Junior Open Draws 118 Players!
By Jennifer Shahade   
June 23, 2007
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Photo Chris McCue

by Jennifer Shahade

The U.S. Junior Open (Tampa, Florida June 22-24) drew 118 players in four sections (Under 21, Under 16, Under 12 and Under 8.)

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The Under 21 section is the smallest but very tough, with five USCF experts participating. Top seed Brian Goldstein scored a graceful attacking victory in round 2 against Scott Low.



After two rounds, Lucas Van Beuzekom and Miguel Fonseca lead the Under 16 section with 3/3. Here, Lucas sacrifices an exchange in the Najdorf and overpowers his opponent with the two bishops:



In the largest section, the U12, there are still five perfect scores: James Ukoli, Joshua Harrison, Haoqing Wang, Nicholas Rosenthal and Jared Lassner. In the Under 8, Miguel Hernandez and Eduardo Gonzalez lead with 3/3.

U.S. Junior Open Standings page

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