Brian Goldstein and Edward J. Lu are U. S. Chess Federations 2007 U.S. Junior Co-Champions!
By Joan DuBois   
June 27, 2007
June 27, 2007931-787-1234, #123
Press Release #19 of 2007[email protected]

(Crossville, TN) Brian Goldstein of Florida tied with Edward J. Lu of Virginia for first place in the 2007 U.S. Junior Open Chess Championship.


The USCF's 2007 U.S. Junior Open Chess Championship drew 118 chess competitors. The six round event was held at the Sheraton Suites West Short Hotel in Tampa, Florida between June 22-24, 2007. USCF Organizers George Pyne and Willard Taylor oversaw the event with assistance from Chief Tournament Director Jon Haskel. Media assistance, including the broadcast of games over the Internet using the MonRoi system, was also provided by Jon Haskel.


This event was divided between four sections by age: Under 21, Under 16, Under 12 and Under 8.


Section winners:

Under 21: Brian Goldstein and Edward J. Lu, 4.5 each.

Under 16: Miguel Fonseca of Florida won with 5.5 points.

Under 12: Tied between Haoqing Wang and Jared Lassner, both of Florida, 5.5 points each.

Under 8: Miguel Angel Hernandez from Florida won with a perfect score of 6.0.


The Under 16 and Under 12 each had multiple teams competing.  In the U16 the Boca Raton Chess Club team finished 1st.  In the U12 the Boca Raton Chess Club team also finished in 1st.



The final standings for the 2007 U.S. Junior Open Chess Championship can be found at:



Congratulations to all players for another exciting 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: