Players Qualify for 2017 World Cadets

(CROSSVILLE, TN) The United States Chess Federation is pleased to announce that 89 players have qualified by rating to participate in the 2017 World Cadets Chess Championships to be held in Pocos de Caldas, Brazil, August 21-31.  These students earned this honor by achieving the highest peak post tournament rating according to the US Chess February Ratings Supplement.  Additionally, players may qualify as Personal Rights (PR) by winning a medal at the previous World Cadets or if they achieve a Gold medal at the 2017 Pan American Youth Chess Championship. Participants may also qualify by winning the first-place trophy in a Championship section of the National Elementary Championship, the National Junior High Championship, or the National High School Championship and by achieving top spots at other designated national scholastic events such as the Denker Tournament of High School Champions, the Barber Tournament of K-8 Champions, the National Girl’s Tournament of Champions, the All-Girls National Championship, and the U.S. Girls Championship. The top players by rating in each age category are considered the United States Official Representatives by FIDE, the World Chess Federation, but all players compete in the event as part of the US delegation.  If an Official Representative (listed below) in an age category declines to attend, then the highest rated player (according to the Supplement Rating of the 2017 February Supplement) in that category who is registered with the organizers and with the US Chess Office by June 14th will be considered the Official U.S. Representative. Details concerning the 2017 World Cadets tournament are currently found at the organizers’ website – Players should contact Jerry Nash as soon as possible to confirm their participation and to receive additional registration information. The FIDE World Cadets is an open tournament and any US Chess member who meets the age requirement for an age group may play. The age/gender categories for the World Cadets include Open and Girls – Under 8, Under 10, and Under 12. Players must register for the tournament directly with the organizers and also send player information to US Chess. The due date for players to register in order to be considered as Official Representatives or Personal Rights players is 4 PM CST on June 14th. A player’s age for this tournament is his/her age as of January 1, 2017.  Only the Official U.S. Representatives and Personal Rights players from the previous World Cadets and Pan American Youth are eligible to receive financial support from US Chess.  The link to the US Chess invitation requirements is: The United States Chess Federation (USCF) is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting chess in the United States. Founded in 1939, US Chess serves as the governing body for chess in the United States and is now headquartered in Crossville, Tennessee. US Chess 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. To make a tax-deductible donation to support US Chess and our World Cadets teams visit Congratulations to all the players who qualified for the 2017 World Cadets!  
Open Under 8
Abhimanyu Mishra NJ
Aren Emrikian IL
Harshid Kunka TX
Steve Wongso AZ
Eddison Chen KS
Brewington Hardaway NY
Sebastian Prestia NY
Nitish Nath CA
Royal Buchanan NY
Bryan Xie CA
Jack Yang NY
Open Under 10
Eric Li NJ
Arthur Xu IL
Liran Zhou NY
Marvin Gao FL
Vishnu Vanapalli NC
Adi Murgescu NY
Adrian Kondakov CA
Jack Levine NY
Tejas Rama NJ
Aayush Ajith NJ
Derek Jin MA
Aryeh Shlionsky NJ
Samarth Bellayaru GA
Dimitar Mardov IL
Lucas Foerster-Yialamas NY
Brian Huang CA
Sandeep Sethuraman AZ
Evan Park PA
Open Under 12
Justin Wang TX
Maximillian Lu CT
Anthony He WA
Arthur Guo GA
Christopher Yoo CA
Balaji Daggupati CA
Kevin Chor AZ
Robert Shlyakhtenko CA
Jason Wang OH
Daniel Hung TX
Nico Chasin NY
Vincent Tsay NY
Chinguun Bayaraa CA
Milind Maiti CA
Gabriel Eidelman CA
Nathaniel Shuman NY
Rithik Polavaram TX
Eddy Tian NJ
Alex Kolay CA
Winston Ni NJ
Logan Wu TN
Davis Zong NY
Alan Song MA
Kevin Pan CA
Dustin Liang MA
Derek Clasby NJ
Jerry Li MA
Ming Lu CA
Atreya Vaidya TX
Gus Huston NY
Eric Zhang WA
Girls U8
Rachel Li TX
Iris Mou NY
Alice Lee MN
Tamar Garza TX
Omya Vidyarthi CA
Christina Liu VA
Abbie Wu OR
Patricia Tan OH
Girls U10
Rui Yan CA
Ellen Wang NY
Atmika Gorti VA
Tianna Wang MA
Maya Behura FL
Stephanie Velea WA
Lisa Jin NY
Sanjana Ramesh MI
Suran Gao NJ
Sophie Velea WA
Amelie Phung NY
Girls U12
Rochelle Wu AL PR
Nastassja Matus MN OR
Rianne Ke CA
Anh Nguyen TX
Annapoorni Meiyappan CA
Sophie Tien WA
Emma Cheng OH
Ambica Yellamraju TX
Gauri Menon WI
Aksithi Eswaran CA

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