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Strong Field Assembled for US Cadet in Maryland Print E-mail
By Michael Regan   
June 11, 2012
cadetlead.jpgThe Maryland Chess Association with be hosting the 2012 US Cadet Championship from July 21-23 at the Rockville Hilton in Rockville, Maryland. The Cadet is an invitational tournament for the top US players under the age of 16. The top eight players will be playing a round robin tournament to determine the champion. The winner will receive a four-year scholarship to UMBC. In addition, the top three players will receive free entry into the Washington International that starts a few days after the end of the Cadet.

The players in this year's tournament are:

  • Aleksandr Ostrovskiy (2426)
  • Michael Bodek (2407)
  • Christopher Gu (2364)
  • James Black (2349)
  • Joshua Colas (2345)
  • Justus Williams (2343)
  • David Hua (2329)
  • Christopher Wu (2295)

  • Only 130 ratings points separate the top from the bottom. So, all the games will be competitive. The games will be at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. on July 21-23 and at 10 a.m. on July 24. The standings, pairings, and live games will be at http://uscadet.mdchess.com.

    The Cadet is the first tournament of five tournaments that the MCA will be running over a period of 15 days, the Maryland Chess Summer. It will be followed by the Washington International Blitz on July 27th, the Washington International from July 28-Aug 1, the Platonov Memorial also from July 28 - Aug 1, and the Potomac Open from August 3 - 5. All the tournaments will be at the Rockville Hilton, and all of them will have pairings, standings and live game coverage on mdchess.com and at the above links.