Cadet Championship Set for Crossville, TN July 7-10
By Alan Kantor   
May 26, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT:
Alan Kantor
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(931) 787-1234 ext. 128

Crossville, Tennessee will host the 2009 U.S. Cadet Championship from Tuesday, July 7 through Friday, July 10. The Cumberland County Bank is joining together with the Cumberland County Chess Club and the United States Chess Federation to honor the eight qualified candidates as they vie for the title of cadet champion. Along with the title is $500 plus a four-year, fixed dollar incoming tuition scholarship to the University of Maryland at Baltimore County (current value $69,760 for out-of state, $34,832 in state). Second place is $300 plus a four-year University Academic Service Scholarship to Tennessee Tech University (current value $20,000). Third place will get $200. Everyone will receive plaques.

The eight players for the Cadet have now been selected and have confirmed their attendance.  The players are: Victor C. Shen (2306, New Jersey), Christian T. Tanaka (2237, California), Michael Yang (2221, Minnesota), Rohan Agarwal (2215, California), Deepak Aaron (2185, New York), Andrew Ng (2169, New Jersey), Jarod M. Pamatmat (2165, Texas), Matthew D. Dahl (2157, Minnesota).

 The U.S. Cadet Championship is a national invitational championship chess tournament for the top eight players in the United States under age 16. Last year’s champion was Conrad Holt from Kansas. The city of Crossville wishes the 2009 candidates the warmest welcome and the best of luck.