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Eric Rosen (IL) and Kevin Bu (MN) share 2009 U.S. Junior Open Chess Championship Title! Print E-mail
By Joan DuBois   
July 22, 2009
Official Press Release
July 22, 2009
Contact: Joan DuBois
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(Crossville, TN)
158 chess enthusiasts battled for the title of U.S. Chess Federations's (USCF) 2009 U.S. Junior Open Chess Champion. The national chess championship was held July 10-12 at the Ramada Conference Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Event organizer was Alex Betanelli and Chief Tournament Director was Frank Berry who was assisted by Asish Vaja.

In the Under 21 section, Eric Rosen (IL) and Kevin Bu (MN) scored 4.5/5, received $225 each and are co-champions. An Armageddon game was played to determine the player who qualifies for the 2010 U.S. Junior Invitational. Eric had white and 6 minutes on his clock against Kevin's 5 minutes; Kevin had draw odds. Eric won this remarkable game and became the first participant for next year's Junior Invitational. The game can be viewed at: http://main.uschess.org/content/view/9514/539 on USCF's website.

Marc Nazario of Wisconsin won the Under 15 section with a final score of 5/5. Brady Harder, also of Wisconsin won the Under 11 section also with a score of 5/5.

Additional information regarding winners, including team and club champions can be found at: http://wisconsinchess.blogspot.com/2009/07/2009-united-states-junior-open-chess.html. The official crosstable can be found at: http://www.uschess.org/msa/XtblMain.php?200907120931.

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: http://www.uschess.org.