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Marc Arnold Takes 2007 U.S. Junior Invitational Chess Championship! Print E-mail
By Joan DuBois   
June 27, 2007
June 27, 2007931-787-1234, #123
Press Release #17 of 2007[email protected]

(Crossville, TN) Fourteen year old Arnold from New York cleared first place with a final score of 6.5 from a field of ten young chess competitors invited to participate in this USCF National Titled event. The nine round event was held at the Sheraton Suites West Short Hotel in Tampa, Florida between June 17-21, 2007. The event was organized by George Pyne and Willard Taylor and run by Chief Tournament Director Jon Haskel. Media assistance, including the broadcast of games over the Internet using the MonRoi system, was also provided by Jon Haskel.


This most impressive group of young chess competitors are all USCF rated players of master strength!


First place: Marc Tyler Arnold of New York rated 2335 finished with 6.5.

Second place: Fide Master Ray S. Robson of Florida rated 2378 finished with 6.0.

Third place: Ziao Cheng of Georgia, rated 2340 scored 5.5.

Fourth-Sixth place: Tied with final scores of 5.0 were Corey B. Acor of Florida rated 2260; Elliott Liu of California, rated 2357 and Mackenzie Molner of New Jersey rated 2346.

Seventh-Eighth place: Ryan R. Milisits of Texas, rated 2236 and Alexander Barnett of Maryland, rated 2278 tied with 4.0 scores.

Ninth-Tenth place: Eric Rodriquez of Florida, rated 2214 and Fide Master Teddy Coleman of New York, rated 2258 rounded out the field with final scores of 2.0.


The final standings for the 2007 U.S. Junior Invitational can be found at:




Congratulations to all players for another exciting event!




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.