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July 12, 2009
The dates and field for a very strong U.S. Junior Closed are set. The eight-player round robin will take place from July 13-16th in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with the following participants:


1.IM Alex Lenderman (2654)
2.IM Sam Shankland (2564)
3.IM Ray Robson (2553)
4.IM Salvijus Bercys (2503)
5.FM Elliott Liu (2405)
6.FM Joel Banawa (2392)
7.FM Michael Lee (2384)
8.Maxx Coleman (2182, winner of the 2008 Junior Open)

1. Alex Lenderman
2. Salvijus Bercys
3. Joel Banawa
4. Maxx Coleman
5. Michael Lee
6. Ray Robson
7. Sam Shankland
8. Elliott Liu
ROUNDS (g/90+30sec per move increment)
1. (Monday, July 13th at 12:00pm): 1-8, 2-7, 3-6, 4-5
2. (Monday, July 13th at 6:00pm): 1-2, 7-3, 6-4, 8-5
3. (Tuesday, July 14th at 12:00pm): 3-1, 2-8, 4-7, 5-6
4. (Tuesday, July 14th at 6:00pm): 1-4, 2-3, 8-6, 7-5
5. (Wed, July 15th at 12:00pm): 5-1, 4-2, 3-8, 6-7
6. (Wed, July 15th at 6:00pm): 1-6, 2-5, 3-4, 8-7
7. (Thursday, July 16th at 12:00pm): 7-1, 6-2, 5-3, 4-8

At stake are spots in the World Junior and the 2010 U.S. Championship. This tournament is right after the U.S. Junior Open , also in Milwaukee (July 10-12), which is divided into three sections: Under 21, Under 15 and Under 11.

Frank Berry will act as chief arbiter. Time control is G/90+30sec/move increment. The games will be broadcast on the Internet Chess Club (Liblist USJunior09) and CLO coverage will include players bios and reports from Alex Betaneli. 

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