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Cameron Wheeler Wins US Cadet Championship Print E-mail
By Michael Regan   
July 31, 2015
The field for this year's US Cadet Championship

Going into the last round of this year's nine-round US Cadet Championship in Rockville, MD, the field of 10 had been narrowed to two contenders. John Burke was in first place with 6.5 points and a half point lead over FM Cameron Wheeler.

By a sporting coincidence they were scheduled to play each other in the last round. (In fact, in an even more improbable conincidence, the last round pairings went straight down the standings, 1-2, 3-4 ... 9-10). John had an advantage going into the ending, but Cameron was able to pull out the win to become this year's Cadet Champion, earning a scholarship to University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC). John ended up in clear second, and FM Nicolas Checa finished third on tie-breaks over Craig Hilby, both with 5.5.


he tournament was hosted by the Maryland Chess Association which also awarded free entry to the Washington International to the top three finishers. All games were broadcast live. Links to all the games in PGN format and more pictures are at http://uscadet.mdchess.com.

The top three finishers in the 2015 US Cadet Championship. John Burke, FM Cameron Wheeler, and FM Nicolas Checa