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NM David Adelberg Claims Trophy at 2010 U.S. Junior High (K-9) Chess Championship Print E-mail
By Joan DuBois   
April 27, 2010
Official Press Release
23 April 2010
Contact: Joan DuBois
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(Crossville, TN)NM David Adelberg Claims Trophy at 2010 U.S. Junior High (K-9) Chess Championship and Shares Title with
Kevin Bu, Michael Omori and Zaroug A. Jaleel.

Over 900 young chess enthusiasts battled at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The U.S. Chess Federation (USCF) National Championship began on April 9 and concluded April 11.
David Adelberg (AZ), Kevin Bu (MN), Michael Omori (WA) and Zaroug A. Jaleel (KY) tied with 6.0 scores to share the title as co-champions. After a tie-break, NM Adelberg took home the trophy. Other section winners are:
  • K-9 Under 1250: Sethroy Kaplan-Turner of Minnesota with 7.0
  • K-9 Unrated: Jonathan Coffin of Michigan and Jake T. Comacho of Minnesota tied with 6.5
  • K-8 Championship: Nathan Y. Lee of Washington finished with 7.0
  • K-8 Under 1000: Rory R. Li from Minnesota ended with 6.5 score
  • K-8 Under 750: Kevin Xiong from Minnesota clinched 1st with 7.0

  • The USCF also held the 2010 National Junior High Blitz and Bughouse Championships at the same venue on April 8, 2010. Eldon Masao Nakagawa won the Blitz title with a final score of 11.0. The two-player team of D. Ho and M. Omori took the Bughouse title with a final score of 9.5.

    In addition to individual competition, team competition plays a major role in these Nationals. There were 275 teams who battled for section titles. The team winners were:
  • K-9 Championship: Vela Middle School (Texas), 18.5 points
  • K-9 Under 1250: Rockway Middle School (Florida) and MS 15 (New York) tied with 18.5 points
  • K-9 Unrated: Washington Parks Academy (Michigan), 21.5 points
  • K-8 Championship: NYI318 I.S. 318, (New York), 22 points
  • K-8 Under 1000: Capitol Hill MS (Minnesota), 19 points
  • K-8 Under 750: Metcalf (Minnesota), 23 points

  • Congratulations to all participants! You can view the final crosstable at: http://www.uschess.org/msa/XtblMain.php?201004119121. The official webpage link is: http://www.uschess.org/tournaments/2010/jhs/ which offers complete results.

    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.