World Youth Qualifiers
Press
By Jerry Nash   
April 10, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Jerry Nash
April 10, 2007Scholastic Director
Press Release #8 of 2007jnash@uschess.org

The following players have qualified to play in the 2007 World Youth Chess Championship currently scheduled for November 17-29 in Antalya, Turkey. The top players by rating in each age category are considered the official representatives.

Players may qualify to represent the United States by being established as one of the three highest rated candidates by peak post-tournament rating in the previous 12 months ending with events included in the April Rating Supplement. They may also qualify by being within 50 rating points or less from the third qualifying spot. A player may also qualify by personal right by achieving a medal at the World Youth in the previous year or by achieving a Gold Medal at the previous Pan American Youth Festival. Qualifying by personal right this year from the 2006 Pan American Youth is Elliott Liu. Congratulations to all the players who qualified!

The coaches currently scheduled for this year’s team include Aviv Friedman – Head of Delegation, Michael Khodarkovsky, Joel Benjamin, Sergey Kudrin, and Armen Ambartsoumian.

Additional information about the 2007 World Youth Chess Championships will be announced on the USCF website as soon as it becomes available.

Girls Under 18
NIKOLOVA, ETTIE VA 2041
MATYSZEWSKA, MAGDALENA MI 2031
KATS, ELINA NY 1977
KERR, JULIA K NY 1953

Girls Under 16
MELEKHINA, ALISA PA 2186
MARSHALL, ABBY VA 2052
JAMISON, COURTNEY TX 2034
LIVSCHITZ, LOUIZA CA 1987

Girls Under 14
DAI, YANG VA 1956
LIU, JENNIE S NJ 1865
VEMPATI, GAYATRI TX 1837

Girls Under 12
KUZNIATSOVA, ALENA NY 1883
YANG, SYLVIA TX 1827
MATLIN, ANNA NJ 1784

Girls Under 10
CHIANG, SARAH TX 1736
XIANG, ELLEN TX 1714
CHEN, MICHELLE XUEYING MA 1692

Girls Under 8
XIANG, EVAN TX 1484
LEE, FEI-TZIN NY 1449
LIAO, SIMONE CA 1266
LIU, HANNAH TX 1263


Boys Under 18
BERCYS, SALVIJUS NY 2512
LENDERMAN, ALEX NY 2487
LUDWIG, DANIEL J FL 2400
BANAWA, JOEL CHOLO B CA 2394
LIU, ELLIOTT CA 2357

Boys Under 16
HESS, ROBERT L NY 2457
ARNOLD, MARC TYLER NY 2340
HARPER, WARREN TX 2288
JU, EVAN D NJ 2279
BRYANT, JOHN DANIEL CA 2266
YEAGER, DANIEL A PA 2243
SHANKLAND, SAMUEL L CA 2240

Boys Under 14
ROBSON, RAY S FL 2332
HEIMANN, MARK A PA 2269
LEE, MICHAEL WA 2230
SHEN, VICTOR C NJ 2221
ZHAO, PARKER BI GUANG NY 2212
HEIMANN, ALEXANDER C PA 2203
GETZ, ALEC NY 2198

Boys Under 12
NARODITSKY, DANIEL A CA 2145
YOUNG, GREGORY CA 2073
YANG, DARWIN TX 2064
HEUNG, CHRISTOPHER FL 2030

Boys Under 10
LUO, BRIAN J WI 2059
NIP, NICHOLAS CA 1966
VELIKANOV, ALEXANDER WI 1903
WANG, KEVIN MD 1897
KRISHNAN, VARUN CA 1872

Boys Under 8
CHIANG, JONATHAN TX 1652
SUN, RAYMOND TX 1591
LIN, DACHEY TX 1575
POLGAR-SHUTZMAN, TOM NY 1564