Another All-Master U.S. Cadet Championship Set for Crossville!
By Alan Kantor   
May 16, 2011
Official Press Release
16 May 2011
Contact: Alan Kantor
[email protected]
1-931-787-1234 ext. 128
Crossville and Cumberland County Bank to host the 2011 U.S. Cadet Chess Championship for a third year in a row!

Crossville, TN
Ever since Crossville hosted the 2009 U.S. Cadet Championship, the field has gotten stronger and stronger. The 2011 version again is led by Aleksandr A. Ostrovskiy (2332) from New York, Atulya A. Shetty (2283) from Michigan, Michael H. Bodek (2279) from New York, Kevin Mo (2248) from Pennsylvania, Andrew C. Wang (2248) from Massachusetts, Michael W. Brown (2243) from California, Arthur Shen (2241) from New Jersey, and Kevin Y. Cao (2236) from Missouri. Ostrovskiy and Shetty are returning to the scene from the previous year. The winners the last two years were:

2009: Andrew Ng from New Jersey
2010: Michael Yang, from Minnesota, and Yian Liou, from California

The players should be ready and the fight is about to begin. The location is the same place where it all began in 2009: The Cumberland County Bank in Crossville, Tennessee. The date will be July 11-15. The players will be using the MonRoi scorekeeping device for the convenience of the spectators in order to view the action. Again this year you should be able to see all the action right from the convenience of the Internet. There will also be daily reports on Chess Life Online.
This is a national invitational chess championship for the top players under age 16. Along with the title is $500 plus a four-year, fixed dollar incoming tuition scholarship to the University of Maryland at Baltimore County (current value $69,760 for out-of state, $34,832 in state). Second place is $300 plus a four-year University Academic Service Scholarship to Tennessee Tech University (current value $20,000). Third place will get $200. Everyone will receive plaques.

The sponsors Cumberland County Chess Club, U.S. Chess Federation, Cumberland County Bank, TAP Publishing, House of Staunton, and Crossville Trophy & Gifts wish all the players the best of luck. The city of Crossville is once again honored to have the players and their families in Crossville and wish them the best and a great time while in Crossville.

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: