Stamnov Achieves Title of U.S. Chess G/15 Champion!
By Joan DuBois   
July 15, 2009
Official Press Release
July 15, 2009
Contact: Joan DuBois
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(Crossville, TN) On June 13, 2009 in Joliet, Illinois 47 chess enthusiasts gathered from all across the United States to battle for the title of USCF's (U.S. Chess Federation) 2009 Game/15 National Chess Champion...the victor was Alexsandar Stamnov (2192) after a tiebreak between Stamnov, David Long, Gopal Menon and Mark Robledo, Jr. who all finished with 5.0 scores.

The event was a six round swiss format - all six rounds were played on June 13. Each player had 15 minutes on their clocks. Time controls below 30 minutes per player are recognized as Quick Chess.

Joliet Junior College was the playing site for this national event and U.S. Chess National Tournament Director Glenn Panner directed the tournament. The organizer was Dennis Doyle and the Joliet Junior College Chess Club.

The final crosstable showing all players and their scores can be found at:


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: