palusa CA 1590  
Kevin Liu TX 1572  
Advait Budaraju CA 1566  
Winston Ni NJ 1558  
Harry Wang TX 1547  
Balaji Daggupati CA 1547  
Andrew Tang TX 1538  
Maximillian Lu CT 1514  
Rithik Polavaram TX 1459  
Eddie Wei MA 1427  
Ethan Pau CA 1426  
Drew Justice GA 1284 NS
       
Boys Under 10      
Awonder Liang WI 2222  
David Peng IL 2146 NS
Thomas Elberling NJ 2043  
Tan Nguyen VA 1937  
Aydin Turgut IL 1907 NS
Christopher Shen OH 1905 PR
Josiah Stearman CA 1903  
Brian Gu TX 1899  
Justin Paul VA 1883  
Alexander Costello CA 1873  
       
Boys Under 12      
Ruifeng Li TX 2311  
Praveen Balakrishnan NJ 2232  
Nicolas Checa NY 2175  
Albert Lu CA 2169  
Bovey Liu TX 2165  
Aravind Kumar NJ 2137  
Brandon Nydick NY 2118  
Andrew Zheng MD 2113  
Tanuj Vasudeva CA 2112  
Michael Wang CA 2081  
John Burke NJ 2079  
Rayan Taghizadeh  CA 2078 NS
Marcus Miyasaka NY 2074  
Marcell Szabo WA 2051  
Advait Patel WV 2051  
Luke Xie OH 2048  
Annorjan Naguleswaran  OH 2030  
Andrew Titus MN 2028  
       
Boys Under 14      
Jeffery Xiong TX 2492  
Samuel Sevian CA 2467 PR
Cameron Wheeler CA 2315 PR
Akshat Chandra NJ 2300 NS
Jonathan Chiang TX 2275  
Kesav Viswanadha CA 2274  
Bhaskar Gupta NJ 2253  
Andrew Tang MN 2249  
Tommy He TX 2246  
Vignesh Panchanatham CA 2232  
Colin Chow CA 2228  
Dachey Lin TX 2226  
Edward Song MI 2222  
Roland Feng WA 2218  
Daniel Mousseri CA 2204  
Craig Hilby CA 2173  
Siddharth Banik CA 2170 NS
       
Boys Under 16      
Kayden Troff UT 2505 PR
Yian Liou CA 2469  
Luke Harmon-Vellotti ID 2444  
Michael Bodek NY 2427  
Kevin Wang MD 2411  
Arthur Shen NJ 2395  
David Hua NJ 2379  
Joshua Colas NY 2375  
Christopher Gu RI 2370  
Michael Brown CA 2366  
Varun Krishnan CA 2362  
Mika Brattain MA 2334  
Justus Williams NY 2333  
Kapil Chandran CT 2324  
James Black NY 2321  
Safal Bora MI 2319  
Alexander Velikanov WI 2308  
Jarod Pamatmat TX 2307  
Christopher Wu NJ 2302  
Bryan Hu AZ 2302  
       
Boys Under 18      
Daniel Naroditsky CA 2574  
Darwin Yang TX 2568  
Robert Perez FL 2500  
Atulya Shetty MI 2465 NS
Aleksandr Ostrovskiy NY 2465  
       
       
Girls Under 8      
Maggie Ni TX 1706  
Anh Nguyen TX 1302  
Agnes William CA 1244  
Aksithi Eswaran CA 1226 KFC AGN
Annapoorni Meiyappan CA 1179  
Varvara Okuneva CA 1169  
Keertana Subramaniyan TN 1138  
Nastassja Matus MN 1113  
Skylar Hsu MD 1054  
       
Girls Under 10      
Carissa Yip MA 1846  
Aasa Dommalapati VA 1677  
Chenyi Zhao CA 1590  
Naomi Bashkansky WA 1587 KFC AGN
Alara Balasaygun PA 1558  
Chang Xu AZ 1540  
Shreya Mangalam IL 1533  
Alix Shondra NY 1516  
Martha Samadashvili NY 1504  
Evelyn Zhu NY 1469  
Gia Peterson CA 1444  
Jamie Nicolas NY 1439  
Antara Garai CA 1404  
Sanjana Vittal NJ 1352  
       
Girls Under 12      
Annie Wang CA 2048  
Devina Devagharan TX 1917  
Jennifer Yu VA 1911  
Emily Nguyen TX 1906  
Akshita Gorti VA 1873  
Katherine Davis NY 1828  
Priya Trakru TX 1800  
Joanna Liu CA 1788  
Samritha Palakollu NJ 1764  
Sonal Sinha MN 1753  
Queena Deng CA 1740  
Nancy Wang NY 1710  
Camille Kao TX 1682  
Miranda Liu IL 1668  
Vivian Cao-Dao VA 1654 KFC AGN
Julia Sevilla CA 1634  
       
Girls Under 14      
Simone Liao CA 2178  
Agata Bykovtsev CA 2033  
Rachel Ulrich WI 2027  
Maggie Feng OH 2002  
Ashritha Eswaran CA 2000 KFC AGN
Kimberly Ding NJ 1978  
Maryia Oreshko NJ 1974  
Evan Xiang TX 1924  
Anupama Rajendra WI 1849  
Deanna Alter CO 1822  
Amy Tsai FL 1812  
Annie Zhao TX 1801  
Clarissa Abella TX 1799  
Florizelle Songco NY 1733  
       
Girls Under 16      
Sarah Chiang TX 2256  
Epiphany Peters TN 2073  
Ellen Xiang TX 2072  
Apurva Virkud MI 2063  
Rachel Gologorsky FL 2042  
Michelle Chen MA 1997  
Alice Dong NJ 1984  
Becca Lampman WA 1980  
Lilia Poteat NY 1979 KFC AGN
Claudia Munoz TX 1966 KFC AGN
Margaret Hua MO 1929  
Yue Xu IL 1916  
Stephanie Shao CA 1900  
Taylor McCreary CA 1877  
       
Girls Under 18      
Alena Kats NY 2200  
Megan Lee WA 2161  
Anna Matlin NJ 2145  
Jessica Regam PA 2128  
Rochelle Ballantyne NY 2101  
Caroline Zhu TX 1947  

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